Mira Costa’s boys volleyball took on Carlsbad High School on Tuesday night in an away game for the state playoff of California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The Mustangs won in three sets, 25-13, 25-18, and 25-16.
The Mustangs came out strong in the first set, perhaps with a bit of a chip on their shoulder after their loss to Corona Del Mar last week. The Mustangs won 25-13 and were playing in top form as they have done many times earlier this season.
“We knew we had business to take care of and we started off great with a big win,” senior opposite Jackson Wedbush said.
The second set was more competitive, Carlsbad came out with some fire but it still was not enough as senior outside hitter Roy McFarland and Wedbush recorded key kills that paved the Mustangs’ way to victory.
“We were focused and locked in, and that’s all you can ask for,” Wedbush said.
The Mustangs took care of business in the third set, finishing off Carlsbad 25-16. Wedbush and McFarland continued to dominate and tallied more kills for their team. The Mustangs looked like they were on a mission after losing to Corona del Mar and seemed determined to win.
“Everyone did a great job today and maintained their composure the whole way through,” junior outside hitter Kevin Pinkerton said.
Mira Costa is now 26-6 and will next face Loyola in the CIF semi final of the California state regional playoffs. Junior libero Will Taylor says it will be one of their most competitive games this season.
“Loyola is a great team and we have to come out prepared to play,” Taylor said.