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Bulldogs, Hawks suffer league losses
• Ceres High loses to Grace Davis, Mountain House
Azalia Diaz
Azalia Diaz and Central Valley’s varsity girls volleyball team competed against Merced and Golden Valley last week. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s youth-laden varsity girls volleyball team dropped to 1-6 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after suffering back-to-back losses at home this past week.

“This has been a challenging season with more injuries than ever before,” head coach Darlene Tobler said. “They are all healthy at the moment and we hope it can stay that way for the rest of the year.”

Visiting Grace Davis rallied for a 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 15-10) win over Ceres High Thursday evening at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Vianney Perez had 30 digs and one ace for the Bulldogs.

Alyssa Stiles had 24 digs, 17 kills, eight blocks and six aces.

Allison Stiles had 18 digs, 14 assists, two kills and two aces.

Bella Curry had 14 digs and five aces, four assists and one kill.

Izzy Diazdeleon had 10 digs and one kill.

Lysaida Munoz had nine digs and two kills.

Jullissa Arreola had eight digs and one assist.

Cheralyn Durossette had four digs, three kills, two aces and one block.

Host Ceres High lost 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-6) to Mountain House on Sept. 18.

Alyssa Stiles had 17 digs, four kills, four blocks, one ace and one assist.

Perez had 13 digs and one kill.

Allison Stiles had eight assists, seven digs, one kill and one ace.

Mya Robinson had four digs and two kills.

Ceres High’s roster features three seniors, three juniors and three sophomores.

“We are working on developing consistency and will continue to give 100 percent to improve our skills.”
Coach Darlene Tobler

“I have a wonderful group of young ladies,” Tobler said. “We are working on developing consistency and will continue to give 100 percent to improve our skills.” 

CV drops pair of matches

Central Valley’s varsity girls volleyball team remained winless in Central California Conference action this past week after dropping a pair of matches.

“I can see what they are capable of, but they have to believe in themselves too,” head coach Regina Selfridge said. “They are starting to come around and realize just how talented they are. But it is a process that doesn’t always go as fast as I would like it to.”

The Hawks dropped to 0-5 in the CCC standings following Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to visiting Merced.

Central Valley’s Anysia Lopez had eight kills, four blocks and two digs against the Bears.

Nayeli Ramos had six kills, four aces and two digs.

Brianna Quiroz had five kills.

Kaydee Peterman had five digs.

“I’m pleased with our performance,” Selfridge said. “We played really well.”

Golden Valley shut out Central Valley 3-0 on Sept. 17 in Merced.

Quiroz had eight blocks, three kills and one block.

Ramos had eight digs and three kills.

Peterman had seven digs.

Lopez had five digs and one block.

Anusha Kumar had four digs, two kills, two aces and one block.

Alyssa Maeyama had four digs, one kill and one ace.

“Expectations moving forward, I really want the girls to improve, and learn to read the hitters better in order to improve blocking and coverage,” Tobler said. “Mostly, I want them to continue to grow as a team, communicate with each other and enjoy the game.”