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Fifth game letdown costs Manteca versus Beyer

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Manteca's Dallas Mould and Jimi Guibor provide the defense at the net during Wednesday's volleyball season kick-off match at Manteca High.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

POSTED September 2, 2010 2:38 a.m.
Things didn’t look promising for the Manteca High varsity girls Friday night when they found themselves down to match point against the Beyer Patriots with their best jump server up at the line.

But somehow the Buffaloes found a way to rally back for a fourth game victory.

Taking the match, however, would prove elusive for Manteca who only managed to score three points to fall 11-25, 25-18, 7-25, 27-25, 3-15 to the Patriots.

“I was really proud of how the girls rallied tonight, but on the downside, we didn’t show any consistency,” Manteca head coach Tim Horning said. “To see that sort of rebound energy in the first game of the season is good, but we need to put together a complete match in order to be competitive.”

Manteca junior Jami Guibor led the Buffaloes in scoring with seven kills as well as five aces – including the crucial back-line service points that forced the fifth game.

Jessica Reeder added 10 assists, while Tara Dadasovich finished the game with 8 assists.

Senior Libero Abigail Rosas finished the game with 11 digs.

The Buffaloes will see action again today when they travel to Modesto to take on Enochs. Game time is set to begin at 6:15 p.m.

Livingston 3, East Union 1
After posting a crucial third game victory to stay alive, the East Union varsity volleyball team couldn’t overcome the Livingston Wolfpack’s offensive press – falling 24-14, 25-15, 23-25, and 25-23 to lose their second straight game of the season.

“We are working on finding the right chemistry on the court,” East Union head coach Eryn Bowers said. “When the game is close, we need to capitalize and put the game away.”

Taylor Maruca led the Lancers in scoring with an ace and seven assists, while Lexi Posz finished the game with 8 digs.

Brittany Lamar finished with four kills and six blocks.

Oakdale 295, Manteca 360
Micaela Dias posted a team low 62 for the Manteca Buffaloes Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the medalist’s honors performance by Jaylene Ponce – who posted a 46 to help the Oakdale Mustangs cruise to a 296-360 victory at Manteca Park Golf Course.

Rounding out the scoring for Manteca High was Brooke Mejorado with a 67, Kaylee Grimes with a 76, Airenne Curry with a 77, and Maria Saavedra with a 78.

“Oakdale showed that they were a more talented golf team today,” Manteca head coach Greg Conway said. “Most of our girls have never played a full round of golf let alone a competitive match. It was a good experience for them that only helps them get better as the season goes on.”

– Jason Campbell
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