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Oakdale flusters Manteca from service line
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Oakdale made quick work of Manteca at Winter Gym on Wednesday, sweeping in three (25-13, 25-11, 25-11) behind potent serving.

“Oakdale is always a challenge for us,” Manteca coach Tim Horning said. “They put a lot of pressure on our service receive. Our leading hitters had two kills, which shows that just struggled to get any kind of offense going. Most of our passes were all over the place.”

McKenna Balmut and Julia Martinez turned in two kills each. Setter Ashley Gase had four assists to go with two aces. Morgan Miramontes contributed two aces and four digs. Nicole Magnusson also finished with two digs.

The Buffaloes (1-2 Valley Oak League, 4-4 overall) look to bounce back Monday when they head to crosstown rival Sierra.

Kimball 3, East Union 0

The visiting Jaguars went on big service runs to coast past East Union (2-2, 5-5) in three. Game scores were 25-11, 25-13, 25-14.

Monica King led the Lancers with five kills, Jill Costa churned out two kills to go with three blocks, and Alexis Steele compiled three kills and three digs.

“We continue to struggle with getting a sideout,” EU coach Rich Posz said. “We get caught in serving runs, which has been plaguing us all year. We have to solve that problem.”

Sonora 3, Weston Ranch 0

Weston Ranch (1-3, 2-6) showed some promise in the third game of its defeat to the defending VOL champion. The Cougars fell 8-25, 11-25, 22-25.

“We made some in-game adjustments and played well in the third game,” Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer said. “We started moving around and got some things done. Sonora is a good team and they serve tough. We just have to learn and keep moving in a positive direction.

Candisse Griffin paced the Cougars with four aces and five digs. Melanie Amen crushed five kills.


East Union 2, Kimball 1

Deja Guzman served six straight points in the pivotal third game won by the Squires, 15-9. They split their first two games, 25-7, 18-25. Guzman also finished with a pair of kills.

Destiny Flores dished out seven assists.


East Union 2, Kimball 1

East Union improved to 4-0 in VOL action with three-set (25-17, 19-25, 15-7) victory.

Aiko Jones served up six aces, Melissa King chipped in three and Michelle Castro hammered three kills.