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Los Alamos 3, Bloomfield 1

What happened: The Lady Hilltoppers overcame a sluggish start from a long bus ride and routed the host Lady Bobcats in both teams’ season opener after dropping Game 1. Los Alamos won, 14-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-14.

Standouts: Natalie Gallegos had 14 kills and four aces to lead the hitting attack. Elise Olivas dished out 26 assists and served a pair of aces.

NEW The New Mexican's sports scribes make their predictions for local prep football teams as district play gets underway. They also discuss Bob Davie's tenuous future at UNM, and the optimism surrounding the Lobo men's basketball team.

What’s next: Los Alamos (1-0) plays reigning Class 3A champion St. Michael’s at home on Tuesday.

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