[10/17/16] Manson Volleyball Racks Up Win In Tough Match Against Soap Lake- Cross Country Competes In Oroville

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Manson hosted Soap Lake Saturday for a battle to secure the second place spot in league- and the Trojans came up with the win after a tough fought 5 set match.

Set scores were: 16-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 18-16.

Leading the team for the Trojans were Maddee Ward with 21 kills and 9 digs, Baylee Ward added 15 kills and 12 digs, Megan Clausen had 9 kills and 2 blocks, Celina Mendoza added 6 kills and a block.

Analexis Manjares led the team with digs- at 16 and Daicy Leyva added 8.

Behind the service line, Daicy Leyva served 18/20, Kayla Gosvener served 14/15, Baylee Ward served 20/23 with 7 aces and Maddee Ward served 17/19 with 3 aces.

Saturday’s win brings the Trojan’s season record to 12-1 and has them sitting in second place in league.

On the JV side- Manson lost the first set before coming back to win the second and third with set scores of 25-27, 25-18 and 15-5.

Leading the team were Brenda Lopez with 6 kills and 7 digs, Lesly Alvarez added 3 kills, Suly Bucio had 6 digs and Julia Sanchez added 5 more.

Behind the service line, the Trojans served their best game of the season at 97٪ as a team!

Before the match Saturday, the 9 Trojan senior volleyball players were honored as this was their last scheduled home match of their high school career.

Shout out to seniors:

Daicy Leyva
Analexis Manjares
Maddee Ward
Baylee Ward
Jasmin Rodriguez
Julia Sanchez
Suly Bucio
Ofelia Rodriguez
Brenda Lopez

You will all be missed next season!!

BUT– our season isn’t over yet!!

We travel to Bridgeport Tuesday, October 18 for the Mustangs dig pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night. JV stars at 5–varsity 6:30-ish.




The long journey to Oroville produced favorable results for the Manson Trojans. Manson’s last league invite, Coach Sanford pressured his team to bear down and push harder to gain some respect within the league knowing the top 4 teams on the boy’s side move on towards state and only 1 team for the girls. Manson looks good for bringing the boys team to state, but much refining necessitates a sharpening of talents in the next 2 weeks with League Finals and then onto districts. Times improved from last year’s performances and with Conner Torgesen and the 8th graders moving up from last year, Manson has a good chance in a possible state berth. Eddie Sarmiento, Manson’s top runner, improved his time by nearly 35 seconds, while Jose Vasquez sharpened his skills placing 3rd on the team with a time of 19:29.

On the girl’s side Libby Ireland continues to show progress and promise moving into post season, placing well in the Oroville Invite.

Our Middle schoolers finishing their season with just 1 more meet, performed very well and with tremendous enthusiasm. Top finishers were Jonathan Sarmiento and Jesus Portillo on the boy’s side and Cara Hutton and Joanne Fournier on the Girl’s.