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Volleyball | King City outplays Christopher at home

KING CITY — King City Lady Mustangs won their second Gabilan Division contest last week, beating Christopher High from Gilroy 25-17, 19-25, 25-14, 13-25 and 16-14 in King City.

Grace Shepherd had 36 kills, two aces, eight digs and one block in the match. Nancy Andrade had five kills, five aces, 12 digs and one block. Ivy Hearne added five kills, five digs, one ace and had 11 assists.

Kayla Silva served two aces, and had two digs and was credited with 33 assists. Jalen Mendez had a kill and one block and combined with Alexia Head for 11 digs. Kathy Acero had four aces and Vanessa Wheeler added two blocks.

Last Thursday in Hollister, King City lost 3-0 to the Haybalers of San Benito, 16-25, 21-25 and 21-25. Shepherd had 18 kills and 18 digs to lead King City. Andrade added two kills and 12 digs, and Ivy Hearne had four kills, eight digs, two aces, and did a great job on the serving line. Elena Vasquez and Alexia Head combined for 13 digs and Vanessa Wheeler had three blocks.

At Saturday’s tournament play, the Lady Mustangs finished with a 3-2 record. King City beat Silver Creek 20-25, 25-21 and 19-17; beat North Monterey County 25-9, 25-9; and defeated Gilroy by a 25-17, 25-18 score. King City lost games to Gilroy in the opener, 19-25, 21-25; and lost to Alisal 25-27, 20-25.

Shepherd had 51 kills, 37 digs, two blocks, and nine aces in the five games. Andrade had 30 kills, 48 digs, and nine aces. Ivy had a good tournament with 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces, and 47 assists. Iylea Carpenter and Jasmine Guillen combined for eight kills and Wheeler and Mendez combined for 10 kills and six blocks. Head had 18 digs and six aces and Acero added seven kids and Silva finished with 62 assists.

In JV games last wee,k the Lady Broncos lost in games against Christopher and San Benito of Hollister (Haybalers).

“We went three games with Christopher and two with Hollister but we didn’t win either match,” said Lady Broncos head coach Sarah Shepherd. “Even though we weren’t victorious we were very proud of the improvement of our play from the previous week. Our girls played great defense and it total our girls combined for 70 digs. We want to acknowledge Brenna Owens for an amazing week. She lead the team with 17 assists, was the second leader in kills with eight, and contributed 15 digs. We hope she keeps it up as we enter our second round of games in league. Ximena Deniz also had another great week. She was the leader in digs both nights with eight against Hollister and nine against Christopher. Our other standout was Johana Valdez who led the team with aces and combined for a total of 10 kills.”

Yesterday the King City teams hosted Monte Vista Christian and continue league play tomorrow at Carmel High School.


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