Sierra Canyon girls volleyball eyes undefeated Mission League campaign
By Jacob H. Pollon
The Sierra Canyon girls volleyball team is taking care of its business.
The Trailblazers continued their impressive run in California with two more Mission League victories this week and have now won 16 consecutive best-of-5 matches.
Sierra Canyon had no problem with former state power Marymount of Los Angeles on Tuesday in a 21, 19, 16 sweep of Cari Klein’s young squad.
Hawaii-bound Maddie Way had 19 kills, four blocks and two aces to lead Sierra Canyon.
Boston College-bound Danica Rach had nine kills, six digs and two aces, junior libero Lauren Lynch had 23 digs and two aces, and Sade Ilawole had 42 assists.
In a first-place league showdown with Alemany, it was the Trailblazers coming out on top with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16 victory in four sets.
Rach had 14 kills, 12 digs and three blocks, Long Beach Poly-transfer Halie McGinest had nine kills and five digs, Way had nine kills and three blocks, Ilawole had 50 assists and Lynch contributed 17 digs.
Sierra Canyon (31-5, 8-0) has not lost in California this year and is looking to go unscathed through Mission League play to be the ourtight unbeaten champion.
Sierra Canyon is 87-1 in its last 88 league matches played. Marymount won a league match last year against Sierra Canyon. The only other setback before that was Sept. 15, 2015 against Viewpoint.
The Trailblazers end the regular season at Notre Dame Academy Monday and home against Marlborough Wedensday.
The Division 1 playoffs begin October 18th and continue October 24th and 28th. Sierra Canyon is expecting to host the first two dates before probably traveling to Mater Dei on the 28th in a match that could determine which team advances to the Southern Section championship.