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Sierra comes back to win opener

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POSTED September 10, 2013 2:25 a.m.

Sierra shook off a rusty start and ran the table to beat host Grace Davis of Modesto in four games (12-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19) Monday. It was the season opener for the Timberwolves.

Setter Fabiola Lopez led Sierra with 15 assists and five aces. Kristen Maestretti pounded eight kills, Gianna Lenoci registered five dibs and Taylor Webber racked up three blocks.

The varsity club completed a program-wide sweep for Sierra.

The sophomore squad downed the Spartans 25-20, 25-20 and was paced by Carolina Ortega’s four kills and three aces. Megan Westfall finished with six assists and four digs. Alyssa Taboa picked up six digs.

The Sierra freshmen won in three games (25-19, 18-25, 15-11). Vanessa Benham tallied 12 service points, and Kayla Bolton added seven. McKenna Albrecht anchored the team at the net.

East Union 3, Modesto 0

The Lancers improved to 8-1-2 in nonleague action after making quick work of host Modesto. Game scores were 25-17, 25-14, 25-22.

Monica King was a force at the net, piling up 13 kills. Courtney Posz handed out 15 assists, Regina Dias had eight digs and Carolina Guiterrez served 11 points.

Lathrop 3, Gustine 0

The Spartans improved to 2-0 with their sweep (25-20, 25-21, 25-17) of visiting Gustine.

Desiree Maduli spearheaded the attack with 15 kills. Loreal Taylor notched nine kills, and Jaimie Ready served six aces.

Ripon Christian 3, Tokay 0

In Lodi, Andie Shelton totaled 18 assists, 10 kills and 11 digs as the Knights evened their nonleague mark to 2-2.

Teagan Manus added 11 kills, 10 digs and four blocks. Dani Erdelatz hammered seven kills.

Ripon Christian hosts Escalon Thursday in a rematch of their 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal.


East Union 2, Modesto 0

The Squires started and finished strong Monday to remain undefeated at 7-0. They blew past Modesto 25-9, 25-18.

Alissa Burrola keyed East Union’s Game 2 victory by serving six straight points after the team was down 10-12. She also had 13 digs, and Deja Guzman led the defense with 16. Mariah Jeffery turned in five blocks, and Amy Gann swatted three kills.

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