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Athletes of the Week

October 03, 1995

Roberta Gehlke

Mater Dei, Senior

Volleyball/Outside hitter

Losing to Gresham of Oregon in a pool-play match at the Las Vegas Durango tournament Friday provided motivation for the Monarchs. Gehlke said they held a team meeting after the loss and vowed to play more as a team. "We needed to learn to trust each other," she said. It was a quick turnaround. On Saturday, Mater Dei beat Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, Berkeley Prep of Florida (ranked No. 1 in the nation) and third-ranked Stockton St. Mary's twice while winning the tournament. Gehlke averaged 17 kills in the matches and was named MVP.

Cross-country

Jessica Corbin

* Irvine, senior. Won the Division I junior/senior race at the Dana Hills Invitational, finishing the three-mile race in 17 minutes 27 seconds, the fastest girls' time of the day.

Tennis

Natalie Exon

* Woodbridge, junior. Led the then-No. 2 Warriors to a 10-8 victory over then-No. 1 Corona del Mar in a Sea View League opener, winning 6-3, 7-6, 6-4.

Eleanor Luzano

* Rosary, junior. Rallied from 2-5 down against Melissa Rosenthal to win 7-5 and help the Royals to a 10-8 victory over Los Alamitos.

Volleyball

Jami Bari

* Dana Hills, sophomore. Had 23 kills as then-No. 9 Dana Hills beat then-No. 3 Newport Harbor in four games and 19 kills in a three-game victory over Fountain Valley.

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