Volleyball: Sonoma Valley nears SCL perfection

Sonoma Valley's Delaney Swanson, left, goes up to block against Analy's Abby Groth during the game held at Analy High School, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Sonoma Valley’s Delaney Swanson, left, goes up to block against Analy’s Abby Groth during the game held at Analy High School, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Sonoma Valley moved to within three matches of a perfect SCL season with a three-set victory over host Analy on Tuesday evening.

The Dragons prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-19.

Sonoma plays Healdsburg (7-2) on Thursday and finishes the regular season with Piner and Elsie Allen next week.

Mackenzie Albrecht and Delaney Swanson were the stars in the win over Analy.

Albrecht served 10 aces and assisted on 30 other points while Swanson came up with 15 kills.

“The girls knew that this was an important game in a tough place to win,” coach Chelsea Scott said. “We played a clean match and did what we set out to do.”

Sonoma’s overall record is 19-3.

HEALDSBURG 3, PETALUMA 0

At Healdsburg, the home team rarely missed a put-away shot while playing one of its best matches of the season.

The Greyhounds had 35 kills and made only five hitting errors. Leading the attack was Julia Somers with 17 kills, followed by Lizz Vega with nine.

“Our setter, Robyn Brooks, deserves a lot of credit,” coach John Camra said. “She was giving our front line hittable balls all night.”

The set scores were: 25-21, 25-22 and 25-21. Overall, the Greyhounds are 24-9.

For Petaluma, now 7-3 and 16-8, Alyssa McClure had 13 kills and Olivia Baldwin added 10.

MARIA CARRILLO 3, CASA GRANDE 1

At Petaluma, the Pumas moved a step closer to finishing NBL play with an undefeated record. With three league matches remaining, Carrillo is 11-0.

“We had a slow start,” Pumas coach Ally Sather said. “However, once we got our speed on offense, we were able to take control. Credit to Casa. They came out swinging.”

The set scores were: 25-21, 19-25, 25-14 and 25-11.

Caiti Wiesner and Claire Brady provided a one-two punch. The former had 15 kills, two more than the latter.

The Gauchos’ offense was led by Gaby Banaszek with 10 kills, three more than Ashley Dibert. Kayleigh Hart finished with 15 assists and four aces.

MONTGOMERY 3,  SANTA ROSA 2

At Santa Rosa, the Vikings narrowly got the victory in fifth-set nailbiter.

The scores were: 25-14, 24-26, 25-23, 27-29 and 15-12.

Regina Pigsley was all over the floor as she collected 57 digs.

Meanwhile, on the front line, Katelyn Schroeder knocked down 20 kills followed by Rejan Uppal (13), Maddee Martin (nine) and Katie Kirk (eight).

For the Panthers, Makenzie Oden dished out 40 assists while Sophy Samonte came up with 42 digs. Devin Murray blocked 10 shots.

Janelle Diangson was credited with 17 kills, three more than Sarah Pack.

“We proved we can play with the big teams,” Santa Rosa coach Amber Oden said. “I’m so proud of my team.”

Montgomery is 15-6 and 9-2 while the Panthers are 14-6 and 7-4.

CARDINAL NEWMAN 3, WINDSOR 2

At Cardinal Newman, the Cardinals withstood a Jaguars rally to eke out the victory.

The scores were: 25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 16-25 and 15-12.

“It feels great to win a five-set match,” coach Anna Waller said. “We lost three or four of those earlier in the season.”

Ingrid Jungferman led the Newman attack with 17 kills and 18 assists.

“She played awesome,” Waller said. “She’s developed into a consistent outside hitter.”

Marina Vivaurri also made her presence felt on the front line as she finished with 14 kills.

Megan Vice contributed 24 assists and 15 digs while Kate West had 27 digs.

Newman’s record is 12-14 and 4-7.