This Tuesday at 7:30 pm at The Master’s University the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls varsity volleyball team will play their second game of the season against the Trinity Classical Academy Knights. It is a “red out” so all fans should wear red.
The first matchup was one to remember for the Cardinals and one the Knights soon hope to forget. The Cardinals won in a dominating fashion, 3-0. Going into that game, and since that game, the Cardinals have been playing inspired volleyball.
The night before the Trinity game the Cardinals played and lost to Southlands Christian, 3-1. Several of the Lady Cardinals were upset by the loss. They knew they made a lot of little mistakes that cost them that game. The next day, before their game against the Knights, they were texting each other, encouraging each other, and were hyped for the game.
The Cardinals were indeed not the same team they were against Southlands. The won in straight sets, 25-10, 25-13, and 25-21. Aaronya Crosswhite had an excellent game finishing with led the team in kills with 8. Crosswhite and Ashley Rens both led the team in digs with 6 each. Austen Hermanson was a force as always with her serve as she led the team with 6 aces. Courtney Lotz and Emalie Soules also played a big roll on the night.
The Trinity game propelled them into the next game where they easily handled Lancaster Baptist, winning in another sweep 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-10).
It was their game on September 27 against Faith Baptist where the Cardinal knew they would face a big test. The Contenders were in first place and defeated the Cardinals 3-1 in their first matchup this season. The Cardinals pushed the Contenders to 5 sets and came out victorious, winning 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-10). The win brings the Cardinals into a first-place tie with Faith Baptist.
Ashley Rens had a monster game at the net with 16 kills. Austen Hermanson was phenomenal on defense 19 digs and was closely followed by Emalie Soules with 17 digs. Dombrowski pitched in with her serves, finishing the night with 7 aces.
The Cardinals play Trinity this Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. at The Master’s University. 2, 7:30. They know they need to continue to play their game and they will walk away with another win. No matter what, it is guaranteed to be another great night of volleyball between these two great teams.