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.
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.
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.