La Puente maintains ownership in Montview, beats Gladstone
By John Honell
The La Puente High School girls volleyball team took a huge step Tuesday toward its fifth consecutive Montview League title.
The Warriors (10-3, 7-1) avenged their only league loss of the season with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-11 win as the teams began the second round of league play.
“We just had too many errors in that fourth game,” Gladiators coach Jeff Devine said. “We came back in that second game and were close in the other two but we just lost control of it in that last game.”
St. Lucy’s 3, Chino Hills 0
[St. Lucy’s remained unbeaten in league as the Regents ran their record to 4-0 and 11-5 overall with a 25-10, 25-21, 25-13 sweep of the Huskies. Chino Hills fell to 14-7 overall and 2-2 in league. St. Lucy’s senior captain libero Arden Davis played an strong game as she recorded 14 digs and one ace. Senior left outside hitter Vanessa Caustrita added 10 kills, two blocks, two digs and two assists while junior left outside hitter Veronica LaPierre had nine kills and nine digs. Sophomore setter Juliet McClure had 28 assists, 10 digs, four aces, two kills and one block. For Chino Hills, sophomore left outside hitter Meghan Burzzerio led the way with 17 kills and 14 digs.
Senior setter Shelley Anderson added 18 assists, 10 digs and six kills while senior libero Kiana Hayashida had 13 digs..
Ayala 3, West Covina South Hills 2
Erin Clark dished out 49 assists as the match went all five games with the Bulldogs coming out on top 25-10, 14-25, 25-17, 21-25, 18-16. Danielle Giltner led Ayala in kills with 17. Ayala improves to 10-6 overall, including 3-1 in league.
Claremont 3, Charter Oak 0
Ariana Holmes had 14 kills and nine digs for Claremont (6-2, 2-2). The Wolfpack will host Ayala on Thursday.