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Dawgs, Hawks begin volleyball season
Alyssa Stiles had 14 digs during Ceres Highs 3-0 loss to Orestimba on Aug. 31 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's revamped varsity girls volleyball team won two of its first three matches of the season.

The Hawks opened Western Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 win against Livingston Wednesday evening in Ceres.

Central Valley (2-1, 1-0) lost Julia Ramsey, its all-time greatest player, to graduation.

"I'm very pleased with my girls' performance on the court," Hawks head coach Kelly Heese said. "They work hard. They have really gelled together as a team. That's a key to being successful."

Central Valley junior Mariana Garibay totaled 14 kills, seven digs and one ace against Livingston.

Blanca Espinoza starred on defense with 30 digs.

Carmen Sanchez had 13 digs.

The Hawks lost 3-0 to the Beyer Patriots on Sept. 8 in Ceres.

Espinoza accumulated 25 digs.

Garibay tallied eight digs and seven kills.

Central Valley defeated visiting Summerville 3-1 on Sept. 1.

Mixed results for Bulldogs
Ceres High's varsity girls volleyball team dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the WAC after losing 3-0 at Los Banos last Wednesday.

"I am very proud of how far they have come just in this short time," Bulldogs head coach Darlene Tobler said. "We will continue to work hard and learn."
Breanna Moreno tallied a team-high 19 digs against the Tigers.

Kendall Meyer had five kills and two blocks.

Tiana Rogers dished out four assists.

Ceres High lost 3-0 to Hughson on Sept. 6 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

Madison Nash filled the stat sheet with 17 digs, 10 kills and two aces.

Rogers collected 12 assists.

Meyer added eight blocks.

The Bulldogs shut out the Spartans of Grace Davis 3-0 on Sept. 1 in Ceres.

Nash led the way with 18 digs and one block.

Diana Zarco totaled 14 assists.

Meyer had eight kills.
Shelby Veuve had six aces.

Rayohna Sagapolu had one block.

Visiting Orestimba blanked Ceres High 3-0 on Aug. 31.

Rogers had 14 assists.

Alyssa Stiles had 14 digs.

Meyer had nine kills and three blocks.

Zarco had four aces.

Ceres High topped Downey 3-1 on Aug. 30.

Moreno had 18 digs.

Rogers had 18 assists.

Meyer had 14 kills.

Nash had seven aces.

"Our team is coming along really well," Tobler said. "We are young, with only four returning varsity players, so we still have a lot to learn. Everyone is beginning to blend and trust each other more, which will help with the flow of our games."