Lacey Gonzalez started things off right for Providence Hall. In the Lions’ first CIF volleyball game in its school history, Gonzalez reeled off 13 straight points from the service line to help propel Providence Hall to a 25-5, 25-23, 26-24 victory at Cornerstone Christian on Friday.
Gonzalez finished the match with seven aces. Her service streak gave the Lions a 13-0 lead in the first game and the momentum to win the first set easily before the match tightened up in the final two sets. Hannah Park and Olivia Barroca also had great days with their serves, each collecting five aces.
Faith Emerson led the Lions in kills with six. Providence Hall assistant coach Laura Trudelle said the play-of-the-day came from Dominique Harris, who closed out the match with an ace in a pressure-packed situation.
“This was a whole different team than I’ve seen in practice,” Trudelle said. “It was a really great way to start the season.”
The Lions return to the court on Tuesday at Valley Christian in Santa Maria.