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"Their libero is amazing. She's great," Malone said. "It's definitely a good test to play against liberos like that. You have to tip, hit to different areas, down the line, things like that."
Konovodoff had 25 digs and Brianna Picchietti eight kills. Molly Mulvey, playing her first match of the season after an ankle injury on one of the first day of practices, also had eight kills. Jessica Gardella had 12 assists and Paige Gardella 11 for Rosary (5-3), Paige Gardella also adding five kills.
The Gardellas also missed a match earlier this season against St. Charles North. The Royals are starting to get healthy, but are still missing junior DS Rory Haddock with a shoulder injury.
"All five of these seniors were on varsity when they were sophomores. These are the five seniors I've been rolling with since I started coaching here," Allen said. "We get them healthy, we get our DS back, we'll be OK."