MiraCosta Wins Tournament Championship

MiraCosta Wins Tournament Championship

by MiraCosta Sports Information

After six matches and two full days of volleyball, the MiraCosta College women's volleyball team was crowned the tournament champion at Cerritos College. The Spartans won the championship match in four games versus previously undefeated Cypress College.  Over the course of the two day tournament MiraCosta had important contributions from each and every member of the team.  After playing ten matches, Saturday was the first day that MiraCosta had all members of the roster healthy and available to play.

In the tournament MiraCosta averaged 13.05 kills per/set, had 53 team total blocks (2.4 blocks p/set), 14.95 digs p/set, and 2.5 aces p/set. Cady Francis held down the back line with 106 digs in the tournament, averaging 5.3 digs per/set. Francis was one of two Spartans to lead the way in aces with 13 along with teammate Cady DelayMadeleine Alper averaged 2.53 digs p/set and Lana Salazar had 2.1 p/set. On the front lines, freshman middle blocker Makayla Sua had 28 total blocks in the tournament. Claudia Mathews chipped in 16 blocks and Maddison Penrod added 12 in just three matches.

On the offensive end Sua led with total kills (43) with a .390 attack proficiency. Lana Salazar had 36, Maddie Alper had 34,Violeti Faleumu had 31, Claudia Mathews had 29 and Roni Long had 28 with a .304 attack proficiency. Allison Swan made the most of her time putting down 13 kills and hitting a .429 proficiency. Freshman middle blocker Chloe Tripp had a stellar weekend contributing 20 kills, eight blocks and a proficiency of .295. Freshman right side, Maddison Penrod returned to the line-up after nursing an injury the past week; she averaged 2.7 kills p/set. Setters Cady Delay (6.82) and Andrianna Visesio (3.86) added a combined 10.68 assists p/set.

Coach Kristen Wright shared her thoughts on the accomplishments of the weekend. "I am very proud our girls! We are improving every match and capitalizing on the fact that we can score at every position. Additionally we have a very deep bench with players that have proven themselves to be just as effective. It was nice to finish with our full squad healthy this preseason." The Spartans, now 12-1, will play at home on Friday September 16th at 3pm and 5:30pm.