Varsity Volleyball Playoff Preview


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Jesuit will face Gresham this Wednesday in the Knight Gym for the first round of playoffs.

It seems that Jesuit Volleyball can not be stopped this season. 

The Crusaders are ranked #1 in the state, with a record of 29-0 overall and 12-0 in Metro. They have only given up five sets all season.

Besides league games, Jesuit has also been dominant in tournaments. They have won the Central Catholic Tournament, South Albany State Preview, Clearwater Classic, and West Linn Tournament throughout the season. 

Jesuit’s undefeated record is a testament to their well-rounded team. They have provided commanding performances all season, with a total of 73 sets won in all games.

Their best games this season have come against Westview. The Wildcats are currently ranked #2 in the state, but the Crusaders have got the best of Westview on two occasions, winning 3-0 and 3-1. Even against tough opponents, Jesuit has remained strong with unwavering determination. 

The Crusaders’ hard work has been recognized, with multiple players making the all-league teams. Jada Johnson made the all-league third team, with Avery Pickard, Lily Lansing, Jackie Carle, Addie Azavedo, Isabel Patterson, and Ceanna O’Loughlin making the all-league first team. Patterson was also voted player of the year for Metro League. 

In the first round of playoffs, Jesuit will face #32 ranked Gresham in the Knight Gym. Gresham is 11-12 overall and looks to bring their best game against the Crusaders on Wednesday. The winner of this game will play either #17 ranked Sunset or #16 ranked South Salem. 

As the best-ranked team in the state, expectations are high for Jesuit. They hope to use their undefeated record as momentum in this playoff run. With a state championship on the line, the Crusaders will make sure to leave it all out on the court this week.