LAHS Girls Topper Volleyball finished the season Saturday night with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos completed a clean sweep of District opponents and finished the season with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship game played Saturday night in Griffith Gymnasium.
The Toppers kept things interesting dropping the first two sets before taking control in the last three. The first two sets were plagued with 9 hitting errors, 4 serving errors and 17 serve / receive errors. Once the Toppers shored this up they set sail for a dominating three sets.
Natalie Gallegos wrecked the Pintos with 37 kills followed by Nadia Gallegos with 8 kills. Edkin, Gonzales and Schmierer combined for 14 kills. The Bigs combined for 23 Solo Blocks for Kills led by Natalie Gallegos with 10. Gracie Swensen led the way from the service line with 3 Aces and 14 points off serve.
The Toppers mitigated service errors with 7 in 5 sets. Swensen and Maestas settled in for the last 3 sets and delivered spot on passing to Olivas. Olivas extended the Toppers leads with 4 (3 point runs) and 17 points on serve to help seal the last three sets. Next up is State!
The Toppers were awarded the number 4 seed in the State Tournament and will play the Pojoaque Elkettes in the opening round at 9:45 a.m. Thursday on court 4 played at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.