In a result received too late to make our paper or web site, but Loma Linda Academy outlasted San Dimas in 5 sets on Thursday night, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10.
Madison Field had 18 kills and five aces, Kailee Rohmer had 17 kills and seven aces and hit .393, while Demari Webb added 14 kills for the Roadrunners. Kayla Redfield added 49 assists. Loma Linda Academy hosts third-seeded Hemet on Saturday.
Aquinas girls volleyball defeated Loma Linda Academy on Tuesday in four sets, denying Loma Linda Academy a chance at an Ambassador League title, and certainly deserved to win.
But I was also impressed with some of the players, including 5-foot-10 LLA freshman outside hitter Damari Webb.
Webb recorded an impressive 17 kills, and showed her prowess as a powerful hitter as well as an effective server.
The match was far from perfect for Webb, Mendoza said. Her timing was off at times. Many of her attempts went wide and/or long.
“But I try not to get too mad at her. She is a freshman,” Mendoza said. “I think in a couple of years, she’s going to be the best player in the Inland Empire.”
I don’t consider myself an accurate judge of developing girls volleyball talent, but I don’t find that statement to be too hard to believe.
Ambassador League girls volleyball
Player of the Year – Itali Andrade, Western Christian
Coach of the Year – Jessica Granados, Aquinas
Sportsmanship Award – Western Christian
League champion – Aquinas
Lauren Barlow, Sr., Loma Linda
Madison Field, Soph., Loma Linda
Casey Goggin, Sr., Aquinas
Taylor Holcomb, Sr., Ontario Christian
Amanda Kirtley, Jr., Aquinas
Mikayla Marvin, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Paige Mieras, Sr., Western Christian
Andie Olson, Sr., Western Christian
Teresa Roquet, Sr., Aquinas
Amanda Sappington, Sr., Calvary Murrieta
Anna Stevenson, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Lauren Wells, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Shaye Worley, Sr., Ontario Christian
Ashley Dimaculangan, St., Ontario Chr.
Margella Elad, Sr., Aquinas
Kalin Miramontes, Soph., Western Christian
Emily Morgan, Jr., Aquinas
Cassidy Mulder, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Tesa Oaks, Fr., Woodcrest Christian
Lindsey Redfield, Sr., Loma Linda
Vanessa Rodriguez, Sr., Linfield Christian
Audrey Uyemura, Soph., Loma Linda
Danika Young, Jr., Calvary Murrieta