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The Monsoons won seven matches last week, including an undefeated championship run through the Mayfair Valley Christian Classic. Much of that success came from standout Sarah Clausen, who was named MVP of the tournament. Clausen had 15 kills and eight digs in the win over the Matadores, and led the team in kills and digs throughout the tournament.
Coleman came up big when her team needed her the most, recording 15 kills as Valencia asserted itself in the Foothill League with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 league-opening victory over rival Hart.
Ramos helped the Gladiators go 3-1 in the Diamond Ranch tournament, including a 2-0 win over host Diamond Ranch in the final game to help her team improve to 11-2 overall. Ramos leads her team with 108 kills on the seasonand had 13 in a 2-0 victory over Patriot. She also had six kills in the win over Diamond Ranch.
With the first Citrus Belt League meet of the season looming, Mason prepared herself with an outstanding run at the Woodbridge Invitational over the weekend. She finished 24th overall in the girls sweepstakes race with a time of 17 minutes, 1.5 seconds, which was the fifth-best time among seniors among all the races. Yucaipa finished sixth in the team standings in the race, third among California schools.
On Tuesday, Beale tallied 28 kills, 11 digs, three blocks and two aces in a 3-2 win over Vista Murrieta. Over the weekend, the Cougars competed in the Durango Classic in Las Vegas and she registered 79 kills 72 digs, five aces and six blocks in 17 sets. The UC Irvine commit managed 107 kills and 83 digs during the week, giving her a team-high 153 kills with 128 digs, 15 blocks and 14 aces.
Gaal had a strong week for the Mustangs, sweeping in singles in both an 11-7 win over Marlborough and a 13-5 win over Los Alamitos. She won her two sets in a 15-3 rout of South Torrance and won two sets in a 12-6 loss to Dana Hills, which entered the match ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division 1.
The junior opposite hitter recorded 22 kills with six blocks during the Durango Fall Classic, helping the Eagles to a third-place finish. Ciszek was selected to the all-tournament team.
Peurifoy ran the fastest time of Inland-area girls Saturday night in the Woodbridge Invitational at Norco’s Silverlakes Park. Peurifoy placed eighth individually in the girls sweepstakes race and led the Wolves to a ninth-place team finish in a time of 16 minutes, 46.9 seconds.
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