HUNTINGTON BEACH: The girls’ volleyball team traveled to the Dave Mohs Tournament held at several schools across Orange County. They were looking for high level competition over two days, and that is exactly what they found.
Making matters a little tougher, the team was shorthanded with one starter missing from the lineup on Friday and three on Saturday. Certainly a situation that creates a greater challenge than normal, but also one in which other players get the opportunity to step up and contribute.
That they would need to do as the Mohs Tourney is one that boasts many of the top volleyball teams in the area. To point, King faced five different squads over the two days and two of them were ranked in the top 10 of CIF Division 1.
Friday’s match against the Jackrabbits of Long Beach Poly saw King get out quickly with a win in the first set. Taylor Orshoff was key to the win with a high percentage of hits and two blocks added in for good measure. Despite the good start (25-23) the Jackrabbits ran away from the Wolves and took the next two sets 25-8 and 15-4.
King’s victory in the tough tournament came against Centennial Bakersfield with scores of 25-22 and 25-17. Taylor Orshoff was the outstanding player in that game again with five kills and 1 block.
In losses to El Dorado HS , Corona Del Mar and Notre Dame King’s players still played well. Mikaela Grove and Sara Hein both played exceptionally well throughout. Ryleigh Kates and Monique Mercado had standout games against Notre Dame.
“We have some key positions to fill from last year’s seniors leaving. We are still trying to find the right lineup to match up with good teams.” said Coach Sondra Lough.
“We have so much talent on our bench, I feel confident to our subs for playing time and to contribute” she added.