For a while it seemed like deja vu for Melissa Noriega and her Calexico High volleyball teammates during their match against Central Union High last week.
As was the case last year, Calexico had Central right where it wanted it before faltering and having to play a fifth and final game. But as one of the team leaders, the 17-year-old senior stepped up to the challenge and helped put away the Spartans as the Bulldogs won the match 3-2.
"It totally reminded me of last year. We just broke down in some areas and let them back in," said Noriega, a senior. "Central isn't a bad team, but I don't think we played to our full potential. I know I could've done a lot better than what I did. In that sense, I was disappointed with myself."
While she thought she could have played better, statistically she played a solid contest, finishing with 10 kills.