Bumping to the next level


   The crowd goes wild as the Poway Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team scores another point, turning the table against the Westview Wolverines. After the team dropped their first two sets (20-25, 22-25), they rebounded for three consecutive set victories (25-16, 25-22, 15-9) to take down their Palomar League rivals.

   Junior Mackenzie Parsons led the squad with 407 kills (kills, scoring hits) and 82 total blocks. Junior Kiki Remensperger led the team with 673 assists, senior Madison Barawid had 555 digs, and senior Breeze Czapinski had 469 receptions.

   “We have a lot of weapons at every position both offensively and defensively which make us a pretty well-rounded team,” Head Coach Breezy Ambort said.

   Between Aug. 31 and Sep. 17, they went on a 12-match win streak, winning 36 of 39 sets during that span. Their most dominant win came against the San Pasqual Golden Eagles on Sep. 8 when they gave up just 36 games (25-19, 25-5, 25-12).

   They struggled to begin league play, losing three of their first four matches but rebounded with six consecutive victories to finish the league season and place third in the Palomar League, behind the San Marcos Knights and Del Norte Nighthawks (both 8-2).

   “Our league is pretty tough with all programs we play so it’s always a battle whether it’s against Del Norte, San Marcos, and Westview,” Ambort said. “Four of us in league are ranked within the top 12 in the county so it’s tough playing each other.”

   They capped their season off with a three-sets-to-none victory over the Rancho Bernardo Broncos to send off their seniors on Senior Night.

   “It’s always a special match on that evening honoring those seniors so the match on that evening is only a small part of what makes that event special,” Ambort said.

   Hosting the 14-seeded Scripps Ranch Falcons in the first round of the CIF playoffs, the three-seeded Titans took the opening set, 25-8. They would go on to win the opening round over the 14-seed Scripps Ranch Falcons, winning all three sets (25-8, 25-12, 25-23).

   They were slated to face the six-seeded El Capitan Vaqueros on Oct. 28 and with two more wins, would play in the divisional championship game at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at San Marcos High School.