Volleyball Wins NCS Semi


Kelly Pien, Opinion Editor

Boys’ volleyball defeated Redwood in the NCS semi-final match on May 21.

Although each set began with back-and-forth scoring, Campolindo finished on top for each of the 3 sets played. They won 25-10, 25-14, and 25-17.

In the 3rd set, the referees made a series of calls that were controversial among the fans in attendance. Coach Dave Chen explained, “Our set location was too tight, which meant our setters were going under the net. We allowed the referees to make a call, which we never want to do, so we’ll have to work on that in practice.”

“We thought we put our opinion out there, and then he made his final judgement, and there’s nothing we could do about it, we just had to control our own game and not let that affect our play too much,” outside hitter Ryan First said of the officiating.

According to Chen, the team’s goal was to “play a clean game, a disciplined game with little unforced errors.” He said, “I think we did for the most part a good job with it. Obviously, there are some focus issues, and that happens every once in a while, but for the most part it was a clean game.”

“The past few days we’ve been watching films so we kind of understood that they were an athletic team, but they were sort of like our team. They weren’t built exactly tall, so we knew it was going to be a kind of similar team,” said team captain Joe Worsley.

Worsley said the team played strong overall. “I think they struggled coming into our gym. There’s a few things they were struggling with, especially our low ceiling, so I think that took them out of their rhythm and that was our goal at the beginning, to take them out of their rhythm,” he said.

Junior Kelsey Raftis sung the national anthem prior to the start of the match.