High School Athletics News: Hawks to Host Oakland Tech in NorCal Playoffs, Tues., Nov. 12 at 6:00pm

Girls volleyball, Sat., Nov. 9: Mt. Madonna defeated Nueva in a highly contested CCS finals match: 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 18-25, 15-13, overcoming some heavy Nueva fire power, great defensive play and an impressive Nueva student cheering section.

The last game was a real nail biter. Both teams were playing really well and it was neck and neck the entire game. Mt. Madonna took the match with an ace from Sr. outside Paolo Jacobs. Sr. outside Paola Jacobs had 3 aces including match point. She also had 28 kills and 21 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 17 kills and 13 digs. Sr. libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 16 digs. Sr. defensive specialist Tabby Hardin-Zollo had 14 digs. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 10 kills. Jr. Setter Savannah Cambell also had 3 aces, 15 digs and 47 assists.
“Receiving the number one seed in the Northern California State Tournament is more than just an honor, it’s an advantage,” commented girls varsity volleyball Coach Erin Mitchell (’10). “Instead of traveling hours to play in a gym we have never seen, we get to play on our court, in front of our fans. We could not be more excited to begin the journey to state.”
The No. 1-seeded Hawks will host No. 16-seed Oakland Tech in the NorCal playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm at the Hawks’ Nest gym. GO HAWKS!

Girls volleyball, Fri., Nov. 8: Mt. Madonna defeated Castilleja 25-14, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19 in a well-played semifinal match in Watsonville. Sr. outside Paola Jacobs had 14 kills, 18 digs. 2 aces. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 10 kills and 16 digs. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 12 kills. Freshman opposite Mariah Cohen had 5 kills. Sr. libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 14 digs. Jr. setter Savannah Cambell had 3 aces and 41 assists.

The Hawks will play Nueva School in the CCS  Champsionship Finals on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 3:00pm at Palo Alto High School (50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto). GO HAWKS!

Girls volleyball, Wed., Nov. 6: Mt. Madonna won the home match against Thomas More 25-9, 25-20, 25-17, in the CCS sectionals quarterfinals. Thomas More was a very scrappy team, but the Hawks managed to hold them off, coming back from a 4-10 deficit in the third set to take the match. Sr. outside Paola Jacobs had 10 kills, and 11 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 6 kills and 7 digs.

Freshman middle Eve Willis had 6 kills. Freshman opposite Mariah Cohen had 5 kills. Sr. libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 9 digs. Sr. defensive specialist Tabby Hardin-Zollo had 4 aces. Jr. setter Savannah Cambell had 31 assists.
The Hawks will play Castilleja School in the CCS semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:00pm at Watsonville High School. GO HAWKS!

Girls volleyball, Tues., Nov. 5: MMS will host the girls varsity volleyball Central Coast Section (CCS) quarterfinals at the Hawks’ Nest Gym on Tues., Nov. 5 at 7:00pm. Ticket prices for the CCS playoffs are:

~ Adult admission (ages 18-59) $10

~ General Admission (seniors 60+, high school students, children 6 and older) $5

~ Children under age 6 are free.

Come on out and support the Hawks! GO HAWKS!

Girls volleyball, Tues., Oct. 29: Mt. Madonna lost a close match to Harbor in the semi-finals of the SCCAL playoffs at Santa Cruz High School. 21-25, 25-14, 22-25, 24-26. Freshman middle hitter Eve Willis had 13 kills and 6 blocks. Senior outside Paola Jacobs had 12 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 18 digs. Junior setter Savannah Cambell had 16 digs and 33 assists and 5 blocks.

Girls volleyball, Thurs., Oct. 28: In the first round of the SCCAL playoffs, Mt. Madonna defeated Scotts Valley 25-13, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21. The match was played at Harbor High School, due to power outage at Mt. Madonna. Mt. Madonna plays the number one seed Harbor High School on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm at Santa Cruz High School.

“Our girls varsity volleyball team has taken all three of the top teams left in the SCCAL playoffs to at least four exciting sets this season,” commented Hawks’ Coach Erin Mitchell. “We are looking to compete well tonight and come out on top.”

In the Mt. Madonna/Scotts Valley match, senior outside Paola Jacobs had 3 aces, 14 kills, and 23 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 9 kills, and 20 digs. Freshman opposite Mariah Cohen had 10 kills. Paola Jacobs and junior middle Kahlan Tervalon had 3 blocks each. Senior libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 11 digs. Senior defensive specialist Tabby Hardin-Zollo had 4 aces. Junior setter Savannah Cambell had 20 digs and 36 assists.

Girls and boys cross country, Thurs., Oct. 24: MMS hosted Aptos and Harbor high school runners for a successful meet on its campus yesterday.

“Great work yesterday everyone!,” shared Coach Nick Cabassa.  “We had a great turn out and a ton of links for meet results:

Freshman Sam Kaplan finished 13th with a time of 23:02, while classmate Jacob Sirk-Traugh finished 17th with a time of 23:45. Congratulations to all of our Hawk runners!

Girls volleyball, Thurs., Oct. 24: The JV girls finished their season in the Hawks’ Nest, with a win over Soquel – in two games! Following the JV match, six MMS senior athletes, AnMei Dasbach-Prisk, Ceci Rothman-Salado, Ksenia Medvedeva, Paola Jacobs, Tabitha Hardin-Zollo, and Tessa Ortiz – were honored. Although Mt. Madonna’s varsity played well as a team, Soquel had a little too much fire power and won 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21. Mt. Madonna’s league record is 6-6.

Senior outside Paola Jacobs came out firing with 17 kills and 8 digs. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 8 kills. Senior AnMei Dasbach-Prisk returned to get 11 digs. Junior setter Savannah Cambell had 32 assists. Mt. Madonna did a good job of blocking the big Soquel hitters. Freshman opposite Mariah Cohen and junior middle Kahlan Tervalon had 4 blocks each, while freshman middle Eve Willis had 3 blocks and Paola Jacobs had 2 blocks.

Girls volleyball, Tues., Oct. 22: Mt. Madonna battled hard (despite not having senior libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk, and losing senior libero Ceci Rothman-Salado to an injury in the first set), but lost to Harbor at the Hawks’ Nest 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 35-37. In the fourth set, Mt. Madonna came back from being down 16-24 to tie it at 24-24, but then went on to lose a very tight set. Mt. Madonna is now 6-5 in league play. Senior outside Paola Jacobs had 34 kills and 19 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 11 kills and 21 digs, and freshman middle Eve Willis had 9 kills. Junior setter Savannah Cambell had 56 assists.

Register-Pajaronian, Togo’s Athlete of the Week, Paola Jacobs, Oct. 18: Paola Jacobs, Mount Madonna, (Sr.): Hawks’ senior tallied 43 kills, 34 digs and seven aces to help Mt. Madonna finish 4-0 and win the gold division at the Alvarez High Varsity Volleyball Tournament. Jacobs also had 19 kills, five aces and 14 digs in last week’s  league win against Scotts Valley.

Girls volleyball, Fri., Oct. 18: Aptos defeated Mt. Madonna 22-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-23 in a close match in Aptos. Mount Madonna is now 6-4 in league play.  Senior outside Paola Jacobs had 14 kills and 16 digs. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 9 kills. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 19 digs and senior Ceci Rothman-Salado had 15 digs.

Girls volleyball, Thurs., Oct. 17: Mt. Madonna bested SLV 25-12, 25-8, 25-22 at SLV. Mt. Madonna’s league record is now 6-3.  Senior Anmei Dasbach-Prisk was setting due to a bruised wrist of the regular setter junior Savannah Campbell. Anmei had 6 aces and 23 assists. Senior outside Paola Jacobs had 11 kills, and was joined by sophomore outside Liana Kitchel with 7 kills; Junior middle Kahlan Tervalon with 5 kills and freshman middle Eve Willis with 4 kills. Senior Tabby Hardin-Zollo took over the libero position with 5 aces.

Girls volleyball, Tues., Oct. 15: At Santa Cruz, the JV loses in two. Varsity prevails and wins 3-1: 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22 in an exciting and well-played match. Mt. Madonna’s league record is 5-3. Junior setter Savannah Cambell had 7 aces and 39 assists. Senior outside Paola Jacobs had 17 kills and 23 digs. Sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 14 digs and 8 kills. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 13 kills.  Senior libero Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 18 digs.

Girls volleyball, Sat., Oct. 12: Mt. Madonna prevailed and took first place in the gold division of the Alvarez tournament, dropping only one game to Watsonville early in the day. Mt. Madonna beat Alvarez 25.19, 25-22 in the finals. Matches: 4-0 for the day. Stats for the tournament: senior outside Paola Jacobs had 43 kills and 34 digs and 7 aces; sophomore outside Liana Kitchel had 9 aces, 28 kills and 28 digs; freshman middle hitter Eve Willis had 21 kills, and 6 blocks; junior setter Savannah Cambell had 8 aces, 18 digs and 95 assists; senior defensive specialist Ceci Rothman-Salado had 16 digs; and senior defensive specialist Tabby Hardin-Zollo had 13 digs.

Girls and boys cross country, Oct. 10: All MMS runners improved their times at the Soquel High School meet. Freshman Sam Kaplan is on the heels of breaking his brother’s MMS record of 18:52 (second fastest time in recorded school history), finishing with a time of 19:08 and classmate Jacob Sirk-Traugh was right behind him with another personal best time! “Veteran” runners and juniors Oliver Mensinger, Ronan Lee and Sammy Caudill also posted personal best times.  Both the boys and the girls team – juniors Kira Kaplan and Sara Bautista – are focused and preparing to host a meet on the MMS campus on October 24. The meet begins and ends at the Hawks’ Nest gym. The boys race begins at 4:00pm and the girls race at 4:30pm. Teams from Aptos and Harbor high schools will also compete.  The following photos are from the Soquel meet.

Girls volleyball, Tues., Oct. 8: Mt. Madonna beat Scotts Valley in a home match 25-15, 21-25, 25-14, 25-18. Mt. Madonna, now 4-3 in league play, passed and served really well, and did a great job at communication.  Sr. Paola Jacobs (outside) had 19 kills and 14 digs. Sophomore Liana Kitchel (outside) had 20 digs. Jr. setter Savannah Cambell had 15 digs. Liana Kitchel had 6 aces, senior Paola Jacobs and junior Savannah Cambell (setter) each had 5 aces. Anmei Dasbach-Prisk had 4 aces.  Jr. Kahlan Tervalon (middle) had 3 blocks.

Girls volleyball, Tues., Oct. 1: Mt. Madonna lost to Soquel 12-25, 17-25, 19-25. It was not a good night for MMS. The MMS JV team narrowly lost, after having had match point in the 3rd game. Senior outside hitter Paola Jacobs had 7 kills, freshman middle hitter Eve Willis had 5 kills. Savannah Cambell (junior setter) had 16 assists. Paola Jacobs and sophomore Liana Kitchel each had 5 digs.

Girls volleyball, Thurs., Sept. 26: At the Hawks’ Nest, Harbor beat Mt. Madonna 25-17, 33-35, 25-21, 25-23. Mt. Madonna is now 3-2 in league play (beat Scotts Valley, PV, Santa Cruz, lost to Aptos and Harbor). For the Hawks, senior Paola Jacobs, outside hitter, had 18 kills and 16 digs, and sophomore Liana Kitchel, outside hitter, had 11 kills and 24 digs.  Savannah Cambell, the setter, had 42 assists. Freshman middle Eve Willis had 4 aces and 7 kills.