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Kimball holds off WR in Valley Oak opener

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POSTED September 12, 2012 11:45 p.m.

Weston Ranch’s volleyball squad opened the Valley Oak League season with a competitive four-game loss (27-29, 25-22, 20-25, 11-25) at Kimball Wednesday.

The Cougars (0-1, 1-4) had a chance to start the match on a high note, but seven service errors did them in during the opening set.

“It’s not even that they beat us, we beat ourselves,” Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer said. “It kind of set the tone, but the kids came back and battled to win a close second game. We have it in us, it’s just a matter of being consistent.”

Aoloni Etu set 19 assists, most of which went to Melanie Amen and Candisse Griffin, who slugged six kills apiece. Alex Marapao and Niki Rayray each came up with 18 digs, and Audreana Bigornia posted five aces.

Weston Ranch swept the sophomore match (25-11, 25-17) and dropped the freshman contest in three.

Sonora 3, Sierra 0

The visiting Wildcats (1-0, 10-5) made it a quick trip to Sierra, coasting in three games — 25-6, 25-18, 25-9.

Gabby Olmo finished with 18 assists, two assisted blocks and six digs for Sierra. Alexis Davis added eight digs.

Mariah Armstrong paced Sonora with eight kills and two blocks; Maria Chacon chipped in 15 assists and six aces; and Leah Dambacher had 21 digs.

Sophomore

Sonora 2, Sierra 0

Morgan Willis recorded five digs and an ace as Sierra dropped the two games by scores of 15-25, 6-25.

Sierra 2, Sonora 1

The Timberwolves were able to start off the night with a thrilling three-set victory (25-18, 12-25, 15-13).

Megan Westfall (21 digs, ace), Carolina Ortega (2 blocks, kill, 6 aces) and Cecilia Salcedo (2 assists, ace, 9 digs) were among the standouts for Sierra.

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