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Lady Vikes defend league record on Burbank, 3-1

MABTON - The Lady Vikes hope last night's win will take them to Districts.

In a home match against Burbank last night, the Mabton volleyball squad earned the victory, 3-1.

The opening game started out promising, with a Lady Viking win, 25-21.

Burbank answered back, sweeping the second game, 25-15.

"The match was a real nail-biter," Coach Marty McCallum said.

The Lady Vikings pulled out the win by the skin of their teeth, in the third game, 26-24, and in the fourth and deciding game, 25-23.

"It was awesome, our bleachers were full of people and the (team) played energized and stayed together as a group," McCallum added.

With a rough start to the season, he said the team made a mid-season comeback.

"We started out 1-7," he said.

With an overall league record of 4-7, McCallum said the team "...is finally playing the kind of volleyball I knew they were capable of."

Providing the most assists was senior Evelia Mendoza with 11. The Lady Viking also provided one block and was 4-for-5 at the service line. Teammate Isabela Ahumada provided three digs, one block and five perfect passes. The Viking senior was also 3-for-5 at the service line.

Sophomore Selena Diaz provided five assists and was 2-for-2 at the service line. Junior Celia Diaz provided nine assists and was 2-for-3 at the service line.

Lady Viking senior Jackie Cruz had six kills, one ace, seven blocks and six perfect passes. The senior was also 13-for-14 at the service line.

Jazzee Sustaita had seven kills, seven digs and three perfect passes. The senior was also 8-for-9 at the service line.

Senior Cassandra Madrigal had 11 kills, three digs and was 8-for-9 at the service line. Lady Viking senior Samantha Rios had five kills and two blocks.

Sophomore Angela Martinez had one kill, eight digs and six perfect passes. The Lady Viking was also 8-for-9 at the service line.

Adilene Barajas had one kill, two digs and one perfect pass. The senior also was 2-for-4 at the service line.

"I'm very pleased with the way our season went," McCallum said.

The Lady Vikings face Ki-Be, Tuesday, Oct. 25, for the final league match of the season.

To make it to the District playoffs, the Lady Vikings must win the final match and "hope for the best," McCallum said.

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