Pierce takes second in bracket at SoCal Invitational
The Pierce Bears’ varsity volleyball team played seven matches in the Field Level Southern California Invitational Volleyball Tournament in San Diego over the weekend, going 4-3 and earning a second-place finish in the Division 2 Diamond Bracket.
In pool play Pierce defeated Goldwater High School 2-0, by scores of 25-16, 25-14, and beat Serra High School 2-0, by scores of 25-21 and 25-18. Rancho High School won their match against the Bears 2-0, by scores of 25-23 and 25-21. It was Pierce’s lone loss in pool play.
Pierce fell to Escondido High School in the game that determined which Division 2 bracket each team would play in. Escondido won by scores of 25-21 and 25-23. The loss placed Pierce in the Diamond Bracket (essentially the consolation bracket) and the Bears won matches against Prescott High School (25-20, 25-18) and Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Secondary School, before falling to Poway High School in the championship game. Poway won by scores of 25-18 and 25-13.
No stats were provided by Pierce for the tournament. The Bears (17-9, 1-2 SVL) traveled to Colusa yesterday for a rematch with the RedHawks (33-3, 5-0 SVL). Pierce hosts Willows (19-10, 4-1 SVL) tomorrow at 6 PM.
Portola 3, Maxwell 0 – Maxwell kept things a bit closer this time around, but fell on the road to Portola. The Tigers won by scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-18. No stats were provided by Maxwell. The Panthers (7-11, 3-3 Mountain Valley League) hosted Quincy (20-4-1, 7-0 MTVL) last night and play Esparto (0-10, 0-5 MTVL) tomorrow at 6:30 PM. Tomorrow is senior night for the Panthers.
Hamilton 3, Williams 0 – The Yellowjackets fell to the Braves in Hamilton on Thursday and are still seeking their first win in the Mid-Valley League. Hamilton won by scores of 25-19, 25-11, and 25-18. No stats were provided by Williams. The Yellowjackets (6-13, 0-5 MVL) had a match against East Nicolaus (7-10, 2-3 MVL) last night, and has a home match against Hamilton (20-5, 5-0 MVL) at 7:30 PM on Thursday.
Colusa 3, Winters 0 – The RedHawks trounced the Warriors in three sets on Oct. 2, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-5, and 25-9. No stats were provided by the Colusa.
Maxwell 3, Biggs 0 – The Panthers came out on top of their rivals in their match on Oct. 2, winning 3-0. Maxwell won by scores of 25-10, 25-21 and 25-16. Atalie Wilson and Laynee Haywood had six kills apiece to lead the Panthers. Of Haywood’s 15 total serves, nine resulted in an ace, and she also had a team-high 14 digs. Wilson also led Maxwell in blocks with four. Morgan Dennis had a team-high 20 assists.
Durham 3, Williams 0 – The Trojans swept the Yellowjackets in Durham on Oct. 2, winning by scores of 25-7, 25-21, and 25-20. No stats were provided by Williams.
Mt. Shasta 18, Williams 6 – Williams opened their Mid-Valley League slate at home against Mt. Shasta on Friday, and fell to the visiting Bears in a low-scoring contest. Hunter Povlsen completed 19-of-36 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown to two interceptions. Aldo Ambriz hauled in a team-high seven catches for 88 yards, followed by Samuel Navarro’s five catches for 88 yards. Juan Zamudio added 48 receiving yards and hauled in the Yellowjackets’ lone touchdown.
Williams (3-3, 0-1 MVL) travels to Redding to face University Prep (4-2, 1-0 MVL) on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM.
Modoc 40, Maxwell 28 – The Panthers fell to the Braves in a match-up between Cascade Valley League teams on Friday night. After torching teams through the air in recent weeks, Maxwell was unable to find the same success with their passing game against Modoc. The Braves’ offense, on the other hand, racked up 40 points and over 400 yards using a balanced attack, throwing for 206 yards and three scores and rushing for 195 yards and three TD. Modoc’s defense harassed Maxwell quarterback Trent Hendrix to the tune of four sacks, and forced three turnovers including two interceptions and a fumble. Maxwell (3-4, 1-4 CVL) hosts Chester (5-1, 3-1 CVL) on Friday at 7 PM.
Los Molinos 48, Princeton 0 – It was a battle between unbeaten teams in Los Molinos, but the Bulldogs didn’t have any trouble putting away the Eagles in the blowout. No stats were provided by Princeton. The Eagles (6-1, 3-1 California 8-Man South) look to get back to their winning ways on the road against Westwood (2-3, 1-3 California 8-Man South) on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 PM.
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