ELK GROVE — The Davis High boys volleyball team was serving pretty well already in a Delta Valley Conference victory at Laguna Creek on Tuesday, then freshman Ron Chandi took it to another level.
After the two teams split the first two games (25-18, 24-26) and the Blue Devils had built a 10-3 lead in the third set, Chandi — a Holmes ninth-grader — got the ball. And he didn’t give it back until he had gone on a 15-point service run to finish off a 25-3 win in Game 3.
DHS then clinched the match with a 25-20 victory in the fourth set.
“We served really tough (Tuesday),” said Devil coach Jordon Friend. “(During Chandi’s big run) we executed on defense with some good blocks and then just took away their confidence.”
The locals also got strong outings from junior Mike Basso, who got down for 20 digs, and senior Andrew Foster, who posted a team-high 13 kills.
“We really worked the middle well,” Friend explained.
Another noteworthy performance was that of DHS sophomore Sam Bailey, who was playing his first match after being called up from the JV team. Bailey made a couple of blocks and had a few kills, and Friend was impressed with his maturity.
Next, the Blue Devils return home for a Thursday (5 p.m.) match against Monterey Trail.
“Monterey Trail usually puts together a good team,” Friend said. “But after (Tuesday), I feel pretty good going into that match.”