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Women's Volleyball Advances to NorCal Finals
The Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School women's volleyball team for the first time in school history made it to the NorCal finals, with a chance to represent Northern California in the state championships.
The team played the Branson School at the College of Marin Dec. 2 in the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Northern California Division V finals. For the fifth year in a row, Branson is on its way to the California Div. V state championship game following a 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep of SJND.
In the third game, the Pilots (32-10) started to string together points and had a 17-15 lead.
"Playing in a big match like this, you've got to get used to it," SJND Coach Edwin Chen said. "You've got to get in a rhythm and we were finally able to get into one in the end there."
Rebecca Langowski '15 led the way with 12 kills. She was followed by Emma Doud '16 with eight kills, and Dana Pineda '15 and Allie Oilar '15 each had 11 assists.
The SJND Pilots defeated Vacaville Christian School on Nov. 30 to advance to the finals.
Branson will face the Southern California winner for the statewide Div. V championship on Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at Santiago Canyon College in Orange.