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Lathrop falls to WAC-leading Beyer
Lathrop-Beyer girls volleyball
Azul Maldonado makes the pass in Lathrop’s Western Athletic Conference road match at Beyer. - photo by Wayne Thallander

Beyer is in the driver’s seat to repeat as Western Athletic Conference after fending off Lathrop at

Lathrop-Beyer girls volleyball
Lathrop outside hitter Alaba Olaleye (8) takes a swing at the ball as Beyer’s Haiden Dahl (14) and Olivia Saldivar set up their block. - photo by Wayne Thallander
home on Tuesday, 25-19, 25-22, 26-24.

The visiting Spartans (9-2 WAC, 11-5 overall) were paced by Alaba Olaleye’s 11 kills, 10 digs and two solo blocks. Azul Maldonado contributed seven kills, two aces, two solo blocks and 13 digs.

Camila De La Garza added 14 assists and five digs. Alejandra Vasquez chimed in with four digs and two blocks.

Beyer improved to 10-0 in WAC play, 19-6 overall.


Ripon Christian 3, Waterford 0

The Knights (9-0, 18-4) came out firing from the service line in this Southern Athletic League blowout.

They totaled 25 aces and hit .433 as a team, blasting the visitors from Waterford, 25-6, 25-9, 25-5.

Jordan Vander Veen led the charge with 12 kills and seven aces. Leah Van Wyngarden registered eight aces and six digs. Setters Megan Weststeyn and Eva Benedict each had 17 assists. Ava Van Groningen paced the defense with five digs.

Ripon Christian hosts rival Ripon tonight in a non-league match.


Sierra 3, Oakdale 1

The Timberwolves (6-0, 17-2 overall) extended their lead in the Valley Oak League after taking care of visiting Oakdale, 25-21, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18.

Zoe Kossart compiled 17 kills, 11 digs and three aces for Sierra. Rebecca Thomson netted 27 assists, six kills and five digs. Jenna Dalen and Karlie Burns (two aces) led the defense with 12 and 10 digs, respectively. Ciara Castro had nine digs.


Central Catholic 3, East Union 0

In Modesto, the Lancers (0-6 VOL, 8-11 overall) could not overcome a slow start in a 7-25, 8-25, 19-25 defeat.

Valerie Ochoa paced East Union with five kills, Mariela Navarro had four blocks, Meritiana Luani contributed nine digs and Marcella Carranza dished out eight assists.


Manteca 3, Kimball 2

The Buffaloes (3-3, 11-7) picked up an important VOL win in Tracy and did so in comeback fashion, 22-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-11.

Michaela Singh spearheaded Manteca with 14 kills, nine digs and nine service points. Jessica Almeida amassed 18 assists and 10 digs. Riley Slikker chipped in 14 digs, four kills and two aces. Nicole Ayala had 17 digs and 12 service points.


Junior varsity

Sierra 2, Oakdale 0

Amaya Maciel pounded six kills, Cianna Leonardo had eight assists and Ellie Denny served up five aces in Sierra’s 25-11, 25-15 sweep.

The Timberwolves improved to 5-1 in the VOL.


Central Catholic 2, East Union 0

East Union was swept, 8-25, 20-25. Kaylee Mejia led the defense with eight digs. Laura Montanez contributed three aces and two assists.


Kimball 2, Manteca 1

The Buffaloes came up short, 25-7, 17-25, 9-15.

Freshman Riley Ward filled in at setter because of injury, finishing with eight aces, six assists and three digs. Sophia Nussbaumer contributed nine digs, three kills and two aces. Getzabel Ayala had four digs.



Oakdale 2, Sierra 1

Sierra was edged out, 20-25, 25-21, 9-15.

Danica Cesante led the Timberwolves with eight aces and six assists. Ashley De Belen (two kills, ace) and Izzy Gillette picked up four digs apiece.


Central Catholic 2, East Union 0

Jocelyn Gonzalez blasted five kills for East Union, and Caliyah Lopez added five aces.


Manteca 2, Kimball 0

Talia Shelbourne registered six aces and three kills in Manteca’s 25-18, 25-7 victory.

Sienna Lowery turned in four aces and three assists. Marissa San Nicolas chipped in six digs and two aces.