A rare nonleague local matchup turned into a five-set thriller on Tuesday at St. Anthony where Millikan held on for a 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13 victory over the Saints.
Millikan (7-3, 0-2) was led by junior Mina Barajas’ 15 kills. Setter Anna Becker finished with 33 assists, and fellow senior Kaela Jones had a standout performance at libero.
St. Anthony (9-2, 1-0) got 13 kills from sophomore Jaena Bell, and 10 kills from sophomore Sam Ashworth. Camille Harvey finished with nine kills and eight digs. Setter Isabella Bareford led the attack with 42 assists.
The Saints opened their season on a nine-game winning streak, but have consecutive five-set defeats. St. Anthony will also play Moore League member Wilson on Sept. 22 at the Lakewood’s Steve Lewis Volleyfest.
On Thursday, Millikan travels to Jordan while St. Anthony visits Valley Christian.
PHOTOS BY STEPHEN DACHMAN