Monterey volleyball

I can see why the Toreadores were not moved down to the Pacific Division this fall, despite winning just one league match last year in the Gabilan.
While growing pains will continue for Monterey this season, this is a young unit that doesn't let balls drop to the floor.
Sure, the Toreadores were swept by Santa Catalina Tuesday. Yet, they tested the defending Mission Trail Athletic League champions from the first serve with a minute plus rally to open the match.
 Monterey doesn't have a lot of size at the net or experience. Instead, it has heart and plays with a lot of emotion.
 Jhailyn Bryant will force opponents to pay attention to her on the left side of the net while Michaela Ellis got her hands on numerous shots in the front row.
 Monterey doesn't make a lot of mental mistakes, misfiring on just one serve attempt against Santa Catalina. And it keeps balls in play, anchored by Natalie Valle and Chelsey Stark.
 It's going to have to outwork opponents, which we've seen early in the season, having won three of its first five non-tournament matches. Last year the Toreadores won five matches all season.

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