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East Union picks up momentum for VOL

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POSTED September 18, 2013 2:20 a.m.

The East Union volleyball team has worked up a sweat going into tonight’s Valley Oak League opener at Manteca High.

The Lancers roll into the rivalry showdown riding a three-match winning streak and a four-game victory (25-23, 16-25, 25-19, 25-15) over visiting Gustine. They will play their third contest in as many nights.

Monica King was EU’s top player, as she pounded 11 kills and picked up 22 digs. Regina Dias contributed seven kills of her own and 16 digs. Carolina Guiterrez registered 19 assists. Courtney Posz finished with 10 service points, two of which went for aces.

East Union enters its first VOL match of the season with an 11-2-2 nonleague mark.

“We had a grueling nonleague schedule, so hopefully we’ll be in good condition going into VOL,”  East Union coach Rich Posz said.

Tracy 3, Sierra 0

The Timberwolves (2-1) struggled to keep up with visiting Tracy (14-25, 17-25, 7-25).

Danielle Parham led the way with eight digs, two blocks and a kill. Olivia Higby pitched in with seven digs and a kill. Megan DeGroot handed out four assists.

Sophomore

Tracy 2, Sierra 0

Brianna Padua was on her game for Sierra, producing five kills and seven aces in a well-contested loss (26-29, 21-25).

Carolina Ortega finished with six digs, and Julianna DeAnda added five.



Freshman

Tracy 2, Sierra 0

Michelle Lopez helped keep the Timberwolves competitive with her seven service points. Tracy ended up sweeping, 25-21, 25-26.

Vanessa Benham chimed in with two aces, and Louisa Hunter swatted three hits.

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