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n Hart volleyball team dominant in wild-card victory

Posted: May 13, 2009 9:52 p.m.
Updated: May 14, 2009 4:55 a.m.

J.J. Mosolf (4) tips a ball over the next in a Wednesday match against Hueneme at Hart.

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Hart boys volleyball scored a dominating victory to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Wednesday, dropping Hueneme 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-18) in a wild-card match.

The Indians (10-11, 5-5) sent a message with a dominating first game and never looked back.

“It’s awesome for us to get this win,” said Hart’s Taylor Gregory. “We are all proud to advance because we know that the volleyball program has had its struggles, but we want to build a winning tradition.”

Hart jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first game, utilizing its superior size to dominate the net.

The Vikings (8-9, 3-7) were never able to get back into the frame, and the Indians capped a 15-point win on a serve from J.J. Mosolf.

“We came out really nervous,” said Hueneme head coach Nicole Corona. “Hart has an excellent team, and we were jittery. None of our guys have played in the CIF playoffs, and I think that hurt us tonight.”

Hueneme’s lack of a strong service game also hurt the Vikings. In the second set Hueneme was unable to get the momentum to overcome a 10-5 lead that Hart built behind the dominating play of Gregory and Mosolf.

“We didn’t really know much about Hueneme,” Mosolf said. “What we knew we had to do was control what we could control, and we brought good teamwork tonight. We stayed intense and got past any low points we had.”

The low points were few and far between for the Indians as they never trailed in the match. The Vikings tied the third game at two and four apiece, but Hart then went on a four-point run and again never looked back, building an 18-8 lead before ending the game on a spike from Gregory.

“I thought Hart showed that they have phenomenal passers, and we couldn’t quite match that,” Corona said. “They had a strong middle too, and they played a game that was just a little too fast for us.”

The Indians were led by 12 kills from Andrew Uberstine, while Gregory notched seven kills and a team-high eight blocks.

The Viking attack was paced by Ricardo Guerrero’s 10 digs and six kills, Jacob Vega’s nine digs and five kills and 13 assists from Kenneth Siron.

“Overall, we were very consistent,” said Hart head coach Mary Krisan. “It’s kind of funny, but we actually seem to play better against teams that we don’t know much about. It also helped that we were really motivated tonight. I think from the start we sent the message very clearly that we wanted this.”

Hart will next head to Westlake Friday in the hopes of keeping its postseason run going.

“I’m not sure how things will turn out on Friday, but I know we are focused on playing to the best of our abilities,” Krisan said. “Getting a win tonight is a highlight not just for our team, but also for our program and our fans.”


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