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Manson wins a tough 5 set match against Soap Lake and celebrates Senior Night

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Senior varsity player Baylee Ward spikes the ball over the net to Soap Lake scoring the winning point on October 15, 2016. (Photo by Jillian Foster)

Manson Volleyball hosted Soap Lake on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a battle to secure the second place spot in league. The Trojans came up with the win after a tough fought 5 set match. 

Set scores were: 16-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 18-16. (Manson scores listed first.)

Leading the team for the Trojans were Maddee Ward with 21 kills and 9 digs. Baylee Ward added 15 kills and 12 digs. Megan Clausen had nine kills and two blocks. Celina Mendoza added 6 kills and a block.

Analexis Manjares led the team with digs at 16, and Daicy Leyva added 8 digs. 


The Manson Trojan Volleyball team celebrated Senior Night on Oct. 15. The Varsity team beat Soap Lake in 5 games with scores of 16-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 18-16. The Junior Varsity team took 2 out of 3 matches with scores of 25-27, 25-18 and 15-5. (Photo by Jillian Foster)


Manson Volleyball coach Hayli Libbey-Thompson congratulates her team following their win against Soap Lake on October 15, 2016. (Photo by Jillian Foster)

Behind the service line, Daicy Leyva served 18/20, Kayla Gosvener served 14/15, Baylee Ward served 20/23 with seven aces and Maddee Ward served 17/19 with three aces. 

Saturday’s win brings the Trojan’s season record to 12-1 and has them sitting in second place in league. 

On the Junior Varsity side, Manson lost the first set before coming back to win the second and third with set scores of 25-27, 25-18 and 15-5. 

Leading the team were Brenda Lopez with six kills and seven digs. Lesly Alvarez added three kills. Suly Bucio had six digs, and Julia Sanchez added five more. 

Behind the service line, the Trojans served their best game of the season at 97 percent as a team! 


Manson Varsity Volleyball players Baylee Ward and Maddee Ward pose with their family following a hard fought win against Soap Lake. (Photo by Jillian Foster)

Before the match Saturday, the nine Trojan senior volleyball players were honored as this was their last scheduled home match of their high school career. 

Shout out to Manson seniors:

Daicy Leyva
Analexis Manjares
Maddee Ward
Baylee Ward
Jasmin Rodriguez
Julia Sanchez
Suly Bucio
Ofelia Rodriguez
Brenda Lopez

Coach Hayli Libbey-Thompson said, “You will all be missed next season!”



Senior Analexis Manjares poses with her family following the Manson Trojan’s varsity volleyball win against Soap Lake on Senior Night.  (Photo by Jillian Foster) 

The volleyball season isn’t over yet. The teams travel to Bridgeport on Tuesday, Oct. 18 for the Mustangs Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Junior Varsity stars at 5 p.m. and Varsity begins at 6:30 p.m. 

(Hayli Libbey-Thompson)




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