SBVC’s 14-Red goes undefeated in Anaheim

14-White Stacia Pederson (#16) blocks a ball.

14-White Stacia Pederson (#16) blocks a ball.

The 13s and 14s teams competed in Anaheim this past Saturday.

The 14-Red team won all of its matches in Division 10 and will move back up to Division 9.

The team came out a little slow coming back from spring break week starting down in the first set 0-7 against Laguna Beach 13-Leal. However, Megan Seabury went back to serve 12 straight points, followed by Maggie Wilde for another 7 point run, putting the team in the lead and never looking back to win 25-12.

The team then closed out the match 25-14 in the second set, and then went on to beat Rancho Valley 14-Navy 25-15, 25-23 and SCVC 14s 29-27, 25-19.

?Sydni Trigueiro stepped up her defense, especially scooping up a number of digs against Club West, and Lauren Lokre provided steady offense debuting as middle for the day. The highlight was when Adrienne Kowblansky, celebrating her birthday at the gym, came off the bench and provided the match kill against Long Beach to finish our day with a perfect 3-0 record,? said Coach K.C. Collins.

The 14-Blue team competed among the top teams in Division 1 and struggled to find a win for the day. The team finished pool play with a 0-3 record losing to Rancho Valley 14-Premiere, Long Beach 14-Rockstart and Club West 14-National.

?Our best match was against the number one seed, Rancho Valley where we played great transition ball, had a few blocks and tough serves but they had the extra edge to pull ahead in the end. Our setters Kennedy Klusendorf and Gabi Peoples did an excellent job adapting to line up changes and new setting schemes.? Mentioned Greg Novak.

Entering in the first playoff round, the team lost to Sunshine 14-Southbay 20-25, 23-25 and will move to Division 2.

13-Blue Josie Doughty (#8) takes a swing

13-Blue Josie Doughty (#8) takes a swing

The 14-White team also had a tough day finishing pool play 0-3 in pool play of Division 4. The team lost to Pacific Jrs 14s, Long Beach 13-Mizuno and Westside Warriors 14-Red, then entered into a nail-biter playoff match barely losing to Temecula Valley 14-Mark, 24-26, 25-18, 8-15.

?Bella Gniadek played very well throughout the day as our best passer and putting the ball away in the front row. Stacia Pederson really started to be a force at the net getting multiple blocks and kills. We had great moments and unfortunately lost our momentum, which cost us a few close matches.?

The team moves to Division 5 for the next tournament.

Also in Division 4, the 13-Blue team went 0-3 in pool play but managed to pull out the playoff round to keep themselves from moving down. The team lost to 951 Elite 14s, San Diego 14s and Surf City 14-KC in pool play.

According to Coach Ed Gover, ?Jenna MacFarlane had a tremendous day of hitting along with 12 straight serves in the match against San Diego.?

The team then entered into a tight battle against Westlake 14s winning 26-24, 25-15.

?We had an unbelievable comeback against a giant Westlake team. Trailing the whole way and down 18-22 in the first set, the team came back and won 26-24. IN the second set, we were tied 14-14 and Kendall White served for 8 straight points ? Westlake sided out, missed their serve, and Abby Corpuz finished the match with 2 aces!? Gover finished.

The team remains in Division 4.

The 13-Blue team played hard taking two of its pool play matches to three sets.

The team opened up against Club West 14-Gold barely losing 25-16, 23-25, 15-12 and following up with another close to Bakersfield 13-Rachel 28-26, 25-23.

The day ended with another barnburner against Beach Cities 14-Silver, and the team lost 25-18, 24-26, 15-7.