SAN GORGONIO 3, INDIAN SPRINGS 2 >> Tatiana Russell led the Spartans (6-13, 1-4) with 12 kills, 12 blocks and three aces in the comeback victory over the Coyotes, 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-6 in San Andres League play. Evelyn Soto contributed to the victory with 13 assists for the Spartans. San Gorgonio will play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Rialto.
LOMA LINDA ACADEMY 3, ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN 0 >> Demari Webb had 14 kills for the Roadrunners in the Ambassador League victory over the Eagles, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20. Morgan Hall contributed to the victory with 13 kills and two blocks.
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CLAREMONT 22, GLENDORA 18 >> Bruno Snow led the Wolfpack (12-6, 4-0) with 11 goals in the Palomares League victory over the Tartans. Jonathan Wong contributed to the victory with nine goals while goalkeeper Kellan Grant had 11 saves. Claremont will play at 4 p.m. Saturday against Thousand Oaks.
AQUINAS 16, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 2 >> Natascha Pirkovic went undefeated in her matches for the Falcons (7-1, 3-0), sweeping the Knights, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in singles. Caroline Brown and Roxanna Shabahang also provided singles sweeps for the Falcons while Sabrina Kinnally and Franz Geronimo swept the Knights (0-7, 0-3) in doubles, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. For the Knights, Mia Nishanian and Hannah Kennedy won two matches as a team in doubles against the Falcons. Aquinas will play at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday against Arrowhead Christian. Ontario Christian will play at 3:15 p.m. Monday against Arrowhead Christian.
GRAND TERRACE 3, SAN GORGONIO 0 >> Tatiana Russell had six kills while Evelyn Soto had eight assists in the Spartans (3-4) loss to the Titans, 25-9, 25-10, 25-16. San Gorgonio will play at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday against Riverside Ramona.
LOMA LINDA ACADEMY 3, LINFIELD CHRISTIAN 0 >> Demari Webb had 10 kills and three aces for the Roadrunners in the victory over the Lions, 25-18, 25-13, 25-9.
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.