Volleyball: Local teams finished early in SJS playoffs
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The fall volleyball season ended for local teams with Tracy’s first-round loss in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Roseville High. 

Both West and Kimball were eliminated in preliminary matches last week.

Roseville 3, Tracy 0

The Bulldogs (17-7) lost in three sets to the Roseville Tigers (25-10, 5-5 Sierra Foothill League), with scores of 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 in Roseville’s favor.

The loss ended Tracy’s season in the first round of the SJS Division II playoffs.

Junior setter Mika Fithian was the team’s scoring leader with nine kills. She also had 10 assists and eight digs. Sophomore Grace Murphy had three kills, seven digs and an ace, and senior Samantha Gonzalez had two kills and three blocks.

Kennedy 3, Kimball 1

The Jaguars (19-22) fell in four close sets to Kennedy High (18-9) of Sacramento in an outbracket game of the SJS Division I playoffs on Nov. 7. Kennedy won 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21.

Kimball’s scoring leader was senior Iris Nelson with 13 kills. Junior Sarah Nunes had 20 assists, and senior ZaNiah Bradshaw had 13 digs.

Merced 3, West 0

The Wolf Pack volleyball team (19-13) was eliminated with a 3-0 loss at Merced High on Nov. 7 in an outbracket game of the SJS Division I playoffs.

West coach Christine Toon said that her blockers had a tough time defending against two big hitters on the Merced team. Merced won with set scores of 25-13, 25-19, 25-18.

Leading scorers for West were junior Kate Bell with six kills and senior Merinesa Saaga and sophomore Kaylah London with five kills each. Junior Gissel Larios had 13 assists.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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