Milpitas High School varsity volleyball coach Jeff Lamb said the annual Milpitas Spikefest 1 Tournament went well last weekend, just not for the Lady Trojans' team.

Milpitas posted a 1-4 record over the day-long competition, which Lamb attributed to early-season miscues.

The Lady Trojans' first opponent of the tournament was Castilleja High School, which was seeded toward the top of the opening round bracket.

The Lady Gators won two games 26-24 and 25-19 to win the match over Milpitas.

"They were seeded pretty high, and it wasn't a match we were really supposed to win," Lamb said. "But we came pretty close."

Milpitas' lone victory of the weekend came against Hillsdale High School, winning in three games by scores of 24-26, 25-20 and 15-8.

After defeating the Lady Knights, Milpitas took on Gunn High School with a number of new Lady Trojans taking the court.

Lamb said while the younger girls played well, Gunn still came out on top, as they won in two games 25-20 and 25-16.

"We have a number of new players on varsity and they hadn't played at all in the first two games," he said. "So they played their very first game against Gunn and actually played a lot better than the starters."

After the loss, Milpitas was placed into the White Division for the tournament's second round, which featured the sixth-place teams of the previous bracket.

There, the Lady Trojans fell to Mount Pleasant High School 25-13 and 25-6. Milpitas' final match of the tournament


was a loss to Westmont High School by scores of 20-28, 25-20 and 15-13.

"It was a close match," Lamb said of the Westmont game. "But we were making a lot of early-season mistakes, and hopefully they'll even out."

Milpitas hosted Mount Pleasant for a rematch Tuesday night and then hosted Silver Creek High School last night. Scores were too late to print.

Tonight Live Oak High School comes to Milpitas for a 6:45 p.m. match, and the Lady Trojans go on the road Monday and Tuesday for matches against Leigh and Leland high schools.