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Island sports: Middle school volleyball update

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October 12, Wood at Lincoln
The Wood Beavers visited the Lincoln Lions today. In the girls division, the Beavers gnawed away at an early 12 point Lincoln lead in game one to win 21-17. The Lions fought back with a decisive win in game two, 21-13, but were ultimately edged out in the third game (15-11) for a Wood 2-1 final match score.

Commented Lion Polly Fong, “We did pretty good with our teamwork, but need to work more on communicating.” Wood player Layla Stebbins agreed on the need for more communicating for her team as well. “It was like a serving game. We need to improve our communication.”

In the co-ed division, the match again went to three games with a very close final game (16-14) ensuring a match win for Wood. “We worked together real well,” remarked Beaver Luwanna Ve’e, “but we need a little more help on spiking.” In spite of the loss, Lincoln player Sonia Xu considered this “our best game yet.” “Maggie Elias had super serves today,” added Lincoln coach Leah Walls, “and Deriek Lodge was always there for the ball.”

October 9, Chipman at Wood
The Wood Beavers hosted the Chipman Cougars in volleyball on October 9. Both teams showed much improvement from their previous matchup, with powerful serves, long rallies and hammering spikes.

In the co-ed division, Chipman came out ahead in two closely contested matches, 2-0 (22-20, 22-20). “We put in a lot of effort today,” said the Cougar’s Yasmine Leota. Added Zharmila Talmads, “Our team really cooperated.”

In the girls division, it was Wood 2-0 (21-15, 21-19). “I feel great because our team really cooperated today. They were just awesome,” said Beaver Vivian Huynh. “We give each other a lot of courage,” explained Jasmin Baculpo.

And honest to goodness, this reporter in no way coaxed, prompted or bribed this comment from Chipman’s Austin Ve’e: “I want to thank the Alameda Education Foundation for supporting us.”

October 7, Wood at Lincoln
In the girls division, the Lincoln Lions defeated Chipman 2-0 (21-12, 22-20) while the Cougar co-ed team won 2-0 (21-14, 21-14).

Middle School Sports is a program of the Alameda Education Foundation and is supported completely by community donations. Middle school sports receive no funding from the district. More information can be found at www.alamedaeducationfoundation.org.

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