Top-seed Lady Dragon spikers host Healdsburg in SCL Tourney opener tonight
The Lady Dragons, who are the top-seed for the postseason SCL Tournament and will host fourth-seed Healdsburg tonight, celebrate right after rallying past Petaluma to win their second-straight league title last Tuesday night in Petaluma.
It’s postseason time for the Sonoma Valley High School varsity volleyball girls, who ended their regular season on the Sonoma County League road last Tuesday with a flourish – rallying from a two-set-to-one deficit to beat Petaluma in a dramatic five-set match to win their second straight SCL title.
This time, the Lady Dragons are the sole league champions after sharing the 2011 crown with both this year’s second-place Petaluma and third-place Analy, who will be joining them in the annual postseason SCL Tournament.
While third-seed Analy (16-9 overall record, 8-4 SCL) visits second-seed Petaluma (19-11, 10-2) for this evening’s opening round of the SCL Tourney, the top-seed Sonoma spikers (25-6, 11-1) will host fourth-seed Healdsburg (20-9, 7-5) in tonight’s 7 p.m. first-round matchup at Pfeiffer Gym.
The winners of tonight’s openers will play for the SCL Tournament championship at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 1, at the highest seed.
Comprising the SCL champion and tourney top-seeded Lady Dragons – directed by head coach Mindy Neves and assistant coaches Brittany Anderson and Michele Foster, and team manager Lily Shipiro – are seniors Allyson Beckwith and Alexis Long-Am; juniors Kaitlyn Boldt, Kayten Mak, Gianna Monterosso and Janeth Silva; and sophomores Anastasia Claros, Hannah Herrick, Ciara Smith and returning all-leaguers Mackenzie Albrecht and Delaney Swanson.