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Lady Grizzlies get win over weekend

The Sunnyside volleyball team picked up its third win of the season this past weekend with a 25-15, 25-11 and 25-15 non-league victory over the Wapato Wolves.

In the first game of the match the Lady Grizzlies took an early 19-7 lead so Sunnyside Coach Angel Carrizales decided to play some of her non-starters.

"We continued to keep clicking as they (Wapato) gave us many opportunities to score," Carrizales said.

Carrizales singled out Kerri Urrutia's play in game one. Urrutia had a run of seven points on her serve. Molly Dolan contributed three kills in the first game, too.

"We worked on her transition last Friday and that enabled her to have more kills on Saturday," Carrizales said of Dolan.

The majority of Sunnyside's points in the first game came off of offensive maneuvers, mostly aces and kills.

Claire Schilperoort gave the Grizzlies a big boost to start the second game. She served a run of seven points to give Sunnyside a 7-0 lead. Sunnyside's Alexis Ramos came in for Dolan and got six digs in game two.

Carrizales said Wapato's biggest run in points in game two was three.

Kasi Guillen had one ace and three digs for the Grizzlies in game two and Heather Cant had one kill.

In game three Carrizales switched to a four-man serve-receive. Sunnyside's Corrin Veiga thrived in this setting, getting five digs, two aces and one kill in the game.

Also during game three, Sammi Jo Sartin had a service run of six points.

Carrizales said the majority of the points in the match were due to Wapato errors.

"We continued to play at our level," she explained. "That was nice."

Carrizales was worried the Grizzlies might slow down to play with Wapato's offense.

Urrutia had four kills, four aces and 11 digs on the night. Dolan added seven kills and three aces for Sunnyside. Jordyne Jaquish finished with four kills and Schilperoort had three kills. Marina Martinez had 20 digs for her effort.

"I was pleased," Carrizales said. "The girls were happy they took two out of three matches this week."

The Grizzlies (0-5, 3-7) continue league play this Tuesday, Sept. 26, when they travel to Yakima to play West Valley at 7 p.m.

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