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Sierra takes down WAC champ Mountain House
Mountain House-Sierra boys volleyball
Sierra’s Owen Altadonna hammers down on of his 19 kills. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

Owen Altadonna led the Sierra attack Friday in a 25-15, 25-27, 25-20, 25-16 win over visiting Mountain House in non-league boys volleyball action.

Altadonna hammered out 19 kills, including the final two points of the first set and was motivated to down the reigning outright Western Athletic Conference champion Mustangs (3-1).

“I knew about four or five guys on the other side of that net,” Altadonna said. “So that was good motivation for me. After we beat Ben Holt last night, I immediately went home and began locking in for this game.”

In the first set, the only lead for Mountain House was at 1-0, and Timberwolves coach Danielle Deerinck was pleased with her team’s fast start.

“We wanted to start off strong,” Deerinck said. “It was a good start, but then there was that second set. We had some players that had to leave for a music performance, and that kind of threw us off a little bit, but we had people fill into those spots really well.

“They put a lot of pressure on themselves and that kind of gets into their heads a little bit, but they have to learn to trust themselves and each other and as a team they will pull through and have good energy. We have high expectations.”

With Altadonna patrolling the net, teammate Bonpatrick Estrella handled the back row with nine digs along with six service points, three assists and two aces.

“After our losses to Weston Ranch, I have been really motivated,” Estrella said. “So I have been focusing on improving myself for the team and to get as many digs as possible and make sure that we are not letting any balls drop that shouldn’t be dropping.”

Primo Estandarte dished out 25 assists for Sierra (4-2) along with 12 service points, three aces, three kills and two digs. Santino Flores added seven kills, six service points and an ace.

The Timberwolves travel to Brentwood on Tuesday night to face Heritage at 6.

 

Junior varsity

Sierra 2, Mountain House 0

Manola Asuncion tallied seven digs for the Timberwolves in a 27-25, 25-22 sweep.

Adrian Manongsong posted three kills and Toan Do dished out 26 assists.