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CHS keeps postseason volleyball hopes alive
Ceres High School's varsity volleyball team kept its postseason aspirations alive last week with back-to-back wins in Western Athletic Conference play.

"The girls know what's at stake," head coach Stephanie Hamilton said. "They've been working incredibly hard."

The Bulldogs twice erased a one-game deficit during Thursday's 18-25, 26-24, 21-25, 27-25, 15-11 victory over visiting Livingston.

"It was a crazy match," Hamilton said. "All the games were close. There were no big leads for either team."

Jamie Beck tallied 28 kills, 12 digs, four blocks, two aces and one assist for Ceres High, which moved to 16-7-2 on the year and 6-3 in the WAC.

Jessica Ellsworth also played a big role in the Bulldogs' win over the Wolves (7-16, 2-5). She had 29 assists, eight kills, seven digs, one block and one ace.

"She (Ellsworth) set the pace for the game," Hamilton said. "She was all over the place."

Ceres High teammates Sabrina Rinsamout (20 digs and three kills), Sherhea Hamilton (13 digs, three blocks, two kills and one ace) and Yvette Huizar (11 digs and two aces) chipped in as well.

The Bulldogs rolled to a 25-16, 25-9, 23-25, 25-16 victory over Patterson on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Beck led the way with 16 digs, 12 kills, 11 blocks and three aces.

Ellsworth collected 14 assists, five digs, two kills and two aces.

Rinsamout totaled eight digs, five aces, one kill and one block against the Tigers (1-8-1, 1-6).

Ceres High needs to win its final match to qualify for playoffs.

Crosstown rival Central Valley will try to play spoiler this week (Nov. 2).

Results from the match were unavailable at press time.

"You can't underestimate any team in your league," coach Hamilton said. "Central Valley has nothing to lose. That makes me a little nervous."

Tigers 3, Hawks 0

Central Valley High School's varsity volleyball team lost 25-13, 25-13, 25-19 to Los Banos last Thursday in Ceres.

Breanna Wideman dished out a match-high 16 assists for the Hawks, who dropped to 2-7 in the WAC standings.

Jenna Mills and Alyssa Long finished with seven and six kills, respectively.

Maday Padilla had six digs and one ace.

Cheyenne Adney also tallied six digs against the Tigers (10-13, 7-3).