October 8 – Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Takes Third At Northgate Invitational

The Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball Team blew through the competition Saturday, taking third overall at the Northgate Freshman Volleyball Invitational. During the morning pool at Ygnacio Valley High School, the Lady Dons defeated Ygnacio Valley and Berkeley before facing Carondelet.  Fairly well matched, Carondelet and Acalanes each took one game, and the third game, which only goes to 15, threatened to go to the Cougars.  At 4-14, Lily Bauer showed incredible poise as she calmly served ten in a row to even the score.  The Dons finished out the set 17-15 to take first place in the morning pool.  During a crossover match, which could have eliminated the Dons right there, Acalanes kept the pressure on, defeating Cardinal Newman to move on to the final rounds.

Moving to Northgate for the Gold Division, Acalanes continued to shine with a decisive win over hosting school Northgate in the quarter finals, finally falling to Monte Vista in three in the Semi Finals.  Acalanes takes on Dublin at Dublin Tuesday, October 11.

L. Amaral