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Rocklin rallies to take Foundation Game

Rocklin rallies to take Foundation Game
By: Jim Linsdau Placer Herald Sports Editor
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The Rocklin High School girl’s volleyball team refused to be denied victory in their match with Whitney High School during the Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game, Monday. Although it appeared the Thunder would roll after taking the first set 25-15, the Wildcats bounced back and just missed taking sets two and three. Whitney gave Rocklin all it could handle but couldn’t quite close. In game two, Whitney held the lead until Rocklin caught the ‘Cats at the 18-point mark. The Thunder then took the game, thanks to the serves of Cailyn Prewitt. In game three, Whitney again controlled the match and led the set 23-22 before Rocklin’s Sierra Ueltzen served up two winners. In spite of the effort, Rocklin volleyball head coach Dave Muscarella wasn’t that pleased. “All in all, I think the bottom line is we played pretty sloppy today,” he said. “Our blocking in particular, we weren’t closing all the way.” Unofficially, the Thunder recorded nine blocks, whereas the Wildcats were credited with seven. Whitney volleyball head coach James Todd was quite excited about his team’s performance. He felt staying with one of Sacramento’s best volleyball programs was a good sign for his squad. “I’m stoked,” said a smiling Todd. “I’m proud of my girls. We know we can play with the best now, so I’m pretty excited for the rest of the season.” His All League performer Kaylin Squyres didn’t disappoint. Squyres had an unofficial count of 16 kills, three blocks, and six digs; for good measure she also recorded an ace on her serve. Muscarella did like the play of his setters, Kelsey Garvella and Kallie Elder. Rocklin was scheduled to host El Camino tonight, frosh, JV, and varsity, beginning at 5 p.m. Whitney was scheduled to host El Dorado, 4 p.m., Sept. 5, all three squads. Rocklin High, 3, Whitney High 0 Set 1 RHS 25, WHS 15 Set 2 RHS 25, WHS 20 Set 3 RHS 25, WHS 23