Varsity volleyball loses playoff game to Marin Academy


Cece Giarman

The varsity team cheers at practice before the semi-finals. The girls have been preparing for the playoffs since the first day of the season.

Jordan Russell and Cece Giarman

The varsity volleyball team prepared for their Bay Counties League West playoff game today but was unable to defeat Marin Academy.

“It’s a really big deal [that] we played in the playoffs because we didn’t go last year, and we haven’t been for two years,” senior Bea Williams said. “It’s an important accomplishment for our team and it was challenging.”

The game was held today at Urban at 5 p.m. The team was in fourth place and played Marin Academy for a spot at Friday’s league championship game.  

“Today [was] the first round of the playoffs and [we played] the first seed,” senior captain Maya Young said. “[The winner] then goes to the championships and plays either University or Lick.

Although Marin Academy beat the team, the season may not be over yet. The team has a high chance of heading to the North Coast Section tournament, according to Athletic Director Elena De Santis.

“In order to apply for NCS, a team has to win half of their games in league or have an over 500 record,” De Santis said. “We have done that. There are never any promises but we can do it. We’re fighters.”

Varsity volleyball continues to prepare for NCS with practice this week as well as next and will use the loss of the playoffs as further motivation, according to the players. The first round of NCS will begin next Tuesday, Nov. 1, and the varsity team should be representing Convent.  

“I’m very proud of our team this season,” Williams said.  “Our team works well together and [I] cannot wait to see how far the team will go together.”