State: Seton Catholic eliminates Prescott spikers with 1st-round sweep
CHANDLER — In a rebuilding year in 2018, Prescott’s volleyball team did what it could to build momentum for the next couple seasons in 4A.
Considering the circumstances, this fall’s campaign panned out rather well, as the Badgers placed third in the Grand Canyon region at 8-4 and qualified for the state tournament.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, however, No. 2 seed Seton Catholic Prep proved too much for No. 15 Prescott. The Sentinels swept the Badgers, 3-0, in the first round of state to eliminate Prescott from the postseason.
With its 25-10, 25-17, 25-10 victory, Seton Catholic remained undefeated in power-point matches at 18-0. The Sentinels of the Desert Sky region, who captured four straight state championships from 2008 through 2011, qualified for Thursday’s quarterfinals.
Prescott finished its season at 8-9, 11 days after it lost sophomore star outside hitter Kate Radavich to a season-ending knee injury.
Leading the Badgers in their first-round match on Tuesday was Sammy Spengler, who tallied six kills and a block. Junior outside hitter Dani Skinner followed with three kills and a block. Helen Burger (two kills, three blocks), Sabina Dimaano-Simmons (15 digs) and Angie Jennison (10 digs) followed.
Seton Catholic plays host to No. 7 Marcos de Niza, which eliminated Mesquite, 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24), in its first-round clash on Tuesday, in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.
Doug Cook is a reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @dougout_dc. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2039.
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