Sierra High's volleyball team had been looking forward to Thursday's match against Sonora, expecting it to be a showdown between the Valley Oak League's unbeaten teams.
It's still a key matchup, but it won't be a battle featuring two unbeatens tied for first -- because Sierra has the top spot all to itself.
Heather Scharmann had six kills and six blocks Tuesday night as Sierra (10-1, 6-0) topped host Weston Ranch 25-12, 25-20, 25-15, and Oakdale stunned Sonora (5-1 VOL) in a five-game battle in the foothills.
"Marissa was hitting well and they were having a hard time picking up anything that she was throwing at them," Manteca coach Tim Horning said. "She did more serving than usual, and that helped bring us back. We just fell a little short."