LA CRESCENTA — Neither the Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball team, not that of Holy Family entered the playoff round of the 2010 Crescenta Valley Girls' Varsity Volleyball Tournament on Saturday with a chance to win a Gold Division championship.
But both squads approached their Silver Division berths as a chance to improve their late season form and end the two-day event on a better note than it began.
Today was much better than yesterday," Crescenta Valley first-year Coach Steve Umemoto said on Saturday afternoon after his team had won its final two matches, including a 25-19, 25-15 win over John Marshall to clinch 11th place. "Yesterday we had a little talk about coming together more as a team and we did that today. We cheered for each other and we played together, not so much individual, but a lot of teamwork."