Nov. 9 unfortunately marked the end of another season of Van Nuys High School (VNHS) Girls’ Volleyball. The girls squared off in the first round of the Division I Los Angeles CIF playoffs against newcomer to Division I, no. 5 Taft High School in Woodland Hills. The girls were unable to pull away with a win after a tough game, resulting in a 3-0 set loss of 25-14, 25-18, 25-16.
Van Nuys suffered a bit of a setback at the playoff game, having to play without their starter setter, Julia Romrell, due to injuries. The Lady Wolves tried to rally back throughout the game with Karina Perez having five kills and one block. Senior and outside hitter, Adrianna Avila had four kills, one block and one ace and opposite hitter, Megan Davidson had three kills and one block. Even with all the effort the girls gave, they were unable to recover.
The end of the 2015 season will say goodbye to nine seniors: Davidson, Perez, Romrell, Avila, Audrey Pham, Jazmine Dela Cruz, Ashley Aquino, Holly Njabo and Jane Boonnoppornkul. Pham, who is both team captain and libero, was sad to see her four years playing varsity as a VNHS wolf come to an end.
“We played our hearts out, especially under our circumstances with losing a starter, but it just was not our night. I’m so glad to have been a part of the volleyball program for four years and for being able to play with this team my senior year,” she shared.
With hopeful underclassmen athletes joining the volleyball program this year, VNHS looks forward until next season to stage a comeback.
— Vicki Vo