Cleveland sweeps Pojoaque
Cleveland beat Pojoaque, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17, in what head coach Ben Wallis describes as “our best match of the year.” Middle Sara Hattis racked up 12 kills with four blocks, Cassie House had 10 kills and six blocks, while Jordan Bruere amassed 35 assists.
Up next for the Storm: the Rio Rancho Volleybash alongside some heavy hitters in 5A-3A: Gadsden, Rio Rancho, St. Pius, Artesia, Moriarty, Pojoaque, and Santa Teresa. I think it’s safe to say at least one, possibly two eventual state champs are participating in this tournament.
St. Pius X defeats Eldorado in five
St. Pius bested Eldorado tonight in a marathon 5 set match, 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 15-13. St Pius was led by the hitting of OH Sara Weber and middle Lauren Roveto. Setter Jasmine Serna, libero Felicity Jackson, and hitter Lexi Biondi also chipped in for the big win.
St Pius travels to La Cueva Wednesday for another tough match and then to the Rio Rancho Volleybash beginning Friday.
Jal over Kermit (TX) 3-0
Shiprock defeats Aztec 3-2
Abq Academy over Española Valley 3-0: 25-20, 25-15, 25-18
Hope Christian sweeps Cuba 3-0: 25-12, 25-14, 26-24
Victory Christian defeats South Valley Academy 3-0: 25-7, 25-9, 2-10
Manzano over Atrisco Heritage 3-0: 25-6, 25-18, 25-12
Volcano Vista over Los Lunas 3-1: 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18
Highland beats Cibola 3-0
Mesilla Valley Christian fires coach
A mid-season dismissal of head coach Roman Valenzuela means the Lady Son Blazers will have to break in their third coach since the summer began. No word on the reasons for Valenzuela’s sudden departure, but Mesilla Valley debuted their new coach with a loss to Hot Springs on Tuesday night. Sitting at 11-4, MVCS has home/away games with former district foe Mescalero Apache before starting district play against the always tough Lordsburg on October 5th.