Girls Volleyball: League races starting to heat up, Amat at La Salle and Azusa at La Puente today

By Steve Ramirez, SGVN
This is a big week in area volleyball, with some key matches as league play kicks into high gear.

La Salle (19-2), ranked No. 6 in Division I-A, begins Del Rey League play today when it hosts Bishop Amat (6-4) at 6 p.m.

La Salle, which reached last season’s 2AA finals, where it lost to St. Lucy’s, is led by Haley DeSales, who has 161 kills, and Katrina Palffy, who has 143.

Bishop Amat, which opened league with a four-game loss to Bishop Montgomery last week, is led by Mariah Jackson’s 52 kills.

St. Lucy’s (8-5), ranked No. 2 in I-A after beating La Salle two weeks ago, faces two of the better teams in the East Valley when it faces Claremont and South Hills today and Thursday, respectively. Both matches have 5:30 p.m. starts.

The Regents, who face arch rival Chino Hills on Oct. 9, are led by Veronica LaPierre, who has 100 kills. St. Lucy’s has won back-to-back CIF-SS division titles.

Azusa, which is 6-2 and 5-0, has another battle for first place tonight when it travels to La Puente for a Montview League match today at 5:30 p.m.

The Aztecs beat Gladstone in four games last week.

The Gladiators, who are 4-1, rebounded by winning five of six matches in the Carpinteria Tournament on Saturday.

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  • volleyballer

    Since Azusa lost 3 key players to injury this week,(Kristen, Carmina and Yesenia: Libero) don’t expect any hard fought victories.
    Gladstone is not as good as made out to be. With lumbering middles and a short outside hitter that’s one-dimensional; yes one dimensional since she can’t hit a roll shot, a tip or cut the ball, and rarely hits line, teams can just sit back and defend the angle shot. She lacks the versatility of Gladstone’s past good outside hitters. If they manage to get past 1st round in CIF, look to their coach to lose them games like he has in the past. He will throw lineups out there that he never uses when he panics.
    Come on coach!!!

  • real Lancers

    Amat loses to La Salle 3-0. They don’t match up at all.

  • Get help

    Why headline the Pasadena, 1A #6 team, La Salle vs. the nobody, Bishop Amat game. What a bunch of amat homers.