The Yosemite High volleyball team (26-9, 7-1 NSL) remained tied with Sierra (27-3, 7-1) for first place in the North Sequoia League game with home wins over Washington Union (7-19, 0-7 NSL) and Liberty (24-8, 5-3) this week.
On Oct. 27, the Badgers defeated Liberty in three sets (25-22, 25-17, 27-25).
The Badgers beat Union on Oct. 29 (25-11, 25-14, 25-19).
Yosemite’s last two league games are on the road - Tuesday at Chowchilla, and Nov. 5 for a showdown with the Sierra Chieftains at Tollhouse.
Sierra beat Yosemite in round one of league play at Yosemite on Oct. 20. Sierra’s league loss was to Liberty. The Nov. 5 game should decide the league title. With a win over Chowchilla, and a victory against Sierra, the Lady Badgers will be NSL champions.
Win or lose, both teams will advance to the CIF Central Section play-offs.
Yosemite Senior Kailei Gould said Sierra will see a different Badger team than they saw in the first game.
“We had probably our worst game of the season against Sierra the first time we played,” Gould said. “We’re going to play with a lot of passion to win Thursday.”
Yosemite senior Shelby Biscaglio felt the team was affected by the large and loud crowd Sierra brought to the Yosemite gym.
“I think we sort of let them get in our heads and it affected the way we played,” Biscaglio said. “We hope to have a large Yosemite crowd go to Sierra to motivate us to play our ‘A’ game Thursday.”
For complete details, see the Nov. 5 edition of the Sierra Star and sierrastar.com.