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She had 20 kills in the Eagles’ five-game comeback win over Mater Dei in a Trinity League match. Small, a 6-foot senior outside hitter, led Santa Margarita as it rallied from being down 2-0. The scores were 23-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-23, 15-11.
Smevog, a libero headed to San Jose State, tallied 106 digs over 15 games to help the Sharks win their Big VIII League opener against King and then capture the championship at the Jeff Chandler Memorial Tournament hosted by Ayala. Smevog leads the area with 279 digs.
Hedley’s all-around play helped Harvard-Westlake place 13th – the best out of any area team – at the prestigious Durango Fall Classic volleyball tournament in Las Vegas. Over the weekend, Hedley had a team-high 51 kills as the Wolverines went 3-0 in pool play. After losing to Mater Dei and Huntington Beach Edison, Harvard-Westlake defeated Marin Catholic and Iolani to take fifth place in the Silver Bracket.
At the prestigious Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, Arriaga finished sixth in the prestigious sweepstakes race, covering the three mile course in 16:07.9, and just seven seconds behind champion Corie Smith Buchanan (Clovis). Arriaga’s time was the second-best overall of all Southern Section runners.
In a clash of two top-10 programs in the state, Poly knocked off Lakewood in a four-set thriller last week. There were several college-committed players on both teams, but Poly’s middle blocker was a cut above. Ofoegbue had 13 kills and five blocks, with no hitting errors. She hit over .600 in the match, including three kills in the final five points.
Nye finished second in the girls Senior Division 2 race at the Dana Hills Invitational, posting a time of 18:09.8. The previous week, she finished seventh at the Woodbridge Classic.
The Titan newcomer took first place individually at the Billy York Invitational at UC Riverside on Saturday with a time of 17:33.5. That time was 22 seconds faster than the next best runner and put her first in a field of 75 athletes.
The Tigers are off to an 8-1 start thanks to the play of Martinez, who had another big game in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 sweep over Rio Hondo Prep. Martinez had 12 kills in the victory as the Tigers improved to 4-0 in Prep League play.
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