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Bell Takes an L

After a tough season opening loss, the Bell High Volleyball Team storms back.

Christopher De Leon, Sports Staff Writer

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After losing the season opener to Jordan by three-to-one, the Bell High School boys varsity volleyball team let the Bulldogs have a commanding comeback.

In a matchup between the top two teams in the league, Bell believed that they had a good shot at beating Jordan.  says, “we know how they play. The past few years we choked against them and now we have enough confidence to win,” Ahmad Ghacham said “If we lose this game it’s ok because we’ll win the war.”


Coach Gustavo also spoke out on the confidence of the team. “We are playing against the back-to-back champ, so a win here will give us a boost of confidence.”

Bell High set the tone early after winning the first set 27-24 and looking very comfortable on the road against the powerful Jordan team. The team was in sync and looked like they had a good chance at taking the win.  

Jordan, however, had the advantage of athleticism and experience to overcome their deficit and easily won their next three sets. Bell was out of form and didn’t communicate well. The inexperience was obvious as the players looked lost and frustrated at times.

Since suffering a tough loss, Bell has gone 3-1 and has defeated quality teams such as Roosevelt. Bell is looking to capitalize in their next match @South Gate to inch closer to first place in the league.

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6 Responses to “Bell Takes an L”

  1. Jesus Valles Track B on June 21st, 2017 10:11 am

    Next time they should communicate as a team, because thats what cost them the game.

    For Hours

  2. Esau Ordaz on June 22nd, 2017 12:24 pm

    Everyone believed Bell could have taken the win that day. The loss though didn’t take all their confidence. Maybe next time boys.

    Esau Ordaz
    Grade:12 Track:A
    For hours

  3. Christopher De Leon on June 22nd, 2017 2:18 pm

    This is by far the best story i have ever read in my life.

  4. Jeselle Brijlall on June 22nd, 2017 8:35 pm

    The boys did an amazing job. They poured their hearts into the game. Next time they should work together not only as a team but as a family instead of individuals trying to win the spot light.

  5. Emmauel salas toc track B on June 23rd, 2017 9:36 am

    They should practice more on there teamwork and communicate more for there next games to come so they could be prepares as much as posibble and they will be able to win the game.
    For detention hours

  6. Erick Vazquez on June 23rd, 2017 12:37 pm

    Due to the Bell High School boys varsity volleyball team being off form and not communicating or playing as a team caused them to take an L against Jordan. In my opinion if the Bell High School boys varsity volleyball team would have played and communicate together as a team on the court they for sure would have took that W against Jordan. Bell, however, managed to learn from taking taking that L and has gone 3-1.

    Erick Vazquez
    Track B, Grade 12
    Detention Hours

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