|LJMS 7th-grade spikers win in 3
Lawrence Jones Middle School’s seventh-grade girls’ volleyball team climbed above the .500 mark by defeating Altimira, of Sonoma, in three hard-fought sets, 25-19, 21-25 and 15-11.
Camille Spackman was the outstanding server of the game, along with Mary Cabrera. Setters Lia Misi and Spackman put the Lady Jaguars in position for strong offensive plays, and Maggie Salinas had two timely scoring hits according to head coach Donna McKenna.
Caitlin Cazares dominated at the net. The seventh-grade team is now 4-3 in league play.
The Lady Jaguars dropped the eighth-grade match in three sets, 25-14, 22-25 and 15-13.
The Lady Jaguars, McKenna said, “passed beautifully but were outplayed by Altimira.” The match, she said, “was a testimony to the teamwork and improved skills of the Lady Jaguars.”
Rei Rei Peleti went 12 for 13 serving (92 percent), Malia Kuka went a perfect 8 for 8, while both Marissa Hall and Sierra Bonilla went 8 for 9 on serves.
Kaela Velles was once again a standout at the net with six kills followed by Peleti, Kuka and Janaea Mason. Corrinne Ladner and Hall led the team in offensive and defensive passing. Another notable offensive player was Brittney Scardina, who contributed at the net with blocking and hitting.
The eighth-grade team’s league record is now 3-4.
The next home volleyball match is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, against the Windsor Wizards.