El Dorado extends win streak by sweeping Foothill
PLACENTIA – El Dorado and Foothill are undefeated in their respective leagues, but the Hawks picked apart the Knights’ attack Tuesday night and swept them, 25-23, 25-10, 25-20, in a nonleague match at El Dorado High.
El Dorado (20-6, 3-0) is ranked third in CIF-SS Division 2 and has won 11 games in a row.
El Dorado coach Craig Tefertiller said he knew Foothill (11-10, 3-0) would be a difficult team to beat, but he praised his players for the way they played together.
“We’re a pretty balanced team and everyone did their part,” said Tefertiller.
It was clear from the beginning that El Dorado had a plan for how to attack Foothill.
“Every team has people that struggle a little bit,” Tefertiller said, “and we try to find where they struggle and we did a good job of that tonight and hopefully we can keep doing that.”
Foothill started strong, building a four-point lead in the first game. El Dorado’s front line shut down the Knights’ key attackers at the end of the game to win it. The Hawks carried that momentum into the second game, durign which they never lost their lead.
El Dorado middle hitter Peyton Lumley said, “We watch film on every team we play and we always have an idea of what were going to do as a team. So we’re always just confident in what were going to do.”
The third game was closer, but the Knights struggled with their communication on several key plays and the Hawks pulled away.
“Foothill is a good team and they put some pressure on us in different circumstances, so I thought we responded pretty well,” said Tefertiller.
Lumley added: “We knew Foothill was going to be a tougher team, but we always come out knowing that we’re the best team that we can be.”