[10/7/16] Manson Volleyball Marks Another Win, Soccer Loses In Shootout After Tie

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IN VOLLEYBALL:

The lady Trojans continued their winning stretch on Thursday, defeating Lake Roosevelt in a tough fought 5 set match. 

Manson took the first two sets 25-22 and 25-18 before falling in sets 3 and 4 with scores of 22-25 and 23-25. Manson came back with a dominating 15-5 win in set 5 to take the match. 

Leading the team were Maddee Ward with 11 kills, Baylee Ward and Celina Mendoza each added 8 kills, Analexis Manjares had 14 digs, Baylee Ward added 9 digs. 

Megan Clausen put up 4 blocks and Celina Mendoza had 7. 

The Trojans had another strong serving night with Daicy Leyva serving 24/24 with 2 aces and Maddee Ward served 17/18 with 5 aces on the night. 

Thursday's win puts Manson's season record at 10-0 and their league record at 3-0. 

JV also won their match 2 sets to 1 with set scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 18-25. 

Leading the Trojans were Brenda Lopez with 6 kills and Abbie Reed added 5. Brenda Lopez had 5 digs and Jasmin Rodriguez had 4 digs. 

Jasmin served 13/13 with 2 aces, Brenda Lopez served 6/6 with 2 aces, Suli Bucio served 5/5 with an ace and Ofelia Farias served 4/4. 

The Trojans will play their next game Tuesday, October 11 at home against Tonasket. JV starts at 5, varsity to follow. 

IN SOCCER:

The Manson Lady Trojan soccer team recorded its first point in league of the season with a thrilling penalty kick shootout with Oroville.  After a slow start, the Oroville Hornets scored on a miscue from the Manson defense to pull ahead 1-0.  From that point on, however, it was one-way traffic towards Oroville’s goal.  Manson applied pressure on a high defensive line from Oroville and had good chances from Nadia Tejada and Magali Leyva saved.  The Lady Trojans started the second half out stronger and applied even more pressure as the game went along.  Finally, on Manson’s 9th corner kick of the game the ball fell to Veronica Lulo who chipped it over the Oroville goalkeeper into the net.  Manson continued to apply pressure throughout regulation and into the five minutes of extra time but failed to score.  As a result a penalty shootout decided the match.  Oroville made their first three shots while Manson made only 1 of their first three which sealed the game.  The Lady Trojans, however, still walked away with a precious point in league and a lot of pride as they head into the final stretch of the season.