Girls Varsity Volleyball · Heralds Survive In Five

2 Heritage Christian
3 Whittier Christian High School
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Heritage Christian vs Whittier Christian High School
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Fresh off an exhausting NIKE Tournament of Champions in Arizona, the young Heralds had to make a quick turn around to face a very scrappy and determined Warriors team from Heritage Christian.
In their fourth 5 set match of the season, the Heralds realized the win, having to rally time and time again to avoid a trap game coming off the long trip. The first three sets the Heralds and Warriors traded good and bad play with both teams not finding a rhythm. In the fourth set however, the girls of WC began to string together service point runs, lead by Sophomore Grace Ford, who at one point served 13 in a row. Mixing in some aces, blocks and offensive execution, the Heralds took over the match.
The Heralds had to rely heavily on the arm of Makena Morrison who set a season and career high in kills with 32. Coincidentally, Makena also set a new school record for kills for the second time this season, first against Valley Christian, in the last five setter, she had 28. This time she was able to unload as the Warriors just did not have an answer.
The Heralds had some great support from everyone on the team. Sophomore Haden Bones had 13 kills, 22 digs and 2 aces. Senior Clare Jordan had 24 assists and 3 kills. Grace Ford led the team with 3 aces and tallied 8 kills and a block. Giselle Ramirez chipped in 30 assists. Tiffany Ta produced 7 kills, many in key moments of the match. Libero Lauren Altuna had a match high 23 digs.
The Girls Varsity team visits Valley Christian next Tuesday in a match that has league and CIF seeding implications. The Heralds overall record sits at 18-13 and 3-3 in Olympic League.