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Stallions dominant in return to NYL

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Madera South’s Danae Prudente rises up to put down one of her seven kills in Tuesday’s win over Sunnyside. She also served up nine aces in the sweep.


When the Madera South Stallions girls volleyball team left the North Yosemite League a few years ago to the County/Metro Athletic Conference, they were perennially one of the top teams.

In its return to the NYL this season, Madera South made its presence known with a dominating three-set sweep over the Sunnyside Wildcats-Fresno in the NYL opener Tuesday at Madera South.

While the Stallions amassed 29 kills and 21 aces in the sweep, Sunnyside only had seven kills and two aces.

Jazlynn Vargas, again, led the Stallions with 11 kills. Danae Prudente added seven kills to go with her team-leading nine aces. Sunnyside only held the lead for four points while the Stallions outscored the Wildcats 75-31 in the three sets.

The Stallions opened the match with a 2-0 lead after a Vargas kill. After a Prudente kill on a down ball, Diana Moreno served up three points for a 7-4 lead.

After a Angelina Aguirre side out kill, the Stallions pulled away by scoring 11 of the next 13 points.

Aguirre started the run with three points with two Prudente kills. After a missed Sunnyside serve, Prudente served up six straight points with a pair of aces and kills from Vargas and Anna Kajitani.

Setter Elissa Escobar recorded a side out with a dump kill and Hannah Eades served up three aces in a four-point run for a 23-8 lead. After a diving dig by Karina Alvarado, Vargas put down a kill to help the run.

Vargas put down a side out kill for set point, but the Wildcats got a kill and two more points. However, on Madera South’s fourth set point, Sunnyside hit its serve into the net for a 25-11 win.

In the second set, Sunnyside took a 2-0 lead before Madera South got the side out. Jocelyn Prudente-Martines put down a kill and Kajitani served up a point for a 3-2 lead.

The teams traded service errors and Escobar served up seven straight points. Escobar got an ace and a kill in the run. Vargas had two kills and Prudente-Martinez had another for an 11-3 lead.

After a missed serve, Vargas gave the Stallions the serve right back with a kill. She went behind the line and served up three aces in a five-point run. Prudente-Martinez put back a Sunnyside overpass for a 17-4 lead.

Sunnyside got the side out, but gave it back to the Stallions after a missed serve.

Vargas put down a kill and Aguirre put down an overpass for a 20-5 lead.

After a Wildcats’ side out, Prudente gave the serve right back to the Stallions with a side out kill. After earning two points with the first serve of the match, the Wildcats didn’t earn another point in their four side outs of the second set.

Aguirre ended the second set with four straight aces for a 25-6 win.

The Stallions took the early lead in the third set and didn’t look back. Escobar started the set with a pair of aces, but Sunnyside tied the set at two.

Prudent served up four aces in a row. Then, Vargas followed with a kill and Kajitani put down back-to-back kills. Prudente ended an eight-point run with her fifth ace for an 11-2 lead.

Vargas found the back corner with a kill for the side out. Alvarado served up an ace in a two-point run for a 14-3 lead.

The Wildcats hung in with the Stallions and eventually cut the lead down to nine.

Prudente got a side out kill and Eades served up a point for a 20-9 lead. Sunnyside got the side out and scored three straight points to cut the lead to seven.

After a side out, Vargas put down a kill and Escobar served up a point to get the lead to 10.

After a Sunnyside side out, Prudente put down a side out kill. Prudente-Martinez ended the match with a kill off a Kajitani assist for a 25-14 third set win.



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