Boys Volleyball

This past week saw the end of Aliso Niguel Boys Volleyball League team play. The Wolverines ended the league with a 5-3 record securing them second place in the South Coast League behind the Tesoro Titans. 

At the start of the season, the Wolverines were having a difficult time. After losing their first five matches, only winning one set, the team’s record was low and fans had little hope for the rest of their season. During preseason, the team managed to turn it around winning three out of four of their preseason matches.  

Despite their turn around, league got off to a rocky start. The Wolverines lost their first two matches to Trabuco Hills and Tesoro High School. However, the Wolverines made another comeback— they did not let those first two losses slow them down. They went on to win their next two matches against San Clemente and San Juan Hills High School. When they faced Trabuco again, the Wolverines pulled off a clean sweep and won the match in three sets. 

Aliso’s starting libero, Cage Gonzales (11), is very proud of the team’s performance this season. 

“A lot of people didn’t expect very much from us this season but we have all worked really hard to compete at a high level and beat these teams. We all had a rough start to the season but that just brought us closer together as a team and prepared us for going into the league.”

The team then went on to lose another match against Tesoro High School but by winning their next two matches against San Clemente and San Juan Hills, the Wolverines guaranteed themselves a spot in the CIF Division II tournament.

Leading up to the CIF tournament the Wolverines are set to play against Foothill High School. The Knights currently have a 12-4 record and placed third in the North Hills league with a record of 3-2. If the Wolverines pull off a win against the Knights, then they will go to play against Santa Barbara or Poly Long Beach High School.