Elida Wins Seventh Consecutive New Mexico State Title

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 11th, 2017 | High School, News

The New Mexico high school state volleyball tournament concluded on November 12, with six new champions.

All schools have made it to the championship match and won at some point in their schools history, with Mora winning their first since 1986 and Elida winning seven consecutive titles. The tournament took place at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Class 6A

Centennial took home their second state title in school history and their first since 2006 over Las Cruces in four sets, 25-15, 25-11, 21-25, 25-16.

For Centennial Jadyn Nanez put down 21 kills and 12 digs for a double-double, on top of that she posted four aces and blocks. Maya Handly hammered down 21 kills, while Rylee Meloy put down five blocks. Setter Raquel Gonzalez dished out 44 assists and 12 digs for a double-double. In the back court, three other players picked up double-digit digs – Marin Smith (41), Sarah Polanco (11) and Alex Nevarez (11).

Class 5A

St. Piux X swept Goddard to win their seventh state title in school history in a three set sweep, 25-17, 25-10, 25-16.

Julianna Zamora led St. Pius X with 11 kills, while setter Kayla Griego recorded a double-double dishing out 21 assists and 10 digs. Alexandra Lackner picked up 14 digs.

Class 4A

Sandia Prep won their second consecutive state championship with a win over Robertson in straight sets, 25-18, 25-14, 25-17.

Sandia Prep stayed on top the majority of the match, never sweating it in the finals of the championship match.

Class 3A

Texico won the state title match over Dexter to complete a three-peat in four sets, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19.

Texico won their 13th overall state title in the programs history and the 10th since 2001.

Class 2A

Mora defeated Mesilla Valley Christian for their first school title since 1986 in four sets, 25-22, 25-18, 15-25, 25-15.

For Mesilla Valley Christian, Kara Foreman put down 22 kills and 30 digs, while Hannah Nunley added 17 kills, 20 digs and six blocks. Lauryn Hidges put down eight blocks, while each setter posted double-doubles – Annalies Mobley dished out 30 assists and 12 digs, while Arianna Torrisi handed out 14 assists and 17 digs. In the back court, Amy Gardner picked up 30 digs.

Class 1A

Elida took their seventh consecutive state title with a straight set victory over Melrose, 25-21, 25-23, 28-26.

For Melrose, Hannah Woffard put down 14 kills and 12 digs, while Reagan Carthel added 13 kills and 18 digs for double-doubles. Setter Landry Widner dished out 23 assists and 15 digs, also posting a double-double. in the back court, two other players picked up double-digit digs – Jayden Beard picked up 21, while Kiki Roybal added 12.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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