DOWNEY - The Downey High School girls' volleyball season is now over, a Saturday too early.The Lady Vikings were defeated in the quarterfinal round of the C.I.F. Division 2-AA playoffs by the Baseline League champion Los Osos Grizzlies at Los Osos last Saturday 22-25, 12-25 and 16-25. Downey's San Gabriel Valley League championship record stands at 10-0 and their overall record concludes at 26-8. Downey took a step up in competition this season by moving from 2-A to 2-AA. Downey's road to the C.I.F. 2-AA championship started with a straight sets win against Monrovia at Downey 25-9, 25-12 and 25-10 on Tuesday, November 6th. Monrovia's record fell to 17-10. The Lady Vikings then defeated the San Luis Obispo Tigers at San Luis Obispo in five highly competitive sets 22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16 and 15-10 on Thursday, Nov. 8, to advance to the quarterfinal round. San Luis Obispo's record fell to 23-8. In the Downey quarterfinal loss to Los Osos, Joy Miley had 16 kills and Makayla Taylor had eight kills for the Lady Vikings. Interestingly, as their high school volleyball careers conclude, the two seniors amassed an impressive 82-17 record over the past three seasons. The two standout players were a part of three S.G.V.L. championships and two C.I.F. Division 2-A championships. Coach Sims is extremely proud of her team and certainly Joy and Makayla. The Lady Vikings have certainly been the hunted after winning back to back C.I.F. Division 2-A Titles. I am certain Coach Sims will reload her talent and once again, emerge with a very good team next season.
********** Published: November 15, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 31