Lauren Stivrins

Lauren Stivrins stars in pro debut victory with Team De La Cruz

Lauren Stivrins © Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2022 / Credit: Kimberly Dovi
Eric Rhew
Mar 16, 2022

DALLAS — Team De La Cruz secured its first victory of the opening week after edging Team McClendon by a 68-59 count on Wednesday night inside Fair Park Coliseum. The squad claimed the first set by a 25-13 margin before Team McClendon rebounded with a 25-18 victory in the second set. Team De La Cruz sealed the verdict with a 25-21 margin in the final set.

MATCH NOTES

  • Outside hitter Dani Drews led all players with 10 kills in the loss for Team McClendon … The former Utah standout also chipped in seven digs and two blocks.

  • Team De La Cruz setter Val Nichol authored her first double-double of the season after finishing with 28 assists and 13 digs.

  • Team McClendon setter Natalia Valentin-Anderson also registered a double-double in the match … Valentin-Anderson posted a match-high 29 assists with 16 digs.

  • Middle blocker Lauren Stivrins tallied a match-high four blocks in addition to securing eight kills and three service aces.

  • Team De La Cruz opposite hitter Sheilla Castro nearly earned a double-double with eight kills and nine digs.

MATCH MVPS

  • #1 – Lauren Stivrins (Team De La Cruz, +60)
  • #2 – Bethania De La Cruz (Team De La Cruz, +40)
  • #3 – Natalia Valentin-Anderson (Team McClendon, +20)

POINT-EARNERS

Team De La Cruz earned 140 win points from its first and third set wins and the overall match. Team McClendon grabbed 40 win points from its second set victory.

Lauren Stivrins tallied 303 points in her debut, while Captain Bethania De La Cruz earned 241 points. Natalia Valentin-Anderson picked up 193 points for her efforts with Team McClendon.

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