After one week of action in the East Bay Athletic League girls volleyball season, there were only two undefeated teams left and San Ramon Valley High was one of them.
The Wolves entered Tuesday's match against rival California fully intent on remaining undefeated in league play and San Ramon Valley did just that, topping the Grizzlies 25-13, 25-23, 25-11, with statements being made in the first and second sets.
San Ramon Valley (14-2, 3-0 EBAL) rolled in the first set and rallied in the second to put pressure on California (12-3, 1-2 EBAL).
"Winning that second game was a big momentum swing," sophomore hitter Katherine Claybaugh said. "We had a bit of a lull, but we had a timeout and it helped us re-focus, and we came out and got a big play off that timeout."
The Wolves trailed throughout the second set, but took the lead for the first time at 20-19 after one of 20 kills by Claybaugh.
Maggie Laskovics had a kill to give the Grizzlies the lead back at 21-20, but two kills by Delaney Reid put the game away for San Ramon Valley.
The Wolves sophomore duo of Claybaugh and Milla Anderson (17 kills) was nearly unstoppable all night. Bridget Heins led California with 12 kills.
Carondelet 218, Monte Vista 233: The Cougars (9-2) handed the Mustangs (10-1) their first EBAL loss this season behind the medalist round of Sabrina Virtusio. The Carondelet junior shot a 3-over 38 at Diablo Country Club, the best round by five strokes. Both Monte Vista's Hailey White and Carondelet's Kelly Ransom shot a 43.
Alameda 197, Castro Valley 247: All five of the Hornets scorers shot 7-under-par or better in this West Alameda County Conference match at Chuck Corica Golf Complex's South Course in Alameda. Andrea Leung and Corine Tan were co-medalists with scores of 2-over 37 for the Hornets (9-0 WACC).