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ROUNDUP: Manteca volleyball falls to VOL-leading Central Catholic
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Manteca girls volleyball team fell out of the running for the Valley Oak League championship this week, which ended with a 21-25, 19-25, 13-25 loss to visiting Central Catholic on Thursday.

The Buffaloes (6-3, 16-10 overall) were in second place but have slipped to third. They also dropped a five-set decision Tuesday at Sierra.

Michaela Singh led the Buffs with six kills, eight digs and four aces. Izabella Sanchez produced six kills and four blocks. Saniyah Anthony contributed three kills and five blocks. Nicole Ayala accumulated 20 digs, while Corinne Jones chipped in six.


Lathrop 3, Johansen 1

In Modesto, Lathrop (10-2, 14-6 overall) came away with the 25-19, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21 Western Athletic Conference victory.

Elizabeth Andrade led the Spartans with seven kills and eight digs. Janessa Ward collected four kills, five aces and five digs. ZaRyah Mageo added four kills and a block.

Julia Roaquin handed out 20 assists, and Justine Mabutas pitched in 15 digs and three aces.



Ripon 20, Kimball 2

Owen Curtiss scored four goals and three assists in his final regular-season home game for Ripon. He also played as goalie in the fourth period, coming up with four saves.

Lucas Rietkerk racked up four goals and two assists. Devon Patel and Ryan Bell added three goals apiece.

Brody Biedermann had two goals, while Trevor Bell, Teo West and Nate Selna chipped in one apiece. Jaiden Chandar tallied five steals.



Ripon 18, Kimball 5

Sami Scheid (five goals, two assists, steal), Maddie Stewart (three goals, six assists) and Hailey Schmidke (three goals, two assists) were honored for senior night.

Reyna Biedermann contributed three goals, while Maddie Curtiss, Crystallyn Tran and Tiffani Hunter each had one. Hunter also played in goal for three quarters, collecting seven saves.



Ripon 156, Riverbank 165

Spearheaded by Aaliyah Martinez’s 4-over par 35 at Escalon Golf Course, the undefeated Indians continued their march to the Trans-Valley League championship.

Kennedy Winter was the overall runner-up with a 38. Katie Martin and Anna Fisher capped scoring with a 41 and 42, respectively. Riverbank got a pair of 40s from Desirae Vargas and Jackelyn Rocha.


JV volleyball

Manteca 2, Central Catholic 0

Manteca rolled to a 25-19, 25-17 sweep.

Amaya Zavala netted six assists, three digs, three aces and two kills for the Buffs. Kamiyah Johnson turned in four aces, four digs and two kills.

Marissa San Nicolas served six points, three of them aces. Peyton McDonald contributed five kills and four digs.


Frosh volleyball

Manteca 2, Central Catholic 0

The Buffaloes remain undefeated in the VOL following their 25-11, 25-21 triumph.

Nai’ima Calderon led the attack with three kills, Jacqueline Leon tallied seven service points, two aces and two digs, and Navaeh Topete chipped in four service points and three digs.