Volleyball Stunned by Mustang Comeback, Knocked Out of First Place

Before yesterday’s game, Homestead and Los Altos were two of the three teams in the league to be tied for first place. Los Altos had decisively beaten the Mustangs in their first encounter, but yesterday, October 29, was a different story. Homestead seized a narrow victory, knocking the Eagles out of a three way tie for first place.

The girls volleyball team took on Homestead Tuesday night. The Eagles came out strong and immediately went up 2-0. The Eagles were hitting well and performing smoothly.

But once the third game came, Homestead’s powerful hitting became a huge factor. The Eagles lost momentum with a series of inaccurate passes and hits. The games became more hectic as Homestead powered back, winning the third game and then the fourth in a back and forth, narrow two-point victory.

“We came out with a lot of energy and we got burnt out and started committing careless mistakes and just kept digging into a hole we couldn’t get out of,” senior captain Katie Tritschler said.

It all came down to the fifth game: a tie breaker. It was once again extremely tight, and ended up in another two point-victory by Homestead.

The Eagles fell out of first place, but with more games to go, hope is not lost.

“This just makes us more determined and focused to end the season on a high note,” Katie said.