Reigning Valley Oak League girls volleyball champion Manteca met its match Tuesday against visiting Central Catholic, which came back to win 18-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-18, 15-12 to remain undefeated for the season.
It was tied at 4-4 in the final set before the Raiders (2-0 VOL, 13-0 overall) gained separation.
“They did a really good job of being scrappy and keeping balls in play,” Manteca coach Kevin Bolding said of CC. "That was a huge thing for them, but they’re a solid team all the way around.”
The Buffaloes (2-1, 10-2) had won 15 of their last 16 league matches going back to last season.
Kaitlyn Morenzone accumulated nine kills, 21 assists and 12 digs. Kacy Bolding tallied six kills, seven assists, 10 digs and seven blocks. Payton Reis added eight kills and two blocks. Kaylee MacDannald had nine blocks and 19 service points to go with six kills. Olga Perez collected 14 digs.
Freshman outside hitter Abby Castillon amassed 29 kills and five aces to lead the Raiders.
Manteca has a league bye on Thursday but will host Tri-City Athletic League powerhouse Tracy.
Weston Ranch 3, Sierra 0
It was nip-and-tuck throughout, as the visiting Cougars (1-2, 8-3) prevailed 28-26, 25-23, 25-22.
Senecia Patton led the charge with six blocks and four kills. Lauren Malihan and Ammie Oreiro were also key at the net, while Adriana Martinez and Saia Hill anchored the back row.
Lathrop 3, Grace Davis 0
LATHROP — The Spartans (3-1, 6-3 overall) swept the Western Athletic Conference match, 25-14, 25-19, 25-17.
Jahsita Fa’alii powered Lathrop with 13 kills and five digs. Jordan Corner chipped in seven kills, Avleen Kaur had five and Karina Chavez registered 25 assists and three aces. Lower-level call-up Hailey Hunter contributed seven digs and two aces in her varsity debut.
Central California Classic
Ripon went 2-2 and placed seventh at Golden Valley this past Saturday.
The Indians opened with a 25-13, 25-13 win over Los Banos and ended with a 25-15, 25-17 sweep of Lodi. The losses were to Gregori, 20-25, 20-25, and tourney host Golden Valley, 25-27, 25-23, 13-25.
Mia Van Lewen totaled 27 kills, 35 digs and three blocks, and setter Rachel Sausedo piled up 47 assists.
Brooke Kaiser (15 kills), Jordynn Russell (eight kills, five aces), Deven Stokes (19 digs) and Sydney Thomason (six kills, three aces) were other standouts for Ripon.
Manteca 6, Kimball 3
TRACY — The Buffaloes (4-0 VOL, 8-0 overall) got some key wins from No. 2 singles player Sahiba Kaur and No. 4 Kerren Zou to keep their perfect record intact.
Kaur repelled Hana Lucero 6-2, 7-5, while Zou fended off Maaham Hassan, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Julia Tang (6-2, 6-1), Yanki Ma (6-2, 6-2), Melissa Poncini (6-1, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles Noeli Mercado/Isabella Huerta (6-1, 6-2) also swept.
Weston Ranch 6, East Union 3
Visiting Weston Ranch claimed five of the six singles matches, with Seline Boonen (6-3, 6-1), Angelee Rivera (6-2, 6-2), Elaine Pascqual (6-1, 6-1), Ekampreet Kaur (6-0, 6-1) and Sarisha Jacobs (6-1, 6-0) each earning a point.
Nadia Cardona (6-0, 6-1) was East Union’s only singles winner. Savanna Hudson/Mena Guevara-Lozano (6-1, 6-1) and Ariana Pacheco/Reema Gill (6-3, 3-6, 10-6) tallied doubles wins for the Lancers.
Lathrop 276, Los Banos 278
MODESTO — Freshman Abigail Bautista carded a 47 at St. Stanislaus Golf Course to help the Spartans (3-4 overall) claim their second straight win in the WAC.
Amanda Zamora added a 51, and Eghosa Ogbeiede a 58.
Lathrop 2, Grace Davis 0
LATHROP — Jordan Eiras served 10 aces and had four kills as Lathrop (4-0 WAC, 6-3 overall) cruised to a 25-12, 25-16 win.
Anahy Serrano handed out nine assists, and Sydney Hanks chipped in a pair of kills.
Lathrop 2, Grace Davis 0
LATHROP — The Spartans (2-2, 3-5) were led by Lylliana Vila’s four kills and seven aces in the 25-18, 26-24 triumph.
LaNicia Ellis swatted three kills, and Natalie Sayasane set eight assists.