HS Girls Volleyball: Murrieta Valley Defeats Palm Desert, Mesa Smacks Hemet

Published on: Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:11

Southwestern League Competition Starts Next Week

12002433_541425742671383_7510711709575693402_oMurrieta Valley 3 Palm Desert 1                                             
Murrieta Valley defeated Palm Desert 3-1 to improve to 11-6 so far into the 2015 season. The Nighthawks are ranked 13th in the CIF SS Division 1AA Polls and seem to be getting stronger with each game. The victory against the Aztecs was Murrieta’s fifth in a row.


12038182_541425586004732_6415558123740392428_nThe Nighthawks won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-19 before dropping the third 23-25. Murrieta finished off Palm Desert with a close 25-22 fourth set victory.

McKenna Miller led the Nighthawks with 20 kills followed by Rebecca Rendhal who had 10. Desiree Sukhov had 12 digs and McKenna Miller had 4 aces and came up with 10 digs. Setter Ashlyn Gergins had 37 assists.

                                                                   Murrieta Mesa 3   Hemet 1                                                                                            
12039468_530458457106899_4368564962237710300_nThe Rams bounced back from last week’s 3-0 defeat to Elsinore and beat Hemet 3-1 Tuesday afternoon. Mesa won the first set  25-18 but dropped the second  21-25. Freshman Kali Uhl got the Rams back on track and Mesa took the final sets  25-19, and 25-22.

Uhl led the Rams with 17 kills and 22 digs. Leimomi Arscott had 12 kills and 10 digs while Kiara Schmidt had 11 digs. Setter Savannah Esteban made 24 assists.

The rams are home to face Temescal Canyon while the Nighthawks travel to Corona to take on Santiago. The Sharks are looking to avenge yesterday’s loss to Southwestern League defending Champ Great Oak.

Photos by Mike Clary & Alicia Salcedo

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