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ROUNDUP: RC volleyball completes perfect SAL run
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After sharing the 2019 Southern Athletic League title with Le Grand, Ripon Christian’s girls volleyball team secured the outright championship Wednesday with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-14 triumph.

The Knights went 14-0 in league play and take their 32-5 overall record into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs which begin next week.

Le Grand helped bring the best out of RC’s players Wednesday. Emily Van Groningen amassed 22 kills, 30 digs and four blocks. Ava Van Groningen added 12 kills, two blocks and seven aces. Jenna Hofman handed out 47 assists, and Ellie Dyt contributed nine kills and 12 digs.

Ripon Christian’s junior varsity team also won to cap off an undefeated league season.


Manteca 3, Oakdale 0

Manteca (10-1, 23-6 overall) is a win away from capturing at least a piece of the Valley Oak League title after dispatching the Mustangs on the road, 25-22, 25-19, 25-18.

Setter Arielle Chandler led the way with 31 assists, four aces and three blocks. Adrianna Powell paced the attack with 10 kills and added six digs. Karlie Spohn finished with eight kills and three blocks, while Camrenne Genilla and Courtney Washburn had six kills apiece. Abby Kadillak tallied 16 digs and three aces.

Ayana Van Staaveren was productive from the service line, finishing with 14 points and five aces. Isabella Pires had eight service points and 10 digs.


Lathrop 3, Mountain House 0

Western Athletic Conference runner-up Lathrop came away with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 road sweep.
Krystle Sakay led the Spartan with eight kills, four aces and 11 digs. LaNicia Ellis had seven kills and two blocks. Lylliana Avila collected seven kills, six aces and seven digs. Camila De La Garza distributed 25 assists in the attack, while Thracylie Acoba spearheaded the defense with 14 digs.


East Union 3, Kimball 2

The Lancers (2-9 VOL, 3-15 overall) escaped Tracy with a hard-earned 24-26, 26-24, 29-27, 17-25, 17-15 win.

Isabel Ugalino compiled 23 assists, nine digs and two kills while splitting setting duties with Makayla Viri, who had 18 assists. Mariela Navarro fired 13 kills and two aces. Donnese Payne added 12 kills and three blocks. Valerie Ochoa had 10 kills and three aces. Meritiana Luani picked up 18 digs, and Bella Israel served six aces.



Mission College 27, Sierra 10

Mission College 23, Sierra 10

The Timberwolves were swept in two League of Legends matches on Tuesday.

Calvin Ragadio and Joshua Luong were Sierra’s high scorers in Games 1 and 2, respectively. Matthew Azevedo tallied the most assists in each contests.


JV volleyball

Lathrop 2, Mountain House 0

Liliana Navarro fired 10 aces to highlight Lathrop’s 25-13, 25-17 win. She also finished with four kills, three digs and a block.

Janessa Ward connected for eight kills. Julia Roaquin contributed 14 assists, four aces and two kills.

East Union 2, Kimball 0

East Union held on for the 25-22, 25-19 sweep, getting eight kills from Jatziry Garcia.

Vanessa Padilla, Valerie Lugo (three aces) and Giselle Velazquez (two aces) each rapped three kills. Marcella Carrenza delivered 14 assists, and Giselle Hamilton led the defense with five digs.


Frosh volleyball

Manteca 2, Oakdale 0

The Buffaloes rolled to a 25-17, 25-13 triumph behind Amil Gaskins’ six kills and four blocks.

Ariel Del A Ora contributed with five kills and five digs. Nicole Ayala had five digs, Aliyah Jacobs dished out five assists and Jayana Dias had six assists and 12 service points,


Lathrop 2, Mountain House 0

Lathrop held on for the 25-18, 25-23 sweep.

Zoe Cejas blasted five kills for the balanced Spartans, who got three kills each from Annie Millan (two aces, three digs) and Anabella Obasuyi. Alyssa Roller chimed in with nine assists and three aces.


Kimball 2, East Union 0

East Union fell short, 17-25, 18-25.

Katelyn Trevino led the Lancers with six kills and two blocks. Isabella Rodriguez and Laci Lopez led the defense with six and four digs, respectively.