Friday, December 2, 2022

Chaparral cruises to program sweep over crosstown rival Temecula Valley

[Photo] Chloe Peters (2), Bella Rittenberg (16) and Kamryn Deleon (11) celebrate with the student body as Chaparral sweeps past Temecula Valley 3-0 Wednesday, Sept. 21. Valley News/David Canales photo

— The road to the top of the Southwestern League girls’ volleyball standings is heating up and Chaparral is trying hard to stay close to first place Vista Murrieta, who they currently are only one game behind. The Lady Broncos are also the one and only team that have beat them this season. Boasting a 20-1 overall record, the Lady Pumas are in second place with a 4-1 SWL record. Vista Murrieta is 8-6 overall, and 5-0 in league play.

Wrapping up last week, Chaparral hosted Temecula Valley, who just days prior had taken Vista Murrieta to a 5-set match, which came down to a three-point difference in the final set, 15-12. Against the Lady Pumas, there was no dispute. Chaparral took down the Lady Golden Bears in three straight sets, 25-15, 26-24 and 25-13. Not only did varsity win, but so did their junior varsity and freshman teams.

Games this week that already took place have Murrieta Mesa at Temecula Valley (no score reported yet), Vista Murrieta defeating Murrieta Valley 3-1, and Chaparral taking out Great Oak, 3-0, in the early week matchups. Also, this week Chaparral will be at Murrieta Valley, Murrieta Mesa at Vista Murrieta and Temecula Valley at Great Oak in the mid-week matches.

Murrieta Mesa will also have a non-league bout against Linfield Christian later in the week. Linfield Christian is currently 10-6 overall, and 1-2 in the Ambassador League. Start times for varsity matches are at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Current Southwestern League standings, as of 9/27, have the six teams placed as follows: Vista Murrieta (5-0, 8-6), Chaparral (4-1, 20-1), Murrieta Valley (2-2, 12-6), Temecula Valley (1-3, 6-5), Great Oak (1-4, 8-8), Murrieta Mesa (0-3, 7-8).

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.

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