By Andrea Camarena

Over the past week, the Woodlake volleyball program continued to tack the wins onto their record as they faced league play with both Orosi and Corcoran.

The wins keep the Tigers at the top of league standings where they could give Exeter and Immanuel a challenge in the upcoming second round of play.

In both matches, the Tigers only needed three games to claim victory. Woodlake trounced the Cardinals in three straight games going 25-8, 27-25 and 25-11 scoring 30 kills and 15 aces as a team. Team leader for the night in points was Sonni Fultz earning four aces and eight kills.

Kaitlin Beck earned two aces and nine kills against the Cardinals while Chelsea Groeber had three aces and four kills.

Fultz came up big again in their next battle with the Corcoran Panthers. The Panthers fell in three straight games, 25-20, 25-6 and 25-18. Fultz earned five aces and eight kills as the team combined for 17 aces and 34 kills.

Alley Reeves contributed to the Tiger victory with five aces and six kills.

Junior Janie Plunkett had four aces and a single kill. Beck had one ace and an amazing 14 kills along with three blocks. Darcie Pena made five blocks and two kills for the night.

The Tigers wrapped up the first round of league play with a rivalry matchup with Exeter on Tuesday. Results were unavailable at press time when both teams went into play with close records. The Monarchs remain undefeated with six wins while the Tigers are down with a single loss to Immanuel?

In last week's league play, the Monarchs also added two wins to their record when facing Orosi and Lindsay. They took both wins in three straight.

Traveling to Lindsay, the Monarchs handed the Cardinals three quick losses holding them to single digit scores in two games, 25-10, 25-4 and 25-6.

Exeter's Renee Bartlett led the Monarchs in kills with 13 and held the Cardinals from scoring with eight digs. Exeter's Tiffany Marinos helped stop the Monarchs with 10 digs, six aces and 10 kills.

Brittney Medrano and Abby Bloetscher each earned seven kills with Medrano serving three aces. Amanda Morgan had five kills.

Exeter setter, Laura Brinkman had 39 assists for the night while Amber Capello tallied 10 digs and three aces against Lindsay.

Lindsay struggled all around against Exeter and had little success in combating the Monarchs hitting game. The Cardinals' Russie Sanders, went 13 for 16 in hitting gaining five kills against the Monarchs.

Lindsay's Monica Montes had a single ace and went four for five in hitting with one kill.

After delivering a brutal beating to the Lindsay Cardinals, the Monarchs returned to their home court to do the same to another squad of Cardinals when they hosted Orosi in three games, 25-9, 25-5 and 25-8. Orosi didn't stand a chance as Marinos when up for 10 kills four aces and eight digs.

Bloetscher had nine kills while Bartlett paired six kills with three aces.

Medrano also had six hits while Morgan added four kills and three aces to the Monarch offense. Capello once again played an aggressive game making 10 digs and four serving aces. Brinkman had 28 assists.

In Lindsay's second home game of the week, the Cardinals felt redemption as they downed the Emperors in three games, 25-19, 25-11 and 25-22.

&#8221My girls played some great volleyball against Dinuba,“ Lindsay coach Brandi Tienken said. &#8221We were finally able to come from behind in the third game and fisish it strong with a win. That is something we have struggled with over the years. I am very proud of how the girls played and stayed focused.“

Jessica Padilla was six for seven in serving with one ace. her hitting was near perfect making 10 of 11 attempts for seven kills. She also managed three blocks against the Emperors.

Lindsay's Sanders served five aves and earned one kill and two blocks for the Cardinals. But Sanders bragging right for the night came as she totaled 20 digs on 22 attempts.

The Cardinals' Melanie Sholander earned a perfect serving record for the night making 13 of 13 for two aces.

In JV play, the little Monarchs kept their perfect record at 6-0 when facing Orosi and Lindsay. They defeated Lindsay in two games, 25-9 and 25-17 then did the same to Orosi defeating them 25-8 and 25-9.

Top hittors for the games were Taylor Fahrni, Jenifer Medrano and Sabina Lopez. Lopez also had 14 digs. Sharon Grim, Brittany Deathridge and Amanda Barnett were the top servers, each totaling four aces for the week.

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