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The Malibu High School girls volleyball team celebrates after securing a lead in the game against Santa Paula on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Sharks fell 3-2. Photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News
Vanessa Leinbach (5) and Jade Nittolo (4) jump to block a hit from Santa Paula.
Coach Derek Saenz speaks to Vanessa Leinbach during a timeout.
The MHS girls volleyball team huddles around coach Derek Saenz during a timeout.
Shaila Sundher (9) watches Jamison Douglas (21) bump the ball for Lyla Mankoff (10) at the game on Sept 12.
Vanessa Leinbach (5) sets the ball for Jamison Douglas (21) and Lyla Mankoff (10).
Lyla Mankoff (10) spikes the ball as the Sharks face Santa Paula.
Malibu’s Maya Mellberg (16) spikes the ball over the net at Malibu High School.
Ryan Flynn, Freelance Reporter
1:19 pm PDT September 13, 2019
In a back-and-forth match that went the full five sets, Malibu girls volleyball couldn’t withstand visiting Santa Paula on Thursday, Sept. 12.