Starting the season off right, OA girls’ varsity volleyball update


Thirteen girls. Twenty-two games. Three tournaments. Nine wins. Twelve losses. These numbers may make up our girl’s volleyball stats, but not our team. 


Starting off the season with all players prepared was a major priority for Orcutt Academy’s  volleyball team, as many new players have joined varsity this year. Athletic director Chad McKenzie scheduled the girls for plenty of scrimmages, games, and tournaments throughout preseason for this exact reason. Varsity girls volleyball player Bailey Moscowitz shares, “Overall we have a great group of girls [on the team], and we have a lot of fun on the court. “ Moscowitz’s sentiments were shared by her fellow teammates Viviana Lopez and Gabby Sanchez. The girls currently have high hopes for the season which kicked off on Thursday September 24th.


The team’s first game was a success, dominating Santa Maria High School’s varsity team. They won three out of the four sets played. The girls lost the first set 20 to 25, but came back with  vengeance winning the next two sets at 25 to 13. They won the last set at 25 to 16. They did not play to a fifth as the girls’ had won three sets already.


The team has experienced some struggles this year, but have worked as a cohesive unit to overcome them; budget cuts caused a shortage in the volleyball team’s funding, but the team pulled together and  started a car wash ticket fundraiser through Orcutt’s own Splash and Dash car wash, to help with the issue. 


Orcutt Academy’s girls volleyball is a team to watch this coming season with their talent, dedication, and cooperation.