Matador’s boy varsity volleyball team, with nervousness and excitement, faced their first CIF championship game opponent the Broncos on May 12 at the new gym. Despite the Broncos’ four tall walls of player over six foot five inches, it was no match against the fierce Matadors who showed no mercy and snatched all three sets of the game.
Everyone in the stand felt the pressure and nervousness the starters for the Matadors felt, bringing the gym in silence when the first whistle of the game was blown. The game started with the Matadors fast pace, scoring four points in a row to lengthen their distance in points. However the Broncos had difficulty against the great plays the Matadors made and began to break apart their teamwork from the beginning. Before anyone could notice, the Matadors were already in the twenties while the Broncos found themselves not even hitting two digits in their score. The first set ended with the dominate victory for the Matadors, ending with the score of 25-10.
Realizing the strength of the Matadors, the Broncos brought up their game, beginning the second set with intimidating tall spikes that even the Matador’s blockers had trouble with. The rally of points eventually came to a stop when Broncos began to make crucial mistakes that lead them to defeat in the second set. The third set ended with yet another marvelous victory for the Matadors, ending the set with a score of 25-20.
The victor became noticeable to the audience when the Broncos’ teammates slowly showed signs of losing hope and giving up. Unwilling the chase chance balls, getting in other player’s ways, making horrendous mistakes, the Broncos found themselves in deep turmoil. Broncos’ coach saw this problem and immediately called timeout even though the score was 4-1 and the game just barely started. Trying the bring back and start the team’s engine, the coach did all she could but was unsuccessful in bringing victory with her team. The last set of the game ended with a loud roar from the crowd, ending with a 25-14 score, making the matadors undefeated still.