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Eagles win second league contest in straight sets
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The Turlock Christian Eagles varsity volleyball team celebrates after defeating Elliot Christian from home on Tuesday in a 3-0 sweep (EDDIE RUIZ/The Journal).

Turlock Christian varsity volleyball head coach Josephine Anderson is happy with the way her team is progressing. This after the TC Eagles captured their second league win in three matches played so far following Tuesday’s 3-0 sweep over Elliot Christian from home (25-11, 25-9 and 25-10).

“The serving was precise. Sometimes I say serve aggressively and take some errors and other times I say serve precisely and they didn’t have many errors serving. It was extremely precise today and that was a huge part of it. When we were swinging we were really on,” said Anderson.

Senior captain Sydney Mensonides paved the way for the TC Eagles with the help of co-captain Danika Muller.

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Sydney Mensonides of Turlock Christian goes up for a kill during Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Elliot Christian (EDDIE RUIZ/The Journal).

The serving was hitting on all cylinders with the Eagles rallying on various occasions, including a seven then a nine consecutive point rally.

In the first set, TC went on a run and closed it out with a 6-1 rally to win it by 14 points.

EC tried to keep up with TC in the second, but it didn’t last very long.

The Eagles pulled away when the score read 12-8.

From there, TC went on a 13-1 run to win the most lopsided set of the match.

EC got the first point of the third set and that was pretty much it as TC went on to dominate the remainder of the match, winning by 15 to secure the straight sets sweep.

“Really in general it was the communication. The more they learn the game, the more they learn to communicate, they know how each other works,” said Anderson. “They are working harder as a team and the general idea of balancing the court. If things aren’t going the way we want them to go, they do a good job adapting…They are growing as players and learning more about the sport.”

TC is currently 2-1 in the Central California Athletic Alliance.

“We would like to take this momentum from this win into Thursday, so we will use it as encouragement and motivation, so looking for another win,” said Anderson.

TC’s next game will be another CCAA contest at Brookside Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday.