Kernels volleyball hosts Manson

Jimena Garcia, Mandy Regallie (serving) and Natalie Rendon of the Kernel’s B-team playing Manson on Feb. 22. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

A-team players Tiera Miller, Macy Carey and Alexia Garcia work the ball against Manson. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville/Mansfield Junior High volleyball team opened its season Feb. 22 hosting the Manson Junior High Spartans at Mansfield.

The Kernel’s squad is composed of players from sixth, seventh and eighth grades and is divided into an A-team and B-team. The B-Team plays its three-set match prior to the A-Team.

Head coach for the Kernels is Melissa Flaget, and the assistant coach is Thera Moore.

The B-team won their match over Manson by capturing two of three sets. Scores were 25-21, 25-21 and 20-25. Playing on the B-team were Natalie Rendon, Eava Wood, Evalee Shafer, Mandy Regallie, Jasmine Garcia, Jimena Garcia and Caroline Petersen.

The A-team lost their match, losing all three sets. Scores were 14-25, 21-24 and 21-24. Playing on the A-team were Tiera Miller, Elsie Munson, Harlie Zones, Macy Carey, Alexia Garcia, Bailey Viebrock and Johnna Hope.

The next home game, played at Mansfield, is against Thorp on March 1.