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Ripon survives Hughsons strong effort
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Ripon overcame serving errors and a game Hughson squad in a Trans-Valley League road match Wednesday.

The Indians prevailed in four — 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21.

“We really came together tonight and owned our roles on and off the court,” Ripon coach Adrienne Beltrami said. “The girls were a team and really showed a lot of growth in many areas tonight.

“We missed too many serves but we are serving aggressively, and I am confident that three practices in a row and our tournament this weekend will help us with that.”

Setter Lauren Weibe kept the offense moving for Ripon (3-2 TVL, 13-6 overall) and finished with 45 assists. On the receiving end of nearly half of those assists were Sam McCreath and Breana Barrios, who pounded 14 and 13 kills, respectively.

Ashlyn Eisenga paced the defense with 27 digs, Karisa Carlson came up with four blocks and Sarah DeFreitas served three aces.

Valley Oak League

Central Catholic 3, Sierra 0

Coming off their first loss in league play, the Raiders (7-1, 11-8) took it out on visiting Sierra (1-7, 2-11) in a 25-11, 25-10, 25-8 win.

Kristen Maestretti turned in 11 digs to lead Sierra. Lauren Nicholson crushed 13 kills, and Megan Schueber added five aces and nine assists for Central.

Kimball 3,
Weston Ranch 1

In Tracy, Kimball (6-2, 14-15) was able to ward off the visiting Cougars (2-6, 6-7) — 21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 — after dropping the opening set.

Victoria Gulley racked up eight kills and 13 digs for Weston Ranch. Jennifer Viguerias recorded seven aces, while Elizabeth Alexander and Brijanae Moore chipped in three blocks each.


Central Catholic 2, Sierra 0

Sierra came up short 18-25, 20-25 despite Vanessa Benham’s four kills, three aces and two digs.


Sierra 2,
Central Catholic 0

The Timberwolves swept Central 25-15, 25-23 thanks to Lindsey Walljasper’s four kills, five aces and two blocks. Jasmin Correa contributed 10 service points, two of which went for aces.