Carrillo closing in on volleyball title

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Maria Carrillo continued its march toward a 10th consecutive NBL regular season title Tuesday night with a straight set win against

Maria Carrillo’s Caiti Wiesner, left, blocks against Santa Rosa’s Sabrina Skelly during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

host Santa Rosa. The scores were: 25-9, 25-17, 25-18.

“We came out strong and took the momentum early,” Pumas coach Ally Sather said. “Then, we just kept to our task.”

Taylor Rose had an outstanding game with 15 digs. Caiti Wiesner and Claire Brady ruled the front line with nine kills apiece.

“It was Taylor Rose’s best game of the year,” Sather said. “She went to the floor to make some of those digs.”

Baelei Wiesner and Dani Reynolds each had 10 digs.

Carrillo is 9-0 in league and has a two-game lead over Montgomery with five to play. Overall, the Pumas are 16-3.

Santa Rosa is 5-3 in league and 13-5 overall.

MONTGOMERY 3, CASA GRANDE 0

At Santa Rosa, the Vikings got 15 kills from Katelyn Schroeder.

Rajan Uppal (seven kills) and Katie Kirk (five kills) also kept the pressure on up front as Montgomery cruised 25-20, 25-22 and 25-11.

Mckenna Laforge was deadly from the service line as she had eight aces. She also had 19 assists.

Violet Johnson contributed with 14 assists and 13 digs while Regina Pigsley seemed to be everywhere as she collected 31 digs.

Montgomery is 7-2 in league and 13-6 overall.

For Casa Grande, Analise Silva was credited with five blocks. Sadie Welch had eight kills while Sydney Manning 19 digs and Hannah Barlow chipped in with 11 assists.

UKIAH 3, CARDINAL NEWMAN 0

At Ukiah, Katie Williams led the Wildcats to a sweep.

Williams had 10 kills, seven digs and two aces.

The set scores were: 25-16, 25-10, 25-18.

Ukiah is 11-11 and 3-5 in NBL.
HEALDSBURG 3, PINER 0

At Healdsburg, the Dragons showed why they are one of the most improved teams in the Redwood Empire.

They knocked off Piner 25-7, 25-10 and 25-7.

After an 0-3 start, Healdsburg’s record is 22-9 and 5-2 in the SCL.

“We’ve absolutely improved,” coach John Kamra said. “At the beginning of the season our hitting was off but now we’re hitting with a good rhythm.”

Two of the most improved players are setters Robyn Brooks and Emma Numainville.

Against Piner, Millie Unti served six aces and Grace Ammerman had four kills.

PETALUMA 3, EL MOLINO 0

At Forestville, Alyssa McClure led the way with 11 kills as the Trojans maintained second place in the SCL. The set scores were: 25-11, 25-18, 25-21.

Olivia Baldwin had seven putaways as Petaluma gained a half-game on league leader Sonoma Valley. The Dragons had a bye.

ANALY 3, ELSIE ALLEN 0

At Santa Rosa, Saja Spearman-Wezar (eight kills) and Emma Wollmer (four aces) led the Tigers.

The scores were: 25-9, 25-8, 25-9

Analy is 16-8 overall and 6-3 in league.

ST. HELENA 3, CLOVERDALE 1

At St. Helena, the Saints remained unbeaten in NCL I play.

St. Helena prevailed 25-18, 25-27, 25-18 and 25-19 to improve its league record to 7-0. The Saints are 18-4 overall.

RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 3, UPPER LAKE 0

At Upper Lake, Annika Andrews did a little bit of everything for the Eagles.

Andrews had eight kills, six digs and six aces in her team’s 25-17, 25-20 and 25-22 triumph.

RVC is 4-3 in NCL II and 9-6 overall.