This season was a growing experience for the Huntington JV girls' volleyball team (2)

Talented Trio Paces Blue Devil JV Volleyball

This season was a growing experience for the Huntington JV girls' volleyball team.

November 23, 2021

The Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ volleyball team went through some growing pains this fall, but players did make progress, sharpening their skills and strategy and coming together as a cohesive unit.

Coached by Brian Donaghy, the Blue Devils were captained by junior Rana Elfaham. The roster also included freshmen Cynthia Argueta Fuentes, Brianna Borenstein, Lindsay Depeine, Lauren Donaghy and Isabella Morris and sophomores Anny Carrillo-Polanco, Zaida Correal, Joanna Lee, Neurdia Osias and Aylana Powell.

A setter and middle hitter, Donaghy led the team is total points (243), assists (90), aces (47) and serving percentage (.890). She also had a team high 100 serving points.

Borenstein was another skilled middle hitter and setter. She led Huntington is all the hitting categories, including kills (73), hitting percentage (.144), kills per game (2.2), kills in a match (13) and kills in a game (five).

Lee shined as a defensive specialist. “She was the team’s best passer,” the coach said. The teenager led the Blue Devils in total digs with 115 and digs in a match with 25.

The Huntington JV is expecting a large turnout next fall. This year’s team at J. Taylor Finley Middle School saw 124 girls tryout for the squad. It was most interest ever for the middle school program.

The Blue Devil JV showed stretches of consistency, but not enough to carry the team to victory in most of its meets. But there was noticeable improvement overall and that bodes well for the future of the team and program.