Bishop Diego served 25 aces in a sweep over Carpinteria in a grass-court volleyball match for the girls indoor teams. The scores were 25-22, 25-12, 26-24.
Bishop has set up a grass-court season for its indoor girls volleyball team, which is unable to play in the gym due to the strict guidelines for youth indoor sports from the state department of health.
Ashlyn Oxton-Madrigal led the Cardinals with seven kills on eight swings, four service aces and a stuff block. Katelyn Hoidal served five aces and had four kills. Bishop hit .429 as a team.
“The wind was definitely a factor today. Most of our players have never played outside, so having to deal with the windy conditions was a fresh challenge for both teams,” said Bishop Diego coach Dillan Bennett. “I was impressed with how well we ran our offense considering the conditions. I don’t think we had a single match last year hitting above .250 as a team.”
He thanked Carpinteria Athletic Director Pat Cooney and volleyball coach Bret Shellabarger and Mickey Caughey for bringing their team to Bishop for the competition.
“We are hopeful that Carp can get on our boys volleyball schedule this year, too,” said Bennett.
The Cardinals (2-0) start a busy final week of competition by hosting Lompoc on Monday at 4 p.m. They’ll play every day until the CIF end date of March 20
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