CV advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IA playoffs by
defeating the host Tornadoes, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in a tie-breaking
match for third place in the Pacific League.
"I'm so excited to get back to the playoffs," said Falcon senior
setter Sandi Soderstrom, who finished with 14 assists. "This year, we
were really a team and we felt like a family.
"We were really pumped up [Friday]. We were really ready for it.
This is what it all came down to."
CV (8-12, 5-6 in league) looked like a focused team, and wasn't
fazed when the Tornadoes (7-7, 6-5) took a lead. Hoover had a lead in
each game, but it could never protect it.
The Falcons scored the final four points of the second game to
take a commanding lead.
"I don't think they were ready," Hoover assistant coach Charles
Min said. "I think they took it too lightly."
Laura Boyd had eight kills, and Myra Nishizaki had five kills for
the Falcons. Hoover's Lourdes Loyola had seven aces.