In a dominant run through the North Coast Section tournament, Convent notched four straight-set victories capped by a win over Bentley in the finals.
When freshman Donnalie Yap's left-handed jump serve deflected off the hands of a Bentley defender for an ace at match point, players rushed the court and a packed Herbert Center crowd erupted. Convent's volleyball team had sealed its first North Coast Section championship in program history, defeating Bentley in the Division V finals in straight sets 25-18, 25-22 and 25-14.
Senior Avery Van Natta serves during the third set of the NCS Div. 5 Volleyball Championships against Bentley. The Cubs won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-22. pic.twitter.com/i6kojZCTnD— The Broadview (@thebroadview) November 4, 2018
The sweep completed a dominant run through the NCS tournament, which saw second-seeded Convent rattle off four straight wins without losing a set. In fact, the Cubs have only dropped four sets dating back to early October while going 7-1 during that stretch.
Built around a core group of junior and senior playmakers, Convent has put together a season to remember. The team finished second in the BCL West with an 8-2 league mark (18-9 overall), its best record under sixth-year head coach Kurtis Wong.
The Cubs are NCS Div. 5 Champions, beating the Bentley Phoenix 25-14 in the third set! pic.twitter.com/dKaAKx0r6a— thebroadviewsports (@broadviewsports) November 4, 2018
With the NCS title in hand, Convent moves on to the state tournament, drawing a No. 9 seed in the Division IV bracket, and will face No. 8 Notre Dame (16-10) in a CIF State first round game in Salinas on Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.
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