SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s boys volleyball team recovered in time to defeat visiting Vista del Lago 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 16-25, 15-11 Wednesday night.
The Bruins won the first two sets but dropped the next two before pulling out the victory on Tanner Charron’s deflected kill that ended it.
Wednesday’s match was hard-hitting but not without its defense. For Ponderosa, libero David Timm anchored the defense with 17 digs and 33 service receives against a talented Eagle squad led by Griffin Galvin and Connor Tevenan.
Charron (18 kills) had hitting help from Haward Gomes and Davis Alexander. The trio combined for 35 kills — most on assists from Taylor Charron (37).
Gomes’ block won the first set and Tanner’s kill the second. The Bruins were in excellent position to sweep leading 22-20 late but mistakes and unforced errors kept Vista alive.
The Eagles carried momentum through the fourth set but Kellen Salluce’s block had the Bruins up 5-1 in the fifth-and-deciding set. Vista did pull even but another 5-1 run gave the hosts a 10-6 advantage.
Up 12-9 after an Eagle timeout, Tanner landed an ace, Alexander landed a kill and Tanner followed suit for the victory.