Lady Toad spikers, 3-0
By Misty Volaski
While Cate's girls' tennis squad
mourns the loss of the Condor League title to Villanova, the
Rams are rejoicing in their defeat of another Ojai team, the
Thacher volleyball squad.
Condor League powerhouse Cate overtook Thacher's girls' volleyball
team last Friday at Thacher, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21).
However, Thacher (10-6) didn't let them go easily. The Chase
sisters - Mackenna and Lauren - contributed to the eventually
fruitless effort against Cate. Both girls got in four kills each,
and Mackenna added 32 assists as setter and a dig.
Becky Horton slammed 13 kills into the Rams' faces and saved
11 balls on deep digs. Teammate Gillian St. John was both an
offensive and defensive key with 10 kills and blocking three
spikes. Erica Puccetti recorded 16 digs to lead the Toads for
the game, and Marguerite Kissel killed seven balls and blocked
two from coming into Thacher territory. Other contributors included
Emma Werlin with 11 digs and Caitlin Wyman with four kills.
"The girls did a great job of rallying," said head
coach Jason Burt. "We are starting the process of building
a really great team." And the team can only get stronger
next year, as the girls will only lose one team member to graduation
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