Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Dawgs, Cibola Win Regionals.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal


Class AAAAA's top-ranked volleyball team made a statement Saturday night on its way to the state tournament.

The Las Cruces Lady Bulldawgs (19-2) rolled to a three-set sweep of La Cueva in the Region C tournament in Silver City, 15-8, 15-3, 15-12. Hannah Ormand led Las Cruces with 15 kills, while Lilly Hernandez had 10.

"La Cueva played us tough," Bulldawgs coach Keith Leupold said. "But we got some great work at the service line from Darcel Moreno. She really turned the momentum around."

The Bears led the first game 8-3 when Moreno reeled off eight straight service points to give Las Cruces the lead. …

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