Tuesday Mar 20 2012
Eagles take two of three matches
By: Matt Long Telegraph Sports Editor
Poor weather conditions might have forced baseball and softball games to be cancelled last week, but it didn’t impact the Vista del Lago volleyball team. The Eagles played three matches, winning two, as they improved their record to 5-6 on the season. Vista opened its week with a three-game win over El Dorado, 25-13, 25-16 and 27-25. “I felt we played really well,” Vista coach Wayne Campbell said. “Connor Tevenan played well. We served well and also received well against them and the same could be said for our match against Golden Sierra.” Vista’s middle blocker Mitch May was injured in the first game against the Cougars and did not play the rest of the week. Campbell said he hopes to have May back in the lineup this week. Against Rocklin on March 13, the Eagles couldn’t win a single game, falling 25-18, 25-17 and 25-22. “We were competitive, but Rocklin’s one of the top teams in Northern California and it’s kind of what I expected,” Campbell said. “Our only chance of beating them was if we served tough and in the first game in which we lost, 25-18, we served five balls out and they served three or four that we just let hit the floor. We weren’t intimidated by them and that was good, but we just aren’t as good as they are. They have better athletes all the way around.” Vista rebounded with a 25-11, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-20 win on Thursday against Golden Sierra. “Sam Mills was our most dominant player in that match,” Campbell said. “He wasn’t just hitting the ball, but he was putting up a good block against their top hitter. Patrick Reinking was also able to get some blocks and he’s gaining confidence as a freshman middle blocker.” After playing Union Mine and Nevada Union on Monday and Tuesday, the Eagles play at West Campus today before competing in the Granite Bay Tournament on Saturday.