STOCKTON — The Manteca girls volleyball team wrapped up regular-season play with a 25-7, 25-20, 25-16 victory at Weston Ranch on Thursday.
The Buffaloes (9-3, 16-6 overall) finished in a second-place tie in the Valley Oak League and will find out their place in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs today. The postseason begins with out-bracket matches next Monday.
Olga Perez finished with five kills, 12 digs, 15 service points and five aces on Thursday. Julia Moreno spearheaded the attack with 10 kills. Karlee Spohn added eight kills to go with a team-high four blocks, while fellow middle Kaylee MacDannald had five and two. Abbey Kadillak contributed 15 digs and three aces.
Oakdale 3, Sierra 0
OAKDALE — Sierra’s first-season under new coach Eryn Bowers ended with a 12-25, 15-25, 25-27 loss.
The Timberwolves (2-10 VOL, 6-11 overall) were led by Ashlee Matteroli’s four kills, Stella Brierly’s three and Natalie Dias’ two kills and two blocks.
Ripon Christian 3, Orestimba 1
NEWMAN — The Knights (13-1, 22-9) secured their half of the Southern League co-championship with Le Grand, edging past third-place Orestimba 25-11, 26-28, 25-23, 25-23.
Emily Van Groningen came through for 16 kills and 26 digs in the hard-earned victory. Morgan Van Elderen chipped in nine kills, 22 assists and four blocks. Alexis Hilvers contributed five kills and six blocks in the front row. Ariel Vander Woude added five kills and 22 assists, while Charlotte teVelde picked up 22 digs.
Mtn. House 13,
Mtn. House 16,
Lathrop 3 (B)
LATHROP — The Spartans ended their inaugural season on Thursday.
Alexa McCollum-Ortiz, Delaney Vega, M.J. Bergren, Sophia Serrano and Hannah Stewart were goal scorers for the girls team, while Ashley Van Diggelen recorded eight goalie saves.
Lathrop’s boys were led by Alan de la Garza-Garcia’s two goals. Isaac Hernandez tallied the other goal, and Gustavo Landa-Betancourt came up with seven saves. Yeh-Ahh Kim paced Mountain House with five goals.
Manteca 2, Weston Ranch 0
Mike Morenzone coached his final game Thursday and goes out with a VOL championship after leading the Buffaloes (11-1, 21-1) to a 25-13, 25-12 win.
Arielle Chandler sparked the offense with five kills and 14 assists. Kim Yu pitched in with four kills, six service points and two aces. Leilani Rios (four kills, 11 points), Caitlynn Wong (three kills), Arian Lowery (13 digs) and Karina Beck (two kills) were other standouts.
Oakdale 2, Sierra 0
Lelani Fabian (two kills, block) and Symone Paniganda (two aces) were top contributors for Sierra in its 16-25, 19-25 season-ending defeat.
Manteca 2, Weston Ranch 0
The Buffaloes swept behind Payton Mahoney’s nine kills and two blocks.
Jessica Almeida distributed 14 assists while serving four aces. Rayana Ladd (three digs, three aces, three kills), Araceli Rubio (three assists, three digs) and Katiela Rodriguez (five digs, six service points) also contributed to the win.
Sierra 2, Oakdale 1
The Timberwolves prevailed, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11.
Cadence Fernandez posted eight killsa nd four blocks, and Rebecca Sutton dished out eight assists.