By MB Nagle, Staff Writer
College Park students couldn’t help but cheer for their volleyball powerhouse school to score yet another upset victory. But this time there was no breakout hero.
How about the opposite ways?
It was a historic night for Campolindo High School’s volleyball team, which split the team’s first varsity set at College Park. The Cougars (13-8, 9-2 DFAL) earned a second-set victory in double overtime over the College Park Falcons, 26-24, in a Foothill Athletic League meeting Tuesday at the Randolph Farm gymnasium.
In the only other DFAL matchup that night, Livermore earned a six-set win at Dublin, 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 18-25, 15-7.
Campolindo closed out the dual with a 27-25, 25-21, 26-24 win in the second of three straight matches to close out the season, starting with a DFAL road trip Friday night at Acalanes.
It didn’t look like the Cougars were going to have the same success against the Falcons, who have been traditionally tough in the DFAL.
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Diablo Valley loses another key player, freshman has second ACL surgery in nine months College Park took the first set, 25-23, on a Julia Justine kill from the baseline. Campolindo had a bit of momentum early in the second set, up 10-6, but then turned the tables on the Falcons, 10-2, to take the lead.
The Cougars dominated the third set, taking an 11-3 lead and cruising to a 25-19 victory.
Campolindo took the first set behind Hannah Taylor’s 12 kills. There was a team duel at the net between Taylor and teammate Skylar Morales, one of the school’s best players, and the two hammered each other on the court before one on one.
Morales controlled the point a bit with her accurate spike hitting the floor, before Taylor rifled a head high shot over the net.
Taylor finished with nine kills. Morales had eight kills.
Overall, Campolindo outhit College Park, .214 to .203.
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