TVL Volleyball: Escalon High rallies past Ripon Christian

ESCALON -- The Escalon High volleyball team trailed Ripon Christian 19-13 in the third set Monday, after the teams split the first two sets.

Then a big block from Vicki Costa helped turn things around for the Cougars, and they went on to win 25-20, 24-26, 27-25, 25-14.

Kaitlyn Brayton had 13 kills and five aces for Escalon and Corrie Dollarhide 28 digs.

RIPON 3, HUGHSON 0, at Hughson -- Kirsten Duren had six kills and four aces for Ripon (2-0 TVL) and Meredith Perkins 17 digs in a 25-9, 25-16, 25-16 win.

MODESTO CHR. 3, RIVERBANK 1, at Modesto Christian -- Katie Allen had 12 kills and Lynelle King 27 digs for MC (4-6, 1-1 Trans-Valley League) in its 20-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-23 win.

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.