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Schirmer, who is ranked as the No. 12 Senior Ace in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, tallied 40 kills in three matches last week, including 17 in a four-set victory over defending CIF champion Santa Margarita, to lead the Sea Hawks to semifinals.
The senior had a monster game in Saturday’s 25-20, 25-23, 25-22 sweep over Diamond Bar in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 quarterfinals to send the Swordsmen to Tuesday’s semifinals at home against Quartz Hill. Diaz had a match-high 18 kills as St. Paul overcame a sluggish start to earn the victory.
The Sunset League champion swept her singles matches 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 to improve to 58-3 in a loss against Northwood 11-7 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.
Anderson, a 6-foot-2 opposite hitter, registered a career-high 20 kills and also added five blocks as Santiago rallied from a set down to beat Palos Verdes in the Division 2 quarterfinals. She tallied 16 kills and five blocks in Santiago’s second-round sweep of Glendora. Anderson had one hitting error in each match and finished the week with a stellar .540 attacking percentage.
The 6-foot-outside hitter helped the Knights to three 3-0 playoff victories. She managed 18 kills, 2 aces and nine digs in a first round win over Summit and followed that up with 18 kills, 11 digs, five block assists and two aces in a second round win over Brentwood in the second round. In the quarterfinal against Templeton she rounded out the week with 18 kills,12 digs, 3 aces and 2 block assists. On the season she boasts a team-high 393 kills, 212 digs, 57 aces and 41 blocks.
The outside hitter helped the Falcons to three 3-0 playoff wins last week. She totaled 49 kills (on 89 attempts), 44 digs and seven aces. Most notable was her showing in an upset of No. 1 seeded Bishop Amat in which she tallied 14 kills (on 32 hitting attempts), 19 digs and a block.
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