Wednesday's girls volleyball roundup
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
by Paul Ivice
Without their two captains and best players, No. 10 St. Andrews was no match for second-ranked Wellington on Wednesday night.
The Wolverines (14-0) prepared for their match tonight at top-ranked Martin County (13-5) with a 25-14, 25-10, 25-11 rout of the Scots (12-5), who were swept for the first time this season.
"They didn't look like the team that beat Lake Worth Christian," Wellington coach Brian Bausch said of the Scots, who played without senior middle Courtney Kaiser (illness) and junior outside hitter Allie Russo (injury).
"Those are our leaders on the court, without a doubt," St. Andrew's coach Hugo Jimenez said. "Not that we would have beat Wellington, but we would have been able to compete."
Bausch was sympathetic to the challenge Jimenez faced.
"You take away my best outside hitter and middle and I'm done," Bausch said.
Senior Katelyn Rawls had 11 kills for a Wellington front line that combined for 11 blocks to stymie the Scots' attacks.
"That's one of our strengths, our blocking and front line defense," Bausch said.
Wellington senior libero Abby Jo Winsor contributed 18 digs and sophomore setter Chelsea Boretti had 33 assists.
Junior Chiara Mazzola, an exchange student from Italy attending St. Andrew's only for the semester, served five aces among 18 service points, nine of them in a rally that nearly closed out the second game.
Outside hitter Sarah Adams led the Scots with seven kills and fellow sophomore Macie Tendrich had 15 digs.
Bausch said the quick win over St. Andrew's did not hurt his team's preparations for Martin County, a match that will "tell the tale of our team."
"We got to work on things we wanted to work on anyway," he said.
No. 3 Jupiter d. Palm Beach Central 25-16, 25-8, 25-11: Morgan Lear had 10 digs and 11 service points and Jillian Shemanski added eight kills and four blocks, leading the Warriors (11-4) to the sweep of the Broncos (8-11) in Jupiter. Emma Tiefemthaler had nine digs and five assists for Palm Beach Central.
No. 6 Park Vista d. Forest Hill 25-4, 25-8, 25-8: Jordan Sullivan had 24 service points and seven aces and Jaymee Kendall added eight kills as the Cobras (14-4) swept the Falcons in Boynton.
No. 9 Dwyer d. Palm Beach Gardens 25-27, 25-18, 27-25, 25-18: Shelby Erickson had 16 kills, 13 blocks and 10 service points and Madison Ahern contributed 29 digs, 11 service points and 10 kills to lead the Panthers (8-6) past the Gators (6-7) in Palm Beach Gardens. Anne Corrigan had 13 kills, seven blocks and Logan Green added eight digs for Palm Beach Gardens.
Pope John Paul II d. Cardinal Newman 25-20, 25-17, 25-15: Dani Chisty had eight service points, 12 aces, 18 kills and 14 digs and Amanda Evanicki added 10 service points and 17 digs as the Eagles (14-4) swept the Crusaders in Boca Raton.
Spanish River d. Olympic Heights 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-9: Brooke Mesner had 47 digs, 10 service points, and five aces and Kari Peterson added 11 kills two blocks as the Sharks rallied to beat the Lions (7-10) in Boca Raton. Jenn Sousa had 10 kills and Sarah Elias added 14 digs for the Lions.
South Florida HEAT d. Village Academy 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 17-25, 15-13: Changlena Delpe had 22 service points with 15 aces, but the Tigers (1-12) fell to the Heat in Delray Beach.
Palm Beach Lakes d. Boynton 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17: Nicalyah Sligh 10 service points to lead the Rams (3-6) past the Tigers in Boynton.