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Pink game staged
CHS volleyball wins cancer awareness clash
Ceres Highs varsity girls volleyball team edged visiting Pacheco 3-2 on Breast Cancer Awareness Night last Wednesday. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

The members of Ceres High's and Pacheco's varsity girls volleyball teams stood and interlocked their arms during the singing of the national anthem prior to the start of Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference clash.

The Bulldogs battled back for a 3-2 (19-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-13) victory over the visiting Panthers on Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"We always have a good turnout for this event," Ceres High head coach Darlene Tobler said. "Our girls made a lot of posters and we had family come in and post a heart on a big pink ribbon for loved ones who are fighting, have survived or have lost the battle to cancer."

The Bulldogs improved to 5-4 in WAC play.

Pacheco dropped to 4-5 in the conference standings.

Ceres High, 4-8 in 2015, surpassed last year's win total.

"We're working hard to improve every day," Tobler said.

Madison Nash, Kendall Meyer, Diana Zarco and Alyssa Stiles filled key roles in helping lead the Bulldogs past the Panthers.

Nash collected 38 digs and four aces.

Meyer totaled 19 kills and seven blocks.

Zarco tallied 19 assists.

Stiles had four aces.

Wolves 3, Bulldogs 1
Host Livingston upset Ceres High 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-20, 26-24) in WAC play on Oct. 3.
Bulldog Rayohna Sagapolu had 29 digs and three aces versus the 2-7 Wolves.

Zarco added 13 assists and three aces.

Stiles contributed 11 blocks and eight kills.