Miami-Dade High Schools

Westminster Christian is set to host Smoothie King Volleyball Invitational

High schools roundup.
High schools roundup.

It will be an impressive lineup of girls volleyball talent Friday and Saturday when Ransom-Everglades and Westminster Christian host the 11th Annual Smoothie King Invitational.

Both schools have served as host venues for the event in the past , but because of scheduling conflicts at Ransom, all the matches this year will be held at Westminster Christian, 6855 SW 152 Street, in the main gym and the Student Activities Center.

“We’re once again very excited to co-host this terrific event with Ransom,” said Westminster volleyball coach Julie Doan-Kurenuma. “Not only do we have some of the best teams from the Tri-County area but Central Florida and the west coast as well.”

With a total of 16 teams participating (four teams each in Pools A, B, C and D), action will get under way Friday afternoon with a few of the featured attractions being Westminster taking on Cardinal Gibbons in Pool B at 2:30 p.m. and Riviera Prep. squaring off against Ransom at 8:45 p.m.

Following Friday’s pool play, semifinals will take place Saturday morning following by championship matches in the early afternoon. All sets will be best of three and tickets will be $5 at the door each day.

As far as her Warriors team is concerced, they moved their record to 16-4 on Tuesday night with a thrilling five-set marathon victory over Ferguson. Saskia Hernandez led the way for WC with 31 kills, 17 digs and 4 aces as Westminster prevailed 28-30, 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10. Amanda Maier (11 kills, 1 block), Sydney Bond (52 assists, 11 digs, 5 kills) and Amanda Tesserot (17 digs, 2 aces) also came through with big efforts.

MORE GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

• Cardinal Gibbons d. Pompano Beach 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 27-25): Jenna Giaquinto 11 kills, 2 blocks, 10 digs, 5 assists, 3 service points; Caitlyn Faber 32 assists, 7 digs, 2 kills, 4 service points, 1 ace; Aubrey Worley 9 digs, 2 assists, 11 service points, 4 aces. CG: 11-6

• Calvary Christian d. Pine Crest 3-2 (25-10, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23, 15-9): Kaitlyn Watkins 17 digs, 4 service points, 2 aces; Maylin Bouffard 13 kills, 16 digs, 8 service points, 3 aces, 1 block; Kaitlyn Green 8 service points, 6 kills, 6 blocks, 1 ace.

• Gulliver Prep d. Palmer Trinity 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23): Carly Wood 32 assists, 10 digs; 3 kills; 1 block; 1 ace; Olivia Connor 7 kills; 8 digs; 2 aces; Isabella Sakran 10 kills, 9 digs; 2 blocks; 1 assist.

• Florida Christian d. SLAM Academy 3-0 (25-9 25-15 25-10): Madison Estape 19 points, 6 aces, 12 assists, 6 digs; Gianna Ortiz 10 points, 5 aces, 19 assists, 3 digs; Isabel Alvarez 9 kills. FC: 17-3

• Colonial Christian d. Pinecrest Prep 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-12): Jessica Givens 14 service points, 9 kills, 5 aces, 5 digs, 4 assits; Ariana Long 16 kills, 9 digs; Julianna Rendon 28 assits, 8 kills; Morgan Wells 12 services points, 4 aces, 8 digs; Lindsey Barnett 11 digs; Sarah Morrissey 13 service points, 5 aces.

• St. Thomas Aquinas d. Coral Springs Charter 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-14): CSC: Adrianna Bravo 4 kills, 9 digs; 2 service points; Dloren De Jesus 6 kills 9 digs, 2 service points; Jordan Mills 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 service points. CSC: 16-1

GIRLS’ GOLF

• Pine Crest 186, Cardinal Gibbons 196, Westminster Academy 210 (Par 36): PC – Alex Bodmer 43, Sarah Batta 38, Ava Friesen 55, Avita Clarke 50, Sophia Varughese 55, Juli Weiss 63; CG – Kaylee Ehret 42, Taylor Schembri 51, Annie Wilson 50, Jayden Boros 53, Celeste Adams 53; WA – Ally Dusek 39, Hailey Forsgren 55, Katherine Calvet 55, Francesca Marrero 61

BOYS’ GOLF

• Belen d. Westminster Christian 4 and 2 (match play) at International Links Miami - Melreese Country Club. BEL – Sebastian Barcia (39), Andres Ludert (39), Manuel “Manu” Romero (39).

• Maverick Invitational at Grand Palms Par 73: Archbishop McCarthy 312 (third of 12 teams), Columbus 316 (t-4th), Ransom-Everglades 316 (t-4th), Belen 323 (t-6th), Douglas 323 (t-6th), Miami Country Day 332 (9th), Gulliver 339 (10th), N. Broward Prep 379 (12th). Top local individuals: Jake Bieber-Frankel (RE) 72, Griffin Steutel (MCD) 73 MCD, Kade Cannon (AM) 74, Andres Ludert (BEL) 74, John Marshall (GP) 74, Alex Dalman (GP) 74.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

• TERRA d. Coral Reef 7-0: TERRA – Alexa Puett 162, Astrid Trasobares 159, Amanda Gonzalez 131; CR – Natalia Madruga 133. TERRA: 11-0

• American d. Goleman: High game - Victoria Coleman High game (146) and High Series (415). Sydielim Chong 132.

• Braddock d. Ferguson 7-0: BR – High Game: Katrina Hernandez 235; High Series: Katrina Hernandez 671; FERG: High Game: Alenays Lopez and Adriana Findeisen 168; High Series: Adriana Findeisen 436.

• Southwest d. Palmetto 2-1: High Series: Gabriella Avila (399); High Game Gabriella Avila (165)

BOYS’ BOWLING

• TERRA d. Coral Reef 7-0; TERRA - Alec Osorio 220, 615 series, Casey Puett 256, Ryan Toffoli 212; CR – Robert Castillo 144; TERRA 11-0.

• Goleman d. American: Ricky Ricardo 208 High Series Ricky Ricardo 514; Record 6-3

• Ferguson d. Braddock 7-0: BR – High Game: Alex Parages 184; High Series: Alex Parages 571; FERG: High Game: Nelson Mariscal 245; High Series: Nelson Mariscal 629.

• Reagan d. Columbus 7-0: 2556-2486. RR – High Game: Christopher Pena 205 ; High series: Christopher Pena 600. Andres Segurola 222; COL: Andres Segurola 593.

• Southwest d. Palmetto 2-1: SW – High Series: William Cahil (625); High Game: William Cahil (241)

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