Coming off a win against Sunny Hills High School 3-2 Aug. 30, the varsity Volleyball team fell short against the Alta Loma Braves last Thursday. Alta Loma came out strong as Diamond Bar could not keep up due to the many errors in its passing. This loss drops Diamond Bar’s record to 1-2.
DBHS came out struggling from the start as the team’s chemistry was off. The Lady Brahmas routinely dropped passes and failed to set up one another. Diamond Bar never got into the match losing the first set 13-25.
Despite getting dominated in the first set, the Lady Brahmas got off to a strong start in the second set. However, Diamond Bar could not keep up with Alta Loma’s offense. Unfortunately, Diamond Bar hopes of winning the second set started to ebb as the team fell apart in the second half of the second set. Diamond Bar ended up losing the second 15-25. “We had too many errors after starting off well,” Bevans said.
The third set was much like the first. The Braves took the lead right away and never looked back. However, senior captain Tia Hernandezhad eight kills but was ultimately not enough as Diamond Bar lost the third set 14-25. “I think we really just needed to focus on passing in the game. Passing was a big issue yesterday. We got the opportunities to get good passes but we could not finish our opportunities,” Hernandez said.Once again, passing was the downfall of the Lady Brahmas in the third set. “This was not one of our best games,” Bevans said.
The Braves consistently had a lead throughout the game despite the Lady Brahmas’ effort. Due to failed passes and set ups, DBHS had no answer for Alto Loma’s unrelenting offense. “Alta Loma had really big hitters that we couldn’t defend,” Bevans commented.
Alta Loma had better ball control and tougher strikes which Diamond Bar could not defend.
Despite the loss against the Braves, the Lady Brahmas did very well against Sunny Hills High School. It was a tough match but Diamond Bar pulled through to win the game in five sets 25-21, 15-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-13 respectively proving that DBHS is capable of winning.
After a tough loss, DBHS looks forward to the next away game against the Brea Olinda Wildcats. “We need to get our confidence back. We know our whole games start with good passing and tough serving. We just need to regroup, erase this one and move on,” Bevans commented. Without a strong start to the season, Diamond Bar is hoping to recover and gain momentum into CIF.