Chaminade and Village Christian women’s volleyball continue to roll – Daily News
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The Chaminade women’s volleyball team were undefeated as they made their way to the Crescenta Valley Varsity Falcon Classic. After the first day of the tournament, he earned a place in the Gold Division category and continued to win.
The Eagles reached Saturday’s final, where they were to face La Salle, a team they had beaten earlier today. They were unable to replicate the result, losing 27-25 in a one-set final.
“It was good to be a little humiliated and we were humbled by a very good team,” said Chaminade coach Cory Chandler. “It just shows that we can play with just about anyone.”
Chaminade (29-1), a CIF-SS Division 4 team, was undefeated before the loss to La Salle, a Division 1/2 team. The match was shortened to one set due to the number of matches played by La Salle and player exhaustion.
Chandler said his team approached the do-or-die game like any other and passer Danit Cohen shone. Cohen and Izzy Martinez were both named to the tournament’s overall squad.
“She usually makes very good choices and she also plays defense, and a lot of passers fail that part of the game,” he said. “She has a good hand position, she hits a lot of balls on the block and she’s a pretty special player.”
While Chaminade finished second, there was another Sunshine League team, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (15-10), which finished fifth in the 24-team tournament. The Tologs secured a spot in the Gold Division category, but lost to Mayfield in straight sets for an early exit on Saturday.
A handful of FSHA players have been injured this season, including away striker Nikki Garriola, so the tournament was an opportunity to give less experienced players some much-needed playing time.
“My bench, they went there, played freely, no worries and they did exactly what our team needed of them,” said coach Trent Tcheng.
Peyton DeJardin has been named throughout the tournament and tallied 54 kills, 39 digs and 18 assists. Luisa Madrigal had 32 kills and Caitlin Du 64 digs. Emily Smith had 92 assists and 23 digs.
Tcheng is hoping for a healthier squad as the FSHA travels to another tournament in San Diego in early October and soon after will play a rematch against Chaminade on October 11. The Eagles won the first game all at once on September 23. FSHA was missing four starters at the time.
“I don’t see anyone else really beating them,” Tcheng said. “I thought we played them real hard on Thursday, and they’re so deep and they just wore us out. When we face Chaminade at home, that will be a very good indicator of where we are in the playoffs.
Other top-10 teams in the region in the Crescenta Valley Varsity Falcon Classic include Newbury Park, which won the Silver division for ninth place and Taft, who placed 10th after losing to Newbury Park in final.
Village Christian rises in the polls, Chaminade n ° 1
The polls from the southern section of the CIF were released on Monday and several teams from the region made appearances.
In Division 1/2, the Crusaders (19-5) moved up to fifth place after occupying sixth place in the previous poll. In the “other” category, were Harvard-Westlake (13-6) and Sierra Canyon (16-6).
Chaminade retained the No. 1 position in Division 4. Oaks Christian (15-6) jumped to No. 5 and Saugus (14-5-2) moved up to No. 6. Newbury Park (14-6) received a mention in the “other” category.