Tokay Tigers varsity volleyball coach Pam Buzo didn’t think the Granite Bay Grizzlies were at their best. The Grizzlies were missing their star setter and seemed “out of sorts.” Unfortunately for Buzo and the Tigers, the Grizzlies were still good enough to eliminate Tokay from the playoffs with a straight-set victory on Tuesday night in Granite Bay.
The Sac-Joaquin Section first-round game left Tokay with no margin for error, and the No. 16 Tigers weren’t at their best either in the 25-14, 25-16, 25-15 loss to the top-seeded Grizzlies, ranked No. 2 in the state and 17th nationally by MaxPreps.