Laguna Blanca girls volleyball came out on top in the Santa Paula Tournament on Saturday, going 7-0 on the day.
The Owls defeated Fillmore, Santa Paula and Pacifica in two sets in pool play to earn a top seed in the playoffs.
In the playoffs, Laguna Blanca took down Beacon Hill and Santa Clara to set up a one-set championship with Villanova.
It was a back-and-forth affair, but the Owls pulled out the 26-24 victory to win the tournament.
“In the finals we were down for most of the game and were able to stay focused, make a few plays, and come out on top. It was a great win for our squad,” Laguna Blanca coach Jason Donnelly said.
Sarah Woodhouse was named to the All-Tournament team after collecting 20 digs, 17 kills and 10 aces on the day. Danica Rux also made an impact offensively with 16 kills and 12 aces.
Dishing out those kills was Ginger Finney, who finished with 50 assists and nine aces.
“I was really proud of the way we played today,” Donnelly said. “We have been working on being a bit more consistent throughout each game and handling adversity with a little more confidence.”
Laguna Blanca, now 8-8 overall, will return to league play against Foothill Tech on Tuesday.
Bishop Diego @ Viewpoint Tournament
The Cardinals fell in the championship game of the Viewpoint Tournament, losing to Royal 25-21, 25-23.
Bishop Diego went 4-1 in their five matchups over the weekend.
Eliana Urzua was a force to be reckoned with all tournament, finishing with 80 kills, eight aces and seven blocks for a total of 95 points.
Sage Thorne-Thomson registered 13 kills, 13 aces and a block while ViVi Klenter added in nine kills, eight aces and six blocks, playing “her best volleyball of the season,” according to head coach Dillan Bennett.
With the impressive weekend finish, the Cardinals are now above .500 at 12-11 and will be on the road against La Reina on Tuesday.
Providence @ Besant Hill
On a grass court, Providence took down Besant Hill in four sets on Saturday, 25-23, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19.
The Patriots managed to pull out the first set after trailing for the majority of it. The second set was quite the opposite, as Providence cruised to a 25-13 win.
Set three was a struggle for the Patriots, who had eight service errors en route to the 25-22 loss.
“This was a good learning moment for the girls, they need to know that they have to bring their A-game every set,” Providence coach Taylor Slover said. “No games just win themselves by you walking on the court.”
They bounced back in the fourth set to put it away, winning 25-19.
It was a strong serving performance for the Patriots, who totaled 39 aces. Olivia Leflang led the way with 15 aces while Daniella Terry added in 11.
Cate Douglas led all Providence hitters with seven kills.
“The girls did a good job bringing home the road win today, especially in the heat and the wind on the grass court,” Slover said.
The Patriots are now 3-0 in league play and will take on Dunn on Wednesday.