The Los Alamos volleyball team dropped its second-consecutive match, falling 3-0 to St. Michael’s on Thursday in Santa Fe.
“St. Mike’s is big and very good,” Hilltoppers coach Diana Stokes said. “This was our first game at being a full team again and they are going to have to learn to work as a team.”
Los Alamos got off to a slow start losing set one, 25-14. After being able to trade shots against a bigger St. Michael’s team in set two, the Hilltoppers came up short losing 25-22.
In the final set, both teams were tied 12-12 before the Horsemen strung together a 10-point run to win the decisive set, 25-15.
Elodie Thelliez led Los Alamos with four kills and six assists.
Gabriela Vallejos and Alize Garcia finished with a team-high seven digs, while Kaitlin Bennett finished with three blocks.
St. Michael’s was paced by Danielle Trujillo and Aspen Tafoya, who finished with 10 kills apiece.
The Hilltoppers fell to 3-4 on the season, while St. Michael’s improved to 5-1.
With seven matches into the 2016 season, Los Alamos has used a different line up almost every match. Leading the Hilltoppers so far is Elli Hayward with 44 kills, Bennett with 12 blocks, Garcia with 51 digs and Vallejos with 57 assists