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POSTED October 7, 2009 2:13 a.m.
RIPON—Riverbank High set out to grab its first win in Trans Valley League play, but the Ripon Christian Knights would have none of that, holding off the Bruins 3-0 to break up a two-game losing streak.

Ripon Christian (4-3) raised its league mark over .500 with the 25-17, 25-15 and 25-15 win, setting up a huge match with crosstown rival Ripon High Thursday evening on the road.

Michelle Terpstra led the Knights with 29 assists to go along with four aces, while teammate Amanda Boersma helped fend off the Bruins with 12 digs.

Kelsey Tillema contributed nine kills and seven blocks in the win, providing Ripon Christian with all the effort they would need up front.

The victory broke Ripon Christian out of a semi-slide the squad was enduring, fighting off back-to-back losses against league powers Escalon and Ripon Highs. The Knights will get their second shot at Ripon in league play when the two programs meet up for the third time this season.

Ripon 3, Modesto Christian 0
It was business as usual for the Ripon Indians as they breezed past the Crusaders of Modesto Christian 3-0 to remain undefeated in Trans Valley League action. Ripon’s 25-21, 25-9, 25-16 win over the Crusaders improved the team’s record to 20-5 over the entire season.

Ashley Robinson paced the Indians with 10 kills and six aces, while Lauren Federsen held things down at the net with four blocks. Cheyann DePrue chipped in with six digs leading the Indians. Kelsey Johnston handed out 14 assists in the victory which sets up the Indians crosstown game with the Knights of Ripon Christian Thursday night

SOPHOMORE
The Ripon Christian High sophomore volleyball team nearly pulled off a perfect match beating the Modesto Christian Crusdaders 25-2, 25-1 in league action. Everything that could go right for the Knights did in the squad’s most recent Trans Valley League victory.
— Jagada Chambers
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