Bishop Diego’s girls volleyball team edged Carpinteria as the two rivals went the distance in a 23-25, 25-19, 27-29, 25-18, 15-7 decision on Tuesday night.
Lauren Underwood’s 11 kills and Talia Van Wingerden’s 12 kills helped finish off points for the Cardinals, with Gretta Rennacker giving out 35 assists. Madison Ballard totaled 13 digs and Erin Linehan 10 digs for the Cardinals.
Maddie Brooks and Amy Davis led the Warriors with 10 kills apiece while Kylie Augerot totaled 12 digs.
“The team played very well together and fought hard through most of the match,” said Warriors head coach Katie Dolge, who cited a lack of consistency as her team’s main downfall. “I had hoped for a better game 5, but it just didn’t happen.”
Cardinals head coach John Sener that it was a fitting rivalry game.
“These two teams were very evenly matched and they went at each other with all the emotion and intensity that this historic rivalry could muster,” Sener commented. I”n the end, I believe our girls wanted it more and came out in the 5th set a bit more focused.”