El Modena High School

Pre-season boys’ volleyball preview


The first set, El Modena lost 19 to 25. They suffered another loss in the second set 23 to 25.

El Modena came back and won the third set 25 to 21, and won the fourth set 26 to 24, taking El Dorado to a nail biting fifth set.

El Modena won the coin toss and received serve, yet missed the first serve giving the first point to El Dorado. Each point was fought for, and no team had a clear advantage. Despite their best efforts, El Modena barely lost the fifth set 12 to 15.

Overall, El Modena served five aces. Junior outside hitter Andrew Reina led the team with twenty-seven kills, and senior Ronson Padayhag closely trailed with eighteen kills.

Senior setter Mark Nguyen contributed sixty-three assists to the team, and junior libero Bryce Lindsey contributed fifteen digs.

Senior middle blocker Jacob Juarez and senior opposite hitter Nathan Olivier also made their presence know with ten kills each.

Although they loss this pre-season game, the El Modena boys’ volleyball team has proven that they are ready to compete for their upcoming season.

—Caitlin Nguyen