Downey volleyball looks to finish strong

DOWNEY - The Downey High School boys' volleyball team currently has an overall record of 7-6 and are 2-3 in league play. The Vikings traveled to cross-town rival Warren on Tuesday night and lost to the Bears.Downey lost to Warren at Downey 3-0 on 3/21, lost to Gahr at Downey 3-0 on 3/26, defeated Paramount at Paramount 3-2 on 3/28 and defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 3-2 on 4/11. The Vikings traveled to Gahr yesterday (score unavailable at press time) to face the Gladiators who had previously beaten them three weeks ago. If Downey wants to finish second in league play, they must beat a much improved Gahr team at Gahr. Downey will play at Lakewood later today in a non-league competition. Downey will close out their San Gabriel Valley League schedule by hosting both Paramount next Tuesday 4/23 and Lynwood the following Tuesday 4/30, respectively. Coach Rand and his team are looking forward to finishing strong in S.G.V.L. play and earning a spot in the C.I.F. Division III playoff bracket. As it stands right now, Warren (5-0) will be the league's number one entry, Gahr (4-1) will get the second entry and Downey (2-3) will get the third entry.

********** Published: April 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 01