BURBANK — The Providence High girls' volleyball team, after a brief interlude to take part in the Burbank Tournament on Saturday, returned to a familiar venue Tuesday to finish a four-game slate of nonleague contests on their home floor to open the season.
The final opponent in the homestand was St. Monica Academy of Pasadena, which was unable to avoid mistakes, leading to a clean sweep by the Pioneers, 25-17, 25-12, 25-14, who picked up their play as the match progressed.
"I told the girls we can't be satisfied with just winning because we are going to play tougher teams and we just have to keep getting better every opportunity that we get," said Providence Coach James Jimenez, whose team is now 3-1. "That is why I wasn't happy with some of the plays we had because I think we can be better."
Providence relied on strong defense throughout, anchored by the play of libero Nikka Adraneda, who had 15 digs. The defense was especially key early, as the Pioneers' outside hitting got going as play progressed.