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Varsity Volleyball Loses 3-2 to St. Ignatius

The varsity volleyball team played against the St. Ignatius team, seeded seventh in CCS, and put up a fight that shocked the crowd completely before losing 3-2 today, September 15.

The Eagles had low spirits after losing 25-19 in the first game and appeared to be unsure of whether they could defeat such a strong team. However, they proved themselves wrong when they pulled out a victory of 25-23 in the second game, tying up the scoreboard. This game was neck to neck from beginning to start, and the St. Ignatius players instead appeared to be biting their nails throughout the game.

In the third game, St. Ignatius held an intense lead for the majority of the game. One of its players constantly smacked balls to the Eagles’ left sideline in an aggressive offense that caused LAHS to lose the game 25-20.

The Eagles faced a similar situation during the fourth game until the double digits, when LAHS began to gain a momentum shift and narrowed the gap to 15-17. The team gradually built its way back into to a lead that continued. With two minutes left on the clock, the players were able to return the game score to 25-23, and completed the game with the crowd cheering wildly.

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“It was the service run in the end of the fourth game that allowed us to gain momentum and win that game,” sophomore Hanna Koehler said. “We were hoping for it to go through to the tiebreak, and it did so in the beginning but didn’t carry through.”

In the tiebreak, the Eagles appeared to have the lead. Although St. Ignatius attempted to counter the excited crowd with their own cheering after each of their minimal wins, their efforts were suppressed time after time.

LAHS was on its way to clenching victory when the tables suddenly turned and St. Ignatius won by a minimal lead, ending the game at 17-15.

However, the Eagles’ spirits have not been dampened by defeat.

“St. Ignatius was ranked seventh in CCS and competes with other private schools like Saint Francis, so I’m still in shock at how well we did,” Hanna said.

The team will play against Sequoia at home tomorrow, September 16 at 6:15 p.m.

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