HS Volleyball: Temecula Valley Sweeps Vista Murrieta to Claim Sole Possession of First Place

The Golden Bears Need to Beat Chaparral Tuesday to Win their Second Southwestern League Title

Vista Murrieta came into town tied for the Southwestern League Title…they left a game behind with just one left to play. Temecula Valley clinched share of Southwestern League Title Thursday with a dramatic victory over the Broncos that was fueled by revenge and determination.

Temecula Valley can win their second consecutive title with a win against Chaparral on Tuesday. The Golden Bears are 8-1 in league play and 28-3 overall. Their only league loss came at the hands of the Broncos on October 3.

It was a different story last night. Temecula Valley swept Vista Murrieta, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21. The Golden Bear’s dynamic duo of Madison Endsley and Peyton McBride combined for 27 kills, with Endsley nailing 14 and Mcbride ending up with13. Endsley also had 4 of the 8 aces for the Bears in the game.

Team leader and setter Jordyn Amoy guided Temecula with 33 assists. Jasmine West led the team with 11 digs and Carly Shreenan had 10 more.

I thought we played a pretty complete match. I cannot be more proud of my team right now” said Temecula Valley Coach Rafu Rodriquez. What they did today was totally out of this league. These girls took this great opportunity and went after it. They looked really mature on the court. Serving tough… chasing balls. We played very risky offensively, and made good setting decisions. Overall it was a very satisfying victory and a complete team effort.”

The Broncos Lexi Hadrych had 12 kills in the contest and Tiffany Pedersen-Henry added 11 more. Paige Johnstone came up with 9 digs and Marlee Nunley had 21 assists for Vista Murrieta.

We didn’t give them enough quality opportunities,” said Vista Murrieta coach Ed Taitano. “When we were passing well, everyone saw what they can do. We just didn’t have enough consistency tonight.”

The Golden Bears have just one more game to win to claim the Southwestern league title. They play the pesky Pumas Tuesday night and Chaparral would love to spoil Temecula Valley’s celebration. The Pumas are 3-6 in league play and are coming off a sweep of Murreta Mesa.

The Broncos will play their final regular season match against rival Great Oak.

Photos By Donna Amoy