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Grizzly spikers take two league matches

By: Staff Report
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It went the full three games, but the Granite Bay High junior varsity boys volleyball team won a hard fought match against Bear River Thursday. Jake Neptune put on a setting clinic in game one, skillfully orchestrating 17 kills. The Grizzlies took the game 25-14. Carson Odegard, Michael Bertolino and Matt Austin were three of the recipients of those masterful sets, combining for 12 points from kills alone. Austin also delivered three aces in a strong serving game. The second game was evenly matched as both teams exhibited great effort on the defensive end. Bear River was more defensive and leveled the match by winning game two 25-18. Granite Bay's contribution to the excitement consisted of multiple digs from Travis Vincenzini and Jake Neptune and blocks from Ian Fitzgerald and Michael Bertolino. Game three was even until 5-5, but Granite Bay dominated play thereafter with five kills from Michael Bertolino, four from Matt Austin and three from Ian Fitzgerald to close out the Bruins with a 15-9 margin. Granite Bay 15, Bear River 9. Earlier in the week, the Grizzlies dominated Whitney in sweeping to a 25-9, 25-17 win. The combined serving of Alex Kimble, Jake Neptune, Travis Vincenzini and Kyle Cady, combining for 16 total points, helped bury Whitney in the first game and in game two the serving was strong once again. Whitney fought back to make a game of it, but key kills from Jacob Ball, Jake Neptune, Michael Bertolino and Alex Kimble helped Granite Bay put the match away.