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Lady Grizzlies earn 3-0 sweep

QUINCY - The Sunnyside volleyball team won its second match of the season Tuesday in a 3-0 sweep at Quincy.

The Lady Grizzlies prevailed 25-22, 25-17, 25-20 against the 2A school.

"The first game shouldn't have been as close as it was," Coach Angel Carrizales said of the early 5-1 lead Sunnyside surrendered. Senior captain Christy Linde made amends, though, winding up her jump serve for three consecutive aces.

The non-league match gave Carrizales a rare opportunity to experiment with different strategies and play several of her reserves.

"We had some girls come off the bench and tried to be a more well-rounded team with our offensive threats," noted Carrizales.

The change of pace worked, as Sunnyside knocked down 25 aces on the way to the win.

Linde had 12 kills, 10 digs and an impressive 13 aces to spark the Lady Grizzlies. Defensively, Eleanor Garcia and Kerri Urrutia had 15 and 14 digs respectively. Sami Jo Sartin paced the offense with 25 assists.

Sunnyside (1-6, 3-10) not only earned a win Tuesday, but received news that Wapato upset Prosser to shake up the Mid-Valley League standings.

"If we take care of things on our end, our hopes are good for a fifth-place berth in the district playoffs," noted Carrizales.

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