Tuesday, Oct 22 2013 11:54 AM

Volleyball whips North and Foothill in SEYL

The Lady Warriors have continued to win in dominating fashion, easily dispatching North (25-12, 25-11, 25-6) and Foothill (25-22, 25-6, 25-11) last week to remain undefeated in the SEYL.

With the victories, Tehachapi (24-3; 4-0 SEYL) have yet to drop a game so far in league action.

Against North, Destiny Julye led a dominant front court with 18 kills, followed by Kim Smith with nine kills and Elayna Cramer with five kills.

Smith also had a team-leading three blocks, Kendall Kapitzke led the team in digs with five, adding three kills, and Samantha Wallace was the assists leader with 38 on the night.

Brooklynn Cheney also had a strong performance with three kills and Alex Caballero, Cheney and Wallace each had two aces on serve. Katie Neufeld also had two digs while Maddie Orellana, Miranda Wert, Kelsey Schoenberg and Smith each had a dig.

The Lady Warriors continued their winning momentum into last Thursday with another three-game sweep over Foothill.

Julye and Cramer both tied for the team lead in kills with 11 recorded, followed by Cheney with five kills. Mountain Volleyball also had a strong service game with 16 aces on the night, led by Wallace and Julye chipping in with four aces and Kapitzke and Smith contributing with three aces each.

Orellana and Kapitzke were co-leaders in digs with three apiece, while Wallace had 32 assists.

Tehachapi will have a big matchup this Tuesday evening at Garces with first place in the SEYL on the line. The Lady Warriors are currently in first place in the league standings, while the Rams are just one game behind with loss to Highland earlier this month.

Tehachapi will also have another road contest this Thursday against East.

First serve in both contests is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Junior varsity

The Lady Braves won a pair of convincing league victories last week with sweeps over North (25-8, 25-10) and Foothill (25-7, 25-21).

Kirsten Medovitch and Madison Stone led the charge in the North win with six kills each, followed by Taylor Fritz with four kills and Cassidy Lambeth with three kills.

Presslee Gallegos and Jasmine Delgadillo also had strong service games against North, with Gallegos recording 14 winners and six aces and Delgadillo 11 winners and five aces. Delgadillo and Alex Peacon also were the team leaders in digs with four each, with Gallegos recording a team-high 16 assists.

In the win over Foothill, Lambeth has seven kills followed by Stone with four kills and Kirstin Kabonic, Fritz and Medovitch with two kills apiece. Gallegos led the service game with seven aces, followed by Breelyn Heath with three aces and Amanda Lara with two aces.

Kaeleigh Aitchison led the team in digs with three, followed by Lara and Delgadillo with two digs each. Gallegos also had 13 assists.

Tehachapi (12-6-2; 4-0 SEYL) is currently in first place in the league standings, with co-league leader Garces looming this Tuesday afternoon in Bakersfield. The Lady Braves will also have another game in Bakersfield this Thursday against East.

Both matches will start at 5 p.m.


Despite having to go the distance in three out of four league games this season, the Lady Indians have found a way to win to remain perfect in the SEYL standings.

Tehachapi (7-6-1; 4-0 SEYL) earned a pair of marathon victories this past week by edging North (25-19, 22-25, 15-13) and Foothill (25-20, 25-27, 15-18).

Tessa Watts and Emily Soto both had four kills in the win over North, followed by Taylor Williams with three kills. Jasmine Medovitch and America Sanchez led the service game with three aces apiece.

Other North leaders included Tessa Watts, Nikki Minton and Danielle Smith each with digs and Watts with five assists, followed by Stevie Smith with four assists and Makenna Panek with three assists.

Last week against Foothill, Panek led the team with 10 aces followed by Lindsay Nava with five aces.

Brianna Revelle, Watts and Medovitch each had two kills, while Medovitch had two blocks and Nava had four digs.

At the halfway mark of the SEYL season, the Indians can take sole-possession of first place with a victory over Garces this Tuesday afternoon. Mountain Volleyball will also be in action against East this Thursday. First serve is scheduled at 4 p.m. in Bakersfield for both matches.


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