Downey High prevailed Monday night in an early-season Modesto Metro Conference volleyball clash matching teams with 2-0 league records.
Madeline Liddle had 10 kills and Kellie Kincheloe contributed 18 digs as the Knights handed Johansen a 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 loss.
Kristie Ortega had nine kills and 18 digs for Johansen and Emily Myers 11 aces, 10 blocks and 25 assists.
"Their hard work is finally paying off," Downey coach Allison Hylla said of her team. "They were pretty intense ... a lot of long rallies and close games."
Modesto Christian coach Norine Thornock, explaining how her team turned it around after the first set, said, "Basically we told them to put the ball into play and make them (Riverbank) make the mistakes, instead of going for the kill."
Alyssa Adams had 10 kills and Kendra Barth five aces for Riverbank.
BUHACH COLONY 3, GOLDEN VALLEY 1, at Buhach Colony -- Becca Osmer had 12 kills and Kayla Clarot 20 digs as Buhach won 25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 in a Central California Conference opener.
Alejandro Rosas and Santos Rodriguez scored for Le Grand, and Daniel Buskeness and Jason Buskeness for Mariposa. Both teams are 2-0-1 in the SL.