Joseph Widmer’s Jared Lavarias knows how to put away a volleyball match.
With the Wildcats leading 24-16 at match point Tuesday night with McParland, the Knights went on a five-point run to come within 24-21. Lavarias dinked the ball back over the net and it fell to the floor to give Joseph Widmer a 25-16, 25-21 sweep for the girls Acorn League volleyball championship.
According to Wildcats coach Scott Niendorf, in the semifinal match against Brock Elliott the Champions had the serve at match point 14-11 when Joseph Widmer broke service, sending Lavarias to the line. She drilled a pair of aces to tie the game at 14-14 before the Wildcats picked up the three-set, 16-14 win.
Joseph Widmer racked up 15 aces Tuesday night.
“I knew we were a pretty strong-serving team,” Niendorf said. “I don’t know that a lot of people have seen us serve when we are on.
“A couple of teams have seen us when we are off but we had our best practice of the year Monday and we locked in on our serves and it really helped us tonight.”
Ja’leiyah Ray of the Wildcats earned MVP honors with eight aces. Angelina Gamino added six aces, Lavarias three aces and a kill, Erin Chunn three kills with a kill apiece for Trisha Kumar, Audrina Fisher and Aniya McGriff.
Alexa Bretao and Jedah Haywood led McParaland with two kills each. Lilyan Frye added two aces, Jocelyn Pena a block and an ace, Hanna Morris an ace and a kill each for Jacey Juaregui and Savanna Lopez.