East Union was able to take a set from the Valley Oak League’s defending champion Thursday, but Central Catholic had too much firepower in its 25-19, 25-16, 25-27, 25-15 win at Dalben Center.
“Central Catholic came out hot,” East Union coach Chelsea Herrera said. “Our girls were ready, but I think with them having big hitters they just had too much of an arsenal.”
After narrowly dropping the third set, the Raiders broke open a 15-1 lead in the fourth and coasted to the win.
Savannah LeBarre racked up 18 kills, two blocks and eight digs for the Lancers (1-3 VOL, 6-5 overall). Miekayla Surnip added 22 assists and six aces. Melissa Scogna turned in eight kills, two aces and five blocks.
Central Catholic (3-0, 9-4) was anchored by standout sophomore Abby Castillon finished with 12 kills, three aces, 17 digs and three blocks. McKenzie Lettice handed out 40 assists, and Tessa Gallo slugged 20 kills.
East Union takes on cross-town rivals Sierra and Manteca next week.
Lathrop 3, Johansen 0
LATHROP — The Spartans (5-0, 6-2) swept 25-20, 25-22, 25-12 to maintain their lead in the Western Athletic Conference.
Jahsita Fa’ali’i collected 14 kills, 15 digs and five aces. Jennifer Santillan dished out 27 assists. Hailey Hunter contributed 17 digs and three aces. Ke’Mya Barnett and Sydney Hanks pitched in three kills apiece.
Tracy 3, Manteca 0
TRACY — Manteca coach Kevin Bolding was pleased with his team’s effort in the non-league match against a powerhouse. Tracy was tested before rolling to a 25-22, 31-29, 25-13 win.
Kaylee MacDannald (seven kills, six blocks), Adrianna Powell (seven kills), Karlie SPohn (six kills, six blocks) and Camrenne Genilla (five kills) held their own in the front row, while Therese Ferral provided 23 assists.
Abbey Kaddilak and Olga Perez tallied 18 and 10 digs, respectively. The Buffaloes (6-3) continue their tough stretch next week against Kimball and East Union.
Manteca 2, Tracy 0
The Buffaloes improved to 9-0 after squeaking out a 25-23, 20-25, 15-13 victory.
Arielle Chandler distributed 14 assists for Manteca (9-0). Isabella Pires added eight assists, two kills and eight points. Ariana Lowery contributed 10 digs, and Leilani Rios led the front row with 11 kills and three blocks.
Lathrop 2, Johansen 0
The first-place Spartans (5-0 WAC) had little resistance in the 25-11, 25-8 blowout.
Camila De La Garza set 12 assists, Layla Pereira-Watson tallied five aces and four kills and Godwina Ogbeide added six aces and three digs.
Lathrop 2, Johansen 0
Lathrop (5-0) compiled 23 aces in the 25-7, 25-7 drubbing, 11 of them served up by Azul Maldanado.
Mailynn Lindsey produced seven aces of her own, while Alaba Olaleye blasted four kills.