San Marcos drove through wild fires to reach Quartz Hill in Lancaster for its CIF-SS Division 3 girls volleyball playoff match on Thursday.
The Royals regrouped after a first-set loss and won the the next three to advance to a second-round match at home on Saturday against South Torrance. The scores were 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-18.
“They had a strong block and we made a lot of errors,” San Marcos co-coach Dwayne Hauschild said of the first set. “It was a long drive, so we started a little cold, but once we settled in and hung on in game two, games three and four we were just smashing from the service line which helped.”
Taylor Wilson was on fire for San Marcos, smoking Quartz Hill with 23 kills and some wicked serving. Middle Brynn Sofro was a force with nine kills and five blocks and Bella Johnson blasted 11 kills on the outside.
Libero Grace Matthews continued her solid play with 32 digs and three service aces.
Setters Ashley Day and Ava Cole dished on 28 and 18 assists, respectively, combined for 13 digs and provided tough serving.
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