Minarets volleyball team undefeated in league

editorial@sierrastar.comOctober 22, 2013 

The Minarets High School Mustangs (19-3, 4-0 WSL) continued their winning ways on the volleyball court last week with big wins against Caruthers and Fresno Christian (8-9).

On Oct. 15 the Mustangs beat Fresno Christian. The Mustangs won the first two sets 25-13, 25-7, with the Eagles winning the third set 23-16. The Mustangs closed out the game by winning the fourth set 25-20.

"The match against Fresno Christian was challenging," said coach Karra Zamora. "They played persistent defense, but their heckling crowd provided us with extra motivation."

Katie Grant had 38 digs, 10 kills, five aces, along with nine blocks in the match. Taylor Meyer added 27 assists — she leads the team with 343 on the season. The two seniors lead the team with points-off-serve this season — Meyer has 51, while Grant has 62.

On Oct. 17,the Minarets hosted the Caruthers Blue Raiders (6-5), winning three straight sets, 25-14, 25-18, 25-18.

"Caruthers served well and played scrappy defense, but our passing was excellent so we were able to run our offense and everyone played very well," Zamora said.

Sophomore Carlee Boomer had 10 kills, 24 digs, and two ace serves. The 5-foot-9 sophomore is tied for the team lead with 57 blocks and has 111 kills on the season. Hallie Grant had seven kills and three aces. Meyer had 27 assists.

Last years team went 21-10 on the season but could not secure the league title with two loses to the Fowler Red Cats. The team sits atop the league standings and is ranked No. 1 in D-V by the Fresno Bee.

This week they play the Parlier Panthers (0-12), the only remaining league opponent the Mustangs have yet to play in round one.

The Mustangs travel to Fowler (9-9, 3-1) today (Thursday) — seemly their biggest challenge on the way to possibly an undefeated league season.

Game times: JV, 4:30 p.m., varsity, 5:30 p.m.

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