Winning streak rolls over Tigers, Panthers

By Andrea Camarena

"Perfection" can be an intimidating word. But when looking at the EUHS volleyball program, it's tough to think of anything else to say.

All three undefeated Exeter teams tacked on another two wins last week when they hosted Woodlake and Corcoran on Oct. 12, 14.

The varsity squad finished up against Woodlake in three games 25-6, 25-8, 25-14. For the night, Renee Barnett led the team's offense with 12 kills and a single ace. The top servers against the Tigers were Tiffany Marinos, Amanda Morgan, and Brittany Walker who stunned Woodlake's defense with two aces apiece.

Marinos once again came up big on the Monarchs defense with 20 digs. Walker also came out big to hold off the Tigers. She dived for 13 hits in three games.

With a wrapped sprained ankle, Libby Hellwig got back on the court on Tuesday and still pulled off three digs and one kill. In the same day, the JV team defeated the Panthers 25-16 and 25-10 in two games.

Brittany Medrano took charge on offense putting away an impressive six kills.

Callie Souza, Amber Capello and Jessica Davis each smashed four kills against the helpless Panther defense.

Davis also had a great night of serving, coming up with five aces in just two games. Laura Brinkmen followed her up with three aces.

On Thursday, Exeter faced Corcoran for the second time in league play this season. This second league victory over the Panthers came by way of three Monarch wins in a row, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-10.

Barnett put away 11 kills and 10 aces for the night. Marinos finished up against the Panthers with seven kills and 17 aces.

Hellwig had a strong night of serving as well with 10 aces.

The wins last week improved the Monarchs' perfect record to 8-0 for league.

The JV squad didn't show much of a struggle putting another winning mark on their record when they too faced the Panthers on Thursday.

The Monarchs put away a win in two games, 25-9 and 25-13.

Souza had the most kills with three and also served two aces.

Davis led in serving again with five aces.

Last week also bumped the JV squad's record up to 8-0.

The frosh/soph squad is 8-0 in ESL. They defeated Corcoran 25-17 and 25-15. "Yesenia Gonzalez served really great as she always does," said coach Christy Watts.

Next up for the Monarchs; more ESL action as they host Immanuel. Exeter has faced the Eagle's twice this season. The Monarchs fell to them in the heartbreaking Championship round of the Farmersville Tournament in mid-September.

The Monarchs fell in two of three games, 25-12, 22-25 and 7-15.

Exeter came back with a satisfying league victory over the Eagles on Sept. 28 when they came out ahead with three wins after four games; 25-17, 25-12, 23-25 and 25-23.

The Monarchs will see three more weeks of league play before they head into the post season.

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