Stallions cruise to NYL volleyball victory
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera South’s Danae Prudente had six kills with six aces in Thursday’s rout over the McLane Highlanders. The Stallions outscored the Highlanders 75-18 in the three set sweep.
The Madera South Stallions girls volleyball team flexed its muscles early and often in a three-set demolishing of the Fresno Warriors last week.
In the three-set sweep, the Stallions outscored Fresno 75-18 and only allowed three points in the third set. Fresno only had 15 side outs the entire match.
The Warriors only recorded six kills in the match. They scored just three points with serve in the match and two of those came when they started the match with serve.
Meanwhile, the Stallions had three players with just as many kills as the Warriors. Jazlynn Vargas led the team with nine kills to go with her five aces.
Danae Prudente added six kills and also had six aces. Anna Kajitani had six kills and Elissa Escobar had four aces in the rout.
Fresno scored the first point of the match when Madera South hit the ball out of abounds.
After the Stallions tied the score, Escobar served up three points with kills from Vargas and Angelina Aguirre. A Vargas ace gave the Stallions an 8-3 lead.
Prudente put down a kill and Diana Moreno served up an ace in a four-point run. Prudente had two kills in the run for a 13-4 lead.
After a missed Fresno serve, Aguirre served up an ace and Prudente added a kill for a 17-5 lead.
Prudente served up the final seven points of the set and had four aces in the run, including an ace for set point and an ace for the set win to win the set 25-6.
Prudente kept up her hot serving in the second set. She served up the first six points of the set, including an ace for the first points. Kajitani and Vargas added kills in the run.
Kajitani served up an ace while Madera South added three more points for a 10-1 lead.
Escobar had an ace and Vargas put down a kill for a 13-2 lead. After a Fresno missed serve, Hannah Eades served up a kill and Kajitani put down a kill off an overpass.
After a Prudente side out kill, she served up two points with the last coming on a Kajitani kill.
Vargas and Jocelyn Prudente-Martinez put down side out kills for set point. Escobar’s serve wasn’t returned for a 25-9 second set win.
Once again, the Stallions hit out of bounds on the first points of the set, but Kajitani got a side out kill to tie the third set early.
She went back to serve four straight points for a 5-1 lead. Prudente-Martinez and Vargas put down kills.
After a trade in side outs, Escobar served up the next 10 points. She had three aces in the run while Vargas had three kills for a 16-2 lead.
After another trade in side outs, Vargas closed out the match. Prudente put down two kills for a 21-3 lead. then, Vargas served up four aces in a row for a 25-3 victory to end the match after just 49 minutes of play.