MOOR photo by SHANNON KHA
While some sports are ending their season, the varsity boys’ volleyball team approaches their upcoming season with new ambition and a success driven mindset. Qualifying to the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) preliminaries last year, the team is optimistic for another rigorous but satisfying season. After defeating the Gabrielino Eagles in four sets, the team currently holds a preseason record of 2-1.
With weekly practices from 3-6 p.m., in addition to preseason games for experience, the team is doing everything they need to do in order to prepare for their first league game on March 19 against Schurr High School.
“Despite the injuries we currently have and the slight disconnect between new varsity members and old, I believe that we will do very well and beat last years record of 7 wins and 3 losses,” libero Gerhod Moreno said.
The team works on improving their strength by incorporating many drills during their practices in order for their techniques to be flawless. Some techniques that are repeatedly practiced include passing, setting, spiking, blocking and diving. Also emphasized by the team is the need to stay well-conditioned and inshape in order to avoid injury throughout the season.
“The goal is always to win a league championship but ultimately we want to be in the playoffs at the end of the season for an opportunity to win a CIF title,”
Head Coach Charles Tran said.
The Moors will now host the El Rancho Dons on Mar. 16 in a non-conference contest.