Volleyball

Monte del Sol 3, McCurdy 0

What happened: The Lady Dragons dominated Games 1 and most of Game 2in the District 2-2A semifinal before finishing off a 25-7, 25-16, 25-23 sweep Thursday in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center to advance to a fourth showdown with Desert Academy. Monte del Sol head coach Chela Butler said her team served well to keep the Lady Bobcats off balance.

“They struggled a little bit as far as their offense, but I think a lot of us were just so ready to play,” Butler said.

Standouts: Emi Fukuda had 13 kills and Jamie Lujan added 11 for the Lady Dragons, while Kayla Sanchez had 28 assists and Daisy Ortiz collected 20 digs.

What’s next: Monte del Sol (18-4) plays the Lady Wildcats in the 2-2A tournament championship in Fort Marcy Complex at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A win secures an automatic bid to the State Volleyball Tournament for the Lady Dragons.

St. Michael’s 3, Santa Fe Indian School 0

What happened: The waiting game for the Class 3A State Tournament starts for the Lady Braves after getting swept by the Lady Horsemen, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15, in a District 2-3A semifinal in Perez-Shelley Gymnasium. SFIS head coach Brian Gurule said his team struggled with consistency in all facets.

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“We were digging well and being scrappy at times, but the consistency wasn’t there,” Gurule said. “It was a good thing, because we were digging [St. Michael’s middle hitter Lily Barker], but it was just a roller coaster.”

Standouts: Gurule said sophomore outside hitter Cameron Conners played well, but the Lady Braves were missing freshman Mia Haceesa after she suffered an ankle injury in Game 2.

What’s next: St. Michael’s (15-7) plays Las Vegas Robertson for the the district tournament title ay at 6 p.m. Friday. SFIS fell to 8-15.

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