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Posted November 30, 2012
HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Success volleyball season came up a bit short at West Liberty

Members of the West Liberty volleyball team line up before a match. (Chuy Garcia photo/West Liberty H.S.)

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By Laritza Zavala, West Liberty senior

WEST LIBERTY – The West Liberty volleyball team won the Cedar Valley Conference title for the second year in a row, beating  West Branch Bears in straight sets, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-21, in the championship.

The win was payback for a loss the Comets took on October 1 at West Branch during the last game of the regular season, a win that gasve the Bears the regular season CVC title.

This year the team was led by new coach Melissa Brockway and assistant coaches Brittney Boffeli and Veronica Rivera. They were ranked as high as second in Class 3A.

“We all really like her,” senior Hayley Simon said of Brockway. “She pushes us very well and has helped us to do better as a team.”

When asked about her goals at the beginning of the season, senior Sydney Warson said, “Working together as a team to get far.”

Overall the Comets did get far, but could not beat Mount Vernon in the regional final to advance to the state tournament. They finished the season ranked eighth with a 26-9 record overall.

Senior Kristi Feldman had some advince for the underclassman.

“Try harder to get farther in years to come,” she said.

The comets get a little encouragement during a timeout. (Courtney Wendt/West Liberty H.S.)

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