Volleyball

Roundup: Aztecs sweep Xavier in DVL volleyball

The Palm Desert Aztecs earned a Desert Valley League victory over rival Xavier Prep in a sweep by scores of 25-16, 25-21 and 25-17.

Two Palm Desert blockers rise up to try to stop a spike from the Xavier Prep player.

Two Palm Desert blockers rise up to try to stop a spike from the Xavier Prep player.

Tara Sauebrey led the Aztecs with 10 kills and two blocks while Danielle Boss had nine kills, one block, 12 assists and 10 digs.

Taylor Harvey had seven kills and two blocks, while Hanka Eichelberger added five kills and two blocks. Serena Stockton serves three aces and had 19 digs and 16 service receptions, while Sonora Walton had 13 assists, one ace and seven digs.

For Xavier, Jillian Whitcomb had 12 kills and 10 digs, while Nicole Malette added 10 kills and Cassidy Hill had 21 assists.

Palm Desert improved to 11-6 overall and 2-1 in the DVL.

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Shadow Hills defeats Indio: The Knight scored the three-set sweep of the DVL contest over the Rajahs by scores of 25-10, 25-9 and 25-14.

Trinity Castaneda had seven kills for Shadow Hills, while Avianna Ortiz had 21 digs. Golden Hinchen had five kills and four aces, while Anissa Hernandez added seven kills and three aces. Katelyn Thiem had four kills.

The Knights are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in league and will host Palm Springs Thursday.

Palm Springs defeats Cathedral City: The Indians beat the Lions at Cathedral City.

Palm Springs won the Desert Valley League match by scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-9. Hannah Wright had 10 kills, nine aces and seven digs for the Indians, while Lily Diaz with four kills, two aces and seven assists.

Palm Springs will travel to Shadow Hills High School Thursday.

Desert Mirage defeats Vincent Memorial: The Rams swept to a non-league victory over Vincent Memorial by scores of 25-12, 25-21 and 25-21.

Lesly Gordo led Desert Mirage with 15 assists, 12 kills, nine digs and six aces. Nancy Gordo added six kills and seven digs, while Ticira Leiva has 10 kills and 22 digs.

The Rams are 6-7-1 on the year and will face Desert Hot Springs Wednesday at home at 5 p.m.

Calipatria defeats Coachella Valley: The Arabs fought hard but ended up losing a five-set non-league match to Calipatria 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 15-4.

Miranda Torres had a strong performance with 15 kills and five blocks. Iliana Corona added 16 kills and five aces.

The Arabs will face Rancho Mirage Wednesday.

Girls’ golf

Coachella Valley 307, Shadow Hills 315: The Arabs won the De Anza League match thanks in part to a 54 for match medalist Vivica Garcia.

Katerin Vasquez posted a 60 while Erin Espinoza had a 63 for Coachella Valley. Top Shadow Hills scores included Miranda Rivera at 56, Pamela Collis at 60 and Nadia Teutle at 63.

Girls’ tennis

Rancho Mirage 14, Eleanor Roosevelt  4: In an important victory over Corona’s Big 8 powerhouse Eleanor Roosevelt, the Rattlers improved to 4-0 on the season.

Three singles wins were posted for Rancho Mirage by Tatiana Harvey and Kyla Eaton with Alondra Ponce picking up one before retiring with an injury. Zoe Kolytiris also notched a singles win.

In doubles, the freshman team of Antonella Mazzoti/Melanie Ramos won all three matches and Alegra Erickson/Karla Munoz won twice. The team of Janelle Vidal/Georgia Christoffersen secured the final point.

The Rattlers next host Coachella Valley on Wednesday.

Boys’ water polo

Xavier Prep 17, Palm Springs 3: The Saints won their first game of the year behind the strong play of senior Troy Boydstun.

Other players singled out in the victory were Ryan Oleson, Tiernan Kelly, Kyle Cenicola, Brandon Sontz, Kole Dempster, Ryan Van Meeteren and goalie Justin Wickstrand.

Palm Desert Aztecs 20, Shadow Hills 7: Ryan Sawyer scored 10 goals and drew Jessup scored three as the Aztecs won the DVL matchup.

Dylan VanBuskirk led Shadow Hills with four goals.

Men’s college soccer

COD 4, Imperial Valley 0: Neither Imperial Valley nor the wet and soggy conditions could slow down the Roadrunners Tuesday in College of the Desert’s first win of the season.

After a scoreless first half in which the Roadrunners had several scoring chances, COD took its attack to another level in the second half peppering the Imperial Valley goalie with 13 shots. Mauricio Aref Abusabal got the Roadrunners’ first score with an unassisted goal at the 48:30 mark of the game. Masataka Kosugi found a cross from Matheus Silva Rego that he delivered into the back of the net a few minutes later. Later it was Lucas Maia getting into the scoring column with an assist from Christian Raymundo Garcia to move the Roadrunners up 3-0.

Rego finished the scoring on a penalty kick in the 87th minute.

COD is now 1-5-1 and travels to Cuyamaca Friday.

Women’s college soccer

San Bernardino City College 6, College of the Desert 0: Britney Vargas recorded 18 saves on the day but it was not enough as the Roadrunners fell on the road in their conference opener.

COD is now 1-4-1, 0-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

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