ATWATER -- Atwater fought back valiantly, but squandered another opportunity to get itself back in the CCC title mix, falling 13-25, 25-16, 25-10, 16-25, 15-9 to Pitman (6-2 CCC) on Monday night.
Nicole Heller did a little of everything for the defending champs, leading the team with nine kills, four blocks, nine digs and four aces. Nikki Schiber also chipped in 25 assists for Atwater (4-4 CCC).
Pitman's combination of Ashley Solis (match-high 14 kills) and Maci Murdock (13 kills and six blocks) proved to formidable, however. Setter Annabel Perez also had a big night for Pitman, recording 35 assists and 17 digs.
BUHACH COLONY 3, MERCED 0
ATWATER -- Rachel Andrews had a match-high 10 kills and four blocks and Laruen Morris added 12 assists as Buhach Colony (6-2) kept pace atop the CCC standings with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 victory over Merced.
Rebecca Garitano paced Merced (1-7 CCC) with nine kills and Summer Sanchez chipped in a match-high 16 assists and four aces in the loss.
GOLDEN VALLEY 3, TURLOCK 1
TURLOCK -- Golden Valley (6-2) got off to a slow start, but Reina Sykes helped keep her team tied atop the CCC standings with 18 kills, 18 assists, four blocks and six aces in a 13-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 win over Turlock.
STONE RIDGE CHRISTIAN 3, MILLENNIUM 0
Iyesha McNab had a game-high 12 kills and one block and Chelsea Silva added six digs and nine aces as Stone Ridge Christian cruised to a CCAA victory over Millennium 25-4, 25-5, 25-6.