Ripon High enjoyed a dominant start and rode it to a three-game sweep (25-8, 25-20, 25-15) of visiting Modesto Christian on Tuesday.
Emily Brutout hammered nine kills for the Indians, who improved to 2-1 in the Trans-Valley League. Jourdy Richter spearheaded the attack with 21 assists. Kristen Carhart posted three blocks, Emily O’Brien served three aces and Danny Arteaga collected 20 digs.
Lexi Tubbs turned in four kills, six blocks and five digs for Modesto Christian (0-3).
“I’m very proud of my girls,” Ripon coach Adrienne Uecker said. “They played well and played hard. They talked the whole match and played as a team. We covered well and played the net aggressively.
The Indians will play their next four league matches on the road starting with Riverbank on Thursday. They won’t make another home appearance until Oct. 22 against Hughson.
VALLEY OAK LEAGUE
Sonora 3, Manteca 0
The host Wildcats (5-0, 14-3) were in control from start to finish in their sweep (25-16, 25-9, 25-15) of Manteca.
Beth Aschenbrenner tallied 17 assists, while Aryanna Martinez led the Buffaloes (2-3, 4-5) with seven kills. Jasmine Basuil and Chelsea Gomez finished with 10 and eight digs, respectively.
“It was a combination of (Sonora) being a very good team and us making too many unforced errors,” Manteca coach Kevin Bolding said. “When we keep the ball in play we’re OK.”