Sofia Parisotto played well as the new setter for the Bishop Diego girls volleyball team and Eliana Urzua dominated the Cardinals’ attack in a 25-20, 25-16, 13-25, 25-16 win at La Reina in a Tri-Valley League match on Tuesday.
Urzua pounded 27 kills and had a block and service ace and Parisotto dished out 36 assists in her setting debut. Emma Coglizer led the Bishop defense with 10 kills
“We battled a little bit tonight through a new lineup,” said coach Dillan Bennett, “I’m happy with how Sofia Parisotto stepped into the role of setter tonight, and I’m pleased with the energy Sage Thorne-Thomsen brought tonight as an outside hitter.
“We have a number of things to get better at tomorrow as we prepare for Cate, who will be fired up to get into the Brick House on Thursday.”
Bishop Diego is 6-0 in league and 9-9 overall.
St. Bonaventure 3, Cate 1
The Rams lost a close third set and fell to the Seraphs in four in a Tri-Valley League match. The scores were 25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18.
After splitting the first two sets, the teams were tied at 22 in the critical third set. St. Bonaventure served three straight points to win the set. The Seraphs took an early lead in the fourth and never looked back.
“There were a lot of good moments in tonight’s game, lots of defensive hustle plays, strong net play, and quality serving,” said coach Jordon Dyer. “It’s tough to come up short, but I think the team played well considering our ever-changing lineup due to injuries and absences.”
He praised the play and passion of senior Mel Davidson.