The Sonora High School volleyball team continued its hot start to the season last night with a surprisingly easy four-game victory over cross-county rival Summerville in Tuolumne.
The Wildcats (4-0) kept their unblemished record intact by cruising to a 25-22, 25-21, 25-27, 25-13 victory over the Bears (2-2), who dropped their second match in a row.
"My kids played very hard as a team," Sonora coach Darla Mayhew said. "They hustled, they backed each other up they're a real scrappy team this year."
Looking for a sweep of the match, Sonora fell behind early in the third game before nearly staging what would have been a remarkable comeback. Trailing 18-10, the Cats rallied to tie the score at 24-24 before falling.
Despite the third-game victory, Summerville coach Kristy Dwyer was less than happy with her team's performance.
"We were like a completely different team than the one that showed up to play last week," Dwyer said. "I don't mind losing if we play well, but we were never in this match there was no leadership and we were flat."
With the Bears on their heels, Lindsy Evans and Kim Lorenzen sparked the Cats to a 9-0 lead in the fourth game with four straight blocks en route to an easy fourth-game victory.
Sonora visits Argonaut in Jackson on Tuesday, while the Bears must lick their wounds until Saturday, Sept. 20, when they play in the Oakdale Tournament.