St. Lucy’s opened Sierra League by beating traditional power South Hills, 25-12, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22 Tuesday. But the Huskies may have lost more.
South Hills senior middle blocker Jackie Valle-Acosta injured her left knee during warm-ups and might be lost of the season, Huskies coach Charm Doyle said.
St. Lucy’s received 15 kills from senior Deanna Dalton and 10 from junior Jasmine Warmington to improve to 10-5. The Regents controlled game one before South Hills rallied to take the second game, with St. Lucy’s keeping the Huskies in check, withstanding two late rallies to win games three and four to take the match.
South Hills, which slipped to 7-3, received 13 kills from outside hitter Marisa Gomez and 11 from Whitney Deshay.
St. Lucy’s coach Sean Douglas: “I don’t think we played as fresh as I would have liked. But South Hills has a way of doing that. They lost their big hitter in warmups, but they are a solid team, and they are always going to push back. We needed to play a little better.”
South Hills coach Charm Doyle: “My senior middle blocker getting hurt in warmup, that was huge. But I’m proud the way my girls played. They stayed with (St. Lucy’s) that much … I’m just very proud of them.”
Los Osos def. Glendora, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21
Bonita def. West Covina, 25-9, 25-10, 25-7
Los Altos def. Diamond Ranch, 25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19
Gladstone def. Sierra Vista, 17-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-10
Azusa def. Duarte, 25-17, 23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-10
Ayala def. Charter Oak, 25-8, 25-19, 25-20