The moment they have been waiting almost two years for, is finally here. Although some teams got a few games under their belts in the pandemic ran high school sports season earlier this year, girls’ volleyball teams have been anxiously waiting to get their league matches underway, and this week, all their demanding work will be put to the test.

In their Southwestern League openers, Great Oak, Vista Murrieta, and Murrieta Valley all picked up their first league wins of the season. Great Oak defeated Murrieta Mesa 3-0, Murrieta Valley was victorious over Temecula Valley 3-1 and the Lady Broncos rallied after dropping the opening set to secure a 20-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Chaparral. Junior outside hitter, Claire Little, had twenty kills at the end to help Vista Murrieta secure the win. Chaparral’s Bella Rittenberg led Chaparral with fifteen kills, and Brianna Bellfi finished with fourteen kills for Vista Murrieta.


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The Lady Broncos also snagged a second win this week with a rare Wednesday league game that took place on September 15 against Temecula Valley (0-2).


Vista Murrieta (2-0, 3-3)

Great Oak (1-0, 4-1)

Murrieta Valley (1-0, 12-1)

Chaparral (0-1, 10-6)

Temecula Valley (0-2, 1-5)

Murrieta Mesa (0-1, 5-7)

Up next this week: Chaparral at Murrieta Mesa, Great Oak at Murrieta Valley.

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