The bus was too loud for Cam Green to speak.
Per week earlier, the temper was utterly totally different, feelings sunk because the Manhattan Beach Mira Costa women’ volleyball workforce rode again from Cerritos College, gamers embracing after falling to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon within the Southern Section Division 1 closing.
But on Saturday, a workforce that’s been chasing banners was all hoots and hollers, screams of pleasure echoing behind Green because the coach recapped a 3-2 (26-28, 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 15-13) bounce-back win over the identical Trailblazers workforce in an Open Division state quarterfinal.
“It’s incredible,” Green stated. “It’s rare in sports you get an opportunity like that to play someone again so fast.”
Last Saturday, Mira Costa was “a little bit rattled,” Green stated, in dealing with a rolling Sierra Canyon squad as 6-foot-4 Pittsburgh commit — and just lately named 2022 AVCA first-team All-American — Olivia Babcock dominated.
But it was 6-foot junior setter Charlie Fuerbringer, among the finest gamers within the nation in her personal proper, who stole again the momentum for the Mustangs on Saturday. Green wrote by way of textual content that it was “one of her best matches of the year.”
“She just has the ability to put us in good situations when usually you’re not in good situations … you can’t put a price tag on that,” Green stated earlier within the season.
A dominant run could nicely finish Tuesday, nonetheless, because the Mustangs face a juggernaut within the state semifinals — San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic, which not solely is 40-0 this season but in addition has but to lose a single set.
“They’re the perfect workforce within the nation,” Green stated.
The Mustangs haven’t had stress all yr, the coach emphasised, and his tentative plan: win the primary set. It’ll be a problem. But take these first 25, and from there, something may occur.
“Maybe that’s going to make them think a little differently,” Green stated.