Topper Volleyball Wins One And Loses One

By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Voice of the Hilltopper 
 
Saturday the Hilltopper volleyball team opened their 2016 season at home by hosting the Bloomfield Bobcats.
 
Coach Dee Di Stokes’ Topper varsity was victorious in three straight sets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-21. Sophomore Elodie Thelliez led the Toppers in kills with 11. Seniors Kaitlin Bennett, Ellie Hayward and Mackenzie Alexander had 9, 8 and 7 kills respectively. Gabriella Vallejos, Sophia Salazar and Alize Garcia served for 12, 12 and 11 points respectively.
 
The Topper JV team was victorious over Bloomfield in two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-10.Torrie Padilla had 7 kills and Kamille Varoz served for 7 points. The Topper C- team swept the Bobcats 25-19 and 25-8. Elise Olivas led the freshmen in serving and kills.
 
On Tuesday, Aug. 30 the Toppers hosted the always tough St. Pius Sartans. The Sartans swept the Toppers in three hard fought sets. The scores were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16. Senior Mackenzie Alexander led the Toppers in kills with eight. Kaitlin Bennett and Elodie Thelliez each had 7 Kills. Senior co-captain Gabriela Vallejos led the Toppers in serving with 6 points.
 
The Topper JV team also lost to St. Pius in straight sets 25-12 and 25-16. The Sartans defeated the Topper frosh 25-14 and 25-10.
 
The next home meet for the Toppers is Tuesday, Sept. 6 when they host Pojoaque.
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