Ceres High’s varsity boys volleyball team shut out Mountain House on March 12.
The Bulldogs posted a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-19) victory over the Mustangs in Western Athletic Conference play in front of fewer than 30 fans at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
“We always try to play 100 percent with or without a crowd,” Ceres High senior captain Victor Hurtado said. “It does help us when a lot of people come out to cheer us on.”
The Bulldogs improved to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the WAC standings.
Ceres High might have played for the final time this spring last week.
School districts in Stanislaus County suspended all athletic events, effective March 16, for the remainder of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
“I really hope this isn’t the end of the season. They’re such hard workers. I don’t know if I’ve coached a team with this great of chemistry.”Coach Darlene Tobler
“I really hope this isn’t the end of the season,” Bulldogs’ head coach Darlene Tobler said. “They’re such hard workers. I don’t know if I’ve coached a team with this great of chemistry. It’s noticed by officials and other coaches and players. It’s pretty special.”
“We’re more than just a team,” Hurtado added. “We’re like a family.”
Hurtado totaled 22 digs, 14 kills, three aces and one block against Mountain House.
Jacob Rodriguez had 20 assists, six digs, two kills, two aces and one block.
Verlis Smith had 11 digs, 10 kills and one block.
Aaron Delgado had 11 digs and two kills.
Yair Munoz had nine digs, six aces and one assist.
Sam Garcia had eight digs, three kills and one block.
Isaac Rodriguez had two digs and one assist.
“We have really good chemistry,” Hurtado said. “That’s what helped us.”