Miami-Dade High Schools

Ferguson girls’ volleyball off to perfect start of 2018 season

High schools roundup.
High schools roundup.

After a rare “down year” in 2017, head coach Greg Shanower has his Ferguson girls’ volleyball team surging back up to the top.

Led by Herald All-County standout Melanie Cuervo, the Falcons moved to a perfect 9-0 record by defeating host Southwest in straight sets, 25-19, 25-14, 25-9 in a showdown of two of the top public school programs in the county.

Cuervo finished with 33 assists and 2 aces while Grace Ieremia (13 kills, 3 blocks), Christina Benavides (11 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs), Miranda Manduley (9 kills) and Olivia Amor (8 digs, 1 ace) also made major contributions.

“We went in with a good game plan and my girls executed perfectly,” said Shanower who made back-to-back state final four appearances with his team in 2015 and 16. “We jumped on top of them early in the first set and they had a hard time with our serve. Because of that, they played most of the night out of system.”

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Coral Springs Charter d. Cypress Bay 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20): Ashley Guerrero 27 assists, 4 digs, 12 service points; Adrianna Bravo 11 kills, 18 digs, 12 service points; Jordan Mills 10 kills, 6 digs, 11 service points; CSC 8-0.

Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. Westland Hialeah 3-2 (12-25 25-23 25-21 15-25 15-8): Lyanette Bulmas 51 digs; Fiorella Serrano 6 kills, 18 digs; Samia Madlum 3 kills, 31 assists, 17 service points; Samantha Cuervo 11 kills. HML 3-4.

Colonial Christian d. Miami Christian 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-11): Arianna Long 15 kills, 7 aces, 11 service points, Jessica Givens 12 kills, 9 service points; Julianna Rendon 26 assists; Morgan Wells, 11 aces, 16 service points. CC 5-2.

Westminster Christian d. Pinecrest Prep 3-0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-20): Saskia Hernandez 8 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs; Sydney Bond 10 kills, 16 assists; Trinity Gibson 4 kills, 8 aces; Amanda Maier 7 kills, 1 block. WC 7-2.

Florida Christian d. International Studies 3-0 (25-8 25-17 25-12): Kaley Walkland 10 service points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs; Gianna Ortiz 17 assists, 5 service points, 3 aces, 6 kills, 5 digs; Emily Ruiz 8 kills, 4 digs, 3 points, 1 ace; Meagan Alfaro 15 digs, 8 points, 4 aces. FC 4-1.

Killian d. South Dade 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-12): Nicole Perez 5 kills, 7 aces; Andrea Ruiz 16 assists, 8 aces; Blossom McCumsey 10 digs; Ivanna Jorge 5 kills, 9 digs.

St. Brendan d. Sunset 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-14): Julie Lentz 13 kills, 4 blocks; Emily Diaz 13 kills, 10 digs; Sophie Diaz 12 digs. STB 6-3.

Palmer d. Marathon 3-0 (25-5, 25-14, 25-4): Jessica Weber 4 kills, 1 dig; Samiyah Panjabi 5 kills, 3 blocks; Natalia Rey 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces. PT 6-0.

La Salle d. Coral Shores 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-20): Andrea Fonte 8 kills, 5 blocks, 4 digs; Mikayla Sanchez 6 kills, 3 blocks; Adriana Medina 20 assist, 8 digs, 2 aces; Natalie Zawadski 22 digs, 5 aces; Miah Bermudez 3 blocks. LS 6-2.

Mater Academy d. Goleman 3-0 (25-11, 25-5, 25-8): Angeles Alderete 11 kills 3 aces’; Lily Sierra 10 kills, 4 aces; Kylee Taylor 9 kills; Juliett Colome 33 assists. MA 8-0.

Lourdes d. Southwest (25-18, 25-20, 25-17): Valentina Marin 12 kills, 6 digs; Sara Kristjansson 8 aces, 4 digs; Sabrina Garcia 16 assists, 1 kill, 1 ace. LOU 5-2.

TERRA d. Jackson 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-10): Allison Ferreira 4 kills, 8 aces; Isabella Rodriguez 6 assists, 5 aces; Isabella Armas 8 aces; Mariah Romano 5 kills.

GIRLS’ GOLF

Archbishop McCarthy 314, Doral Academy 342 at Melreese GC, Par 71: AM – Taylor Roberts 76 (medalist); Jennifer Lilly 77; Natalia Jimenez 77; Rileigh Baker 84; Morgan Herring 84; DA – Guiliana Gomez 79; Ana Ojeda 87; Camila Ariano 88; Alejandra Sanchez 88; Maria Laura Quintero 88.

BOYS’ GOLF

Belen Jesuit 154, Gulliver Prep 172, Westminster Christian 173: BEL – Bryan Reyes 36, Andres Ludert 38, Manuel Romero 40, Sebastian Barcia 40. BEL 3-0.

South Dade 157, Palmetto 164 at Redland CC, Par 36: SD – John Weiss 33, Dennis Carpenter 40. PAL – Justin Rabin 38, Brett Kaufman 39. SD 3-1.

BOYS’ BOWLING

Coral Park d. North Miami 7-0: CP – High Game, Nicolas Rodriguez 170; High Series, Nicolas Rodriguez 380. NM – High Game, Cavin Thomas 127, High Series; Cavin Thomas 229 (North Miami)

Reagan d. Miami High 7-0: RR – 2522; Miami High – 1081. RR: High Game: Juan Salomon Guida 235; High Series: Kenie Almodovar 544; CP – High Game: David Andrade 107, High Series: David Andrade 266.

Krop d. Hialeah Gardens 7-0: Zachary Winer (K) - 235, 590, Jared Weingard (K) - 543. Paul Hopkins (HG) - 137, Jonathan Sedeno (HG) - 133. Krop 3-1.

Ferguson d. Columbus 7-0: FERG: Raul Chavez, high game (247) and high series (717). COL: Liam Bascuas high game (231) and high series (605).

Gulliver d. Schoolhouse Prep 5-2: GP – 1316,Wallace Hallot, high game (134) and high series (361); Schoolhouse 1223, High Game Daniel Giumarelli 106, High Series: Asher Koop, 273.

HEA d. Goleman 5-2: HEA – High game/High series-Tyler 246/606.

TERRA d. Killian 7-0: TERRA – Ryan Toffoli 223, 208, 207; Gianfranco Caro 233, Casey Puett 205; KIL - Jorge Orfila 216. TERRA: 4-0.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

Coral Park d. North Miami 7-0: CP – Nikole Guevara high game (135) and high series (420); NM – Soline Lamarre high game (110) and high series (248).

Krop d. Hialeah Gardens 7-0: KR – Sophia Palmeiro high game (163) and high series (406); Marissa Manley 150, Kirra Magana 150. HG – Gianna Gutierrez 125, Delanie Espada 106. KR 3-1.

Gulliver d. Ferguson 4-3: GULL – Jessica Berman high game (165) and high series (421); FERG – Megan Morales high game(145) and high series (425)

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