Wildcats Open SSL With RFK Sweep


The Taft Union High School volleyball team opened the South Sequoia League home season against Kennedy on Tuesday night. and swept the visitors 3-0.

The Wildcats won 25-12, 25-18 and won the game in a tight third set, 31-29. Taft is on a four-game winning streak.

The Cats were fantastic defensively in the first two sets of the game, but slipped in the third set. Head coach Adeana Furman, the team struggled on the service line, almost conceding the third set. The Cats still won it to sweep the Thunderbirds.

Overall, there have been huge improvements on defense, Furman said,

“The biggest improvement for us last night was our defensive coverage in regards to the low speed attack from our opponents,” she said.

Jayde Gonzalez blocks the shot of an RFK player.

Jayde Gonzalez and Kamiryn Downey both had the highest wins with 7. Gonzales had 1 dig and 2 solo blocks to add, with Downey getting 5 digs. Right behind them was Breann Bracken who had 5 kills, 4 aces, 4 digs and 19 assists. Liberty Gregory had 4 eliminations, 3 recoveries, 1 ace, 3 blocks in solo. Cadence Mizener had 4 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs and 3 assists. Autumn Farkas had 10 digs and 3 aces. Jada Mizener had the most digs in the game with 17 digs and 3 aces.

The Cats play Shafter on Thursday this week.

Shafter holds a 4-2 total, but what challenges will the generals bring to the Cats. Furman was asked what the game plan will be for Thursday’s game, “our game plan tomorrow is to serve hard and learn to keep your head when we have it.”

Kamiryn Downey strikes against RFK.
Liberty Gregory (left) and Kamiryn Downey in defense.

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