The roughest part of the early varsity volleyball schedule — resulting in losses to Atascadero, Paso Robles and St. Joseph — is over for the Lady Broncos. Following the annual Pink Stampede tournament in the Coast Union gym this weekend, Coast Valley League play opens for the Lady Broncos on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Coastal Christian.
Coming into this week, Coast Union was 1-3, with its one victory notched over Orcutt Academy on Sept. 10 — 23-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20. In that match, Xue DiMaggio had 11 aces, Cameron MacTavish led the team with eight kills, and Sage Radecki had six kills with 29 assists.
Coach Pam Kenyon said, “I like what I see, and I like our chances this year. We’re not real tall, but we have great ball control, which is fantastic. We do have a little bit of height with Olivia Zamora and Cameron MacTavish, and Gigi Stoothoff has been stepping up.”
Stoothoff, who also runs cross country in addition to volleyball duties, is “such a fabulous athlete, and she has so much talent. I’m happy to share her with cross country.”
Kenyon, who recently was declared cancer-free after treatment for colon cancer, started on a radiation program Monday, Sept. 15.
“The doctor wants me to do some preventive radiation, a regime that should last five weeks. But I am doing fine,” she explained.