Daily Dig – Nov 3

Maddie Byrd - Las Cruces High
Maddie Byrd - Las Cruces High

Cruces downs Oñate

It took a little time to get the Bulldawgs in gear, but once they found their spark, Oñate found themselves on the receiving end of a well-tuned machine. After winning the first set 25-23, Oñate was unable to sustain any kind of momentum, losing the next three, 13-25, 12-25 and 18-25.

Sarah Fountain led all hitters with 13 kills, while Sarah Hurd collected 11. Oñate’s Julianne Reynolds led the Knights with 12 kills, followed by Erkia Tovar’s seven kills and 10 digs.

Cruces travels to Mayfield on Thursday to add another chapter to the storied battle. Winner of that game has the good fortune of facing the mighty Gadsden Panthers on Saturday. The District 3-5A tournament is always an exciting ride–expect this season to be no different.

El Paso Jefferson beats Canutillo

It’s good to see different El Paso schools  get some press, this time Jefferson’s win over Canutillo.

Mesilla Valley surprises Cloudcroft

Looks like the SonBlazers progress to the next round of the 6-2A tournament behind the solid play of Merrily Gomez. Mesilla Valley, who won the match 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-11 will travel to Lordsburg on Thursday to try and work some magic on the Mavs.

Read about the MVCS win at the Alamogordo Daily News.

Bloomfield earns first district win

Farmington must be scratching their heads, having dropped their match to Bloomfield on Tuesday night who, up to this point in the season, had gone without a district win. The Bobcats travel to Aztec for a Thursday night match.

Read more in the Farmington Daily Times

Scores from last night

Las Cruces 3, Oñate 1
District 3-5A Tournament – Second Round
23-25, 25-13, 25-12, 25-18

Belen 3, Miyamura 0
District 6-4A Tournament – First Round
25-17, 25-15, 25-20

Moriarty 3, Atrisco Heritage 0
Walaowa Charter 3, Santa Fe Waldorf 0
Sandia Prep 3, Hope Christian 1
District 5-3A Tournament – First Round
13-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-18

Cibola 3, Volcano Vista 0
District 1-5A – First Round

La Cueva 3, Manzano 1
District 2-5A Tournament – First Round
23-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-12

Gallup 3, Grants 2
Jal 3, Floyd 0
Mesilla Valley Christian 3, Cloudcroft 2