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VOLLEYBALL: Manteca makes quick work of youthful Ripon High Indians
Bulletin boys volleyball 2020
Ewan West (5) of visiting Ripon hits it into the block of Manteca’s Camden Stecklet (15) and Dominic Rea (4) at Winter Gym. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

Manteca High was quick to take care of business Thursday against Ripon.
The Buffaloes swept past the young Indians at Winter Gym, 25-8, 25-8, 25-12.
"I was happy with the way we came out in that first set," said Manteca coach Eric Reis of the non-league volleyball match.
His Buffaloes (2-1) wasted little time, jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the opener behind the serving of Oscar Anaya, who served up a pair aces.
Junior middle hitter Nick Bell also got untracked early on, delivering a block and kill during the span. He ended up with 10 kills and two blocks during the three sets.
Adrian Gonzales, a senior outside hitter, picked it up from there, increasing Manteca's lead with a service ace, 13-1.
Ripon (0-2) is a team with just two returning players coupled with five sophomores and a pair freshmen.
"Our goal right now is to just get better with each game," said Indians coach Nathan Baroni, who indicated that he's hoping to have his team ready in time of Trans-Valley League play.
Ripon managed a score off Ewan West's misdirected drop shot and a kill by returning player Matthew Maragos.
But the match was all Buffaloes, with Bell closing out the first two games with kills.
Manteca continued to dominate, taking a 12-4 lead in the second set thanks to a pair of service aces by Bryan Alvarez and a spike by Camden Steckler.
Moments later, the Buffaloes built up a 20-7 advantage behind the serving of Gabriel Ramirez, who also had an ace in that run, and front row play led by Bell, who registered three more kills.
In the third and final set, Manteca jumped ahead 13-5, increasing that lead behind the serving of Jonathan Rosas, who served up 18 points in those three games. Dominic Rea chipped in with a kill.
The Buffaloes made it 22-10 on Steckler's block — he also closed out the match with a game-point spike.
Rosas and Alvarez helped set up their teammates with 16 and 13 assists, respectively. Ramirez, in addition, had five digs.
"We were able to play up to our level (during the three-game match)," Reis said.

Junior varsity
Manteca 2, Ripon 0

The Buffaloes improved to 3-0 during the early season by rolling past the Indians, 25-20, 25-23.
Daniel Pedroza served up eight points with three aces. Angel Rodriguez, who had five kills, and Jeremiah Freitas both played strong at the net for Manteca.