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Trojan squads spike seven volleyball wins

Before the spring season ended, the boys varsity volleyball team won four matches and lost four, and the junior varsity team compiled an undefeated record of three wins and no losses. 

In some of the varsity matches, the Trojans smashed their opponents, but other games were tougher. On March 5, the Trojans defeated California Crosspoint Academy at home. The Trojans lost the first set 25-27, then went on to win three straight sets by the scores of 25-17, 25-18, 25-18. 

The match with Redwood Christian on March 10 was an easier victory. The Trojans simply defeated Redwood Christian by 3-0 at Redwood Christian High School with the scores of 25-13, 25-22, and 25-10.

According to coach Eric Unti, the tournament at Deer Valley High School on Feb. 29 was very fun and gave the team lots of pre-season competition. Castro Valley went 2-2 on the day with wins over Skyline and Mt. Diablo. 

The junior varsity volleyball team compiled an undefeated record.

On the other hand, the junior varsity team won all of its matches before the spring season got shut down. One game that made Unti proud happened on Feb. 26, when Trojans played against Mission San Jose High School, winning 2-0. 

“The JV team was undefeated before we had to leave school and had many promising young players,” Unti said.

“It’s unfortunate that our season was cut short this year. Our team worked hard and we were confident that we’d make North Coast Section,” said Kyle Malinao, the defensive specialist of the varsity team. 

Unti is also disappointed with the influence of COVID-19. “Many of the seniors on the team, especially, had been working toward this season since they were freshmen, and it would have been a great way to end their high school sports career. I’ll have other seasons to coach, but for those seniors, they may not have the same chance to experience the competition and camaraderie that high school sports provides,” he said.