East County Sports

Vaqueros, Patriots win, meet Tuesday

El Capitan huddles Thursday night.



EastCountySports.com staff report


LAKESIDE – STEPHANIE ADAMS and AUDREY TUCKER led El Capitan to a five-game win over Serra in the season opener for both teams on Thursday evening.

El Capitan next faces Christian on Tuesday at 5:30 at Ryan Center.

Christian won their second consecutive match to open the season on Thursday, dispatching host Granite Hills, 25-17, 25-13, 15-12.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Grossmont took down host Steele Canyon in three, 25-9, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19, behind 18 kills from junior MEGAN COLLANTES.

Junior KENNEDY DIRKES led Grossmont with seven aces, while senior teammate KELLI SCOTT added 13 blocks.



Patriots open with win over Sultans

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SANTEE – The Christian Patriots defeated the Santana Sultans, 25-12, 25-23 and 25-7 in a non-league match at the Sultans’ gym to open the 2017¬†volleyball season Tuesday night.

Christian players celebrate a point Tuesday night.

LAUREL BEEZER had four blocks to lead the Patriots, while the Sultans were led by senior TARALIN SHAWCROFT.

Santana hosts Patrick Henry on Thursday at 5:30, while the Patriots face Granite Hills at the Eagles’ gym on Thursday, also at 5:30 p.m.

El Cajon Valley swept by Victory Christian Academy, 25-11, 25-10, 25-19.

Junior outside hitter Ayannah Wright led the Braves with 8 kills, while senior setter Virginia Morales dished out 14 assists. Senior Andrea Velasquez led with five digs.

Elsewhere, Mount Miguel outlasted Liberty Charter in an East County matchup, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17, 24-22.


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