MOOR photo by SARA HERNANDEZ
With a season record of 3-4, the Moors are currently tied for fourth place in the Almont League. The Lady Moors had their first game against the Mark Keppel Aztecs and won within four sets. Adding to their season record, the Moors conquered the Schurr Spartans on a 3-2 set game and won at Gabrielino on Oct. 18, taking home bronze division’s first place trophy.
“Our most recent games haven’t gone exactly the way we wanted to even though we got off to a good start going 2-0. [It has] been tough lately. In order to make playoffs, [we will] have to bounce back from our losses and mistakes. We have to be able to work together as a team, not individuals, and simply ‘play volleyball,’ doing what we already know how to do on the court and having fun,” junior setter Katherine Hui said.
With only four games left in league, the team still has a chance to make it to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs if winning all their remaining games. Making it into the CIF playoffs will require the team to overcome obstacles, but with practice and dedication the Moors are striving to improve and incorporate what they learn into their games.
“Although our season record is currently 3-4, we still have high hopes that we can make it into CIF by practicing everyday and working hard, emphasizing on ‘serve receive,’” senior backside hitter Jennifer Tran said.
With 12 members on the team, the seven seniors are practicing their hardest since it is their last season for volleyball. For Varsity Girls’ Volleyball the juniors, there are still errors they have time to mend. By incorporating their practices into their games, the Moors hope to win enough games to qualify for playoffs. Unfortunately, the Moors lost against the Schurr Spartans on Tues. Oct. 21. With a record of 3-4, the Moors need to win all remaining three games in order to finish third in the Almont League. The girls’ senior night will be held on today against the Montebello Oilers, whom they lost to earlier in the season to the set score of 0-3.