Downey girls volleyball wins league, eyes CIF title

DOWNEY - The Downey High School girls' volleyball team has finished their regular season with an overall record of 21-6 and an undefeated league record of 10-0.The Lady Vikings are, once again, San Gabriel Valley League champions. Downey finished their second round of league play by defeating cross-town rival Warren at Warren on Oct. 16 in five sets 25-17, 30-32, 22-25, 25-9 and 15-7. That win was followed up at Gahr on Oct. 18 with a 25-19, 25-13 and 25-19 victory. The Lady Vikings then defeated Paramount at home on Oct. 23 with a 25-9, 25-15 and 25-21 victory and on Oct. 25 the Lady Vikings traveled to Dominguez and defeated the Lady Dons 25-3, 25-1 and 25-5. The Lady Vikings finished their second round of league play with a 25-11, 25-12 and 25-7 sweep of Lynwood at Downey. Downey will begin their quest for another C.I.F. Title on Tuesday while second round play will take place Thursday. C.I.F. Quarterfinals will be held Nov. 10 and semi-finals are scheduled for Nov. 13. The C.I.F. Championship match is scheduled for Nov. 17. The Lady Vikings are now competing in C.I.F. Division 2-AA due to their championship performance from last year and are working hard to be one of those teams playing on November 17th. Interestingly, the Lady Vikings have won 12 of their last 13 matches since Sept. 29 and are undefeated since Makayla Taylor returned to the line-up from last year's knee injury from soccer. Taylor returned to action against Warren on Oct. 16. The Lady Vikings are currently ranked 3rd in the C.I.F. Division 2-AA poll after solid league play and defeating a tough Oaks Christian squad in four sets.

********** Published: November 1, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 29