Bay Area high school volleyball: St. Mary’s-Berkeley clinches TCAL, Hayward rallies from down 2-0 and more
No. 2 Archbishop Mitty 3, No. 3 St. Ignatius 0
Archbishop Mitty swept No. 3 St. Ignatius 13-25, 9-25, 24-26 in West Catholic Athletic League play on Tuesday night, snapping a four-game losing streak that included back-to-back losses to No. 1 St. Francis.
The Monarchs honored Jillian Pascual, Amiya Kuchibhotla, Katelyn Cook, and Annabella Rando on senior night. The Monarchs improved to 19-4 overall and 5-2 in WCAL play.
Carol Manu, a junior at St. Ignatius, had ten kills, and Sophia Lucas and Gianna Halteh each had five. Logan Stern, a senior, had five digs.
St. Ignatius came into the game on a four-game winning streak, including a win over Redwood-Larkspur.
No. 9 Burlingame 3, Sequoia 0
Burlingame swept its third straight PAL Bay Division opponent on Tuesday, improving to 7-1 in the division and staying within a game of 8-0 Menlo-Atherton. Sequoia was defeated by Burlingame 25-17, 25-8, and 25-20. Ava Scatena had 11 kills with no errors, junior Ella Duong had eight kills, and setter Jill Kiniris had 36 assists and four kills, according to Burlingame coach Hannah Korslund.
St. Mary’s-Berkeley 3, Albany 0
With a sweep, St. Mary’s-Berkeley improved to 9-1 and clinched the TCAL-Stone title for the third time in a row.
According to St. Mary’s coach Chris Martinez, junior Dallas Fa’afiu “commanded the net and helped the Panthers defense and offense have a great night.”
Seniors Jae Vass and Ashley Taboada both performed admirably. Kalaya Phung, Neala O’Sullivan, Corinne Jones, and London Crawford all put in strong performances.
Hayward 3, Arroyo 2
Hayward came back from two sets down against Arroyo to maintain his perfect 8-0 record in MVAL/WACC-Shoreline competition. Hayward coach Alisa Parsons stated that she used an all-senior lineup in the third set and that “all of a sudden the team began to gel defensively and offensively.”
Emi Licea, Rosalynn Jimenez, Evalynn Jimenez, Isla Fonua, Leica Leonador, and Makayla Asoy were among the seniors. Sophomore Marilyn Megino had to fill in during the fifth set, and according to Parsons, “she served the last few points of the game and had great decision making in sets.”
Silver Creek 3, Lincoln-San Jose 0
Silver Creek defeated Lincoln-San Jose in three sets and improved to 14-5. Silver Creek’s kills were led by Haley Nguyen and junior Sophia Quach, while assists were led by Deziree Lazaro. Brielle Moseley had three blocks, and Erin Federigan, a sophomore libero, had 18 digs. Coach Ivonne Luescher stated that the team missed only one of 74 serves and that “the team did a great job playing together, limiting errors, and taking care of the details to play a great match.”
Berkeley 3, Alameda 1
Berkeley defeated its MVAL/WACC-Foothill rivals for the second time this season after losing five of its previous six matches against Alameda. The Yellowjackets won by scores of 25-14, 23-25, 25-17, and 25-15.
Senior Elle Walker led the team with 13 kills and six digs, while Preslie Yates contributed four aces and seven kills and senior setter Camille Jacala had 22 assists, three aces, and four digs. As a libero, Semaj Manuel had three aces and nine digs, and Margaux Vuilliquez had 15 assists and four aces.
Pioneer 3, Willow Glen 1
Pioneer defeated Willow Glen 25-7, 19-25, 25-10, 25-11 to remain unbeaten in BVAL Santa Teresa-West action. Miranda Prijatel had 16 kills and five aces, and Ellery La Fever added eight kills and four aces.
Emily Feierfeil, the middle blocker, had seven kills and two blocks, and Yara Khoury had 15 assists and eight aces. Pioneer’s serving performance was led by Maddy Rhyasen, who had 12 assists and five aces. Mia Moraski, a sophomore middle blocker, had three kills and two blocks.
Terra Nova 3, El Camino 1
Terra Nova defeated El Camino 25-14, 22-25, 25-13, and 25-22 to improve to 4-4 in PAL-Ocean league play. Terra Nova’s Italia Ghilarducci led coach Apolinario Madayag’s team with 12 kills, while Melina Liu-Chin and Rianna Petterson each had nine. Penelope Madayag, a senior, had seven aces, six kills, and ten digs.
Carlmont 3, Half Moon Bay 0
Carlmont improved to 13-9 with a 3-0 victory over Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, winning 27-25, 25-19, and 25-20. Despite the defeat, Half Moon Bay received strong performances from a number of players. Aaron Lester had five kills to lead the team, while Emma Sandel and Amelia Ortolan each had four. Aliya Wicks recorded four aces. Kate Billington had 16 digs, while Ava Cardiel had 19.