After only 12 days, the volleyball regular season has ended, finishing the seasons for all three local high schools.
None of the county schools qualified for the shrunken playoff field this season, which only eight teams in each classification qualified for.
The Belen Eagles had their season cut short due to a positive COVID-19 case within the program and were only able to play two matches, both losses.
On Wednesday, March 17, the Eagles fell to Valley 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-21) before losing to Los Lunas in straight sets on Friday, March 19.
Games against Highland, Del Norte and Valencia were canceled.
The Los Lunas Tigers finished the season with a record of 5-3 and 2-2 in district play in the team’s first year competing at 5A.
The Tigers finished the year on a two game win streak, finishing with straight set victories over West Mesa and Valencia.
The three losses for LLHS came to Albuquerque High in the season opener, as well as to Volcano Vista and Manzano. LLHS went 2-0 against Valencia, winning away 3-1 and at home in straight sets.
Wins over Belen and Rio Grande rounded out the schedule.
Valencia finished the season 3-3 and 2-1 in district play in new coach Melissa Marberry-Profitt’s first season in charge of the program.
Two of the Jaguars’ three losses came at the hands of Los Lunas, while the other was to Valley in five sets in the season opener.
VHS picked up wins over Del Norte, Rio Grande and Highland to finish second in district five.