The Yosemite High School volleyball team (6-13-2, 4-2) split games last week, losing to rival Sierra (13-8, 4-2) in four games Oct. 16 and beating Kerman (3-18, 0-6) Oct. 18 in three games.
The league lead is now a three-way tie between Yosemite, Sierra and Liberty, all with identical 3-2 records.
The Badgers won the opening game against the Chieftains 25-22 but lost the next three games 25-19, 25-13, 26-24.
Senior Dahlia Lopez had 15 kills and three blocked shots and Lauren Ecklund had five kills, four ace serves and 12 digs in the match. Page Peterson contributed 15 digs and 12 assists.
"Sierra has a talented team this year," said Yosemite coach Sonja Mazaira. "It was a very competitive match."
Going into the Oct. 16 match against Sierra, four teams, Yosemite, Sierra, Chowchilla and Liberty all had 3-2 league records.
"It should be a very interesting second round of league play with three schools fighting for the league title," Mazaira said.
Against Kerman, Yosemite won in three straight games, 25-17, 25-15, 25-13.
Lopez had 11 kills, three ace serves and 13 digs. Ecklund 11 digs, three kills and three aces.
Sophomore Taylor Burrall had five kills and four blocks and Peterson and Breeaunna Lewis had 10 and seven assists, respectfully.
The Badgers are at Washington Union tonight (Thursday).
The team closes out league play at home against Chowchilla Oct. 30 and Sierra Nov. 1.
The Chowchilla game will feature a fundraising breast cancer awareness night. The Sierra game is senior night. JV teams play at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game.
The Badger volleyball team is holding a clinic 4-6 p.m. for 6-8 graders on Nov. 3 at the high school prior to the 7 p.m. alumni game.