Around the County: Prep Volleyball Recap

Maxwell senior Sarah Munk delivers an attack against Elk Creek last Tuesday. (Cheri Azevedo Photo)
Maxwell senior Sarah Munk delivers an attack against Elk Creek last Tuesday. (Cheri Azevedo Photo)

Cheri Azevedo | Williams Pioneer Review

Colusa: Redhawks sweep Wheatland in Three Sets

Colusa Redhawks (6-5) captured a win on the road on Sept. 13 against Wheatland (0-9).  Colusa set a precedent in the first set, with a 25-19 win. The RedHawks battled through a close second set, 25-22, and ran away with a 25-12 victory in the third set, adding another win to their record.

“This season is going very well. Each game we continue to grow stronger and work better as a team. We have a tough schedule ahead of us and we will keep playing to our highest potential,” said junior Josie Garofalo after Tuesday nights match up. Garofalo provided 6 kills to the win.

Lexi Ramos aided in her team’s victory with 6 aces and 4 kills. Elena Harris had 12 assists and Ashley Huff delivered 7 aces.

Colusa’s junior varsity team walked away with a two set win: 25-16 and 25-22.

“Annie Lay was outstanding at the service line and Gillian Ayala played tough at the net,” RedHawks varsity volleyball coach Tina Lyons said after Tuesdays win.

Williams: Yellowjackets Battle in Winters

The Yellowjackets (6-8) fought hard on Sept. 14 against Winters (4-9) in a close four set match, but came up short against the Warriors.

Winters edged out the Yellowjackets in the first match 22-25, but Williams fought back to take the second set, winning 25-16. The ‘Jackets  made 13 errors from the service line in the third and fourth sets, and lost by scores of 22-25 and 24-26, respectively.

“The girls made a valiant effort tonight. They played hard and will work even harder as we enter league play in the next week. We just came up a little short tonight,” coach Kristi Hill said after Wednesday night’s game.

Laura Rivera notched 11 kills and 11 blocks. Lizet Hernandez contributed 4 kills, 2 aces and 10 blocks while Caroline Molina played well both offensively and defensively with 3 kills, 3 aces and 4 blocks. Jocelyn Velazquez chipped in with 9 digs.

Maxwell: Panthers Grab First home win

The Maxwell Panthers  varsity volleyball team returned home after a five-game road stand and defeated the visiting Elk Creek in four sets last Tuesday night.

The Panthers came out strong with a first set win 25-18. Maxwell’s success continued, as they went on to win the second match in convincing fashion, 25-8. Serving errors plagued the Panthers and benefited the Elks late in the third set, as the Panthers lost 19-25. Both teams volleyed well in the fourth game, but the Panthers defensive would outlast the Elks for a tight 25-23 win, giving the Panthers their first at home victory of the season.

“With these additional games in, we have become a stronger team and know what everyones job on the court is. Our passion for more wins will lead us to success as we approach our league games in the next weeks,” commented senior Maureen LaGrande. LaGrande finished with 10 attacks, 7 digs and 4 aces in the win over Elk Creek.

Makayla Mitchell delivered 3 kills and 11 attacks while seniors Madison Miller and Megan Dunlap each laid down 3 kills. Hannah Azevedo added 4 attacks, 2 kills and 3 aces.

“We played a pretty good game against Elk Creek. We acted as a strong team and each player put on a great performance,” senior Sarah Munk said after the match.

Munk contributed 9 attacks and 3 aces to the Panthers win.

Following the win last Tuesday, Panthers traveled to Paradise for tourney play last Friday. Maxwell went 2-2 on the day, with wins over Pine Hill and Sacramento Adventist, making their overall record 5-5.

The Panthers travel to Mercy on Thursday, Sept. 22 before they travel to Quincy on Friday, Sept. 23rd for more tourney play.

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