CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale varsity volleyball team defeated the Bulldogs of Monrovia in four sets by the scores 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 23-25 to go 7-6 on the season and 2-1 in the West Central Conference.
Leading the Clovers in scoring was Holly McCammon with 16 points and five aces. Brsity Skiles had 15, Stacia Shepherd 11, Breegan Andersen five, Paige Gruener three, Bradanne Toney three and Mariah Oetken one.
Offensively, Toney led the Clovers with 19 kills, McCammon had five kills, Oetken five, Taylor Jones five, Andersen one and Shepherd one. Toney had four, Mariah Oetken one and McCammon one.
Andersen had six digs, Gruener two, Casey Lyons two, Shepherd three, McCammon three and Toney five digs. Skiles had eight set assists and Shepherd had 10.
The Cloverdale JV won the match in two sets by 25-5 and 25-14 to go 7-6 on the season. Katie Fulkerson had 21 points, Adri Patterson had seven kills and Rebekah Jordan had eight points.
"It is always a battle when we play Monrovia," CHS head coach Cathy Moore said. "They are well-coached and they played us point for point tonight (Thursday). I am proud of the girls, they found a way to win in game four when were down by five points. It is a big rivalry with the Bulldogs because it is a conference match and it usually comes down to the last point."
Next Thursday will be another battle for the Clovers, but they're battling more than just another team.
"We host another conference rival North Putnam next Thursday for our first annual breast cancer awareness match," Moore said. "Both teams are excited to wear pink and thanks to the efforts of the Malinda Mann and the Cloverdale Student Council along with our volleyball team we have raised $1,110 for breast cancer research. We hope that both schools will fill our gym and show their support for such a worthy cause."