Dos Pueblos overcame several hitting errors and defeated Santa Ynez, 25-15, 25-22, 25-17, in the Chargers’ boys volleyball Channel League opener on Tuesday in Santa Ynez.
“We struggled at times to find the court tonight,” said coach Ehren Hug. “We had a few more attacking errors than we would have liked, but we grinded through it with a good team effort.”
Senior middle blocker Reid Sisney had another solid performance with six kills and three blocks.
Junior setter Grant Hughes was flying around the court. He had eight kills, three blocks, 11 assists and three digs. Ewan Richards added 15 assists to go with seven kills and Finn Hastings picked up 14 digs.
Dos Pueblos (6-2, 1-0) hosts San Marcos on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
JACK WILSON LEADS SAN MARCOS
San Marcos sophomore Jack Wilson had 16 kills to lead the San Marcos boys volleyball team to a sweep of visiting Westlake Tuesday, 25-20, 25-23, and 25-20.
Wilson had only three errors and a hitting percentage of .542.
“Jack played flawless volleyball from the front row, hitting out of the back row, serve receive, and at the service line,” Royals coach Roger Kuntz said. “For an outside hitter to have such a complete game is rare. He provided stability when we were faltering to side out.”
Senior captain and middle Aiden Pazier added eight kills and four blocks, and hit .500. In addition, “Junior setter Hansen Streeter ran the show efficiently and made excellent decisions finding the hot hand tonight,” Kuntz said.
San Marcos is now 8-4 on the season and plays a Channel League match at Dos Pueblos Thursday.
SANTA BARBARA HIGH ROMPS
Santa Barbara High improved to 8-2 on the season with a Channel League sweep at Cabrillo on Tuesday.
Diego Arroyo ran the offense for the Dons (2-0 in league), and the team got good play from Liam McCaskey at libero and strong serving from Kaed Caesar.
Santa Barbara plays its first home match against Arroyo Grande on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
LAGUNA BLANCA ROUTS FOOTHILL TECH
Laguna Blanca’s Freddie Russell and Thomas Couvillion each had nine kills to lead the Owls in a sweep of Foothill Tech in a home Tri-Valley League match Tuesday, 25-15, 25-18, 25-12.
Couvillion also had six aces and started the match on a serving run.
Ganden Walker added eight kills for the Owls, and Miles Sedlin had nine digs.
“Miles was very consistent in serve-receive, handling most of the first ball touches, and made some stellar digs on defense,” Laguna Blanca assistant coach Kat Niksto said.
The Owls play Thursday at Dunn.
BISHOP DIEGO DOMINATES DUNN
Kai Morphy and Macus Chan made their Bishop Diego debuts and helped the Cardinals sweep Dunn, 25-10, 25-23, 25-12, at the Brick House.
Morphy playec setter and comipled 17 assists, five kills, two aces and three digs. Chan added three kils and three blocks. Both players were on Bishop’s CIF-SS champion basketball team.
Sam Mikeale led the team with six kills, while Logo Logo Va’a played middle, opposite, and setter. He had two kills, two aces, five digs, and eight assists.
“We were in a position to play every guy on the roster, and some played new positions,” said coach Dillan Bennett. “Kai and Logo have never set before, and for no practice, they were great.”
The Cardinals improve to 2-0 in the Tri-Valley League, 3-7 overall.