The Campolindo High girls volleyball team put itself one win away from a third straight Diablo Foothill Athletic League title with a 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Dougherty Valley on Thursday.

After beating Alhambra and Dublin this week, the Cougars made it three wins in three nights, topping the Wildcats on the road.

"We knew this week was gonna be a challenge week," Campolindo coach John Vuong said. "With three games and homecoming, we knew it would be tough, but the girls stepped up."

The win didn't come easily for Campolindo (17-7, 9-0 DFAL), which fought back from a 21-20 deficit in the first set to score five of the final six points.

Dougherty Valley (18-13, 3-6 DFAL) is battling for a North Coast Section Division I playoff spot and showed a lot of fight throughout the match.

The Wildcats were down 8-1 in the second set and rallied to make it close, and they were down 9-3 in the third set and at one point took a 14-12 lead.

Campolindo had a balanced attack that saw six players with three kills or more. Sophomore Kirsten Sibley led the way with eight kills.

Dougherty Valley freshman Margaret Qu led all hitters with nine kills.

Girls water polo

Livermore 8, Granada 4: Jessica Elfin scored four goals in the Cowboys' road win over the rival Matadors (20-4, 4-3 East Bay Athletic League). Livermore improved to 17-6 overall and 4-2 in EBAL play.

-- Staff