Tigers tame Pacheco Panthers, 3-0
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Patterson High's varsity volleyball team enjoyed its third-straight sweep at its home gymnasium on Monday, Oct. 14, defeating Pacheco High of Los Banos. The Tigers prevailed in a straight-set victory over the Pacheco Panthers, 25-12, 25-20, 25-12.

Patterson moves to 4-2 in Western Athletic Conference action. The victory marks the third consecutive home win over a WAC opponent for the Tigers, who sit in third place in the league standings.

"We discuss at the end of every match, that if we continue to raise the bar in the next round of league games, we will make it to playoffs this year," said Patterson coach Tarah High. "We always reflect on areas that could use improvement, and how we need to discipline ourselves to work our hardest even when we play less aggressive teams."

Gaby Maldonado (four kills) was the Tigers’ standout player, according to High.

Kiara Job recorded seven kills, and teammate Mele Tupouata had six kills and five blocks as the Tigers triumphed over the Los Banos-based school. Mariele Schut totaled five kills for the match. Dayna Hansen had three kills, four blocks and four digs, while Maria Cortez had four digs.

Julia Sill added a game-high 16 assists for the Tigers.

Patterson will continue its league season at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, when it will travel to meet the Central Valley Hawks.

Junior varsity

The JV Tigers swept a WAC home match against Pacheco, earning a 2-0 victory on Monday, Oct. 14.

Freshmen

Patterson High's freshman volleyball team completed the first half of its WAC schedule with its sixth straight victory overall to remain undefeated in league play.

The Tigers swept visiting Pacheco on Monday, Oct. 14 to bring their first-place record to 6-0 in conference play. Patterson notched a straight-set victory over the Pacheco Panthers, 25-8, 25-16.

After the match, Patterson coach Nancy Sill summed up the win and the Tigers’ season.

"Focusing on core fundamentals has really helped this young team develop," Nancy Sill said. "Strong passing against Pacheco provided setters Samantha Dougherty and Carolina Huizar with the opportunity to run a stable offense. Our offense was consistent and aggressive with impressive hitting by Faith Mamea and Jackie Hinojosa. Emma Hansen provided excellent defense and passing throughout the match."

Dougherty helped bolster Patterson's surge at the service line with 15 points in the two-game affair.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.
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