Pacifica Christian Seawolves Nail Down Girls Volleyball Liberty League Title

Pacifica Christian claims championship against Providence

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013, 11:45:00 PM

Dennis Freeman

The best is

still yet to come for coach Julie Bennett and her Pacifica Christian volleyball

team. But for now, the Seawolves will settle for a Liberty League Tournament Championship

that they clinched in a four-game match against Providence on Tuesday.

The win,

following the heels of a 3-0 shutout defeat to Village Christian nearly two

weeks ago, should give the Seawolves the right kind of momentum they need

heading into the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs.

The Seawolves had a long stretch of not

playing to let that loss sink in. Pacifica Christian finished the regular

season undefeated in league play, going 8-0, while compiling an impressive 19-5

overall record for the year. This is Bennett’s first league title as head coach

of the Seawolves.

This is

Bennett’s first year as the official leader of this team, and it appears she has

a solid grip on keeping up with past success the volleyball program had grown

accustomed to under former head coach Billy Allen.

The Seawolves

made it all the way to the CIF title game last year, only to fall short of

victory, losing to Rolling Hills Prep in a five-game match. Thanks to returning

stars like Grace Minchin and Maile Lane, Bennett and the rest of the Seawolves

could find themselves back in the championship round.

Winning the

Liberty League crown is a start in the right direction. On paper, the two teams

are similarly matched, statistically. Pacifica Christian had defeated

Providence earlier in the season in a quick 3-0 shutout. This time around, it

took the Seawolves a little bit longer to wrap things up.

Pacifica

Christian made it look easy the first two sets, claiming 25-19 and 25-16

victories. Providence got its act together in the third set, handing down a

surprising 25-21 setback. The Seawolves ended the match with a 25-17 fourth set

win.   

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