Daily Dig – Sep 27

Games to Watch

Cleveland @ La Cueva 6:30 PM

The obvious one here is Cleveland hosted by the Bears; a match-up with many commonalities. Both teams are reeling from upset loses in their last games; La Cueva to 4A St. Pius and Cleveland to 3A Pojoaque. Both teams feature the best outside hitters in the state in Julia Warren and Cassie House. One could also argue about each having the best setter at 5A in Brandi Torr (Bears) and Jordan Bruere (Storm).

What can’t be argued is the need for both teams to right their respective ships.

Warren is going to need some help up front, and Torr is the key for that to happen. From Pojoaque’s win this weekend, it’s obvious Cleveland has an Achilles heel. Identifying that weakness, getting a good read on the defense and getting other hitters involved is key for a Bear’s win.

After seeing the Storm play last week, I think Cleveland’s biggest problem is their defense (minimizing the service errors doesn’t hurt either). Having the extraordinary front row won’t compensate for an inconsistent defense and sloppy passing. The Storm needs to correct those issues, keep the Bears on their heels, and make La Cueva forget there are hitters other than Warren.

It’s going to be tough environment at La Cueva tonight. Whatever the outcome, it will be a competitive match against two great teams.

Proview Networks will be carrying this game; if you’re near a computer, check it out.

Mayfield @ Las Cruces 7:00 PM

Revisiting one of the oldest rivalries in the state and definitely the most heated, both teams are both slowly and steadily improving. The Bulldawgs should have their middle, Sierra Ludington, available which will make the difference in this match. Leupold has been switching between his setters, Velasquez and Abney, with Velasquez getting playing time at Eldorado; it’s anyone’s guess to see who will be in the rotation tonight.

Alyson Lucht, the Mayfield middle, will be the Trojan’s best and consistent weapon. Look for Ludington to match up on Lucht; it should be a good battle at the net.

St. Pius @ Sandia 6:30 PM

A good test for the Sartans to see how they bounce back from the fifth place finish at the VolleyBash.

All Tournament Team omissions

I forgot to include some players in the story about the Sandia Prep in yesterday’s dig. My first mistake EVER.

Congrats to Olivia Layden, Cedar Yellowmule, and Kathaleen Coriz, all of Bernalillo, who were selected to the All Tourney Team at the Sandia Prep tournament this past weekend.

Way to go guys!

Tonight’s Games

12:00 AM Cleveland High School at La Cueva High School (Junior Varsity)
12:29 AM Highland High School at Albuquerque High School (Junior Varsity)
04:00 AM Cobre High School at Silver High School
04:30 AM Piedra Vista High School at Aztec High School (9th Grade)
04:30 AM Highland High School at Albuquerque High School (9th Grade)
05:00 AM Corona High School vs. Mountainair High School
05:00 AM Gallup Catholic High School at Ramah High School
05:00 AM Temple Baptist Academy at Victory Christian School
05:30 AM Piedra Vista High School at Aztec High School (Junior Varsity)
05:30 AM Highland High School at Albuquerque High School (Junior Varsity)
06:00 AM Rehoboth High School at Newcomb High School
06:11 AM Mayfield High School at Las Cruces High School (Junior Varsity)
06:23 AM Las Cruces High School (Las Cruces, NM) at Mayfield High School (9th Grade)
06:30 AM Roswell High School at Hobbs High School
06:30 AM Rio Grande High School at West Mesa High School
08:09 AM Artesia High School at Carlsbad High School (Junior Varsity)
08:47 AM Grady High School at Elida High School
10:11 AM Fort Sumner High School vs. Clovis High School
02:27 PM Grady High School at Elida High School (Junior Varsity)
02:38 PM Jal High School vs. Dora High School
03:14 PM St. Michael’s High School at Sandia Prep High School (9th Grade)
03:30 PM Santa Fe Prep vs. NM School for the Deaf
03:42 PM St. Michael’s High School at Sandia Prep High School (Junior Varsity)
04:00 PM Gallup vs. Valencia
04:00 PM Belen High School vs. Los Lunas High School
04:00 PM Santa Fe Prep at El Dorado Community School (7th Grade)
04:00 PM Hatch Valley High School at Socorro High School
04:00 PM Raton High School Volleyball
04:00 PM Thoreau High School vs. Newcomb High School
04:00 PM Grants High School at Miyamura High School (9th Grade)
04:00 PM Albuquerque Academy vs. Moriarty High School
04:30 PM Del Norte High School at Atrisco Heritage Academy (9th Grade)
04:30 PM Cleveland High School vs. La Cueva High School
04:30 PM Valley High School at Manzano High School (9th Grade)
04:30 PM Sandia High School vs. St. Pius X High School
04:30 PM Texico High School vs. Tucumcari High School
04:30 PM Cibola High School vs. Eldorado High School
05:00 PM Mayfield High School vs. Las Cruces High School
05:00 PM NMMI V vs. Ruidoso JV
05:00 PM Laguna Acoma High School at Bosque School (Junior Varsity)
05:00 PM SHS JUNIOR VARSITY
05:00 PM Gallup vs. Valencia
05:00 PM Raton High School VS Clayton
05:00 PM Belen High School vs. Los Lunas High School
05:00 PM Questa High School at Dulce High School (Junior Varsity)
05:00 PM Lordsburg High School vs. Animas High School
05:00 PM Jemez Valley High School vs. Walatowa High Charter School
05:00 PM Rehoboth High School at Newcomb High School (Junior Varsity)
05:00 PM Victory Christian School at Temple Baptist Academy
05:00 PM Hondo Valley High School vs. Mescalero Apache School
05:00 PM Dexter High School vs. Clovis High School
05:00 PM Grants High School at Miyamura High School (Junior Varsity)
05:00 PM Gadsden High School at Alamogordo High School (9th Grade)
05:30 PM Manzano High School vs. Valley High School
05:30 PM Atrisco Heritage Academy vs. Del Norte High School
05:30 PM Eldorado High School at Cibola High School (Junior Varsity)
05:30 PM Sandia High School vs. St. Pius X High School
05:30 PM Cibola High School vs. Eldorado High School
05:30 PM Texico High School vs. Tucumcari High School
05:30 PM Evangel Christian Academy vs. Desert Academy
05:30 PM Albuquerque Academy vs. Moriarty High School
06:00 PM East Mountain High School vs. Estancia High School
06:00 PM St. Michael’s High School at Sandia Prep High School
06:00 PM Santa Fe Indian School at Pojoaque Valley High School
06:00 PM Lordsburg High School at Animas High School
06:00 PM Laguna Acoma High School at Bosque School
06:00 PM Grants High School at Miyamura High School
06:00 PM Gadsden High School at Alamogordo High School (Junior Varsity)
06:00 PM Albuquerque Academy vs. Moriarty High School
06:00 PM Dexter High School vs. Clovis High School
06:00 PM Gallup vs. Valencia
06:00 PM Santa Rosa High School at Mora High School
06:22 PM Crownpoint High School at Shiprock High School
06:30 PM Del Norte High School at Atrisco Heritage Academy
06:30 PM Gateway Christian High School at Valley Christian Academy
06:30 PM Artesia High School at Carlsbad High School
06:30 PM Belen High School at Los Lunas High School
06:30 PM Questa High School at Dulce High School
06:30 PM Sandia High School vs. St. Pius X High School
06:30 PM Del Norte High School vs. Atrisco Heritage Academy
06:30 PM Albuquerque High School vs. Highland High School
06:30 PM Piedra Vista High School at Aztec High School
06:30 PM La Cueva High School vs. Cleveland High School
06:30 PM Eldorado High School at Cibola High School
06:30 PM Valley High School at Manzano High School
06:30 PM La Cueva High School vs. Cleveland High School
07:00 PM Mayfield High School at Las Cruces High School
07:00 PM Gadsden High School at Alamogordo High School