Gilroy beats Aztecs in league play
SOLEDAD — Gilroy Mustangs beat the Soledad Aztecs in three games to win their Cypress Divisional showdown in Gilroy. After squeaking out a 28-26 victory in the opening game, the host Mustangs defeated Soledad 25-20 and 25-10 in the final two games. Standouts in the game were Jazmine Aguilera and Olivia Fale.
Last Thursday in Soledad the Lady Aztecs down the visiting Anzar Hawks in three games, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-9. Jamileth Madgaleno had a good game as a middle blocker. Soledad is 8-2 in divisional play, good for second place behind Gilroy and 10-8 overall. The Lady Aztecs were on the road yesterday in Watsonville and will travel to Pebble Beach tomorrow for a game with the Stevenson Pirates.
Spirits and Cowboys beat KC
KING CITY — King City Lady Mustang volleyball is 3-7 in the Gabilan Division of the Pacific Coast Athletic League as they lost 3-1 last Tuesday to the visiting Notre Dame and 3-0 on the road on Thursday to the Salinas High Cowboys.
The Spirits defeated host King City 17-25, 26-24, 16-25 and 19-25. Salinas High swept King City at home 14-25, 16-25 and 13-25.
Grace Shepherd had 18 kills and seven digs in the game with Notre Dame and Nancy Andrade contributed with five kills, 15 digs and three service aces. Ivy Hearne and Kayla Silva combined for four kills, 10 digs and 23 assists. Alexia Hood had six digs and Jalen Mendez had one block, one kill and two digs.
In the loss to Salinas High, Shepherd had 15 kills, six digs and one ace. Andrade finished with two kills, ten digs and one ace. Hearne and Silva combined for 12 digs and 14 assists. Elena Vasquez, Kathy Acero and Alexia combined for eight digs.
King City played yesterday at home with Santa Catalina and will travel to Gilroy tomorrow to play the Cougars.
Gonzales wins 2 in a row
GONZALES — For the first time this season, the Gonzales High varsity volleyball team won back-to-back games, avenging an earlier loss to Pajaro Valley and beating the North Monterey County Condors for the second time in divisional play. The Spartans rallied to beat the Grizzlies 20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 21-25 and 15-13. Last Thursday Gonzales traveled to Castroville to beat the Condors in four games.
Madisyn Schweitzer had 15 kills and five blocks in the Pajaro Valley game. Genesis Guerreros added eight kills and 10 digs and Jackie Leon had a total of 28 assists. In the North County game, Schweitzer had 18 kills, seven aces and 10 digs. Guerrero had a game high 26 digs and Bryanna Perez added eight kills and five aces, while Leon had 24 assists.
“Amazing play and great support by the whole team this week,” said Gonzales head coach Desiree Baltazar. “We’ve been working on our finesse game. In this new league you can’t rely just on power for power. We are proving to ourselves that we can and will make our presence known.”
Lady Bruins lose to Warriors
GREENFIELD — Greenfield High volleyball team is 0-6 in the Santa Lucia Division as they were beaten in four games at home against the Trinity Christian Warriors of Monterey last Thursday. The Lady Bruins hosted Kirby yesterday and play in Santa Cruz against Pacific Collegiate tomorrow afternoon.