Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Williams suffers first loss, rebounds twice

Trinity Tungasmita prepares an assist during last Monday’s game against the Quincy Trojans.

After missing their first two league match-ups due to COVID restrictions, the Williams Lady Jackets faced off with their first league opponent, the Quincy Trojans, on Sept. 28. 

A long back and forth battle left Williams with their first loss of the season as Quincy claimed a 3-2 set victory with scores 25-14, 25-22, 15-25, 19-25, and 13-15. 

“The girls have been working hard on the court,” said Williams head coach Mingy Altamirano. “I am confident they can overcome anything they put their minds to.”  

No stats were available for this game.

Last Thursday, Williams hosted the Hamilton Braves for their second conference match-up. Senior Gabriella Lopez dominated at the net, punishing the Braves with seven kills in just the first set. Lopez ended the night with 15 total kills, 12 digs, and three aces. Trinity Tungasmita handed out 26 assists, while Ashley Garcia aided the win with seven kills and 10 aces.

“We are a very dedicated team,” Tungasmita said. “We make adjustments after each set and whatever happens, we leave it all on the court.”

Monday night, the Lady Jackets trekked to Portalo and swept the Tigers in a 3-0 set by scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-22. Lopez, again, led the ‘Jackets with eight kills and four aces. Briana Jaime chipped in five kills, while LInda Rivera aided the win on defense with 12 digs.

Williams now carries an 11-1 overall record and currently sits second in league, just one game behind the Quincy Trojans. The Lady Jackets host the Portola Tigers tonight with JV game play at 5:30 PM, followed by the varsity.

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