Laguna Blanca clinched the Frontier League title Tuesday, remaining undefeated with a 3-1 win at home against Thacher.
The Owls lost the first set and then swept the next three on scores of 23-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15.
Lola Hall and Sarah Woodhouse led the way with 13 kills apiece. Hall added four aces and Woodhouse eight digs. Natalie had five kills, seven digs, three aces “and a great night passing in serve receive,” Laguna Blanca coach Jason Donnelly said.
Danica Rux had four kills.
“We let a large lead slip away in the first and had to regroup a little bit,” Donnelly said. “We were able to steady out, particularly behind the serving of Lola Hall, Natalie Bianchi and Danica Rux. They each had great runs from the service line that allowed us to separate.”
The Owls are 7-0 in Frontier League play with a match remaining against Dunn on Thursday for Senior Night at home. They are 12-3 overall.
“It’s great for these girls to win a league title,” Donnelly said. “They’ve worked hard for it, and are looking forward to honoring our seniors on Thursday and continuing to prepare for the upcoming CIF playoffs.”
La Reina 3, Cate 0
The Cate girls lost a Tri-Valley League match to La Reina Tuesday, on scores of 25-21, 25-12, 25-20.
“It was unfortunate for us to not come up with a win tonight, but I must say our team still managed to play hard from the first point to the last,” Cate coach Jordon Dyer said. “We now have to set our sights on tomorrow’s match against St Bonaventure.”
The Rams face St. Bonaventure Wednesday. They are 5-3 in league play and 10-6 overall.