The Berkeley High boys volleyball team finished off the first round of East Bay Athletic League regular season play on Tuesday evening, taking care of California High in a three-game sweep at Donahue Gym.
Despite a strong block by the Grizzlies’ sizable front line, the ’Jackets were able to pick up the slack with a strong outside game, and collected their third league win in their last four attempts, 16-14, 15-5, 15-13.
“We looked at it as an opportunity to come out and continue the way we’ve been playing,” BHS coach Justin Caraway said after the game. “Across the board, they were a pretty tall team. (We) stayed fairly focused (today).”
Mason Chin anchored the Yellowjackets’ defensive effort, posting 17 digs to go along with 11 kills and three blocks. Defensive specialist Oliver Monday also stepped up against the Grizzlies, finishing with 12 digs.
“Mason Chin just had an outstanding game for us,” Caraway said. “We’ve been working on hitting everywhere across the court. He ran some very impressive patterns today.”