Volleyball continues to roll

By Jacob H. Pollon

Sierra Canyon Athletics Dept.

Staff Writer


It was another dominant victory for the Sierra Canyon girls volleyball team Tuesday night.

The Trailblazers had little trouble again in a nonleague match. This time against LaSalle of Pasadena. Sierra Canyon only faced a minor hiccup in the third set of and eventual 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 victory.

 After leading by a wide margin in the final set, Sierra Canyon saw LaSalle pull even at 23-23 before winning the next two points.

 The victory was third in a row over the Lancers after knocking them off in last year’s Southern Section championship game and coming from two sets down to upend LaSalle in a So. Cal. state regional championship game.

 Once again, Sierra Canyon received contributions from up and down the lineup. 

 Michigan-bound May Pertofsky had 13 kills, five digs and an ace for the Trailblazers. Jaylen Jordan, a hard-hitting junior, added 12 kills, nine digs and a block.

 Taylor Simpson had 34 assists, nine digs, three blocks and four aces. Sierra Canyon showed off its plethora of playmakers and overall team depth.

Sierra Canyon was also bolstered by Yale-bound Zoie Stewart’s play in the middle, the all-around play from Addison Peeler and the serving from junior Jordan Pillsbury.

 The first set was close until about the 10-point mark. The Trailblazers created some space and cruised to set the tone. In the second set, Sierra Canyon took a 20-10 lead before closing it out and then sent the fans home happy not squandering a set where it lost all of its 10-point lead.

 The team is back on the court at 7 p.m. Thursday when it hosts Viewpoint in a Gold Coast League opener for both schools.