Under first year head coach Heather Gonzales, the OHS Lady Mustang Varsity girls’ volleyball club is off to a perfect 3-0 Valley Oak League (VOL) start. Also around campus, the girl’s tennis teams split a pair of games and the girl’s golf team also hit the links this week in a busy week for Lady Mustang team sports.
Already off to an impressive start to the 2015 season, the Lady Mustangs improved to 3-0 this week after a pair of VOL victories. Tuesday, Sept. 22 the girls traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra. Senior Lauren Ott helped propel the Lady Mustangs to a 3-0 victory. Ott led the team in blocks (3) and digs (5). She also tied teammate Abigail Matoso in kills. Matoso led the team in aces with seven, while Jocelyn Burke dished out seven assists. The Lady Mustangs defeated Sierra 25-9, 25-9 and 25-14. The Lady Mustangs hosted Manteca on Thursday night, Sept. 24; where Ott continued her dominant week. Ott contributed nine kills, six aces and one block in the team’s 3-0 win over Manteca. Matoso also picked up where she left off with seven kills in the 25-9, 25-17, 24-14 victory. Isabella Cobarruvias made an impact with 17 assists and Savannah Rogers added 14 digs for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale is currently sitting on top of the VOL standings. The girls faced Kimball (1-2) on the road Tuesday night Sept. 29 after The Leader’s press time.
Oakdale’s underclassmen also strung together an impressive evening against Manteca as the junior varsity won in three sets and the freshman girls walked off the court victorious after just two sets.
Over the weekend, Oakdale hosted their annual Varsity Invitational tournament. The Lady Mustangs placed fourth overall, falling in the final round to third place finisher Escalon.
The Lady Mustangs split a pair of matches this week as they pulled out a 5-4 home victory over Weston Ranch, but fell short on the road to Manteca. Oakdale’s singles shined in action against Weston Ranch on Thursday evening, Sept. 24. Danika Brown (6-1, 6-3); Cori Barney (6-0, 6-1); Courtney Rodgers (6-4, 6-2) and Maddie Brewer (6-3, 7-5) were all victorious for the Lady Mustangs. Barney (6-0, 6-1) and Rodgers (6-2, 7-5) were also victorious in their matches against Manteca. For the first time this season, the girls doubles struggled in league play. The normally fierce Oakdale tandems came out flat as they combined for an 0-6 effort on the week.
Over the course of the last decade, East Union has been the top team in the VOL. Winning over 100 contests in the last decade, Oakdale was faced with the tall task of traveling to Manteca Park to take on the Lady Lancers. Oakdale’s valiant effort fell short against East Union 216-256. Oakdale’s freshmen Taylor Stewart and Emily Greenwood found themselves at the top of the Lady Mustangs leaderboard with a score of 44 each. Just two strokes off the leaders was Bronte Lucero with a scorecard reading 46. Bailey Zuk (60), Chloe Liekhus (62) and Kyndall Vargas (67) rounded out the Lady Mustangs’ day. East Union’s Brooke Riley was the difference maker as she shot an unheard of 30 on the day, seven shots under par. Oakdale is currently 4-3 on the season.