In other Southwestern League Action, Vista Murrieta Defeated Great Oak in 4 Sets & Murrieta Valley Swept Murrieta Mesa
Action in the Southwestern league, one of the toughest Girls Volleyball leagues in Southern California heated up again last night.
Chaparrral beat Temecula Valley, ranked 15th in the recent CIF Southern Section Division 1-2 Polls in 5 sets. The Pumas pulled off the victory with scores of 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13.
Puma sophomore Saige Rivera distributed the ball well to her hitters and kept the offense balanced. Junior Brooklyn Frederick led the team with 14 kills as Anna Johnson added 11, and Liana Woodley and Bella Rittenberg both had 7 kills a piece.
“This match was exciting and could’ve gone either way. I’m proud of my team for finishing” said Chaparral coach Gale Johnson. “When we lost to TVHS in the first round of league we learned many painful lessons. We’ve been working on specific things so we could be in a position to win”.
Senior Alondra Almaraz had a season high 34 digs. Maxeene Quiambao, also a senior had 15 digs and two service aces in game 5 that gave the Pumas the lead and the momentum to finish the match.
“The girls stepped up and made plays in pressure situations. I know they’re enjoying this victory together, and they should. They’ve put in the work. It was the perfect Senior Night. Tomorrow we’ll get back to gym and focus and finishing strong” added Coach Johnson.
In other Southwestern league action, Vista Murrieta, ranked seventh in the current Division 1-2 CIF Southern Section polls defeated Great Oak in 4 sets 25-15, 15-25, 25-8 and 25-23. The Broncos lead the league by 2 games. Murrieta Valley swept Murrieta Mesa in 3 sets.
The Rams will play Temecula Valley, Nighthawks take on Vista Murrieta and Chaparral faces Great Oak next Tuesday.
Southwestern League Standings
Vista Murrieta 8-1
Temecula Valley 6-3
Murrieta Valley 4-4
Great Oak 1-8
Murrieta Mesa 1-8
Photos by Lisa Sisco