Harbor High School boys volleyball team defeat Watsonville by 3-0 on Friday
Friday turned out to be a good day for the Harbor High School boy’s volleyball team. The team had been looking for some consistency in their performance and Friday’s win gave it to them. Harbor had been fluctuating in their act and was struggling with their
game from the start of the season. The team was not seen to be quite in sync with each other. However, Harbor has now found some stable ground as their recent performance shows maturity as a team.
In the non-league match, the Pirates were able to seal the deal by winning three back to back matches against their opponent, Watsonville. Despite the fact that they lost to the Pirates in a sweep, Watsonville did not go down before putting up a commendable
fight. Even though the first set of the game was not much of a competition, Watsonville did not let the Pirates get comfortable in the last two sets of the game. By the time the Pirates were pumping fists of victory in the air and the Watsonville team was
walking out of the court dejectedly, the score board was displaying final set scores of 25-15, 27-25, 25-23 that declared Harbor victorious.
Prominent among the team members of Harbor were the names of Mitch Postle and Garrett Fonseca. Postle was able to register the highest number of kills for his team by posting 14 of them. This kept the score board ticking for the Pirates and kept the pressure
on Watsonville. Postle was supported by his teammate Fonseca, who was able to contribute nine kills of his own. Garrett also added to the defense of the Pirates by making seven digs.
With their recent victory, the Pirates have been able to improve their overall season record to a total number of three wins. They have been able to secure these victories by suffering four losses. If the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League record of the Pirates
is looked at then it tells a somewhat similar story as their overall season record. The Pirates have been able to pull off two wins. However, these victories have been scrapped off after losing four league matches.
At the start of the first set of the match against Watsonville, the Pirates were able to assert their dominance. Watsonville seemed to be struggling with their game as the Pirates consistently charged ahead. With not much competition, Harbor was able to
win the first set of the game at 25-15.
It was in the second set that Watsonville kept close with the Pirates and made them uncomfortable. The second set was a thrilling one to watch as both the teams were playing at their best. However, the Pirates managed to bag this one too at 27-25.
With two sets down, Watsonville still did not give up on the game and kept on struggling till the end. Unfortunately for Watsonville, the Pirates were successful in winning the third set as well at 25-23.
Next in line for Harbor is a match against Santa Cruz which is scheduled for Tuesday.