St. Vincent took a big first step in the CIF NorCal volleyball championships Tuesday night, defeating Vacaville Christian, 3-1 at home in the Division V opener.
Vacaville Christian came into the match with a 16-10 overall record and as the unbeaten champion of the Sierra Delta League, and gave St. Vincent a battle with every set tensely contested.
The Falcons won the first set, 25-18, before St. Vincent’s Mustangs rallied to win, 25-21, 25-19, 25-20.
St. Vincent, the second-place finisher in the North Coast Section playoffs, was led, as usual, by Amanda Zeryny, who had 27 kills and 28 digs. Alexandaa Saisi helped with 25 assists, while Sarah Sarlatte contributed 28 digs.
Freshman Katarina Cespedes had a solid all-around game for the Mustangs, and finished off the victory by providing the game’s final point on a block.
Now 25-7 on the season, St. Vincent will play Colfax in the second round on Thursday.