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Three volleyball matches; three wins

October 23, 2013

Half-way through High Desert League action, nobody has been able to get through the Broncos’ line. Bishop sits on top with a 4-0 record. Photo by Deb Murphy

Lady Broncos now 4-0 in HDL with win over Roadrunners
The Bishop Lady Broncos volleyball team stayed on track Tuesday on the road with a 3-1 win over the Rosamond Lady Roadrunners.
Bishop dropped the first game 13-25, but came back with a vengeance, winning games two and three by a nose at 25-23 and 26-24, then romping through the winning game four at 25-17.
The Broncos stay perfect in High Desert League at 4-0, 17-5 overall.
Next up is a home game Tuesday, Oct. 29 with a re-match against the Cal City Ravens. The junior varsity game starts at 4 p.m., with varsity following around 5 p.m.

Callie Kruse: 8 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs
Sammy Powel: 4 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs
Staci Sonke: 4 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs, 18 assists
Lora Terrasas: 2 aces, 23 digs
Naya McCoy: 4 digs, 1 assist
Brooke Callahan: 13 kills, 15 digs, 5 assists
Brianna Coakley: 2 kills, 1 ace, 12 digs
Jessica Borin: 3 kills, 1 dig, 1 assist
Cierra Rossi: 4 digs

Warriors stay focused in 3-1 win over Beatty
The Big Pine Lady Warriors are on a roll. The team roared through the Beatty Lady Hornets for a 3-1 win Tuesday on home court, no small task considering the sheer toughness of the whole Beatty athletic program.
The Warriors were tenacious and strong, showing only brief glimpses of the brain fade that plagues all young teams.
Big Pine took the early lead in the first set, going ahead 8-4 with Sienna Gutierrez on the service line. The Hornets crept back but couldn’t make up for lost points. Both teams traded points and side outs until Gena Lewis was up to serve with the score 13-10. Lewis started with an ace and kept going giving Big Pine a healthy 17-10 lead.
The next Warrior points run came with Gutierrez at the line. Her net skimming rockets threw the Hornets off balance and gave Big Pine a 10-point advantage at 24-14.
The Hornets were too deep in the hole to even hope for the win, but they managed another 3 points before a bad serve gave Big Pine the 25-17 win.
Game two was closer with a revitalized Beatty team taking a 0-4 lead. Anah-Kee Mason’s valiant dig gave Big Pine it’s first point and the Warriors went to work to even up the score at 4-5. Again, neither team could gain an advantage with the serve going back and forth, back and forth until the Warriors and Hornets were locked in a 13-13 tie.
First Big Pine jumped out to a slim 16-14 lead, then extended it to 19-15. The Hornets crept up at 19-17 and the back and forth started up again until the scoreboard read 22-22.
Big Pine got the side out, the final two points and the 25-22 win with Kaylee Simpson at the line.
Game three looked like an instant replay of the first match with Big Pine jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Then the tide turned with Beatty rallying to a 11-11 tie and putting together a 5-point run to take a 16-11 lead. The Warriors fought back nearly matching the Hornets point for point. But the gap was too wide and the Hornets won game three 25-19.
Now we’re down to game four, a match that in the early rounds looked far too close for Big Pine comfort. The Warriors had a 5-point run with Gutierrez at the line for a 8-3 lead, but the Hornets went on a run of their own, coming within a point at 11-10.
As close as the Warriors were to a match win, they weren’t about to let this one slip through their fingers. In the final rounds of game four, Big Pine outscored Beatty 13-5 to clinch the game, 24-15 and the match 3-1.
Big Pine heads to Immanual Christian on Friday to take on the Crusaders; the Crusaders come to Big Pine Tuesday, Oct. 29, then the Trona Tornadoes on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Melissa Barlow: 5 kills, 5 aces,1 block, 7 digs, 9 assists
Kaylee Simpson: 1 kill, 1 ace, 5 digs
Anah-Kee Mason: 5 kills, 2 aces, 16 digs
Gena Lewis: 5 kills, 7 aces, 16 digs, 10 assists
Sienna Gutierrez: 2 kills, 5 aces, 13 digs, 3 assists
Anna Huston: 4 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs

Lone Pine’s Golden Eagles trample the Mojave Mustangs, 3-1

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles volleyball squad took on the Mojave Mustangs on the road and headed home with a 3-1 win.
The Eagles’ wins were by no fewer than 10-points at 25-14, 25-15 and 25-12. The loss was a close 20-25.
“We were strong as a team from the service line,” said coach Mel Joseph. The Eagles hit 85 of their 91 serves with 15 aces.
Next up for the Eagles, the Vasquez Mustangs at Acton today.
Shawni Patton: 100% serving, 31 assists, 4 digs
Amanda Barlese: 18/19 serving, 5 aces, 8 kills, 3 digs
Maureen Cariou: 5/6 serving, 1 aces, 19 kills, 1 block, 4 digs
Katelyn Button: 100% serving, 2 aces, 6 kills, 5 digs
Katie Lacey: 5/6 serving, 1 ace, 5 kills, 2 digs
Abby Southey: 13/15 serving, 4 aces, 4 kills, 4 digs
Lena Cariou: 17/18 serving, 2aces, 2 kills, 4 digs
Emma Howe: 100% serving, 1 kill, 4 digs
Julia Gaytan: 2 digs

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