The Tologs (10-4-1) made easy work of the Warriors after that, ceding a lead for only two points, in the early part of the third game. The game started just before 6:30, but wrapped up before 7:30.
Orlandini, though, stated pretty clearly that the rest of the league wouldn’t be like this.
“No,” Orlandini said. “Harvard-Westlake will be good. We’ve played Louisville once already and they have a new coach; they seem to have their game going. I think it’s going to be [tough with] Harvard-Westlake and Louisville this year.”
Harvard-Westlake has won the league the past two years and is looking to repeat.
As for the Tologs, sophomore Mary Schroeder had a great performance with eight kills and nine assists.
Sophomore Jenna Orlandini, who made the transition from libero to setter this off-season, looked comfortable at the position. She had 31 assists, five aces and six digs.
When being informed of this, she responded: “Really? All right!”
“I don’t think this was my best,” Jenna Orlandini said, “We went out there and played our game, but I think I could have done better.”
After dominating in the first game, 25-9, the Tologs didn’t stop the momentum, swinging a quick 10-2 lead in game 2, capped by an Orlandini ace.
The Tologs won the game 25-10 on the strength of Schroeder’s three kills and three aces.
At the start of game 3, Alemany tried their best to play equal, leading 3-2. But after that, Sacred Heart took control and went on a 10-1 run.
The Tologs took the game, 25-9, and the match, 3-0.