SCA Volleyball competed this weekend in the Nike Tournament of Champions Volleyball tournament and finished second in the Bronze division and 26th out of 96 teams from all over the Country. With the success of the Volleyball program over the years and the Top 10 finish in last years tournament, SCA was selected again to play in the top bracket which included the top teams in the country.
Over two days, the Eagles competed hard and played with fire and intensity. The ladies played focusing on the words “ALL-IN” and “JOY.” On the first day, the Eagles competed in pool play against Plant High School (FL), Xavier Prep (AZ) and North Oldham (KY). After pool play, the second day started off with a crossover match against Basha (AZ) followed by bracket play against Cornerstone Christian (TX), Fort Myers (FL) and Cardinal Mooney (FL). Below is a breakdown of the teams as well as the outcome of the matches.
*Plant HS (FL)- 7A school in Tampa, FL; MaxPreps national ranking of 215, 20th in FL; Lost 1-2 (21-25,25-21,13-15)
*Xavier College Prep (AZ)- 6A school in Phoenix, AZ; MaxPreps national ranking of 54th, 2nd in AZ; Lost 0-2 (18-25, 21-25)
*North Oldham (KY)- Large school in Goshen, KY (Outside of Louisville); MaxPreps national ranking of 266, 7th in KY; Lost 1-2 (19-25, 25-22, 5-15)
*Basha (AZ)- 6A school in Phoenix, AZ; MaxPrep national ranking of 1,211, 26th in AZ; Lost 0-2 (17-25, 23-25)
*Cornerstone Christian (TX)- Large School in San Antonio, TX; MaxPreps national ranking of 436, 75th in TX; Won 2-1 (25-22, 23-25, 15-9)
*Fort Myers (FL)- 6A school in Fort Myers, FL; MaxPrep national ranking of 530, 45th in FL; Won 2-0 (27-25, 25-19)
*Cardinal Mooney (FL)- 3A school in Sarasota, FL; MaxPreps national ranking of 141, 13th in FL; Lost 0-2 (19-25, 21-25)
Over the two days, the Eagles had several bright spots. The team combined to have 178 kills on the weekend. Senior OH Taylor Raiola lead the team with 79 Kills. Junior OPP Sophia Wadsworth lead the team with a hitting percentage of .232. Sophmore Setter Lexi Lambert had 146 assists. The Eagles also had 24 aces with Junior Libero / OH Kylie Lynne leading the team with 7.
Defensively, the Eagles had 308 digs and 64 blocks. Raiola had 67 digs and Senior Middle Caroline Montgomery had 23 blocks. The team had an overall passing rating of 2.03 on the weekend.
The Eagles are now 9-5 and will be back in action this week with road games on Tuesday against Santa Cruz and Wednesday against Rancho Solano Prep. The Eagles will also compete in the Chaparral Tournament next weekend.