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Boulder Creek volleyball team continues to aim high


Kaya Philapil

ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School’s varsity women’s volleyball team was beat by Mountain Pointe High School on Sept. 13 after a defeating 3-0 loss.

The Mountain Pointe Pride took control of the first match, winning 25-12 over the Jaguars.
The Jaguars attacked harder and got better in the next two sets, losing only 25-15 in the second set and 25-17 in the third set.

“I think we need to find leadership,” said coach Jennifer McGauley. “Our leaders do a good job when everything is going good, but we need to learn how to fight.”

Junior #10 Lacey Zerwas led the Boulder Creek offense with three kills, seven service aces, and 15 assists.

The defense remained steady with the help of sophomore #9 Kailey Holm who had 12 digs.

“We could have had more positive and effective communication on the court,” said junior #11 Madison Squires.

The varsity team is still young and in the process of fighting for individual positions. The team consists of zero seniors, eight juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen.

“I think we need to work on mental toughness,” said coach McGauley. “We started off really strong at the beginning of the season and since then we’ve wavered with confidence.”

This is McGauley’s first season coaching varsity, and she is still learning with the rest of the team.

Boulder Creek continues to hold their second place spot in the 6A Desert Valley section.

The Jaguars started the season strong after losing the first game, but winning the next three.

 “We’ve lost to every team that has put up a good fight against us and beat every team that has not,” said McGauley.

Boulder Creek’s losses are unanimous, losing 0-3 sets, except a 3-2 loss to Desert Vista High School. However, all three of Boulder Creek’s wins are unanimous as well, winning 3-0 sets.

The Boulder Creek Jaguars gained ground at the Westwood Tournament of Champions last Saturday, with wins over Highland and Tucson High Magnet School.