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October 28, 2009 > Moreau Catholic wins Newark Tournament

Moreau Catholic wins Newark Tournament

By Biff Jones

In regular season Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) girls high school volleyball action last week, Washington Huskies of Fremont defeated American Eagles of Fremont, 3-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Game scores were 25-18, 25-23 and 25-12.

For Coaches Ashley Eyre and Nicole Rodamer's Huskies, top players were Cody Bates, 2 aces, 10 digs; Konami Yokoyama, 3 aces, 12 kills; Kelsey Herrington, 9 digs; Caitlin Jorgens, 8 kills; and Melisa Randal, 7 digs.

Leading Coach Fe Basobas-Cacao's Eagles were Cory Wassom, 6 kills, 2 digs, 1 block, 1 assist; Anderian Carbonel, 4 kills, 8 digs, 2 assists; Chrystal Sakata, 11 assists, 2 digs, 1 ace; Chanelle Norwood, 4 kills, 3 digs; and Natasha Acidera, 9 digs.

Thursday, Oct. 22, saw Newark Memorial Cougars beat American, 3-2, with game scores, 24-26, 25-11, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-11.

Coach Lindsay Simeone's Cougars were led by Camille Escalona, 25 assists, 2 aces, 6 digs; Kelsey Pease, 7 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces; Joleen Croce, 13 kills, 1 block, 4 digs, 1 ace; and Emma Weinert, 8 digs, 2 aces.

Leading the Eagles, Megan Dormoy, 11 kills, 1 ace, 1 assist; Giselle Stone, 6 kills, 4 aces, 4 digs; Sakata, 22 assists, 9 digs; Wassom, 10 kills, 4 blocks; and Norwood, 6 kills.

Also on October 22, California School for the Deaf, Fremont, defeated Bay Counties League foe, Emery of Emeryville, 3-0. Game scores for the CSD Eagles of Coach Katrina Pedersen were 25-16, 25-13 and 25-23. CSD improved its record to 11-15 overall.

Last Saturday, Oct. 24, NM hosted a nine team tournament. There were three pools of three teams with the top three teams and two next best second-place teams moving on to the Championship (Gold) Division and remaining four to the Consolation (Silver) Division.

In Pool 1, Moreau Catholic of Hayward defeated Arroyo of San Lorenzo, 25-8, 25-8; Irvington of Fremont beat Arroyo, 25-21, 25-14; and MC won over Irvington, 25-22,

Pool 2 saw California High of San Ramon win against NM, 25-11, 17-25, 15-11 and Pioneer of Woodland beat NM 25-13, 25-19. Pioneer also beat Cal High.

Pool 3 play had Washington over American, 25-23, 25-21; Monte Vista of Danville beating American, 25-20, 15-25, 15-9; and MV defeating Washington, 25-22, 25-17.

Gold Division Results: Irvington def. Cal, 25-22, 28-26; Pioneer def. MV, 25-19, 30-28; MC def. Irvington, 25-16, 25-14; Cal def. MV, 25-15, 25-19.

Gold Championship: MC def. Pioneer, 25-23, 22-25, 15-9; Gold 3rd place: Irvington def. Cal, 20-25, 26-24, 15-13.

Silver Division: Washington def. Arroyo, 25-22, 25-11; American def. NM, 25-21, 25-18
Silver 1st place: American def. Washington, 25-21, 25-18; Silver 3rd, NM def. Arroyo (scores not available).

Final Standings: 1. MC, 2. Pioneer, 3. Irvington, 4. Cal, 5. MV, 6. American, 7. Washington, 8. NM, 9. Arroyo.

Leading Coach Kim Martin's Irvington Vikings were Danielle Carothers, Ali Fremont, Stephanie Hebison, Katie Lopez, Andee Ott, Anaszsa Thompson and Jinny Yan.

"Katie Lopez had a fantastic tournament," said Coach Martin. "She had 70 kills and 16 blocks in five matches which consisted of 2 out of 3 games (non-tournament games are a best 3 out of 5)."

According to NM Coach Simeone, "Overall it was a competitive tournament that could have went a lot of ways."

As of October 26, Irvington, Mission San Jose of Fremont and Washington were in a three way tie for first at 8-2 with each having two games remaining on October 27 and 29. James Logan of Union City will be the fourth place seed. For results, go to TCV Sports Web site,

In the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL), all nine of their teams will participate in a single-elimination tournament at Castro Valley. Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland will be the top seed with Moreau Catholic number two. Other Hayward teams are Hayward High, Mt. Eden and Tennyson.

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