Hilltoppers Win Volleyball Game In Moriarty

Kyla Sandaval and Sophia Salazar dive to dig a ball in the first set. The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Volleyball team opened District 4A play Monday night Oct. 2 in Moriarty. The Toppers won sets 1 and 3 while the Pintos took sets 2-4. The 5th set belonged to the Toppers as they jumped out to a 7-1 lead finished with a win. The 5th set was led with strong serving and hitting from Eden Schmierer. Elise Olivas kept the offense calm and directed a solid overall performance. The defense from Kyla Sandoval, Gabby Duran and Gracie Swenson kept on target passes coming for the Toppers hitters led by Natalie Gallegos and Sophia Salazar. Up next for the Toppers will be Espanola Sundevils Oct. 9 at Griffith Gym. Game recap courtesy of Box Scores. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Janessa Gonzales spikes a ball into Pinto territory in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Gracie Swenson goes low to dig a ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Michaela Gonzales spikes a shot at the Pintos defense in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ariel Edkin blocks a hit back to Pinto player Brooke Burch in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Eden Schmierer goes high to spike the ball in the 4th set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Sophia Salazar spikes the ball past defender Jessica Kaberlien in the 4th set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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