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OVER THE NET - Lady Mustangs Ease Past Ripon, Merced, Beyer
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A big spike from Oakdales Brittany Carpenter clears the net on Sept. 5. - photo by Hime Romero/The Leader

Fresh off a 4-3 run through the ultra-tough High Sierra Tournament in Reno, Oakdale High’s battle-tested volleyball players made short work of Beyer, Merced and Ripon in consecutive matches on consecutive days.

The Lady Mustangs beat all three teams in three games, handling Beyer in 25-11, 25-11, 26-24 scores while Merced fell 25-10, 25-12, 25-20 and Ripon was downed 25-11, 25-20, 25-13.


Ripon (Sept. 5)

The Indians couldn’t match the output of Kaitlin Van Ryn (seven service points, six kills, 16 digs) Brittany Carpenter (six kills), Nicole Desrochers (four kills, 10 points, six assists, 10 digs, two blocks) or Christina Cobarruvias (four aces, five points, 14 assists, 13 digs).

Leah Burchell added 22 digs and 10 points while Kyla Lewis chipped in seven points, 10 digs.


Merced (Sept. 4)

Jennifer Guzman contributed 10 kills and two blocks while Lauren Ott added seven kills and a block. Desrochers chipped in four aces, 11 points and 16 assists while Cobarruvias added seven points, three aces and 13 assists. Burchell (21 digs), Van Ryn (10 points, 10 digs) and Lewis (seven digs) made an impact as well.


Beyer (Sept. 3)

Defenders spread the wealth in this one. Van Ryn landed 13 digs, eight kills and five points while Lewis tallied 11 digs. Burchell managed eight digs while Desrochers (nine digs, 10 points, six aces), Hannah Butler (six digs), Carpenter (five digs, eight kills, four points) and Stephanie Kupper (four digs) came through.

Oakdale hosts Hughson today, Wednesday, Sept. 11.