By Hannah Tong and Justin Nguyen

The PHHS Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team started the 2016 season in late August.  While their original goal was merely to stay in A-League, they’ve managed to win game after game, surpassing their goal and achieving what last year’s team had been able to accomplish.

The Pirates’ home schedule ended on Tuesday with a victory over Westmont, a game promoted as part of Senior Night.  As of Tuesday’s game, the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team league record is currently 10-3.

“I thought yesterday’s senior night game was a fantastic part of the end of my high school volleyball career,” comments senior Taylor Garvey.  “The posters were gorgeous, and it all felt very special.  It was also amazing to see so many people come out to support our team.”

While many of the girls have played together in past years, having the most recent addition to the team, Coach Ululani Pomroy, has changed the dynamic of the team.  With a new coach, the girls set up new goals for this year and have been working hard towards achieving them.

With one of the highest game records in the Mount Hamilton Division, the lady pirates have been able to make it to CCS once again this year.

“I am proud of my team for making it to CCS again,” says sophomore Emily Pereira.  “It’s amazing to look at how far we’ve gone through the season.”

The chemistry of the team has also been growing stronger as the season progressed.  Fueled by teamwork, the team played hard to win all four of their matches and achieve first place at the MVLA Tournament held in Mountain View High School on Sat., Oct. 15.

“It was the greatest feeling ever,” states captain and outside hitter Allie Pereira.  “We fought so hard, and I am so proud to say that we beat so many strong teams that doubted us.”

The season concluded on Thursday against Evergreen Valley, a team the Pirates had defeated earlier in the month.


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