After his team dropped the first game of a girls' Marmonte League volleyball match Thursday to an aggressive Royal High squad, Thousand Oaks Coach Ron Beick decided to change things up.
Beick inserted outside hitter Karen Schroeder and middle blocker Janie Penfield into the lineup, and from that point the match belonged to the Lancers who won, 7-15, 15-6, 15-3, 15-4.
"They did an excellent job helping change that momentum," Beick said of the duo.
Schroeder had five kills and six digs and Penfield contributed seven blocks and three kills. Penfield also helped control Royal's middle blocking duo of Kristin Fick and Jenny Preglown, who had hurt the Lancers repeatedly in game one.
Tricia Tuley led Thousand Oaks with 11 kills and 12 digs. Carrie Penfield had eight blocks and Gretchen Gulbranson had 35 assists for the Lancers (8-4, 6-1 in league play).
In other girls' volleyball matches:
Chatsworth d. Cleveland, 15-2, 15-11, 15-13--Heather Mitchell collected 39 assists and Gigi Ghattas had 14 kills as visiting Chatsworth improved to 3-0 in Northwest Valley Conference play.
El Camino Real d. Taft, 15-1, 15-3, 15-11--Jessica Dinaberg had 13 kills and Heather Gibson recorded seven aces for El Camino Real in a Northwest Valley Conference match.
Mid-City Alternative d. Valley Alternative, 15-10, 15-7, 14-16, 15-13--Keowana Shanes and Deborah Lopez each had five kills to lead Mid-City to its first win of the season in a Magnet League match. Terry Dupree recorded 11 aces. For Valley, Lilibeth Cardano tied a school record with 15 aces.
Sylmar d. Monroe, 15-10, 15-12, 15-10--Darla Smiley had 10 kills and seven aces, and teammate Marsha Yadon had nine kills and nine digs in the Northwest Valley Conference match.
La Reina d. Oak Park, 15-3, 15-6, 15-6--Shane Anderson tallied 15 kills and Alisa McEachern had seven kills and seven blocks for host La Reina (6-2) in a Tri-Valley League win. Shannon Mayhan had 17 assists for the Regents.
L.A. Lutheran d. South Bay Lutheran, 15-3, 15-0, 15-3--Deonna Olson recorded five kills, and Carrie Schaumann was the server for 15 straight points in game two of the Heritage League match.
Viewpoint d. Ribet, 15-8, 15-9, 15-8--Thais Bass had six kills and Alicia Preston added five in a losing effort for Ribet (3-5, 2-3) in a Heritage League match.
Campbell Hall d. Faith Baptist, 15-3, 15-10, 9-15, 14-16, 15-4--Elena Dubinsky had nine kills and Brittany Haid added 18 assists as Campbell Hall escaped with a Delphic League win.
Bell-Jeff d. Mary Star, 15-0, 15-12, 15-10--Deana Cabrera had 12 kills and Stephanie Nocum added 27 assists to lead the Guards in a Camino Real League match.
Camarillo 20, Newbury Park 36; Camarillo 15, Westlake 48; Newbury Park 15, Westlake 49--Senior McRay Bryson led host Camarillo to a surprisingly easy victory in the Marmonte League meet at Camarillo Grove Park.
Newbury Park, ranked sixth in Southern Section Division III, was expected to challenge Camarillo, but with Bryson winning in 16 minutes 26 seconds over the three-mile course, and teammate Jeremy Park finishing second in 16:31, the Panthers were soundly beaten.
Junior Ben Hill and senior Kevin Culwell placed fourth (16:42) and fifth (16:47) for Camarillo (3-1, 2-1), the eighth-ranked team in Division II.
Crescenta Valley 25, Hoover 36--Margarito Casillas and Alvaro Lopez finished first and second for Hoover in the Pacific League meet at Crescenta Valley Park, but the host Falcons swept the next seven places to win easily.
Casillas, who finished fifth in last year's Kinney national championships, timed 15:41 over the three-mile course, followed by Lopez in 16:35.
Terry Ghiselli (17:05), Adam Loo (17:13) and Steve Perkins (17:44) finished third, fourth and fifth for Crescenta Valley (5-1, 3-0), ranked ninth in Division II.
Birmingham 15, Canoga Park 50--Alvaro Mejia, the defending City Section champion, led Birmingham to a seven-man sweep in the Mid-Valley League meet at Pierce College. Mejia timed 15:43 over the three-mile course. He was followed by Jose Torres (16:22), Leo Quintana (16:34) and Stuart Pattle (16:43).
Newbury Park 19, Camarillo 36; Newbury Park 16, Westlake 39; Camarillo 20, Westlake 38--The Panthers remained undefeated in Marmonte League competition with a pair of wins at Camarillo Grove Park.
Newbury Park (4-0) swept the first four places. Junior Lori Shelledy timed 21:08 over the three-mile course to win. She was followed by junior Marcia Yamauchi (21:21), senior Catherine Scola (21:31) and sophomore Jessica Henderson (21:38).
Hart 13, Canyon 5--Jodi Parker swept her three singles matches, and the doubles team of Julie Wood and Leslie Travato improved its season record to 12-0 for Hart in the Foothill league match.
Chatsworth 4, Granada Hills 3--Michelle Hirschman, Christine Kim and Anne Ly won their singles matches for Chatsworth in a Northwest Valley Conference match. The doubles team of Loreli Lew and Maggie Daniele also won for Chatsworth.
Taft 7, Cleveland 0--Brahna Pastorini (8-0), Julia Feldman (8-1), Kimberly Shapiro (8-1) and Krista Ramyead (8-0) recorded singles victories as host Taft improved to 7-0, 4-0 in Northwest Valley Conference play.
Nordhoff 11, San Marcos 9--David Ford, Ventura County's leading scorer, had six goals to lead the host Rangers.
Pacific Lutheran 2, The Master's 1 (OT)--Chuck Lamb scored on a header 10 minutes into overtime to give Pacific Lutheran a nonconference win in Seattle.
The Master's (3-8) took a 1-0 lead midway through the second period when Paul Smith scored on an assist from Marion Calabretta. Five minutes later, Andy McDirmid scored for Pacific Lutheran. The Master's goalkeeper Mark Anderson stopped 12 shots.
The Master's will play Seattle Pacific today.