East Union ended its season on a high note Thursday, sweeping past visiting rival Sierra 25-20, 25-11, 25-14 at Dalben Center.
“The girls came out ready to play,” East Union coach Chelsea Herrera said. “It was senior night, and we wanted to get one last win for the seniors so they had that extra energy. Everybody played and got the job done.”
The Lancers’ four seniors got plenty of action. Setter Alexus Surnip led the charge with 22 assists, three kills, six digs and six aces. Kiana Day finished with seven kills, a block and three digs. Jaidyn Valencia added four kills, two blocks and seven digs. Angelica Mercado contributed five digs and four aces.
Sophomore standout Savannah Lebarre chimed in with 10 kills, five digs and four aces. East Union wrapped up its season with a 5-7 Valley Oak League record and 9-10 overall.
Sierra (1-9, 3-12) hosts first-place Central Catholic and Oakdale next week.
Manteca 3, Kimball 0
The Buffaloes (9-2, 17-4) had their way with Kimball (5-5, 10-10), securing a 25-18, 25-17, 25-12 win at Winter Gym.
Manteca’s two setters, Kaitlyn Morenzone (12 kills, seven points, five digs) and Kacy Bolding (five kills, nine points, seven digs), each had 18 assists. Payton Reis (four digs) and Kaylee MacDannald (six points) added six kills apiece.
Julia Moreno (nine digs, two blocks) and Karlie Spohn (three digs, four blocks) both had five kills. Abbey Kadillak paced the back row with 19 digs. Olga Perez (nine digs, four points) and Kyaira Jacobs (six digs, nine points) were other contributors.
Ripon Christian 3, Gustine 0
GUSTINE — The Southern League co-leading Knights (11-1, 16-7) had little resistance in their 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 sweep.
Renae Heida topped all players with 13 kills and added two aces. Morgan Van Elderen had three kills, three digs five assists and four aces. Faith Ozenbaugh turned in four aces and a block. Emily Van Groningen contributed six kills, Charlotte te Velde had six digs and Taylor Alger handed out 22 assists.
Los Banos 3, Lathrop 2
LOS BANOS — Los Banos may have failed in its bid to reclaim the Western Athletic Conference crown, but the reigning champ isn’t going away without leaving its mark on the season.
The Tigers stunned Lathrop (11-2, 14-5) 25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 15-25, 15-13, allowing Beyer to take a one-match lead with one to go. Lathrop swept its previous meeting with Los Banos but was nearly swept itself after trailing 10-4 in the third game of the rematch.
Lathrop coach Heather Anderson said unforced errors proved to be her team’s undoing.
“We were real flat in the first two sets and to start the third,” she said. “Give Los Banos credit, they have gotten much better since the last time we played them.”
Karina Chavez had a busy night for the Spartans, setting 51 assists to go with eight digs. Jahsita Fa’alii amassed 38 kills and had 12 digs. Jordan Corner fired 12 kills and nine digs. Avleen Kaur tallied five kills, four aces and six digs. Hailey Hunter contributed eight digs.
East Union 2, Sierra 0
Julieanna Padilla slugged seven kills and served three aces, helping the host Lancers earn a 25-23, 25-18 sweep.
Nicole Blair added five kills and two aces. Emma Valdez (four aces), Amalia Lopez (six digs), Alejandra Rodriguez (six assists) and Dannielle James (four aces, five assists) also keyed the win.
Lathrop 2, Los Banos 1
LOS BANOS — The WAC champion Spartans (13-0, 17-3) finished strong in the 25-16, 19-25, 15-2 victory.
Anahy Serrano handed out 15 assists, Ke’mya Barnett hammered six kills and Charlene Bernal had four kills and eight digs.
Sierra 2, East Union 1
Sierra came out on the winning end of a competitive 25-23, 24-26, 15-11 finish.
Leading East Union was Elizabeth Lopez with seven aces and four kills. Alyssa Clapp and Jenessa Godoy each had three kills and three aces.
Manteca 2, Kimball 0
The host Buffaloes rolled to a 25-11, 25-19 win.
Camrenne Genilla spearheaded the front row with seven kills and three blocks. Ayana Staaveren chipped in four kills, nine assists and four aces. Alyson Schneider tallied three kills and five digs. Isabella Pires distributed 10 assists, while Ariana Lowery registered nine digs.
Los Banos 2, Lathrop 0
LOS BANOS — Lathrop sputtered after taking the first set and dropped a 25-19, 16-25, 0-15 defeat.
Lyliana Avila paced the Spartans with five kills, 13 digs and two aces. Arianna Bringas posted seven assists, and Thracylie Acoba picked up six digs.