Central Valley High School's varsity volleyball team moved to 4-5 in the Western Athletic Conference standings last week after securing a split.
The Hawks topped the Wolves of Livingston, 25-12, 22-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-9, on Wednesday in Ceres.
Mia Lorenzo totaled 15 digs while starring on defense for Central Valley, which is trying to secure its first-ever playoff berth.
"We're still in the running for it (playoffs)," Hawks head coach Kelly Heese said. "If we don't make it, our goal is to have more wins than losses."
Hawk Nicholette Mendez had 12 assists.
Julia Ramsey tallied 11 kills against Livingston, which lost in five games to Central Valley earlier this season.
Visiting Patterson edged Central Valley 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23) on Oct. 21.
Lorenzo collected a team-high 20 digs, Mendez dished out 15 assists and Ramsey added 13 kills to lead the Hawks.
"It was very competitive, especially compared to the first time we played," Heese said. "They beat us in three games."
CHS falls twice
Ceres High School's varsity volleyball team remained winless in WAC play (0-9) after dropping a pair of matches this past week.
"The girls need to learn how to finish," head coach Stephanie Hamilton said. "That will come with experience. Sometimes, I start three sophomores."
The Bulldogs lost 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-21) at Pacheco on Wednesday.
Sabrina Baisdon led Ceres High with 22 digs, 19 assists, five aces and two kills.
Kaytlin Donaldson had 21 digs, one ace and one kill.
Ryleigh Honberger had 15 digs, seven kills, four blocks, three aces and one assist.
Jessica Arreola had 15 digs, four aces and two kills.
Ceres High lost 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-14) at Livingston on Oct. 21.
Edith Peralta had 11 digs.
Honberger had 10 digs, four blocks, four kills and one assist.
Brooke Anderson had eight assists, seven digs and one ace.
"The girls love to play volleyball," coach Hamilton said. "They're improving individually and as a team. The team morale is good right now."
Ceres High will close out WAC play against crosstown-rival Central Valley on Nov. 4 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium. The Hawks won the first meeting, 20-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-12. The match will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
"Obviously, we always hope to win," Stephanie Hamilton said. "It would be a good way to end our season. We've struggled."