CALIFORNIA CITY — The California City Lady Ravens varsity volleyball team took down the Kern Valley Broncs in straight sets in their last regular season home match last Tuesday afternoon here in Cal City.
In a triumphant show of their ever-increasing prowess, the Ravens took it to the Broncs 25-11, 25-15, and 25-17 to level out their seasonal record to 14-14-1, and 6-4 in league play.
Cal City a bit of a rough start this season as the team found new footing in the wake of the loss of two senior players last year: Chloe Emory and Gabby Robertson. They have found that new footing, albeit late in the season. Katrina Strovers has emerged as a true power forward with a power kill that’s hard to dig for their opponents, as well as Nicole Richardson and Victoria Garcia, both of whom are really getting power and control down to a science.
Blossoming junior players Abbey Moore and Tayte Jones are coming out as the captains of the team for next season, while up and coming sophomores Paige Blackmore, Robin Haggins, Megan Strovers, Hailey Smith and Schwani Healy are the next crop in line for Coach Shane Moore and the Ravens’ varsity team.
Yet to be determined is if the Lady Ravens will be in postseason play, but their record makes that likely. Playoff schedules should be posted next week, and we will then see where and when the Lady Ravens go from here, but closing out their season on an even keel is not bad at all. The Ravens will next play Boron on the 16th and Rosamond on the 18th, both away matches starting at 5 p.m.
The Mojave Lady Mustangs took a beating last week. Actually, three of them back to back. First Mojave fell to Lancaster Baptist 3-1 in a real match that saw the Lady Mustangs come within a few points in each set and winning one of them before falling in a very hard-fought match for the Mustangs. Next on the 10th, they fell to Mammoth in three straight 25-8, 25-16, and 25-10. Then on the following day they played their final match for the season, this time against Lone Pine where they fared slightly better still falling in three straight. The Lady Mustangs close out their regular season with a record of 0-21, and 0-6.
Dow in Rosamond the Lady Roadrunners varsity volleyball team took down Kern Valley (along with everybody else), 3-1 at home in Rosamond, and then went up against the Desert High Scorpions of Edwards AFB taking them down as well 3-0. The Lady Scorpions dropped to 0-20 overall, 0-9 in league play, while Rosamond improved to 13-9-1 overall, 6-5 in league. Desert next plays Frazier Mountain on the 16th, in conference play in Lebec, starting at 5 p.m. The Lady Roadrunners, on the other hand, will next face the Lady Ravens of California City on the 18th in Rosamond in conference play at 5 p.m.
Over in Boron, the Lady Bobcats dropped two back-to-back last week. First on the 9th against Frazier Mountain, 25-11, 25-8, and 25-13 in three straight, and then on the 11th against Bishop Union, also in three straight, 25-13, 25-15, and 25-16. They now post a season record of 3-20, and 1-8 in league play. The Lady Cats next face off against the Cal City Ravens on the 16th at 5 p.m. in Boron.