Eliana Urzua’s offensive prowess vaulted Bishop Diego girls volleyball to a sweep of Laguna Blanca in the Brick House on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20.
Urzua paced the attack with 20 kills to go along with her three aces and two blocks on the night.
Sage Thorne-Thomson contributed four kills and four aces while Sofia Parisotto had a standout game defensively while also collecting 25 assists and three kills.
“We have a tough road to try and make the playoffs,” Bishop Diego coach Dillan Bennett said. “We have to play three strong teams between now and next Friday, and we’ll have to bring our A game the rest of the way.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow before heading down to St. Bonaventure, where we always meet a stiff challenge.”
The Cardinals, now 4-3 in league play, will take on St. Bonaventure on Thursday.
San Marcos 3, Rio Mesa 0
The Royals dominated in a three-set sweep of Rio Mesa, 25-8, 25-11, 25-11.
Kaylin Cooney led the offense with seven kills with Gianna Mandarino not far behind with five kills.
Lilia Westmacott facilitated the offensive effort, ending the night with 20 assists and getting all hitters involved.
Hueneme 3, Carpinteria 2
Carpinteria battled with Hueneme and ultimately fell in five sets, 18-25, 17-25, 26-24, 33-31, 18-16.
The matchup was tight throughout, especially in a fourth set that saw the score get all the way up to 33-31 as both sides were exchanging blows back and forth.
Carpinteria led at one point in each of the final three sets but could not find a way to close out the match, leading to Hueneme coming from behind for the win.
With the loss, the Warriors dropped to 9-6 on the season and 6-3 in league.
Fillmore 3, Providence 1
Providence fell behind early and couldn’t come from behind, ultimately falling to Fillmore in four sets, 25-11, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19.
The team’s lone victory came in the third set thanks to a long service run by Daniella Terry.
Terry ended with five aces and two kills while Olivia Leflang collected six kills.
“It’s fun to keep competing in the next division up and we’re right there with them,” Providence coach Taylor Slover said. “With just a little more experience we can hang with any of them.
“It was a tough road loss tonight but it makes us better in the long run and builds character for future matches.”
Cate 3, Foothill Tech 0
The Rams took care of business to the tune of a sweep over Foothill Tech, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19.
“Overall good team effort tonight,” Cate coach Jordon Dyer said. “We missed more serves than we normally do but once we got into the rally, we were efficient and played with intent.
“Great to see some players come off the bench and contribute to the team.”
One of those players off the bench was Simran Sharma, who came in and registered some big points from the service line.
Meanwhile, Oyin Opawumi kept up her solid season with 12 kills while hitting .450 and Coco Klinman made an impact offensively.
On the defensive side, Josie Frazier came up with some clutch blocks and Melanie Davidson made several hustle plays.
The Rams will take on Laguna Blanca on Thursday.