Ivy League action has begun for the four semi-local girls’ volleyball teams that will battle it out for that coveted banner to hang in their gymnasium when all is said and done. To kick things off last week, Paloma Valley (2-5, 1-1) lost their home conference opener against Elsinore (7-3, 2-0) by a score of 3-2.

Elsinore fell to the Lady Wildcats 25-17 in the first set but powered back winning the next two sets 25-18 and 25-22. Paloma Valley answered back with a dominating 25-11 fourth set, but the Lady Tigers would not go quietly as they took the fifth and final set 15-13.

Paloma Valley was led offensively by Chloe Kaas, who had 20 kills, and Leila Cornejo who had 41 assists. Christianna Hawkins had seven blocks to lead the Lady Wildcats on defense. Elsinore, who does not have a roster online, also did not record any stats from the match on their MaxPreps page, as of yet. To wrap up the week, Paloma Valley took a 3-0 victory over Hemet and Elsinore went on to win, 3-0, over Valley View.

This week in Ivy League action, Hemet will be at Valley View, Heritage will travel to Paloma Valley, and Elsinore will be at Hemet.

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