Over the past two-plus decades, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity volleyball girls have had their share of Sonoma County League championships, or have been perennially in the hunt for the league crown along with El Molino and Analy, while Petaluma joined the champions list in recent years.
This year, the two-time defending SCL champion Sonoma girl spikers are running away with the title race and look on course for an upbeat trip to the postseason after backing up last Tuesday’s road romp over El Molino with last Thursday night’s dominating 25-16, 25-16, 25-22 home victory over Analy in Pfeiffer Gym.
Powering the Lady Dragons – earning a regular season series sweep of both Analy and El Molino for the second year in a row – in their cruise past Analy, were two-time all-league juniors Mackenzie Albrecht and Delaney Swanson.
Bringing her hammer to the match, Swanson spiked home 21 kills, 10 in the first set, to go with 10 digs and two solo blocks.
Albrecht, the reigning SCL player of the year, turned in another outstanding all-around performance as the setter and center of Sonoma’s attacking offense, as well as its stingy defense, and recorded 29 assists, nine digs, six kills and one serving ace.