What an awesome game to watch. If you were not in attendance this Wednesday night, you really missed a good one. As the Sullivan brothers looked to square off against each other one last time in League play. With Mountain View winning the first meeting, the Cats of Los Gatos looked to take revenge and show the Spartans how lucky they got the first time around.
With tremendous serving all around from the team, the Cats forced the Spartans to play right into their trap. The defense was able to sniff out attacks and counter plays. With the momentum in their hands, Los Gatos won the first set by a score of 25-21.
Looking to keep the rhythm going, Los Gatos made a few adjustments to get ready for whatever they were faced against. As the two schools battled in set two, the fans were energized and ecstatic to be watching such high level, fast paced volleyball. The excitement was contagious, soon the whole gym was cheering loudly for points, applauding both sides of the court for their efforts. But, coming out on top by a score of 25-20, the Cats of Los Gatos took a two set lead. Looking to close out their first three set match of the year, the boys really had to focus and buckle down.
Mountain View did not give up though. As they found themselves not just down in sets, but also down 21-18 in the third set. With their backs against the wall, the Spartans were able to rally back and take the lead 22-21. But, the Cats answered right back scoring a point of their own to make it 22 all. With the momentum of the game in a balance, it was time to make a move. Mountain View was also ready to make a play, as they took the lead 23-22. With a great pass from Senior Quinn Lewis, Junior Kai Merritt was able to set Senior Jackson Goo for the game tying kill! Score is all tied at 23 a piece. The Spartans were just too much for the Cats late in game four, as the final score saw Mountain View on top 25-23.
As the teams got ready for the fourth set, you could see the players getting tired and fatigued. Which meant it was going to need that extra bit of focus and energy to finish off a good team. This was the moment and time for the team to win together. With all the players off the court encouraging and pushing everyone on the court to play their very best. With a thunderous block from Junior Glen Falconio to give the Cats a lead of 12-9, they didn’t look back after. With that one block sending the fans and players through a wave of emotions, it was the moment the light switch got turned on for the players on the court. At that moment, they knew they could win this. And with a final set score of 25-17, the Cats of Los Gatos won their match in four sets, against an energized, and resilient team from Mountain View.
Los Gatos Record Overall: (8-15) in League: (3-9)