Bishop High School Volleyball – Week One of League Play Highlights

The Bishop Bronco volleyball team completed their first week of High Desert League Action.

The Broncos traveled to Frazier Mountain on Tuesday 9/8 and came home with a 3-1 match victory. Highlights from the Frazier match were as follows:

Senior hitter Morgan Dondero crushed the Falcons with 11 kills, while senior setter Zoe Dailey used her athleticism and smarts to rack up 6 kills. Lilly Morrison, middle hitter/blocker also had 6 kills and dominated the net with 4 blocks. Seniors Eva Weaver and Cora Van Nest added 5 kills apiece ,sophomore Peyton Kalk added 2 kills, and sophomore Liz Ellsworth had 1 kill as well contributing to the Broncos total of 36 kills during the match.

Cora Van Nest’s serving was on fire with a team high of 5 aces.

The defensive play and outstanding passes by libero junior Jaden Davis and senior Larissa Simpson set up the offense consistently and fiercely leading us to victory.

Bishop hosted Mammoth Thursday 9/8 in a thrilling match of 5 games. The close scores including the final game 15-17 was a nailbiter for players and fans alike. Although Mammoth took the win, the Broncos competed fiercely and are starting to find their momentum! The highlights from the second league game are:

Morgan Dondero led the hitting once again with 11 kills, while Eva Weaver was close behind with 8 kills. Lilly Morrison and Cora Van Nest added 6 kills each to those totals, and the Kalk twins laid down 2 kills apiece.

Setter Zoe Dailey continues to set the hitters up for success with 36 assists. She also served 100% with 3 aces.

Defensively Morgan Dondero got down to business with 8 digs and libero Jaden Davis continued to serve receive with exceptional accuracy while defensive specialist Larissa Simpson chased down several balls and provided excellent defensive coverage.

The Bishop Broncos played a heck of a match and got better with every touch. They travel to the Mammoth Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday 9/9-10.

Thank you to the roaring fans for all the support! Go Broncos!

(From Linda Frigerio)

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