Woodbridge’s girls volleyball team solidified its hold on third place in the Pacific Coast League defeating University in three sets on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Woodbridge.
The scores were 25-23, 25-16, 25-20.
“We will definitely take it (a top three finish) and see what happens (in the CIF playoffs),” said Woodbridge Coach Alan Ho, who was to lead his team into the final league match of the season Monday against Corona del Mar.
Woodbridge was led by Jennifer Leitman, who had 10 kills and four aces and Carly Hill and Kyla Kim with 13 digs each. Hill also had four aces.
“We have a lot of young players, but we managed to get all together and play as a team,” Hill said. “We all realized our one goal and we went out tonight and we got that goal, we won.
“Going into the playoffs will be very tough but we’re going to train hard in the gym and compete.”
University, which has two league wins this year over Irvine, was hoping to cap the season with a win with a victory over Woodbridge.
“It’s a long season, the girls have put in a lot of work,” said Coach Brandon Directo. “We have six seniors this year, so we have a lot younger varsity team. We have some young talent that will be good for us in the next couple of years.
“We played them a little tougher than we played them the first time. I think the girls were a little more hungry. We made one too many simple mistakes that changed the momentum back to their side whenever we would gain momentum.”
Directo was pleased with the play of setter Gelina Linsagan along with Danielle Forman, a middle blocker.
“I think we played well,” said University’s Klaire Thoman .”(Even) with our losing record, it’s still been really fun.”