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The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team closed out its District 2-4A season with an impressive victory Wednesday night.
The Hilltoppers swept the Capital Jaguars in their final home game of the season. They served an impressive 10 aces as they dropped the Jaguars 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 at Griffith Gymnasium.
Los Alamos closes out its regular season at St. Michael’s tonight. Los Alamos and St. Mike’s were scheduled to play in mid-September but that match was postponed due to a water leak in Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.
With Wednesday’s win, Los Alamos (13-6) finishes with a district mark of 7-1. The team clinched the 2-4A regular season title, the No. 1 seed in the district tournament – which starts next week – and a berth in the Class 4A playoffs Saturday with its win over Española Valley.
Los Alamos lost 3-1 to Santa Fe early in the district season, but bounced back, losing just three sets for the rest of the district season and earning four 2-4A sweeps.
Against Capital, senior Erin Kirk, playing her final regular season match at Griffith Gym, led the way with 15 spike kills, scoring those on 22 attempts. Claire Stewart and Brianna Montaño both finished with 5 spike kills.
Setter Savanah Romero, also a senior, had 27 assists.
For its service game, which Los Alamos head coach Garry Maskaly said needed to improve prior to the postseason, Ella O’Donnell led with 4 aces. The Hilltoppers scored 8 points off O’Donnell’s 9 service attempts. Sam Fenner finished the match with 3 ace serves.
However, the Hilltopper servers still committed 8 errors in the contest.
Los Alamos has an excellent chance to close out the season with a win tonight. The Horsemen (7-13) have won just one of their last eight outings and have earned victories just two sets since Oct. 11.