The Lady Warriors earned valley-wide recognition as one of the top teams in Central California earlier this month by going 5-1 in six games at Clovis Varsity Volleyball Challenge -- good for third place overall.
Tehachapi (10-1) earned victories over premier competition, defeating Liberty Madera (25-7, 25-9), Exeter (25-18, 25-13), Clovis East (22-25, 25-19, 15-10), Heritage-Brentwood (25-23, 25-19) and Stockdale (25-16, 24-26, 15-9), with their only loss coming to Clovis (25-22, 25-23).
Destiny Juyle, who recently verbally committed to UCLA, was recognized as all-tournament at Clovis with a team leading 62 kills. Julye also recently earned Maxpreps California AVCA player of the week from Aug. 19 through Aug. 25, after leading Tehachapi to a three-game sweep over Bakersfield Christian.
Samantha Wallace also had a strong Clovis Tournament with an impressive 140 cumulative assists.
This past week, Mountain Volleyball traveled to Bakersfield to take on West in a non-league match, breezing past the Vikings 25-7, 25-9, 25-18.
Julye led the team in kills with 15, followed by Elayna Cramer with six kills and Brooklynn Cheney with four kills. Wallace led the team in serving with five aces and Maddie Orellana and Kelsey Schoenberg tied for the team lead in digs with two apiece.
The Lady Warriors also recently competed in the Ridgeview Wolfpack Invitational this past weekend, earning early round victories over Cesar Chavez- Delano (25-12, 25-23), North (25-11, 25-5) and Wasco (25-8, 25-13).
Tehachapi is the defending champion in the Wolfpack Invite, defeating Bakersfield in three games last season to win the tourney title. Full results of the tournament will be highlighted next week.
Up next for Tehachapi is a Thursday game in Ridgecrest against Burroughs. First serve will be at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Braves moved to 3-0 on the season after a dominating victory over West (25-18, 25-11) last week.
Taylor Fritz led the team with six kills, followed closely by Kirstin Kabonic with five kills.
As a team, Tehachapi registered 21 aces, led by Amanda Lara (six), Madison Stone (five) and Presslee Gallegos and Breelyn Heath each with four.
Gallegos also led the team with 10 assists, followed by Emerson Fisher with seven assists.
The Lady Braves will next be in action at Ridgecrest in a non-league match with Burroughs on Thursday. The jayvee game is set to start at 4 p.m.
The Lady Indians earned their first victory of the season in the frosh-soph ranks with a three game victory over West, 25-15, 20-25, 15-4.
Tehachapi (1-2) was led in the win by Emily Soto with three kills and America Sanchez and Stevie Smith each with two kills.
Makenna Panek recorded seven aces to lead the team in serving, with Taylor Williams registering six aces, Lindsay Nava and Sanchez four aces, Tessa Watts three aces and Danielle Smith two aces.
The frosh-soph team will next play at Burroughs this Thursday with a 3 p.m. start.