Alex Menache, staff writer
Varsity boys volleyball spiked off the season on the Tustin High School courts March 8 and 9, where the team participated in its first of two tournaments scheduled this year.
Although tournaments consist of early mornings, long drives and strictly scheduled back to back games, they are helpful in not only serving as practice, but also as team bonding.
After hours of training with Coach Von Wright, the team took on various Ocean League teams including Palos Verdes High School, Beckman High School and Newport High School.
“This tournament was the slap in the face that we needed. We are an excellent team that needs to find our flow, our chi if you will, on the court,” team captain Eli Lloyd said. “We need to shed our fear of losing and gain a will to win.”
Although it did not achieve all the victories they had hoped to attain, the team plans to develop their skills for upcoming games through practice and a shift in attitude.
“I’m excited to grow as a team both mentally and physically and to see the younger players, including myself, gain more confidence in playing the game,” junior Lucas Wohl said.
The team, who welcomed six new members including senior Jacob Rost and juniors Zack Bialobos and Amir Movasaghi, plans to debut its abilities on the court at its first game of the season.