Volleyball: Aztecs ready to steal league title

By David Ruiz

The Farmersville lady Aztecs kicked off the league volleyball schedule by winning three out of four matches and improving their overall record to 23-5.

After losing a tough match to McFarland, the Aztecs destroyed Laton on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in three straight games, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-17.

Zhanette Coffee led the way with five kills and nine digs with Elsa Mejia contributing four kills and 13 digs of her own. Veronica Velasquez led the team with 20 assists.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Aztecs traveled to Strathmore and took care of the Spartans in three straight games as well, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-14.

Coffee had three kills, four blocks and 13 digs against Strathmore with Brenda Herrera serving strong and adding 13 digs. Rosie Reyna also had four aces, 11 digs and 16 assists.

&#8220This is the biggest year for volleyball at the school. It's a great group of girls but seven out of eight of them are seniors,” Farmersville coach Reyna Padilla-Tice said. &#8220They're all doing very well, every one of them. They are doing well academically as well.”

The Aztecs will have their chance for a rematch against McFarland at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at home as they enter the second round of league play

Exeter falls to Immanuel, dominates against Kingsburg

The Exeter volleyball team finished their second week of league play with a record of 3-1. They lost to Immanuel on Tuesday, Oct. 10 but recovered against Kingsburg with a win in three straight games on Thursady, Oct. 12.

The match against Kingsburg featured three close games, 18-25, 18-25 and 20-25 with strong play from Laura Brinkman with 17 assists and Katherine Hutcheson with eight digs.

The lady Monarchs bounced back at Kingsburg winning 25-12, 25-17 and 25-23. Brittney Medrano led them with 11 kills and two blocks. Callie Souza had eight kills and three aces.

Woodlake falls to CVC

The Woodlake volleyball team started the week with a loss at CVC, 12-25, 18-25 and 9-25 but they bounced back with a victory over Corcoran in three straight games.

In Tuesday's loss to a tough Cavaliers team, the Tigers received good individual efforts from Alley Reeves with five kills and Kohl Berry with four.

&#8220Our ball controle has improved especially on our serves received,” Woodlake coach Tori Johnson said. &#8220We're working toward a quicker offense. And I'm proud of our defense against CVC, our digging. The score doesn't show it but we gave them a run for their money. The girls did a great job.”

In an impressive showing agaisnt Corcoran, Reeves came through with 15 kills while Darcie Pena had seven and Kayla Brown added two. Pena also had three blocks.

&#8220This is a great group of girls,” Johnson said as she complimented the great defensive efforts of Natalie Flores and Chelsea Groeber as well as the offensive skills of seniors Alley Reeves and Darcie Pena.

The Lady Tigers finished the week with league record of 3-1.

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