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East Union sweeps Lathrop
Kings all-around play helps Lancers stay in contention
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LATHROP — The East Union volleyball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss and swept Lathrop 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 on Thursday.

The Lancers (5-4 Valley Oak League, 9-7 overall) were coming off their second five-game defeat to rival Manteca.  They’re still in the hunt for one of the three Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths but have a tough stretch ahead starting with Kimball at home next Tuesday.

Melissa King anchored East Union with a stellar all-around effort, amassing 11 kills, 12 assists and 22 digs. Haley England contributed seven kills and five aces. Jordyn Posz put up 20 assists and served 10 points, two of which were aces. Alissa Burolla had six kills and 10 service points.



Waterford 2,

Ripon Christian 0

WATERFORD — Ripon Christian (2-8, 4-13) showed up to its Southern League tilt down four starters but still managed to be competitive.

Waterford (3-7, 4-13) scored its goals in the 10th and 45th minutes.

“Regardless of the score we were in that game,” Ripon Christian coach Keith Terpsma said. “Waterford had few shots, but the two clear shots they had they put in the back of the net with force.”



Oakdale 7, East Union 2

The Lancers dropped their final regular-season match. The VOL Tournament is next week at Weston Ranch.

East Union’s Natalie Karim squeaked past Alyssa Gouveia in the No. 5 singles match. The No. 1 doubles team of Patricia Tajii and Margarita Navarette also pulled out a competitive three-set win, topping Haley Takaki and Amy Schneck, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.