Sweet revenge: St. Lucy’s takes down Chino Hills

GLENDORA — St. Lucy’s High School believed it left a lot on the table when it was swept by Chino Hills earlier this month.
The Regents showed how much Tuesday night.
Deanna Dalton had 12 kills and Jasmine Warmington had nine and St. Lucy’s moved into a first-place tie with the visiting Huskies after rallying for a 20-25, 26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11 victory in a battle between the top two girls volleyball teams in the Sierra League.
The Regents, also getting seven kills each from Megan Callen and Mandara Hogarth, improved to 15-6 overall and 6-1 in league play. They rallied from one game down and a four-point deficit in the deciding game, using a 13-4 run before winning it, 15-11, on a mis-hit.
Chino Hills, which swept St. Lucy’s on Oct. 7, slipped to 23-5 and 6-1. The Huskies, who received nine kills from Heather Trueman and seven from Karly Shockey, had its 11-match winning streak snapped, losing for the first time since Oct. 1.

St. Lucy’s coach Sean Douglas: “It was just believing in ourselves. A lot of times it’s us, our mistakes, our errors. Chino Hills is a great team, and they push you. But if we take care of ourselves, we can go toe-to-toe with them. If we play like the last time we (faced Chino Hills), we’re in trouble. But when we’re in control, where able to put the ball away.”
Chino Hills coach Dana Buzzerio: “They had some successful hits, and our defense was a little flat-footed. We let them get momentum. We led each game, but we backed up.”

Other Scores
Baseline League
Glendora def. Etiwanda 25-13, 25-23, 25-14
Hacienda League
Bonita def. Walnut 25-17, 25-23, 25-23
Diamond Bar def. Rowland 25-17, 25-21, 25-12.
Montview League
Gladstone def. Bassett 25-8, 25-19, 25-11
Azusa def. Ganesha 23-25, 25-18, 27-25, 25-16.
La Puente def. Sierra Vista 25-21, 25-19, 25-10.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas def. Northview 25-18, 26-24, 25-16.

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  • CHHusky

    What a great match up tonight! St Lucy’s played a great game to hold their home court. I am sure it was apparent to everyone in that gym tonight, that both teams are loaded with outstanding athletes, and are well coached. It is not unrealistic for these two to meet again in the finals. Good game Regents, we want to play u again in November to settle the tie!

  • Regent House

    Well Said CHHusky. I believe many people in the St. Lucy’s gym (on both sides) thought the same thing last night. We could easily have a rematch in CIF.

    Very proud of St. Lucy’s for holding it together. The leadership on the floor was outstanding. The St. Lucy’s frontline (kills & blocks) was a big factor.

    Disappointed in Chino Hills coaches remarks. The best she could say was St. Lucy’s had some good kills but her team was flat footed at times.(??) The same could have been said about both sides. Chino Hills did a great job defensively and the only way St. Lucy’s was getting points was making the power kill which was happily supplied by Dalton, Warmington, Callen, Young and Hogarth. Also, our first line of defense (Blocking) Callen and Warmington was another key factor.
    The season is still not done. We have Ayala next week and you know Bernie and his girls will be giving their all. The Sierra League is no joke and the fact that Chino Hills #5 and St. Lucy’s #6 (Which will be awapping next Monday) and Ayala as an honorable mention for CIF is a testimony to how hard this league is and the level of talent and coaching the Sierra League has.

    Great game last night. It seemed more like a CIF championship match than a League match.

  • St. Lucy’s Pride

    Very proud of our Regents. Every girl made their parents/friends/school proud last night. From the awesome t-shirts (Thank you to our special family…you guys are the best), the signs, the mascot, the principal, the teachers, Damien, etc. They all came to support our little school’s volleyball team that packs a big punch.

    Our JV (who are undefeated) made an impact themselves. Candy launching, cheers, doing the wave; you are the Best!

    To the girls on the floor:
    Dalton, Callen, Young, Macy, Warmington, Hogarth, Si Fuentes, Rivera, Bast and Davis. You played strong and hard. To our seniors:Dalton, Callen and Young-Your leadership kept the team in it for all five games. Way to stay cool under pressure. That’s tenure!

    Great Job Coach Sean & Mallory!!!

    Stay focused, keeping winning and prepare for CIF! Go Regents!!!!!!

  • A picture is worth a thousands words

    This was a team win and this photo captures the very spirit.

    Congratulations!

  • BHS Bearcat

    It was a nice comeback for St. Lucy’s, but everybody knows that Bonita is the top team in the area. And until someone puts us in our place, our girls will continue to make Bonita proud

  • Regent House

    To BHS Bearcat:
    “And until someone puts us in our place…”

    St. Lucys swept Bonita in 3 @ Bonita.

    You have to beat a top team to be a top team in the area. Just because you are king of the school playground doesn’t mean you are top dog.

    Bonita/Los Altos game went to 5 on Oct. 21. SL swept LA (again) in 2. W/our reserve.

    The good news is Bonita will be #1 in their league and you will be in the final game for CIF again.

  • Tom Chalais

    #1) Home court advantage is BIG.
    Two examples;
    CH beats SL at home in 3.
    SL beats CH at home in 5.

    #2) A nutral court in CIF will answer who is the better between these two fine teams.

    #3) Regent you didn’t hear the question put to the CH coach so you shouldn’t comment on the coach’s answer.

  • CIF Neutral

    Unless it is the semi or final, someone could still have homecourt advantage.

  • TC

    True Neutral, that is if both teams can make it that far in CIF. If neither does the question as to who is best in the SG Valley will still be up for debate. Don’t ya just love HS sports.
    Go Husky’s

  • Keep trying TC

    Oh, it won’t be up for debate. St. Lucy’s just beat Chino Hills. We will jump in the SGV and more importantly CIF polls on Monday!!!!!!!

  • TC

    Hay Keep Trying,
    I guess you have a very short memory or just missed this one but on Oct 10th (that was only twelve days prior) CH at their home court beat SL in three without breaking a sweat. That brings us back to the piont; home court is a distinct advantage. Also both of these teams are equally talented and deserve the recognition. As far as the debate as to who is better, only a CIF playoff rematch will answer that question. Hopefully you will grow as a VB fan and learn to accept, appreciate and look forward to competition.
    Go HUSKY’S

  • SL Fan

    Is this TC guy for real?

    When SL lost, their team and their fans said nothing but Congratulations. One of your own parents commented just how classy SL was in the whole process.

    When Chino Hills loses, we have heard excuse after excuse after excuse. Homecourt Advantage, etc. And now you want to blog well, your still not better SL… What? Really?

    Who needs to learn how to be a vbfan? Say Good game and move on.

    A real fan of any sports knows whether its in 3, 4, 5 that any game could be won with enough determination and heart and anyone could lose for not having enough of what was just said. We are now three days later and TC is STILL blogging, hey remember, remember, remember. There is no short term memory. SL remembered very well what happened that night and even despite some of the same SL shortcomings on OCT 10th, we found a way to overcome and win. And we did just that. We won. Why should that be a surprise TC. Do you realize SL has won the Sierra League that last two years? Hopefully going on our third. SL has flaws but one thing is our girls are fighters. And a person accepts both wins and losses with grace. Not one person from SL has not recognized a player for CH. Our coach even said “great team”, the SL Bloggers said “Nice defense”.

    When do you step up and take your own advice TC?

    You had a great win on OCT 10th. But the last win was ours and that’s just how it is no matter how much you blog.

    Bonita beat Los Altos twice (once a sweep) last year in league and Bonita won their League. Los Altos won the CIF title. Don’t hate the players…

  • When did this start

    TC: This all started after Bonita called SL and CH out saying they should be #1.

    SL pointed out they beat Bonita @ Bonita. And that the top teams should be SL and CH.

    Just sayin’

  • TC

    Thanks for the origin info about the rankings debate “Just Sayin’”
    Wow, I guess I struck a nerve with “SL Fan”. To bad. To answer your question “SL Fan” I am for real and have been following VB in the valley for over 25yrs. I have watched all level of VB in SoCal and SGV from Club,HS, Jr College and Div. 1, watching it grow and change for the better into the exciting sport it is today. Now I didn’t say that CH was better then SL only that a rubber match on a nutral court, eliminating home court advantage, in CIF would answer that question. As for Thursdays SL’s win on their home court over CH, it was hard fought and deserving. Also a fan should not make a negitive comment in print about a coaches answer to a reporter without knowing the question.

  • Volleyball Parent

    Arguments are decided by the girls on the court…Let’s let that happen …sportsmanship starts with us right?…

  • TC

    “VB Parent” your right.

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  • Moving On

    CIF POlls are out and St. Lucy’s jumped to #4, Chino Hills to #7 in Division II-AA. Bonita is still at #2 for DIV II-A. Bonita will have a second chance at Troy in CIF.

    Fred/Steve: Signing Day is next week for the early commits. Vball in SGV has a few. Let’s celebrate our young female athletes in our local area.

  • Decision Time

    No Volleyball Polls for final week?

    Final games this Thursday. CIF playoffs will be announced Sunday.

    Let the games begin…….

    For all the blogging banter, the SGV will be represented well in all divisions. Lets put the banter aside and cheer for all the local talent.

    Which teams will be going?

    Signing Day is next week for early commits. Where are the SGV Volleyball athletes going?

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