These two teams will see each other again on Oct. 25 in Davis, and that match likely will be for the Delta Valley Conference girls volleyball title.
Round 1, contested Tuesday at Monterey Trail, went the distance before the Mustangs edged the Blue Devils, 27-25, 12-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11.
“It was a very competitive match. They just got on some runs at some really crucial times,” said DHS coach Julie Crawford. “We were really playing them point-for-point the entire match, but at the end, we were playing from behind and they were able to slam the door.”
With Tuesday’s result, MTHS now leads the DVC with a 4-0 record, while the Devils are just behind at 3-1.
“Monterey Trail is a really good team and they have some of the best players in the area,” Crawford added. “I’m really proud of my team. They played with heart, they hung with them and played our game.
“We will take a few things away from this that will help us get them next time.”
Davis, which is already missing two players for the season, was down to nine players for Tuesday’s match because of an illness. But that just allowed Maya Gilardo and Chelsea Sacramento to step in and contribute. Setter Makena Sherwood also had a strong game for the Blue Devils, who will host Elk Grove on Thursday at 6 p.m.