By Ryan Menzie
Signal Sports Writer
The Saugus Centurions (18-5-2, 9-3) girls volleyball team beat the Canyon Cowboys (10-12, 5-7) on Thursday, winning in three sets (25-9, 25-7, 25-11). The Centurions are now tied for second place with the Hart Indians.
Centurions head coach Zach Ambrose believes his team played some of the best volleyball they’ve had all season, and they’re peaking at the right time.
“Everyone played solid,” said Ambrose. “We finished very strong against a Canyon team that is probably going to the playoffs as well. Obviously, we had to win to keep the tie against Hart first and foremost. We just got to see where we end up in the rankings and hopefully, we did well enough to earn a home game. I think we did everything to earn one.”
The Centurions were led by Naomi Greer who led the team with 13 kills on .385 hitting and one block. Morgan Guardado finished with 12 kills on .733 hitting while also leading the team with 14 digs. Milani Lee led the team with 30 assists.
“I saw quite a lot from my team,” said Guardado when asked about her thoughts on the game. “I think we all helped each other and that’s what helped us get the win. I just wanted to keep a positive mindset in the game, especially with all the emotions coming through with it being senior night. Moving into the CIF playoffs, we all just need to keep having a positive mindset and have each other’s backs if we want to make it far.”
The CIF playoff schedule is set to come out on Saturday at 10 a.m. and will determine the seeding for the teams of the Foothill League.