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Casa Roble has best volleyball season in years

Oct 20, 2022 12:00AM ● By By MaryAnne Povey

The Casa Roble varsity volleyball team poses for a photo following a three-set sweep of Rio Linda at Senior Night on Wednesday, October 20 in Orangevale. Photo by Tim Engle

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ORANGEVALE, CA (MPG) - The Casa Roble varsity volleyball team ended its season on a high note Wednesday, October 19 in the final game of the year.

The Rams (6-8, 5-7 Golden Empire League) won all three sets against Rio Linda and celebrated their eight graduating seniors in front of a cheering packed house. Casa led for most of the first two sets, winning by nearly 10 points each game.

The Rams were victorious in the first set 25-14 and 25-17 in the second. The final game of the match proved to be more challenging, as both teams battled back and forth to the very end until Casa pulled out the victory, 28–26, in extra points.

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“We had 29 kills, 15 aces and 48 digs,” said Casa coach Aimee Smith, “It was so much fun to have such a large crowd and I’m so thankful for all the students and families that came to make it special. We finished the highest [in the standings that] we have ever done in the Golden Empire League, and the highest [overall] since 2013.”

The final game of the regular season also made Smith reflect on the last few years and how trying they have been.

“[The last game] felt like the culmination of three years of hard work since Covid,” she said. “What began with us practicing outside on a too-small court for several months, ended with a night of spectacular play. I’m so proud of these girls, most of whom I taught in middle school. I will truly miss the seniors!”

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The eight members of the Class of 2023 celebrated on October 20 were: right side (RS) Hailey Davis, setter (S) Casey Rankin, S and co-captain Abigail Yarbrough, middle hitter (MH) Kaylee Gibbs, RS Sarah Hart, outside hitter and co-captain Josie Povey, libero Kayla Passaro and MH Makayla Kilwine.

Congratulations to the team on a strong season and best of luck to the graduating seniors!

Go Rams!