In one of their most impressive performance on the season, the Lady Warriors gave first place Bakersfield Christian High School a scare last Thursday at home, narrowly losing a marathon five game match.
The Eagles won 25-21, 16-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-10 but had to stave off a flurry of Tehachapi players on the evening.
Kim Smith and Destiny July led the team with 11 kills and 12 blocks each, while Kayleigh Jarrett was masterful in the backcourt, diving for every loose ball in a standout 18 dig performance.
Tarryn Macon also logged in eight digs and Delaney Dragomanovich and Jade Delgadillo had 20 and 18 assists, respectively. Other kill leaders included Taylor Cross with eight and Danielle Simpson with seven.
Earlier in the week, Mountain Volleyball easily defeated Shafter 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 in three games.
Tehachapi (18-9; 4-2 SSL) was led by Julye’s 11 kills and six blocks and Samantha Wallace’s 12 assists and four aces.
Carley Cass also had three aces and Tiffany Short four kills. Other standouts included Smith with six kills, Simpson with four kills, Macon with seven digs, and Dragomanovich with 10 assists.
Junior Varsity and Freshmen
The Lady Braves moved to a perfect 6-0 in the SSL with a pair of victories over BCHS and Shafter.
Tehachapi defeated Shafter 25-19, 25-14 behind strong performances from Elayna Cramer with six kills and four blocks, Madeline Cass with three kills and Shelby Freise, Kendall Kapitzke and Miranda Wert with two kills each.
Kelsey Schoenberg and Briana Gutierrez also had three aces apiece, Kyla Reed had five assists and Madeline Orellana had three assists.
The Lady Braves also recorded a 25-23, 22-25, 15-13 thrilling win to sweep BCHS on the season last Thursday.
In the Frosh-Soph Division, the Lady Indians fell to BCHS but had a 25-9, 25-14 victory over Shafter.
Brook Boyd and Alanna Bell had three kills each in the win over the Generals, with Bell also recording nine aces.
Emily Mejia had seven aces on the night, followed by Shelby Ricker with four aces and Delaney Schafnitz with three aces.
The Indians fell to BCHS 25-12, 25-23 but had three kills from Tiffany Rea and a block from Tiara Griffin.