The Santa Barbara girls swept Rio Mesa on the road Thursday by scores of 25-15, 25-8, 25-19, improving the Dons to 6-1 in Channel League play.

Emmy Werner had seven kills and four digs, and Augustine Wooten added six kills and three blocks. Shae Delany had five kills and four digs, Nicole Scheutz eight aces, three kills and a block, and Malia Alzina three aces.

“Senior Malia Alzina and junior Vivian Caesar stepped in and provided a lot of great touches in the back row for us,” Santa Barbara coach Kristin Hempy said. “Both came in as defensive specialists in the first and second set, and Vivian was our libero third set. These ladies are such a great addition to our squad and both had strong serving and serve receive tonight.”

As a team, the Dons served up 16 aces.

Next week, Santa Barbara hosts Oxnard on Tuesday and plays at San Marcos on Thursday.

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