Chatsworth, CA – The Sierra Canyon Girls’ Volleyball defeated Bell Gardens 25-17, 25-13, 25-8 in the opening match of the 2016 season Tuesday night at Sierra Canyon.
“I liked the way that we started out,” said Head Coach Stefanie Wigfall. “It is always difficult to come out for your first match of the season but the girls responded well.”
The offense was lead by sophomore May Pertofsky and senior Cameron Antoine-Dillon who both led the team with 14 kills each. All eyes were on freshman Jaylen Jordan, who made her Varsity debut at outside hitter and will no doubt be a key part of the offense.
“Jaylen came into practice this summer game ready and match ready,” Wigfall said. “I have a lot of confidence in her and she is tough as nails and we are going to see some great things out of her.”
Jordan did not disappoint and finished the match with eight kills, three aces, and four service winners.
“Coming out and taking my first couple of swings, I was pretty nervous,” Jordan said. “Once I started sweating and got more involved I began to settle in.”
Jordan and the rest of the Trailblazers will now focus on Sierra Canyon’s most anticipated non-league match in school history as they face Division 1 Marymount on the schedule next.
“We are excited to get to these very competitive matches so we can see where we are at,” Wigfall said. “It is great that we are now on a position as a program to play in these types of matches.”
Wigfall started her career as a freshman coach at Marymount 15 years so there will no doubt be some emotion as the Trailblazers take on the Sailors. “Before the match I am sure that we will all be smiles but once that whistle blows, its going to be pretty competitive.”
The match between the Trailblazers and Sailors is scheduled to start at 4 pm on Thursday.