Volleyball roundup: Santa Rosa tops Casa Grande in 5 games

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa spotted Casa Grande the first two games before rallying to win Tuesday night’s North Bay League match in Petaluma.

The scores were: 21-25, 14-25, 25-17, 25-23 and 16-14.

The match ended when a Casa Grande player hit the ball beyond the back line.

The fifth set was a nail-biter with the Panthers taking the lead for good at 12-11.

“We were shaky and tense the first two sets,” Santa Rosa coach Amber Oden said. “The girls were nervous playing on the road.

“Once we started relying on one another and communicating, the girls started gaining confidence.”

Kailoni Sisavth (39 digs) and Eden Gold (16 digs) played scrappy defense and Makenzie Oden assisted on 34 points.

Santa Rosa is now 5-2 in league and 12-4 overall.

MARIA CARRILLO 3, UKIAH 0

At Ukiah, the Pumas moved a step closer to their 10th straight NBL title with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-18 victory.

Carrillo is now 7-0 in league and 14-3 overall.

“At the start we took control from the service line and kept the momentum in our favor,” coach Ally Sather said.

Caiti Wiesner led the way with 11 kills, two more than Claire Brady. Baelei Wiesner and Dani Reynolds each had 13 assists and Payton Jones was credited with 19 digs.

MONTGOMERY 3, WINDSOR 1

At Windsor, Regina Pigsley had one of her best games of the season with 38 digs as the Vikings maintained second place in the NBL.

The set scores were: 25-14, 22-25, 25-21, 25-11.

“Pigsley was all over the place,” Jaguars coach Rich Schwartz said. “Montgomery’s service game was on and so was their front-line hitting.”

Leading the Vikings offense with 12 kills apiece were Katie Kirk and Katelyn Schroeder.

The bulk of the Vikings’ assists came from Mckenna Laforge (24) and Violet Johnson (13).

For Windsor, Allison Post was outstanding, with 16 kills and 23 digs. Alison Smith came up with 36 digs and Bridget Aikawa had 34 assists.

Montgomery is 6-1 in league and 12-5 overall while Windsor’s record is 2-5 and 9-7.

CARDINAL NEWMAN 3,
 RANCHO COTATE 1

At Rohnert Park, the Cardinals overcame a shaky start to prevail 18-25, 25-18, 25-18 and 25-8.

“We came back when we started serving better and passing better,” coach Anna Waller said.

Newman is 10-8 and 3-4 in the NBL.

SONOMA VALLEY 3,
 ELSIE ALLEN 0

At Santa Rosa, Mackenzie Albrecht served 15 aces to lead the visitors. She also had 23 assists.

The scores were: 25-7, 25-8 and 25-11.

The Dragons are 5-0 in the Sonoma County League and 11-2 overall.

HEALDSBURG 3, ANALY 0

At Healdsburg, Julia Somers had a match-high 17 kills and teammate Lizz Vega lent support with 14 kills.

“We played fabulous,” coach John Kamra said. “Our libero, Ursula Lopez was everywhere. She refused to let a ball drop.”

The Greyhounds, 21-9 and 4-2 in league, prevailed 25-11, 25-19 and 25-21.