The Golden Bears are in Sole Possession of First Place
Temecula Valley fought off a determined Chaparral squad as the Golden Bears hung on to beat the Pumas in 5 Sets Thursday, 20-25, 17-25, 25-11, 29-27, 15-12. The victory kept Temecula undefeated and on top of the Southwestern League Standings. It was the first real challenge that the Golden Bears have had in their first 5 league games.
The Golden Bears’ Jordyn Amoy had 52 assists against the Pumas as Peyton McBride had 20 kills, Madison Endsley 17 and Lindsey Schell 10. Jasmine West had 26 digs while Kali Greathead and McBride came up with 17 digs apiece.
Chaparral’s Kaili Downs had 18 kills and 4 blocks. Morgan Johnson added 13 kills and 13 digs, while Jaessica Haynie had 8 kills. Setter Hailey Carter had 30 assists and 9 digs for the Pumas. Sarai Migao came up with 4 blocks and Sarai Migao had 3 more against the Golden Bears. Karli Koza came up with 39 digs in the loss.
“Our team was in a position to win last night and that’s a good position for us to be in” said Pumas Coach Dana Burkholder. “Our ball control and decision making is improving and our execution is better because of it. Our block has to make a bigger impact for us in this league and it will be the net play that separates teams in the second half of league play”.
Temecula Valley will be at Murrieta Mesa next Tuesday. The Pumas will be home against Great Oak.
Southwestern League Standings
Temecula Valley 5-0
Great Oak 2-3
Murrieta Valley 1-4
Murrieta Mesa 1-4
Photos by Lori Paiva Koza