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MVP Alyssa Barrios leads Indians in Stockton Classic
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Manteca’s Sydnee Navarro (12) sets the ball in a match with Heritage of Brentwood at Lodi High. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

STOCKTON — Alyssa Barrios was named Most Valuable Player for Ripon on Saturday as the Indians went 4-0 to win the Bear Creek High venue championship in the 12th Annual Stockton Classic Volleyball Tournament.

In the final with El Camino of Sacramento, Ripon split the first two matches 26-24, 13-25 before making a statement with a 15-1 win. 

Brooke Kaiser made 17 digs for the Indians with Shannon Johnson adding 10 assists, Brooke Kaiser eight kills and Jordynn Russell three aces. 

Caryssa McKeon and Brooke Kaiser made eight kills apiece for Ripon in a 15-25, 25-16, 15-10 win over Madera. Johnson made 19 digs and 15 assists and Barrios had four aces. 

Kaiser had nine digs and eight kills in a 25-9, 25-3 sweep of American Canyon. Russell tallied five aces and Johnson had 11 assists.   

McKeon, Russell and Kaiser posted four kills each in a 25-21, 25-15 win over Forest Lake of Auburn. Kaiser had 10 digs, Johnson nine assists and Barrios four aces.

Edison High venue

STOCKTON — Lathrop opened the day getting outscored in the second set 16-8 down the stretch to lose 18-25, 24-26 to Kelseyville. Jahsita Fa’ali’i led the Spartans with eight kills, eight digs and three aces.

The loss sent Lathrop into the consolation bracket where the Spartans went 3-0 to win the bronze championship. 

Lathrop downed Hughson twice, 25-15, 25-17 and 25-19, 25-11. Hailey Hunter had an amazing performance in the first with eight aces and served 15 service points between the two sets and the second .

Lathrop defeated Stagg of Stockton 25-15, 25-15. All Spartans were able to play in this match, highlighted by freshman Alaba Olaleye who had three kills and five digs in her varsity debut.

“It is really frustrating that we weren’t able to pull out a win in our first match because that automatically sent us to the consolation bracket when what we really wanted was to play the tougher teams at our tournament site,” Spartans coach Heather Anderson said. “Thankfully, with so many reps today I was able to give everyone on my team playing time, including some of our younger girls who were able to contribute at the varsity level.

“Moving forward we want to finish our league season stronger than a couple more wins to earn our first girls volleyball league title. I am so incredibly proud of what these girls have been able to accomplish this season.”

Lodi High venue

LODI — Manteca went 3-1, downing Heritage of Brentwood 16-25, 25-22, 15-8, Rodriguez of Fairfield 25-8, 25-16 and Madera South 25-4, 27-25, losing to Escalon, 19-25, 23-25.

Ripon Christian went 2-2 and finished seventh out of 16 teams. In a 17-25, 25-12, 15-11 win over Franklin, Emily Van Groningen had seven kills and three aces, Ariel Vander Woude made five kills and nine assists and Alexis Hilvers had three blocks.

The Knights lost 17-25, 15-25 to San Mateo. Van Groningen had nine kills and three blocks, Hilvers five kills and a block and Vander Woude 11 assists and two blocks. 

Ripon Christian lost in three to Madera South 26-24, 23-25, 5-15. Van Groningen had nine kills and four blocks, Morgan Van Elderen four kills and 12 digs, Natasha Smith four kills, Vander Woude 15 assists and 12 digs and Alexis Hilvers three kills and five blocks.

The Knights wrapped up the day with a 25-14, 25-17 win over Rodriguez.

Van Groningen had 13 kills and two aces, Van Elderen 12 assists and two kills and Smith three kills.