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Yellowjackets handle Crusaders in TVL meeting

Hilmar continues dominance of MC

Yellowjackets handle Crusaders in TVL meeting

Mariah Ahid of Hilmar finished Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Modesto Christian with a game-high 20 kills.


POSTED September 26, 2017 10:22 p.m.

Hilmar High varsity volleyball head coach Patti Harris continues to dominate the Modesto Christian Crusaders on the court.

This after Tuesday’s road sweep over MC in the first league meeting of the year that concluded with a 3-0 win, (25-5, 25-5 and 25-9).

“We just wanted to play our game and really that was it. It’s what I told the girls — to play our game, focus on the mistakes on our side because it can happen, but that was it pretty much,” said Harris.

So far, the Yellowjackets of Hilmar are off to a 4-0 start in the Trans-Valley League.

With Tuesday’s win, Hilmar is also 15-1 against MC since 2010 under coach Harris.

“It’s nice that we did the way we did and have a win streak over MC,” said Harris.

Harris, who has been steadily one of the most consistent and successful coaches in the section over the last half decade, also reached a milestone just a year ago, capturing over 200 victories and won No. 228 on Tuesday.

Since being named the head coach back in 2009, Harris has 228 wins, 101 losses and three ties.

Hilmar has also had a winning season every year since 2011.

They continued their winning ways against MC, toppling them 25-5 in the first two sets in convincing fashion.

The Yellowjackets closed it out with a 25-9 win in the third set, securing their third sweep in four TVL contests so far.

“We also had a chance to play most of my players,” said Harris. “They were out there and then trying to get everyone in there was good.”

Mariah Ahid finished with a game-high 20 kills, while Hannah Pearce added a game-high 33 assists.

Jenna Sutton finished with three aces for Hilmar while Makayla Fontes added 13 digs and Olivia Peterson added a block.

Hilmar has now won their last four of five matches. 

Hilmar will next host Escalon in the first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Escalon will be a tough game, but we will come out and practice tough,” said Harris. “I know they always bring a tough team no matter what sport it is, but Thursday will be an intense game.”

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