Campo Crushes Marin Catholic

Freshman Makenna Crosson serves.

Campolindo girl’s varsity volleyball won against Marin Catholic on September 13 with a final score of 3-2.
Going into the game against Marin Catholic, Campolindo held a 4-2 record, after coming off a 3-0 loss to Foothill High School, who is ranked #23 in the state.

Opposite side hitter junior Charlotta Bell said, “Going into the game we knew they ran a really effective fast pace offense, so we needed to be aggressive on our serves and get good touches.”

Their game plan was executed well, and for the 1st 2 sets, Campolindo was in the lead. Passing between seniors Olivia Wisemen and Anna Dendinger, setting from senior Olivia Woo, and finally, kills from Bell and freshman Makenna Crosson all helped Campo cruise through the 1st and 2nd sets, winning 25-19 and 25-17, respectively.

Marin Catholic had a better 3rd set, however. Marine Catholic’s libero led the way by making many diving saves and, in turn, helped Marin Catholic keep rallies alive. This play was the deciding factor for a Marine Catholic 3rd set win 25-20, which kept their chances of winning alive and narrowing the Campolindo lead down to 1 set.

Marin Catholic continued their play during the 4th set as Campolindo continued to struggle, and at 1 point down they were down 21-12. Even though they were losing, Campolindo did not give up on the set, winning 6 out of the 10 next points. However, this effort was too late and Marin Catholic ended up winning the 4th set 25-18, and tying up the match 2-2.

Bell explained, “After the 4th set we realized we had to really ramp it up compared to the 2 sets prior, and just give it our all for that 5th and final set.”

After a rough 4th set, the Cougars had a new sense of urgency which they displayed throughout the 5th and final set. During the 1st point of the set, Campolindo outlasted Marin Catholic as they made an error by hitting the ball into the net, giving Campo a 1-0 lead. Campo thrived off that 1st point momentum, by winning the next 3 points and forcing a Marin Catholic time out. Campolindo continued that momentum until the end, when Woo set up Bell for a kill right in between the Marin Catholic defenders to secure the win of the set with a score of 15-12, and the match victory 3-2. This improved Campolindo’s record to 5-2 going into a highly anticipated Vegas tournament which started on September 16th.

Sophomore Aveya Stone said, “After losing 3-0 last year against Marin Catholic, we had some extra motivation to win, and so this win gave us some great momentum going into Vegas and our 1st league game against Miramonte.”