Daily Dig – Oct 27

Cruces de-claws Alamogordo

The Bulldawgs beat Alamogordo in four sets, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15, 25-11 in Alamogordo on Tuesday evening. Sara Hurd led Cruces with 14 kills on the night, while Lexi Dotson collected eight. Lizzie Velasquez had 16 digs.

Cruces hosts the No. 1 Gadsden Panthers on Saturday afternoon to finish up their regular season.

Alamogordo, 7-13 overall, 1-7 (district) are finished with their regular season and will keep an eye on the Lady Knights. If Oñate wins, they will host Alamogordo. If Oñate loses, a coin toss to determine the tiebreaker, and thus the location of the first round of the district tournament.

Read about the Alamo loss in the Alamogordo Daily News.

Gadsden smokes Oñate

The Lady Panthers beat Oñate 25-10, 25-10, 25-8.

Gadsden looks to keep their district record perfect as they visit Las Cruces on Saturday. There is no doubt the Cruces win against Rio Rancho has opened some eyes, including Gadsden head coach Al Rosen. With a four set win over Cruces earlier this month, Gadsden can’t, and won’t, take the Bulldawgs lightly.

Oñate will try to redeem themselves on Saturday when they host the Mayfield Trojans.

Storm makes quick work of Volcano Vista

Cleveland disposed of Volcano Vista in 3 last night (25-17, 25-14, 25-15). Still resting some injured players but playing well. Jordan Bruere had 32 Assists, 10 digs, 3 blocks, and 3 aces and was named last week’s Metro Player of the Week. Cassie House and Sara Hattis led the team with 10 kills each and had 5 and 6 blocks, respectively.

“Hope Lujan, who has been playing very well lately and adding a lot to our attack, had 7 kills and hit .400,” said head coach Ben Wallis.

Lindsay Bost chipped in with 4 aces and we had 15 aces as a team. Blocked 14 balls as well which is our season high in 3 games.

El Paso Riverside wins title

The Rangerettes won their  third consecutive district title against 2-4A rival Canutillo. The win also puts Riverside at 12-0 in district play.

Read about Riverside in the El Paso Times

St. Pius wins district title

Senior night for Hannah Grazda, Cessie Ballou, Gabby Riviera and Chany Addy was made even more special with a sweep of the Pintos and the regular season 5-4A title, as the Sartans swept Moriarty, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17.

St. Pius faces Del Norte on Thursday and will hang tight as the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.

NM State walk on covered

Maggi Jo Keffury, a setter for Arroyo Grande High School in San Luis Obispo, has verbally committed to New Mexico State for the 2011 season.

Read about Keffury at SanLuisObispo.com – much thank to Sam Wasson for the story.

Weekly NMSU Release

Here is the New Mexico State weekly release for October 26th.

NM State Weekly Release

Scores from last night

Santa Rosa 3, Tucumcari 0
Lordsburg 3, Mesilla Valley Christian 0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-23)
Texico 3, Tatum 2 (25-21, 20-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-10)
Portales 3, Lovington 0
Tohatchi 3, Crownpoint 2
Hope Christian 3, Santa Fe Indian 1 (25-23, 17-25, 25-13, 25-17)
Cibola 2, Rio Rancho 1 (JV)
Ramah 3, Pine Hill 0
Victory Christian 3, NM School for the Deaf 1 (25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 25-17)
Eldorado 3, La Cueva 2 (25-15, 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 15-9)
Santa Teresa 3, Deming 1
Pojoaque 3, Sandia Prep 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-21)
Los Lunas 3, Miyamura 0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-20)
Rio Rancho 3, Cibola 0
Piedra Vista 3, Bloomfield 0
Abq Academy 3, Atrisco Heritage 0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-15)
Sandia 3, Manzano 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-17)
St. Pius 3, Moriarty 0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-17)
Belen 3, Valencia 2 (21-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-16, 15-10)