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East Union sends off seniors with victory
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East Unions Caitlin Oberman (9) and Mariah Jeffrey (3) go up for the block against visiting Sierra in their season finale Tuesday night. - photo by Photo by SEAN KAHLER

The East Union volleyball team knows how to celebrate senior night.

Just ask senior co-captains Estefany Jauregui and Destiny Flores.

The duo led the Lancers to a convincing 25-20, 25-11, 25-11 Valley Oak League victory over visiting Sierra in the season finale for both teams at Dalben Center.

“This was a night I waited a really long time for,” Flores said. “And I wanted it so bad when I was a freshman but now I am really sad.

“It was a great season with a great team and great coaches.”

Jauregui had seven kills for East Union (7-7 VOL, 16-16 overall).

“It felt great,” Jauregui said. “Because it was my last night it was emotional but at the same time I knew it was going to be a good night.

“It started off really well and we played as a team, which is how we should play.”

The Lancers came out on fire behind the hot hand of Jordyn Posz (13 assists, nine service points, three aces) who served her team out to a 7-0 lead behind a pair of aces. East Union never trailed in the set and held a 10-point lead most of the way until the Timberwolves (2-12, 3-17) closed the gap from 21-10 to 24-20 with Cecelia Salcedo serving for three aces during a 7-0 run. Deja Guzman got a kill for East Union to end the set and thwart the Timberwolves comeback.

In the final two sets Sierra’s only lead was a 1-0 in the second game.

Morgan Willis had three kills and 12 digs for the Timberwolves. Tayler Moss added eight assists and Kristen Maestretti had four kills and seven digs.

Haley England had a block, seven kills and seven service points and Edmi Lopez five kills for the Lancers.

Each Union coach Rich Posz thinks the future is a bright one for the Lancers.

“It was nice to send the seniors out on a positive note,” Rich Posz said. “This was a good way to end the season. It is always nice to go out with a win.

“Since I am only graduating three players this is a good foundation to build on.”


Sierra 2, East Union 1

After being edged in the first set 26-24 the Timberwolves bounced back to win the next two 25-23, 15-11.

Vanessa Benham had four aces and four blocks for Sierra. Kayla Bolton added seven assists and Karla De La Cueva four kills.

Laquel Daigie led the Lancers with 15 kills. Vanessa Cuellar added 15 assists and Ruby Daube four digs.



Sierra 2, East Union 1

The Timberwolves bounced back from a decisive 25-13 first-set loss to win the next two 25-23, 15-10.

Emma Brierly had eight service points, two aces and four kills for Sierra. Carlee Mahurin added three kills and a block and Lindsey Walljasper had four kills and a block.

Giana Telles had pinpoint passing and more than 10 digs for the Lancers with Isabel Marmolejo adding five kills.