Warren volleyball beats Gahr, peaking at the right time

DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' volleyball team currently has a league record of 3-1 and, as of yesterday, has completed the first round of San Gabriel Valley League play.The Lady Bears began league play Sept. 27, at Downey High School in the third annual "Dig Pink" fundraiser for breast cancer. The Lady Bears were defeated three games to none 20-25, 15-25 and 19-25. Warren did play well in stretches but could not consistently put points together. Seniors Katherine Trejo, Brianna Cervantes and Madeline Gulck all continue to improve, play well and provide valuable leadership. Coach Lane continues to focus on improving ball control in each practice and maintains that "we have to pass, serve and play better defense to be able to beat teams; we are a work in progress but I love my kids' efforts." The Lady Bears defeated Dominguez in straight sets at Warren 25-4, 25-5 and 25-10 on Oct. 2 and defeated Lynwood at Lynwood in straight sets 25-7, 25-11 and 25-11 on Oct. 4. The Lady Bears then traveled to Paramount on Tuesday and defeated Paramount in four sets 23-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. The Lady Bears hosted Gahr yesterday (results unavailable at press time) with an excellent chance to go to 4-1 in league play. The Lady Bears will begin the second round of league play against cross-town rival Downey at Warren on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Coach Lane and his players have been working hard in an effort to get a different result. If the Lady Bears can defeat Downey in the second round of league play and win out, they will be the number one San Gabriel Valley League seed in the C.I.F Division II-AA playoffs by virtue of second round meeting. If Downey wins again, Downey will be the top S.G.V.L. seed and Warren will finish with the second league seed. The second round of league play will certainly bring out the best in all S.G.V.L. teams.

********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26