Losers of six of its first seven league matches, Ceres High’s varsity girls volleyball program has won two of its last three contests in recent weeks.
“My team is doing well,” head coach Darlene Tobler said. “They continue to give their all and have bonded incredibly. I have a wonderful group of young ladies that I am so proud of.”
The Bulldogs edged the Johansen Vikings 3-2 (25-18, 11-25, 25-12, 22-25, 15-10) in Western Athletic Conference play on Oct. 2 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.
Ceres High avenged a 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 15-9) setback.
Bulldog Alyssa Stiles filled the stat sheet versus the Vikings during the second meeting.
She had 20 digs, 15 kills, eight blocks and three aces.
Younger sister Allison Stiles had 18 assists, eight digs, seven aces and two kills.
Jullissa Arreola had 14 digs.
Bella Curry had 10 digs, 10 aces and two kills.
Vianney Perez had 10 digs, two aces and one kill.
Lysaida Munoz had four digs, four aces and two kills.
Mya Robinson had four digs and three kills.
Izzy Diazdeleon had three digs.
Ceres High shut out Pacheco 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-11) on Oct. 4 in Los Banos.
Curry led the Bulldogs with 13 digs, three aces and one kill.
Alyssa Stiles had 11 digs, 10 kills, five blocks and two aces.
Allison Stiles had 11 assists, six digs, six kills and three aces.
Perez had 10 digs and one ace.
Robinson had eight digs, five aces, three kills and one block.
Arreola had eight digs and one ace.
Diazdeleon had seven digs and two kills.
Munoz had four digs and four kills.
Ceres High compiled a 2-0 record against Pacheco this season.
The Bulldogs won the first meeting, 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 13-25, 25-21).
Ceres High dropped to 3-8 in WAC standings following Thursday’s 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17) loss at Mountain House.
The Bulldogs showed improvement against the Mustangs.
Ceres High lost the first clash between the teams, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-6).
A newcomer to the Central California Conference, Central Valley’s varsity girls volleyball team has yet to collect its first win.
The last-place Hawks dropped 0-10 in the CCC standings after losing 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-17) to Golden Valley on Oct. 10 in Ceres.
The third-place Cougars improved to 6-5.
“It’s a big step up in competition,” Central Valley veteran Brianna Quiroz said. “If we stayed in the WAC, we probably would have done a lot better.”
Alyssa Maeyama led the Hawks with 14 digs, three aces and one kill.
Quiroz collected 14 digs and one block.
Nayelia Ramos had nine digs and two kills
Anusha Kumar had six digs, one kill, one block and one ace.
Kaydee Peterman had five digs and one ace.
Anysia Lopez had four blocks, two digs and one kill.
Azalia Diaz had four kills and one block.
Nereyda Tavira had one ace.
“We didn’t do the little things right,” Quiroz said. “We didn’t cover on defense. We didn’t hit the ball like we should have. Our passes weren’t there. It’s fundamental stuff.”
The Hawks still made the Cougars work for the victory.
“The effort was there,” Quiroz said. “We had fun. I don’t think we should have lost.”
The host Hawks will close out the CCC season today against fifth-place Patterson.
Maeyama, Quiroz, Ramos and Kimberly Camarena, Central Valley’s five senior players, will be recognized before the match.
The contest will get underway at 6 p.m.
Central Valley has a 1-1 record versus Patterson this season.
The Hawks defeated the Tigers 2-1 (25-20, 20-25, 15-9) in tournament play.
Patterson won the first CCC meeting by a score of 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-23).
“We really want to win,” Quiroz said. “We beat them one time already.”