Stallions beat Hornets in first-ever meeting


Courtesy of Christopher Cross

Madera South’s Anna Kajitani reaches up for one of her six kills in Thursday’s 3-0 victory over Sanger West.

 

The Madera South Stallions girls volleyball team improved to 2-0 in its return to the North Yosemite League with a first-ever victory over new school, Sanger West.


The Stallions outscored the Hornets 75-47 and trailed for just three points in Thursday’s match.


Madera South recorded 33 kills and 11 aces in the win. They had four hitters record five or more kills, led by Jazlynn Vargas and Danae Prudente with eight each.


The Stallions will play their next two matches away from Madera South with their toughest NYL match on Tuesday.


Madera South opened the match by scoring the first four points. The run began with a dual block by Jocelyn Prudente-Martinez and Angelina Aguirre. Vargas served up an ace and Prudente put down a kill for a 4-0 lead.


A Prudente side out kill led to a 6-2 lead. Aguirre served up an ace and Anna Kajitani put down a pair of kills for an 11-4 lead.


Sanger West cut the lead back to four, but a missed serve led to a six-point Madera South run.


Prudente served up a pair of aces in the run while Vargas put down a kill for a 16-7 lead.


Madera South extended its lead to 20-12, but Sanger West scored five straight points to get within three. Off hustle digs from Vargas and Diana Moreno, Aguirre put down a side out kill.


Moreno served up a point for a 22-17 lead. After a missed serve, Prudente put down a kill and got the Stallions to set point with another kill off a Hornets’ overpass. Sanger West then hit into the net for a 25-18 Madera South win.


In the second set, a Kajitani side out kill and a pair of Vargas kills led to a 3-1 lead. Sanger West cut the lead to one, but a missed serve led to a Prudente kill for a three-point lead.


After an Aguirre side out kill, Moreno served up two aces and Aguirre put down a kill for an 11-5 lead.


Vargas put down a side out kill that led to a five-point run. Elissa Escobar served up an ace in the run. Hannah Eades put down a kill off a Sanger West overpass and Vargas added another kill for a 19-11 lead.


Eades put down a side out kill while Vargas served up two aces for a 22-12 lead. A side out kill by Prudente gave the Stallions set point. After a Sanger West side out, Prudente ended the set with a kill for a 25-16 win.


In the third set, Sanger West led 2-1 and 3-2 for its last lead of the match. A Kajitani kill led to a 6-4 lead.


Escobar put down a dump kill and Aguirre added another kill for a 10-6 lead. After a Sanger West missed serve, Aguirre served up an ace and Vargas put down a kill for a 14-7 lead.


Another missed serve led to an eight-point lead. Sanger West missed another serve and Vargas served up an ace for a 19-9 lead. The Stallions got back-to-back side out kills from Kajitani and Prudente.


Kajitani served up three straight points to get to match point, leading 24-11. Sanger West got the side out and added another point, but Vargas ended the match on third match point with a kill for a 25-13 win.

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