Slow starting, fast finishing. That was the Sandia High School volleyball team on Tuesday night.
The Matadors, last year’s Class 6A state champions, spotted visiting Cleveland the first set, but rebounded to put away the struggling Storm 21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 to set up a showdown Thursday night between second-ranked Sandia (6-1) and No. 1 La Cueva, the only team to beat the Matadors this season.
“I’m really excited,” said Sandia senior setter Patia Storey, whose versatility, setting precision and serving were all vital to the cause Tuesday. “It’s always a competitive game.”