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Cienega beat Mica Mountain 2-0 (25-7, 25-6) to capture the championship of the Lion’s Den Invitational held at Mountain View on Friday and Saturday. Ranked No. 11 in the 5A Conference, the Bobcats improved to 24-4 on the year and 11-3 in power-ranking matches with three contests left in the regular season.
Senior setter Carmen Hernandez took control of the final match with 13 assists in the first set with nine more recorded in the second set for a total of 22 with her main target being Maddie Copelin who finished the final with 9 kills. Hernandez also served the last 13 points for the Bobcats….
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Sathavy Weldon, Sr. MB: Walden Grove
Kiersten Schilling, Jr. OH/MH: Tombstone
Trisha Dang, Sr. OH: Pueblo
Kayda Lewis, Jr. OH: Mica Mountain
Emileigh Furry, Sr. S: Buena
Maddie Copelin, Sr. OH/OPP: Cienega
Jaquelyn Duarte, Sr. L: Desert View
Maggie McReynolds, So. OH: Mountain View
Arianna Alonso, Sr. OH
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