The Bishop Canevin Varsity Volleyball Girls started slow, but finished fast on Monday night. Tney rallied to take the first set from Central Valley and never gave back momentum, sweeping the Warriors in three sets. And one more milestone was reached, as Senior Setter Maddie Maziarz recorded 25 assists to set the school’s career record.
Early on, it was Central Valley who looked to be on the way to a sweep. The Warriors goto off to a 19-9 lead in the first set. Then the Crusaders got going. Three kills from Alexa Malloy cut the lead to 20-13. Then two aces and a six point service run from Hanna DeLisio cut the lead to one. Another kill and an ace from Malloy gave BC their first lead, and two kills from Gillian Golupski completed the comeback as BC took the first set 25-23.
The second set was even for a while, but when Ana Luisa Galante went back to serve with Canevin up 7-6, it became a one-sided set. Ana Luisa served out the set with 18 service points. Abbie Maziarz and Golupski each added 3 kills and shared a block during the run and BC began to pull away.
Three more Malloy kills and another DeLisio ace got BC off to an 8-2 start and they never looked back. One last rally was stopped by a Maddie Maziarz ace and the record setting assist, which came on a kill from Malloy to put BC up 16-9. It was the 2,343rd assist of Maziarz’ career and broke the record formerly held by Bailey McDonald ’16. Two aces from Izzy Beichner and kills from Olivia Thomas, Halle Bergman and Keira Kozlowski finished off the night with a 25-10 final score.
The Crusaders are now 11-2 on the season overall, with a current 10 match win streak. That streak will be on the line on Tuesday night as Sto-Rox visits BC for a varsity only match starting at 6:30 pm. BC finished the week’s schedule on Thursday night at Northgate.