Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals


Anna Vazhaeparambil

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 – 8 and the game 3 – 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont.

7:59 p.m. A kill out of the middle by Anvitha Tummala (11), who just subbed into the game, extends the Eagles lead to 21 – 8.

7:58 p.m. Another kill from Anya puts the Eagles up 20 – 8.

7:55 p.m. The Eagles have now extended their lead to 17 – 6, following two blocks from Michelle and Dylan.

7:53 p.m. Emily continues her service run, with the Eagles now leading 13 – 4.

7:50 p.m. Three consecutive aces from Emily put the Eagles up 9 – 4. The Breakers are forced to call a timeout.

7:46 p.m. The third set has begun, with Tara back to serve for the Eagles. The Breakers take the first point, but a kill from Lauren ties the score up at 1 – 1.

7:42 p.m. The Eagles take the second set 25 – 10 following a swing down the line by Anya.

7:38 p.m. The Eagles continue to dominate this set and now lead 22 – 6. They have been serving tough, playing strong defense, and swinging accurately and efficiently.

7:33 p.m. A back row swing from Michelle puts the Eagles up 14 – 4. The Breakers now call timeout.

7:30 p.m. Off an accurate free ball pass from Tara, Emily sets Ashley, who puts the ball away down the line for a strong kill. The Eagles have extended their lead to 9 – 2.

7:28 p.m. An ace from Michelle puts the Eagles up 4 – 1 in the second set.

7:24 p.m. The Eagles take the first 25 – 18. The teams will now switch sides.

7:19 p.m. A strong float serve from Carolyn and a block from Emily put the Eagles up 21 – 15.

7:17 p.m. After a huge kill from the opposite/right side position, Michelle goes on a two point service run and forces the Breakers to call timeout.

7:14 p.m. Anya ends the Breaker’s three point service run with a kill. The Eagles now lead 15 – 9.

7:12 p.m. Following a service error from the Breakers, Anya subs back into the game at the outside hitter position. The score is now 13 – 6.

7:10 p.m. Two strong kills from outside hitter Ashley put the Eagles up 10 – 4.

7:08 p.m. The Eagles have extended their lead and are now up 8 – 3, following some strong play at the net and some errors by the Breakers.

7:07 p.m. The Eagles are now up 3 – 2, and Ashley Jazbec (12) and Carolyn Lu (12) have subbed into the game.

7:06 p.m. A kill out of the middle from Lauren puts the Eagles up 2 – 1. Michelle is now up to serve.

7:02 p.m. After announcing the starters and non-starters for the Pacific Grove Breakers, Molin went on to do the same for the Eagles. The starters for the Eagles will be Dylan Williams (11), Anya Gert (12), Lauren Beede (12), Tara Ozdemir (10), Emma Dionne (11), Michelle Ning (11), and Emily Cheng (12).

6:59 p.m. The teams have broken out of their huddles and are now lined up on opposite sides of the court, with upper school athletics director Dan Molin kicking the game off with an announcement about the importance of sportsmanship and integrity.

5:30 p.m. The varsity girls volleyball team (17-8) will host the Pacific Grove Breakers (16-8) at 7 p.m. tonight for the CCS quarterfinals match.

The Eagles are coming off a 25-14, 25-18, 25-15 win against Castilleja School on Oct. 29 in the WBAL playoffs, which secured them a seat in CCS and gave them a bye in the first round. Having also made it to the CCS finals last year, they are hopeful about the outcome of tonight’s game and the chance to go even further than last year.

“I think we’re just really excited to go out there and play hard,” varsity player Ashley Jazbec (12) said. “The team will be kind of competitive, but I know that if we keep consistent and play together, we’ll do really well and can come out tonight on top with a win.”

Harker’s full roster can be viewed here and Pacific Grove’s here. Keep checking this link for live coverage of the pivotal playoff match.