February 11, 2018
Santa Clarita, CA – This past Friday the Jr. High girls “A” and “B” volleyball teams played against Legacy’s “A” and “B” teams for the Santa Clarita Athletic Independent League Championship. Both teams won and claimed the champions for their levels in front of a packed SCCS gym.
The “B” team won in a sweep, 25-19 and 25-15. They played solid offensively with well-placed serves. They were excellent with their hits over the net, often causing the Lions to scramble. Defensively, the girls rallied around each other and communicated well. Multiple players had great passes to set up hits back to the Lions. Their consistent play throughout the match helped sealed their victory. Coach Olivia Gwinn did an amazing job coaching these young ladies through their undefeated, championship season. Legacy Christian’s Athletic Director Christopher Paige presented them their trophy.
The “A” team, led by varsity volleyball head coach Darcy Brown, also completed an undefeated season. They won the championship game in a sweep, 25-19 and 25-15. The faced a formidable foe in the Lions who had many skilled players. In game two, the Lions started on a 4-point run and Coach Brown called a timeout. It was clear she calmed her team down by the way they came out after. They went on an 11-0 run and never looked back. They had many great digs, sets, passes, and kills for the rest of the match. Including many great serves that resulted in an ace. It was a great championship match by all the girls on the team. Athletic Director Josh Kristoff had the honors of handing the Cardinals their championship trophy.