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Sophomore T’Wolves pounce on Spartans

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POSTED October 1, 2009 2:22 a.m.
Sierra High’s sophomore volleyball team evened its Valley Oak League record to 3-3 with a 2-1 victory over the Lathrop Spartans. The Timberwolves and Spartans battled valiantly in the contest, yet it was Sierra who was able to pull out the win in the final game.

Sierra took control of the match winning the first game 25-11, but faltered in the second contest, losing 14-25. With the victory on the line, Sierra outlasted the Spartans 15-12.

Sierra was led by the play of Miranda Perez who paced the squad with two kills, while teammate Kaley Bresina pounded out four big hits.

The Tiimberwolves will look to grab their fourth league win when they take on the east Union Lancers Oct. 5 at 4 p.m.

Manteca 2, Central Valley 0
The Manteca Buffaloes had little difficulty putting away the Central Valley Hawks, beating Central Valley 25-12 and 25-17 to improve their VOL record to 3-3. Jemi Guibor proved to be the dominant force, leading Manteca with 11 kills. Manteca’s Mia Ramirez finished with 13 service points including three aces, while teammate Erin Kennedy contributed 12 service points, also with three aces. Jessica Reeder paced the squad with 22 assists and Jessica Howard helped the team improve to 3-3 in VOL play with four digs.

Manteca will look for its fourth win when the squad makes the trip to Lathrop to take on the Spartans Oct. 5 at Lathrop High.

East Union 2, Ceres 0
The Lancers of East Union made easy work of the host Ceres Bulldogs, winning in two games 25-14 and 25-16. Alex Scopas had two aces, Meagan Bautista had seven digs, Alexis Steele had five kills and Kristen Piasecki served a pair of aces for East Union in the win. Piasecki also had a block and nine assists against the Bulldogs.

FRESHMAN
Sierra 4, Lathrop 2
Sierra High came back after dropping the first game to beat the Lathrop Spartans in three 17-25, 25-18 and 15-11 to improve to 4-2 in VOL action. Iyana Hughes led the Timberwolves with five kills, while teammate Gabby Olmo was good for three kills in the win.

East Union 2, Ceres 1
The Lancers turned the tide after dropping the first game, beating the Bulldogs in three 23-25, 25-20 and 15-2 for the VOL win. Kayla Lamont, Gianna Gesler and Marian Burrola led the way for the Lancers, with Gesler pulling out 15 digs, Burrola smashing four kills and Lamont combining for two assists, three kills and a game-high six aces.
— Jagada Chambers
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