Convent Celebrates its First NCS Volleyball Championship
Convent Celebrates its First NCS Volleyball Championship

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.

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.   

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.  

Volleyball NCS D-5 Finals vs. Bentley, Nov. 3, 2018
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