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Tuesday, Nov 05 2013 06:00 AM

THS volleyball clinches share of SEYL title

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The Warriors won a pivotal SEYL match against Highland last Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Scots in three sets, 25-11, 26-24, 25-20, to take a commanding lead in the league title race. Above, Kim Smith (No. 6) records one of her five blocks for the Lady Warriors. Photo by David Schoenberg

Alex Caballero (No. 3) passes the ball as teammate Katie Neufeld (No. 11) looks on during the third set of last Thursday's match against North High. Tehachapi went on to defeat the Stars, 25-3, 25-15, 25-5. Photo by David Schoenberg

Destiny Julye had a combined 47 kills against Highland and North last week to help lift her team to at least an SEYL championship share. Tehachapi has their regular season finale against Garces this Thursday at home. Photo by David Schoenberg

Lady Warriors sweep Highland and North

The Lady Warriors are nearing perfection in regular season after dispatching Highland and North in straight sets this past week.

With the victories, Tehachapi (28-3; 8-0 SEYL) clinches at least a title share, with Highland the closest opponent trailing the Lady Warriors with a 6-2 SEYL mark.

The league championship is Tehachapi's first in school history at the varsity level in any sport in the Yosemite division.

With victories over Foothill and Garces this week, Mountain Volleyball can finish league play undefeated and be assured at least a No. 2 seed heading into next week's Division II playoffs.

The Warriors rolled to a 25-11, 26-24, 25-20 win over Highland with 27 kills from Destiny Julye and eight kills apiece from Kim Smith and Elayna Cramer. Smith also added five blocks and Kendall Kapitzke had six digs.

Samantha Wallace, Kelsey Schoenberg, Maddie Orellana and Julye had five digs each while Wallace had a team-leading 46 assists.

Against North last Thursday, the Lady Warriors dominated with a 25-3, 25-15, 25-5 victory behind 20 kills, five digs and five aces from Julye and 10 kills and four aces from Cramer. Miranda Wert also had six digs, Kapitzke four kills, Kelsey Schoenberg four digs and Smith six blocks.

Tehachapi had a contest against Foothill this Monday and those results will be highlighted next week. The regular season finale will be at home against Garces this Thursday. Match will start at 6:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

The Lady Braves marched one step closer to a league title with a pair of SEYL victories last week.

Tehachapi (16-6-2; 8-0 SEYL) defeated Highland 25-15, 23-25, 15-10 and North 25-12, 15-18.

Against Highland, Kirsten Medovitch had six kills, Kirstin Kabonic had five kills and Cassidy Lambeth four kills to league the charge.

Presslee Gallegos also added five aces, Amanda Lara six digs, Kaeleigh Aitchison five digs and Jasmine Delgadillo four digs to highlight other standout performances.

Leaders in the victory over North included Taylor Fritz with seven kills and Medovitch with five kills. Lara, Delgadillo and Gallegos all had three aces each and Emerson Fisher had seven assists.

Frosh-Soph

Tehachapi (10-7-1; 7-1 SEYL) remains in the thick of the championship title hunt after defeating Highland 25-17, 25-23 and North 25-18, 25-10 last week in SEYL action.

Standout performers against Highland included Emily Soto with three kills and seven digs and Taylor Williams and Makenna Panek with two kills each. Tessa Watts also had a standout game serving with four aces and Jasmine Medovitch had six digs.

Against North, Soto had four kills and five digs, Brianna Revelle three kills and Stevie Smith had six aces. America Sanchez also had three digs.

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