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JV volleyball comes back to beat ISSH 2-1

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The CAJ JV volleyball team began its season with a 2-1 comeback victory (19-25, 25-23, 15-12) over ISSH on Thursday night.

CAJ came out with a lot of energy in the first set, but missed serves and moments of miscommunication made it tough to go on any sort of run.

"We really need to work on serves," Jessica said. "There were some good ones, but we were inconsistent." She also noted that the team was a bit too hyped up at the beginning, which led to some mistakes.

In the second and third sets, though, the Knights gained confidence as they settled down with their serves and spikes. The team had long runs of serving from TaYoung in the second game and Rina in the third game to come from behind for victories in both sets. CAJ was behind 17-21 and 1-6 at various points in the two games, respectively.

The Knights got long runs of serves from TaYoung in the second game and Rina in the third game to come from behind for victories in both sets. CAJ was behind 17-21 and 1-6 at points in the two games, respectively.

Coach Haruka Akashi shared some of her message for the team during the match.

"I told them that if they want to keep playing, they need to control the things they are able to [control], like their serves, mindset, and communication," Akashi said. "I also pointed out that they are playing good volleyball, making good serve receives, but are not pushing through. All they needed was just a little extra effort to earn that point."

The Knights will take their 1-0 record to Kinnick for a match next Tuesday.

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