In last Friday May 7’s championship game, the boys’ varsity volleyball team beat the Lincoln Mustangs, winning the AAA/CIF-San Francisco Section title, 3-2.
With key players like senior outside hitter Spencer Wong, senior setter and captain Joseph Lee, and sophomore libero Jeffrey Wong, the Cardinals made a comeback from their initial losses in the first two sets of the match. “The match began with scrappy plays from both sides of the net but in the end it was the consistency of Lowell’s team and the veteran experience of the seniors that really pulled through in the end,” senior and former defense specialist Kevin Dinh said.
This is not to say that the Cardinals did poorly in the beginning. The first two matches were intense and ended with close scores. “We knew it takes a while for us to start going and get adjusted to our opponent,” coach Steven Wesley said. “Once that happened, we became much more comfortable in running our normal game.”
Senior Wong scored the winning point as well as had a match-high 19 kills. Sophomore Wong also had an impressive match-high of 64 digs. Both players, as well as senior outside hitter Alvin Ho and Lee, made it to the volleyball All-City Team, announced before the championship match. Before the match Lee was also named the AAA player of the year.