Not only did the Calhoun Girls Volleyball team raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness
Monday, but they fought off a persistent Oceanside Team to remain undefeated (25-15, 14-25, 25-8, 21-25, 25-19).
The Colts were pushed to their limit, as Oceanside (5-6) forced a decisive game five with impressive showings in games two and four. But Calhoun (13-0) made big plays in crunch time to pull off the victory.
“I told the girls that, if we played our game, we’d be successful,” Calhoun Coach Melissa Schickler said. “We still have some things we can work on, but we did a good job.”
After an even start, Melanie Krug helped the Colts take the advantage with her power serves. Oceanside responded in game two, as they led for the duration. Calhoun took the advantage back as Krug came up big with serves in game three en route to a 25-8 win.
In the fourth game, Oceanside scored the first six points and seemed to have control. Despite a late surge by Calhoun, Oceanside held on to force a decisive game five. Valerie Monsen opened that game with seven straight points for Calhoun, who fought off a late rally by Oceanside. Jackie Ras, who had four kills on the day, dropped the ball away from Oceanide’s reach to give the Colts the match.
“We just try to play at our best,” Krug said. “We play with passion, and we just try to finish the game as fast as we can.”
Alexa Weinblatt had three aces for Calhoun in the winning effort, and Clare Murphy added three kills as well. Money raised via raffles from the game was donated to the Side Out Foundation. Click here
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Calhoun returns to action on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Mepham High School.How far do you think this year’s team can go? Tell us in the comments below.
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