By Steve Ramirez
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HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Los Altos High School was pick by most to win the Hacienda League girls volleyball title this season, and so far the Conquerors are living up to the billing.
Senior middle blocker Jeannette Mojica had 14 kills and senior outside hitter Marisa Rojo 11 as Los Altos took over first place with a 22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19 victory over Dimaond Bar on Tuesday.
The Conquerors, also getting six kills from senior opposite Jordan Midyette and five from sophomore outside hitter Mireya Rojo, improved to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in league play. Los Altos also won its 14th consecutive Hacienda League match after going 12-0 last season.
Junior opposite Jessica Pierce had 10 kills for the Brahmas, who slipped to 6-5 and 2-1.
Los Altos coach Jaime Ornelas: “(The final three) sets we figured out who we could serve to, and who we could go to. We modified our defense, and the girls picked up their service. Once we pickd up that momentum, we did a lot better and the girls picked up their game.”
Diamond Bar coach Hua Li: Both teams played really well. Los Altos did better than us. We need to find out by the next match what we need to do to play well in our home game (against Los Altos).”
Los Altos’ Jeannette Mojica: “Our biggest comeptitor this year is Diamond Bar. They’ve been our focus in practice. We’re very proud of ourselves that we were able to smash them.”