MVVC Red bags bronze at jr. nationals

Courtesy of Dave Winn
The Mountain View Volleyball Club’s 16 Red team commemorates its bronze medal. Pictured, from left: Head coach Tyler Rigg, assistant coach Justin Rajah, assistant coach Jordan Bird, Brooke Morey (St. Francis High), Logan Winn (Mountain View), Taylor Tullo (St. Francis), Jacqueline Miller (Leigh), Sydney Enthoven (Los Altos), Madeline Shao (Lynbrook), Claire Kwok (Los Altos), Katie Kishton (Los Altos), Jessica Uyehara (Milpitas) and Kaitlyn McLaughlin (St. Francis). Not pictured: Audrey Moir (Mountain View) and Arista Agnelli (Notre Dame-San Jose).

The Mountain View Volleyball Club’s 16 Red team claimed the bronze medal in the 16 Patriot Division last month at the Girls Junior National Championships in Detroit.

The squad went 8-2 in the four-day tournament and just missed making the final (Michigan Elite beat MVVC Red 15-13 in the third set). Most of the players on the 16-and-under team live locally and/or attend area high schools, including Los Altos, Mountain View and St. Francis.

Allen adapts quickly to new role

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Cornell University senior Logan Allen, right, leaps to make a kill in a recent volleyball match.

Only after switching from setter to right-side hitter this season did Logan Allen realize how much he missed the thrill of the kill.

For three years, the Los Altos native set up fellow members of the Cornell University men’s club volleyball team for kills; this season he was on the receiving end of those passes.

Mtn. View falls to Presentation in volleyball final

Officially, the Central Coast Section Division II girls volleyball final was decided in the fifth set, which Presentation won 15-7 over Mountain View High. However, coach Dave Winn opined that his Spartans lost Saturday’s match much earlier.

“I think it was lost in the first set,” he said. “We started so uncomposed that we didn’t set the tone like we normally do.”

Spartans withstand Bearcats' comeback

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Mountain View High’s Kyra Palmbush, going for the kill, recorded 10 kills and three blocks in Saturday’s playoff victory.

In control of Saturday’s playoff match for the first two sets, the Mountain View High girls volleyball team dropped the third and trailed 17-14 in the fourth after surging San Mateo rattled off seven straight points.

But the Spartans didn’t panic – they talked it out – and rallied for a 25-23 win that sent them to today’s Central Coast Section Division II semifinals.

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