At approximately 4:30 PM, the Heritage Mesa junior varsity volleyball team entered the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Center. Inside, Heritage Laveen was practicing serving, hitting, and passing. By the looks of their skills, the Mesa Heroes were in for a tough game. The buzzer signaled the start of the game and cheers of “S-I-D-E-O-U-T” and “Ace!” rose from either side. After some long rounds, the Mesa Heroes got the ball. A strong server made ace after ace. Whenever Mesa got the ball back, they made points solely from aces. The first round was over, the Heroes winning 25 points to 10.
Junior varsity was pumped and ready to win the next round. Coach Dana Burnett put in Kaydance as middle, and she made some unbelievable hits. The team on the bench cheered until their lungs hurt, and their voices were croaky. Again, strong servers were put in the game but this time along with some incredible middles, setters, and a libero. All of these talented young ladies created another win. In the end, Mesa won the second round 25 points to 10, teaching Laveen a lesson they’ll never forget.