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CV defeats Livingston in five volleyball games
Central Valley High School's varsity volleyball team traveled to Livingston for its first-ever Western Athletic Conference match last week.

The Hawks, formerly of the Valley Oak League, outlasted the Wolves 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 27-25, 15-10 Thursday night.

All of Central Valley's players contributed. The members of the Hawks' junior-varsity and freshman teams cheered from the stands.

"The bus ride home was awesome," Central Valley head coach Amy Castillo said. "They were all in a good mood. They were celebrating."

Alyssa Long led the Hawks with 11 kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Breanna Wideman had 29 assists. Jenna Mills and Cheyenne Adney finished with 12 kills and 12 digs, respectively. Maday Padilla collected six aces.

"Our bench was crucial too," Castillo said.

Central Valley won the match despite losing the first and third games. The marathon contest lasted two hours.

"It was pretty intense," Castillo said. "The girls pushed themselves. They were exhausted."

Castillo talked about the importance of opening the WAC season with a victory leading up to the match.

"I told them to play every game with no regret," she said. "That's what they did. It was amazing. Now, they know what they're capable of."

CHS 3, Manteca 1

The Bulldogs defeated the Buffaloes, 25-10, 25-10, 22-25, 28-26, in non-conference play at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Jamie Beck led Ceres High (10-4-2) with 15 kills, nine digs, two blocks and one ace.

Jessica Ellsworth contributed 20 assists, six kills, four digs and three aces.

Sherhea Hamilton had six kills, four aces, five digs and two blocks.