By Paige Mace
Cactus Canyon Junior High’s volleyball teams started out the season with a loss, but they turned that right around. Now that the team has been on the road to success there appears to be no going back.
The A and B teams both began the season with a loss to Mountain Vista on Oct. 27, but were able to avenge the defeat by beating the Wolverines Nov. 15. The A team is now on a five-game winning streak, while the B team had won seven in a row before a loss to Desert Wind on Nov. 22.
Both quads have started the season 7-2, and each team’s coach has been impressed with the gains that have been made so far.
“There has been huge improvements from everyone,” said Candace Wyatt, B team coach. “Serving, passing, setting, communicating, and working together, they look nothing like they did their first game.”
“They are doing a great job,” said Jake Heermans, A team coach. “They really work at playing volleyball and not just bumping the ball back over. We’ve had some great plays and I hope they keep improving.”
Both teams have put a lot of effort into winning, and both teams have showed teamwork and been hard working. The coaches said they are happy about how hard the teams are working, and how they always hustle to the ball when they are playing.
As the regular season enters its final week, the players will continue to learn and improve their skills. If all goes well, the season will continue with the playoffs next week.