Santa Fe High evens its volleyball District 2-6A record at 2-2 by sweeping past visiting Albuquerque Manzano Saturday night
Monte del Sol losses in five sets to Dulce at the GCCC
By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today
It was the fifth swept of the season for the Santa Fe High volleyball team, but this time it was against a District 2-6A, and that’s special.
Playing home at Toby Roybal Memorial gymnasium Saturday, the Demonettes took out Albuquerque Manzano, 25-18, 25-18, 25-16, to advance to 8-6 overall and 2-2 in district.
The other district team they defeated was Clovis, and that was on road. The losses were to first place Albuquerque Sandia and La Cueva. Manzano (4-8, 0-4) is not among the leaders in the district, but as far as head coach Sam Estrada is concerned, a W is a W, especially in district play.
It was a “Dig Pink” match and prepared Santa Fe High for Tuesday night’s match at home versus Albuquerque Eldorado (8-4, 2-2), who they are tied with behind Sandia (4-0) and Albuquerque La Cueva (4-1).
This was a solid team effort, with senior Ysabella Trujillo having a match-high 32 assists and junior Clara Morgan serving seven aces. In kills, junior Saolome Romp led the way with 13 and senior Adonica Baca added 10. In digs, Baca and senior Adrianna Catanach came up with nine each.
Estrada said his team had excellent serving, and it kept Manzano off balance on both side of the service line as his team committed only one error on returning serves.
At the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Monte del Sol lost to Dulce in five sets, 20-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14 and 15-13 in the deciding set.
“It was a hard-fought match,” said Dragons’ head coach Chela Butler. “It was close all the way, except for set four, but the girls still played well, just came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard.”
Monte del Sol is now 5-6 overall and 0-1 in District 2-3A play. Senior Liz Fukuda came up with 16 assists and had 14 service points, senior Lizabeth Nava added five kills, nine assists and 11 service points, and sophomore Emi Fukuda contributed eight kills and four blocks. Dulce is 10-2 overall and 1-0 in its district.