JV girls volleyball stays undefeated through first rivalry game

Josh Cohen

The JV girls’ volleyball team had spurts of energy and timely teamwork in their win against Marin Catholic on Friday night, staying undefeated with a 2-0 record.

The Giants pulled off a nail-biter 2 sets to 1, winning the last set 17-15.

Captain Raya Corren and freshman Mathilde Caindec look to receive a serve
Captain Raya Corren and freshman Mathilde Caindec look to receive a serve

Having been on this particular team for her second year, sophomore Alex Lefebure has been experienced in the JV level of play with different players.

“It’s different this year as a sophomore,” Lefebure said. “The Freshmen are really kind, loving, and good at volleyball. This makes it easier to connect with them and for us to work well together.”

With help from Lefebure’s hits and aces, and sophomore Marielle McMullen’s blocks, Redwood got off to a quick 12-4 start. However, some costly mistakes caused by penalties and miscommunication led to them losing the first set 21-25.

“We need to communicate better,” captain Raya Corren said. “We must always be ready for the next play, and keep being competitive.”

Sophomores Corren, Lefebure, and freshman Mathilde Caindec were crucial in the second set. Key hits, digs, and serves gave Redwood a 25-15 win, making the sets even 1-1.

Late in the third set when points were needed, Lefebure kept Redwood in the game with multiple ace serves and hits. Down by four points, Redwood still managed to come back to win 17-15, ending on an ace from sophomore Amelia Shunk.

The team’s next game will be against Branson on Friday, Sept. 25.