FARMINGTON — Kirtland Central took care of business in one of its final non-district games of the season on Thursday.
The Lady Broncos' volleyball team defeated Miyamura in three games, winning 25-19, 25-15 and 25-14.
"I want to keep playing up to where our level is to prepare us for district because it is looking pretty tough and is only two games away," said KCHS head coach Brian Joe.
Keeshawna Ockerman led Kirtland Central (7-3) with four kills and three aces in the game. Marley Max had another six kills, as did Georgia Willie.
The Lady Broncos took third place in the Bloomfield tournament last weekend, losing to Cuba in five games in the semifinals.
"I was a little disappointed with that. We should have beat them," Joe said. "Cuba had some tall girls blocking and hitting good, but emotionally we kind of tightened up, and our passes were off. We definitely would've like to have at least played in the championship."
Kirtland Central will play at Shiprock in its next game on Oct. 1.
Navajo Prep 3, Rehoboth 0
The Navajo Prep volleyball team won another District 1-2A home game on Thursday.
The Lady Eagles (5-2, 3-1 District 1-2A) defeated Rehoboth in three games 25-15, 25-13 and 25-21.
"It was another great team win," said Navajo Prep head coach Rainy Crisp. "Everybody made good plays and supported each other."
Keona Leano had 10 assists in the game and Jasmine Coleman led the team with five kills.
Navajo Prep is back in action at Newcomb on Oct. 1.
Valencia 3, Kirtland Central 1
The Lady Broncos lost just their third game of the season on Thursday.
Kirtland Central (9-3) fell to Valencia (7-4) on the road 3-1.
"We didn't play to the level we should, and Valencia wasn't was weak team," said Kirtland Central head coach Leonel Camacho. "They are good, but we didn't play our game."
Tamia Maryboy scored the only goal for the Lady Broncos. All four goals in the game were scored in the first half.
Camacho said the loss comes at the right time as the Lady Broncos get ready for district games to start.
"It was good to get it out of the way with district coming up," he said. "The hard part about winning games is getting complacent. It happened at a good time for us."John Livingston can be reached at email@example.com; 505-564-4648. Follow him on Twitter @jlivi2.