San Juan Hills junior outside hitter Ryan Schickling tallied eight kills in the Stallions 3-0 win over Laguna Hills on March 19. Photo by Brian Park
San Juan Hills junior outside hitter Ryan Schickling tallied eight kills in the Stallions 3-0 win over Laguna Hills on March 19. Photo by Brian Park

By Victor Carno

The San Juan Hills boys volleyball team defeated Laguna Hills in a 3-0 straight set win to take home their first Sea View League victory of the season on March 19.

The first set went in favor of the Stallions (8-3, 1-0 league), as they started the first with a 4-0 run en route to a 25-16 set win.

The second set wasn’t as easy for the Stallions. At one point the Stallions were down 4-9 and the momentum had clearly switched in favor of the Hawks. But the Stallions quickly changed their tempo and went on multiple three-point streaks and one five-point streak, to finish the set out at 25-19.

“The team had to change their mindset and needed to get used to playing harder and faster for longer,” head coach Matt Prosser said of the Stallions second set efforts.

With the Stallions back into the swing of things, they breezed through the third and final set with a dazzling 14-4 run to take a 25-13 set win.

Junior setter/opposite Logan Zotovich led the team with nine kills while junior outside hitters Garrett Austin and Ryan Schickling racked up a total of eight kills each.

The league win was a step in the right direction for the Stallions, who now prepare to face San Clemente on the road on March 21.

“I expect plenty of tough matches and a long road ahead of us…we still have nine more league games to play,” Prosser said.

 

 

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