Girls Volleyball: St. Lucy’s roughed up in Durango, facing La Salle tonight in championship rematch

St. Lucy’s hosts La Salle tonight at 5:40 p.m., in a rematch of last year’s championship won by the Regents
It is not just a match between teams that played for last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA volleyball championship.
When La Salle High School plays at St. Lucy’s Priory tonight, it’s a match between arguably the two best teams in the Valley. La Salle (18-1) is coming off two tournament victories, including a sweep in the Otay Ranch Invitational last weekend in southern San Diego County. St. Lucy’s (6-5), which defeated La Salle in last year’s division title match, is coming off an impressive top 16 finish in the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas.

Los Altos 3, Diamond Bar 0
Los Altos had little trouble in sweeping the Brahmas 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 to improve to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in league play. Diamond Bar dropped to 4-5 and 1-1. Los Altos was led by Fabi Rosas with 12 kills, three blocks and three aces. Setter Alyss Chacon had 29 assists while Morella Castro added eight kills, three blocks and three aces.

West Covina 3, Diamond Ranch 1
West Covina opened league play with a 25-6, 25-14, 17-25, 25-17 win over Diamond Ranch (6-3, 0-1). The Bulldogs (4-6, 1-0) were led by junior right side hitter Genessee Tate with 13 kills, four aces, four digs, three assists and one block. Junior setter Casey Shubin recorded 25 assists, six digs, two kills, one block and one ace. Sophomore middle blocker Adriana Ramirez added six kills and three blocks, while junior libero Paige Peterson contributed with eight digs and one ace.


Azusa 3, Duarte 1
Azusa setter Genesis Maldonado guided her team victory with 36 assists, 13 digs, four kills and three aces. The Aztecs (3-1, 2-0) won 25-12, 25-27, 25-19, 26-24 and handed Duarte (4-10, 1-1) its first league loss. Senior outside hitter Kristen Hitolito collected 17 digs, 15 kills and eight aces. Senior outside hitter Carmina Ortiz added 13 digs and 10 kills while senior libero Yessenia Celestino had 31 digs.

Gladstone 3, Sierra Vista 0
Gladstone received 24 assists, three digs and two aces from junior setter Abbie Cerjak in a 25-9, 25-14, 25-17 sweep for the Gladiators (8-2, 2-0) over the Dons (1-5, 0-2).
Senior outside hitter Melissa Jacob had nine kills, eight digs and seven aces, while senior outside hitter Selina Munoz contributed seven kills and six digs.

South Hills 3, Monrovia 0

Behind the play of senior libero Reina Ono’s 15 digs and five aces, South Hills improved to 8-3 on the season while Monrovia dropped to 6-3. The Huskies swept the Wildcats 25-11, 25-18, 25-10 and also were led by junior outside hitter Alisa McKissick who had 11 kills, seven aces, two blocks and two digs. Senior setter Ally Donnelly contributed 24 assists, two digs and one block while senior outside hitter Hale Gonzales had 10 kills and one dig.

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