Tuesday's volleyball roundup
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Palm Beach Post Reports
Park Vista coach Erica Green has put her girls volleyball team through a tough grind the first part of the season, but the Cobras didn't show any signs of fatigue Tuesday night in a matchup of two of the area's ranked teams.
Park Vista (9-4) swept Palm Beach Gardens 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 behind a strong performance from middle blocker Michelle Klein, who registered 19 blocks and eight kills for the sixth-ranked Cobras.
"We've had a busy schedule," said Green, whose squad lost to state power Tampa Prep in the Cobras' bracket final at the OVC tournament in Orlando last weekend. "They've been working hard, and we've been playing really good competition."
Green, who is in her first year guiding the Park Vista program, said it's been a learning process for her and the players, but she likes what she's seeing develop.
"It took some time for me to get to know the girls, and they're getting to know my style of coaching," Green said. "I think we're starting to jell."
That was evident against No. 7 Gardens (4-2), which was short-handed for the first game of the match because Gators coach Cheryl Green benched three starters for disciplinary reasons. After dropping the first game, Gardens appeared poised to possibly even the match in the second game before Nashali Vazquez reeled off six consecutive service points for Park Vista to break a 15-all tie. Park Vista jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the third game en route to the sweep.
Kaylee Bebee had 15 digs and eight kills and Jordan Sullivan added 20 assists for Park Vista.
Anne Corrigan led Gardens with 11 kills and four blocks. Kelsey Parry contributed 10 kills and Brigitte Zavithsanos nine assists for the Gators.
- Steve Dorsey
No. 1 Martin County d. Sebastian River 25-7, 25-14, 25-13: Mallori Moffat had 21 service points, 11 aces and 11 assists and Emily Brown added 10 service points as the Tigers (6-0) beat the Sharks in Sebastian.
No. 3 Boca Raton d. No. 10 Spanish River 25-22, 25-19, 25-11: Morgan Williams had 26 assists and Sydney Kantor added 18 digs to lead the Bobcats (5-1) past the Sharks (3-3) in Boca Raton. Ruth Harrington added nine kills and eight digs for Boca. Nicole Jarman had six kills, two aces and two blocks and Kari Peterson added five blocks, three kills and three service point for the Sharks.
Cardinal Newman d. King's Academy 17-25, 24-26, 25-23, 25-21, 15-10: Caroline Gardner had 14 blocks and 12 kills and Keelin Severtson added 23 assists and 10 kills as the Crusaders (3-5) rallied to beat the Lions (4-3) in West Palm Beach. Aubrey Logan added 14 digs and five aces for Newman. Samantha Evans had 30 assists, 10 service points and seven kills and Briana Whalin added 13 service points and nine kills for King's Academy.
Seminole Ridge d. John I. Leonard 25-18, 25-20, 25-21: Alexis Jordan had 10 aces and seven kills and Alana Tabel added six blocks as the Hawks (4-3) beat the Lancers (4-6) in Loxahatchee. Tamoya Merritt had nine service points, seven kills and seven blocks for John I. Leonard.
Santaluces d. Forest Hill 25-14, 25-6, 25-20: Jaime Yeary had 17 assists and seven digs and Brittany Mock added 11 digs and nine aces to help the Chiefs (4-4) beat the Falcons in West Palm Beach.
Suncoast d. Boynton Beach 25-13, 25-6, 25-11:Stacey Wilson had eight kills and Kailey McCormick added 12 assists and five aces as the Chargers (5-6) beat the Tigers in Riviera Beach. Allison Fandrey added five aces and three kills for Suncoast.
Benjamin d. Berean Christian 25-7, 25-9, 25-14: Jessica Armstrong had eight service points, six kills and two blocks as the Buccaneers (5-2) beat the Bulldogs in Palm Beach Gardens. Mariana Zindel added eight assists for Benjamin.
West Boca Raton d. Olympic Heights 25-16, 25-14, 28-26: Nina Woodward had 14 service points, 12 digs, three aces and two kills as the host Bulls (4-2) beat the Lions in Boca Raton. Alaina Fox added eight service points, seven kills and five digs for West Boca.
Summit Christian d. Village Academy 25-5, 25-11, 25-1: Nicole Navarro had 15 service points and Jessica Sanchez added nine service points and eight kills to lead the Saints (6-2) past the Tigers (1-6) in Delray Beach. Acora Crawford had 26 digs for Village.
Boca Raton Christian d. Grandview Prep 25-14, 25-21, 25-7: Rachel Kreisel had 10 service points, four aces, two kills and a block as the host Blazers (7-4) swept the Pride (3-3) in Boca Raton. Kimmy Hummel added 12 assists, six service points and three aces for Boca Christian.
Wellington Chr. d. Communtiy Chr. 25-16, 25-23, 25-14, 25-23: Nikki Leeders led the Eagles (2-6) with 17 service points in their win over the Cougars in Stuart.
South Fork d. Fort Pierce Central 25-5, 25-6, 25-7: Morgan Carter recorded seven kills and four aces to help the Bulldogs (5-3) beat the Cobras in Stuart. Rachel Carter added 13 assists and four aces for South Fork.