The Crossroads boys’
volleyball team went on a tear through the CIF Southern Section Division 3
playoffs, ripping off one big win after another. After finishing second in the
Alpha League to Windward, the Roadrunners took their No.4 Division 3 rankings
and roared through the postseason.
roar came to an end against South Pasadena High in the semifinals.
Nevertheless, it was a good run for the Roadrunners. Riddled with illness and
injury, the Roadrunners entered their final regular season game against
Windward, the CIF’s No. 2 seed, a squad that got the better of Crossroads weeks
It was during this
game that the culmination of talent, health and determination came together to
prove how formidable the Crossroads squad really was. Crossroads sent
Windward home with a 3-0 shutout that night to end the regular season.
The Roadrunners then
took that momentum in the first round of CIF playoffs where they beat Bell
Gardens, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Determined to keep a good thing going, the
Roadrunners played tough against La Canada two days later for another
substantial win, 3-1. Crossroads won 25-9, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-22.
In the quarterfinal
round, Crossroads faced Rio Mesa where they managed another huge 3-1 win amid
an encouraging crowd at home. That match wound up with the Roadrunners
posting 25-12, 25-16, 25-23 set victories, while just dropping a close one.
Wednesday night, May
21, the Roadrunners met up with the defending CIF champions South Pasadena High
School, the same team who ended the Roadrunners’ CIF campaign a year ago.
This semi-final game proved to be an explosive display of volleyball at the
The ball screaming
through the air matched the intensity of the fans from both schools whose roars
of encouragement resounded through the Crossroads Gym.
appeared to have wings, jumping to unreasonable heights throughout the
game. It was an awesome display of athleticism by both teams. When
the night was done, the Roadrunners, however, came up short of the win, going
down in defeat, 16-25, 20-25, 25-17, 18-25.
Although the season
came to an end, it was a remarkable ride for the Roadrunners.
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