Manteca rebounded from its first loss in a month Wednesday, sweeping past Sierra 25-16, 26-24, 25-11.
Sierra (0-10, 7-11 overall) put up more of a fight in its rematch with the Valley Oak League co-leading Buffaloes (9-10, 18-4), who didn’t give up more than 10 points in a single set in the first meeting between the two.
“Sierra came out way better this time and I knew they would,” Manteca coach Kevin Bolding said. “They did everything they had to to get ready and they hung for a little while.”
The match was close to being extended to at least four games. Sierra opened the second strong and took advantage of Manteca’s hitting errors to take early leads.
“We started showing better patience and got into the flow of the game,” Bolding said. “It’s easy to fold in those situations and just move onto the next game. I give our girls credit for hanging in there.”
Kaitlyn Morenzone helped Manteca regain its dominance in the third game, when she picked up the bulk of her 21 service points and eight aces. She also had 15 assists, 11 digs and five kills overall.
Rhiannon Genilla (10 kills, five digs), Payton Reis (eight kills), Kacy Bolding (five kills, 15 assists, eight digs), Sarah Inderbtizin (three kills, three blocks) and Emma Kadillak (nine digs) were also key in the win.
Both clubs will compete in the Stockton Classic on Saturday.
Weston Ranch 3,
East Union 1
Amaya Finley delivered 21 kills and three blocks, as the Cougars (3-7, 10-8) rallied for a 19-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-13 win at East Union’s Dalben Center.
Nayeli Moreno led the offense with 28 assists. Senecia Patten pitched in with 10 blocks and two kills. Judit Zamora added five kills and three aces, and Anaiyah Thomas helped spark Weston Ranch in the competitive second set.
“East Union has been playing really well lately, so this is a solid, quality win for us,” Weston Ranch coach Eddie Menzel said. “The girls responded very well and did a good job tonight.”
Manteca 2, Sierra 1
The Buffaloes (7-3, 14-5) held on for the 25-17, 11-25, 15-8 victory.
Sydnee Navarro recorded 10 service points and 10 assists. Abby Arias (nine digs) and Olga Perez (eight digs) led Manteca’s solid back-row play, and Sophia Cerritos contributed with three kills.