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East Union Highs Amy Gann bumps the ball while Taylor Ward looks on. - photo by SEAN KAHLER/The Bulletin

Edison got better as the night went on but better was not good enough as host East Union swept the Vikings 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 in non-league volleyball action Tuesday at Dalben Center.

“We are trying to find that killer instinct to put teams away,” Lancers coach Rich Posz said. “We have been trying to work on that, but we didn’t seem to have that instinct that we should have – especially in the third set.

“We didn’t keep up the intensity when we should of. We have to work on that and get that down by league.”

East Union (2-1) dominated line play with Melissa King, Sophie Williams and Alissa Burrola getting five kills apiece. Williams added three blocks.

“There is always room for improvement,” Williams said. “I think today was decent enough to win but I need to step up my game a little bit.”

Jordyn Posz racked up 12 assists and served five aces for the Lancers.

“I wouldn’t be able to get all those assists if it wasn’t for the strong hitters in our front row,” she said. “When I was serving I looked for the empty spots and the holes.”

In the first set, East Union jumped out to a 10-1 lead with the Lancers getting to 5-0 on a run fueled by two of Jordyn Posz’s aces. The Lancers led by as much as 22-10 before coasting to the 25-14 win.

Edison (0-3) did not let East Union pull away in the second set, closing an 18-12 deficit to 22-19. The Lancers closed out the set with three straight points and ended it on Amy Gann’s ace.

In the first 10 points of the third set the Vikings led 6-4 and 9-7 but East Union took the lead at 10-9 and never trailed again.

“We got better as the night went on,” Edison coach Kirsten Ryan said. “But we are not playing as we practice.

“I wish we could have taken the lead a few more times in that third game and closed it, but every game we have been getting better.”

Manteca 3, Waterford 0

Tawny Deerinck, a junior, had five aces, eight digs and produced 11 points to help lead the Buffaloes (2-1) past host Waterford in the three-game non-league match on Tuesday.

Manteca won, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14.

“We were able to give playing time to a lot of people,” said Buffaloes coach Kevin Bolding.

Senior Morgan Miramontes and sophomore Sarah Inderbitzin delivered on eight and seven kills, respectively, for the Buffaloes, who will travel to Bear Creek on Thursday.

Freshman Kaitlyn Morenzone chipped in with nine assists, two service aces, and nine points.

Senior Melissa Hansen, in addition, came through with 10 digs.

Los Banos 3, Sierra 1

The Timberwolves suffered a non-league loss to the visiting Tigers on Tuesday.

Los Banos prevailed in four games, 25-18, 20-25, 25-10, 25-15,

During the match, Vanessa Benham had three service aces along with four kills and three blocks to lead Sierra (2-3).

Carolina Ortega chipped in with three kills and Megan Westfall tallied nine assists for the Timberwolves, who will host Franklin on Thursday.

Lincoln 3, Weston Ranch 0

The Cougars (3-5) were swept Tuesday in non-league action to visiting Lincoln.

The Trojans rolled, 25-13, 25-10, 25-22.

Jennifer Viguerias had eight assists and Amaya Finley tallied eight kills for Weston Ranch.

Elysia Garcia Hernandez chipped in with six digs while Cassandra Alcazar registered a pair of blocks.

Jeara Perena came through with two service aces for the Cougars.



East Union 2, Edison 0

The Lancers downed the Vikings 25-9, 25-16.

Taysha McGuire had three kills for East Union and Grace Hedin drilled six aces.

Sierra 2, Los Banos 0

Melanie Fox had four aces and five assists to help lead the Timberwolves past the visiting Tigers in two games, 25-20, 25-14.

Teammate Kylie Matteroli delivered on five service aces and three kills.

Lincoln 2, Weston Ranch 0

The Cougars dropped to 1-2 during non-league play following their loss to the visiting Trojans, 25-14, 25-12,


East Union 2, Edison 0

 Scores and individual statistics were not available at press time.

Sierra 2, Los Banos 0

Teresa Benham registered 12 service points, pacing the Timberwolves past the Tigers in two games, 25-6, 25-7.

Sophia Schmiedt added nine service points.

Weston Ranch 2, Lincoln 0

The Cougars continued to roll in non-league play, improving to 3-0.

They swept past Lincoln on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-21.