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Tuesday, Oct 01 2013 06:00 AM

Warriors end pre-season with sweep over Falcons

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Lady Warrior Brooklynn Cheney hit a spike for a point as Tehachapi defeated Frazier Mountain in three games last week in the Warrior gym. Photo by Michael Duffy.

Tehachapi Defensive Specialist Maddie Orellana, No. 17, makes a pass from the back court. In to assist on the play was Samantha Wallace, No. 10 on the left, and Kim Smith, right. Photo by Michael Duffy.

Tehachapi sophomore Taylor Fritz, No. 10, jumps to hit a ball in junior varsity volleyball action last week. The Lady Braves defeated Frazier Mountain in two straight games, 25-22 and 25-17. Photo by Michael Duffy.

The Lady Warriors quietly reached a mini milestone last week by reaching the 20-win plateau, doing it in convincing fashion with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-11 victory over Frazier Mountain.

Tehachapi (20-3) dominated the front court behind their towering trio of Destiny Julye, Kim Smith and Elanya Cramer, who all combined for 29 kills in the three-game sweep.

Smith also led the team in blocks with four on the night, while Maddie Orellana led the team in digs with three recorded.

Wallace had a strong service game against the Falcons with four aces and a team leading 27 assists. Wallace and Brooklynn Cheney also had three blocks apiece.

Earlier this month in the Madera Classic Tournament, the Lady Warriors had match wins over Reedley (25-18, 25-19), Immanuel (25-12, 25-15) and Sanger (25-15, 25-15) in the first day of action. In the single-elimination round, Tehachapi rolled to a pair of wins over Madera South (25-4, 25-12) and Mt. Whitney (25-22, 25-19) before falling to Bakersfield High in the tourney quarterfinals, 25-20, 25-19.

In the six games played in the tournament, Julye led the team with 44 combined kills and was named to the all-tournament team. Cramer also had a strong six-game run with 31 kills while Wallace had 115 combined assists.

For her standout efforts so far on the year, Wallace was recently named as the California AVCA/Maxpreps Volleyball player of the week, earning the honor a week after fellow teammate Julye was named California's top player. Wallace received the nod between the dates of Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 by recording 140 assists, 12 blocks, seven aces and nine digs over a 14 game span.

Tehachapi will not have any volleyball matches this week, but will be in action again with a pair of home contests against East next Tuesday and Highland next Thursday. First serve in each match will be at 6:30 p.m.

 

Junior Varsity

The Lady Braves recorded an impressive win over Frazier Mountain last week by breezing to a 25-22, 25-17 sweep.

Tehachapi (7-2-2) was led in the kills department by Cassidy Lambeth with six, followed by Madison Stone with five kills, Kirsten Medovitch with four kills and Taylor Fritz with three kills. Emerson Fisher led the team with two aces and Medovitch dominated the net with three blocks. Dig leaders included Alex Peacon with three, followed by Amanda Lara, Breelyn Heath, Emerson Fisher and Jasmine Delgadillo with two each.

Other leaders included Presslee Gallegos with a team leading 11 assists and Fisher coming in close behind with five assists on the night.

 

Frosh-soph

Tehachapi picked up their third win of the season with a 27-25, 25-19 victory over Frazier Mountain.

The Lady Indians (3-6-1) had a pair of kills in the match from Tessa Watts and Taylor Williams and aces recorded from Nikki Minton, Nariel Hernandez and Stevie Smith.

Other standouts included Jasmine Medovitch with two blocks and Emily Soto with five digs, Danielle Smith with four digs, and America Sanchez and Brianna Revelle with three digs apiece.

Recording assists in the match were Makenna Panek, Williams and Watts.

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