COVINA- The Regents finished the first half of league undefeated with a win over Charter Oak in three sets, 25-12, 25-16, 25-12. Coach Douglas showed that any combination of St. Lucy players could get the job done, and he just might have tried every possible combination.
Set one began with the usual suspects with the exception of starting Desiree Villajin in place of Roni LaPierre as the outside hitter. Before the set was through, almost every player had a chance to put in minutes. Eight separate players got one or more kills in the set. Juliet McClure continued her superb serving, adding three more aces to her stat sheet, as did Eryn Young, with two aces of her own. The Regents owned set one, 25-12.
Douglas started taking more risks with his line-up in set two, starting sophomore Rachel Cavanaugh in the middle, Alina Mota as defensive specialist and Sydney Bast as the outside hitter. As with set one, nearly every player put in minutes before Sydney Bast put the last point on the board with a tool of the Charter Oak block. St. Lucy's took set two 25-16.
Set three is where it felt like freaky friday. The libero, Arden Davis played outside hitter, outside hitter Vanessa Caustrita played defensive specialist, middle blocker Marissa Hageman played right side hitter, defensive specialist Sydney Bast set, and outside hitter, Roni LaPierre, finished the match off as the Regent setter. Junior Maddie Gilmartin did a nice job playing all the way around in the outside hitter spot, as did Eryn Young as the libero. Different players. Different positions. Same result: Regents win 25-12.
Tonight's stat leaders were Sydney Bast with 8 kills and 10 assists, Arden Davis with 7 kills and 13 digs, Loryn Carter with 7 kills, Juliet McClure with 14 assists and 4 aces, Rachel Cavanaugh with 2 blocks and Eryn Young with 9 digs.