GVB: Cardinals gear up for TVL opener

Mission Prep topped Bishop Diego’s girls volleyball team 22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday as the Cardinals dropped their final tune-up before beginning their Tri-Valley League season.

Bishop Diego (3-3) hosts St. Bonaventure on Thursday.

“Even in defeat, this was the best match we’ve played thus far,” said Cardinals head coach Jason Donnelly. “The difference was a few key points late in each game and we came up a little short. I’m very proud of our effort.’

Among the team leaders were Celeste Cardenas with 39 assists and six aces. Judith Angulo (9 kills), Jackie McIntyre (7 kills) and Morgan Wallace (5 kills) delivered the firepower.