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Ceres High tops CV in volleyball
Ceres High School's frosh-soph volleyball team used all 13 of its players during last week's Western Athletic Conference finale.

The Bulldogs topped crosstown-rival Central Valley, 25-12, 20-25, 15-7, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"I was pretty confident we'd win," Ceres High sophomore Yvonne Verduzco said. "We have faith in ourselves."

Fulu Tevaseu led the Bulldogs with seven aces, three kills and two blocks. Camrynn Broumas had six aces. Gisselle Madrigal collected two aces and one kill. Brooke Anderson dished out five assists. Edith Peralta chipped in with three assists. Ryleigh Honberger tallied two kills.

Ceres High compiled a 6-6 record in the WAC.

Central Valley had a 2-10 mark in league.

The Bulldogs reeled off 12 straight points in dominating the Hawks 25-12 in Game 1.

Central Valley overcame an 18-10 deficit on its way to a 25-20 win during Game 2.

Ceres High led from start to finish in the third and decisive game (15-7).

"We talked more and moved our feet," Verduzco said.

The Hawks lost 25-15, 25-9 to the Bulldogs earlier this year.

"We had more drive this time," Central Valley sophomore Lexy Cordova said. "We were talking more and pumping each other up. We really wanted to beat them at their house."

Forfeit win for CHS

Central Valley High School's freshman volleyball squad lost by forfeit to crosstown-rival Ceres High on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs were awarded the victory because the Hawks didn't have enough players to compete.

The two teams decided to scrimmage instead after Central Valley added a frosh-soph player to its roster.

The Hawks won, 25-17, 18-25, 16-14.

"It's depressing to see some of our girls aren't here," Central Valley standout Elizabeth Olide said. "But I'm proud of the rest of my teammates."

Olide led Central Valley with 10 aces and nine assists.

Erika Perez had two kills, two aces and one dig.

Abigail Escobedo tallied three aces.

Lizeth Diaz collected one kill and one dig.

Angelina Alvarez added one kill.

Lynaya Lerma, the frosh-soph contributor, totaled eight kills.

"The varsity and frosh-soph players cheered us on," Olide said. "That motivated us."

The scrimmage result didn't count towards the standings.

Central Valley compiled an 0-12 record in the Western Athletic Conference this year. The Hawks dropped three of their final four matches by forfeit.

Ceres High posted a 4-8 record. The Bulldogs placed second at the Orestimba tournament.