HS Volleyball: Murrieta Valley Slips Past Chaparral in an Epic 25-22,25-23,29-27 Victory

The Nighthawks are now 7-5 & the Pumas 8-5 as Southwestern League action Intensifies

Murrieta Valley won it’s Southwestern league opening match against Chaparral on Monday, September 10th. The victory was the ninth overall against 5 losses for the Nighthawks. The Pumas are 9-4 with the tough loss.

In a see saw match, Murrieta Valley won the first set 25-22. The Nighthawks then took the second closely contested set 25-23. In the final set, Murrieta fought off challenge after challenge and kept the Pumas at bay to win 29-27.

For the Pumas, Morgan Johnson led the team with 28 kills. The Senior also came up with 16 digs. Seniors Julia Haynie added 10 kills and Allison Selway, another 9 kills.

Junior Maxeene Quiambao led the Pumas with 34 digs. Freshman Saige Rivera and senior Elizabeth Johnson came up with 12 digs each. Rivera also had 45 assists.

We will post MV’s Stats when they become available.

In other Southwestern league action, Murrieta Mesa took third place in the San Diego September Classic Tournament. Great Oak beat Westview last week and Vista Murrieta defeated Canyon Crest Academy in 4 sets.

The Nighthawks will face Southwestern league opponent Temecula Valley at home this Friday. The Golden Bears have won the League Championship for the past 2 years and are currently 3-2.

The Pumas will be home to play Yucaipa Monday at 4:30pm. The Thunderbirds are 5-4 and play Redlands East Valley today.

Photos by Ashley Kramer Selway