By Aaron Valdez
The Apaches’ season came to an end on Saturday, as they couldn’t keep pace with a robust Alemany squad during their 3-1 loss in the second round of CIF playoffs.
For the most part, the Arcadia girls’ volleyball team strolled through Pacific League play, only losing once to fellow co-champions Burroughs. Aside from that, the Apaches only dropped two sets in the thirteen other matches, which were during a 3-1 win over Burroughs on Sept. 11 and a 3-1 win over Crescenta Valley on Sept. 18.
Going into the playoffs, Arcadia was riding a large wave of momentum after clinching a share of the league title. The Apaches were pitted against St. Lucy’s in the first round where they were put to the test every single set.
Fortunately for Arcadia, it did just enough to keep St. Lucy’s at bay en route to its most difficult sweep of the season. The win landed them a highly anticipated second-round match-up with Sunshine League champions Alemany on Saturday.
However, this game proved to be the end of line for the Apaches as Alemany defeated them in four sets. This marked the second year in a row Arcadia has lost in the second round of CIF with last year happening against La Salle.
The Apaches finished the season with a 25-4 overall record and a 13-1 record in the Pacific League.