The La Quinta High School boys’ soccer team remained undefeated in Desert Valley League play on Friday with a 3-2 triumph over host Palm Springs.
With the score tied at 2-2, Daniel Alexander scored the winning goal on a penalty kick with eight minutes remaining to help the Blackhawks improve to 3-0 in DVL play (11-4-1 overall).
Aaron Mendoza also scored for La Quinta on an assist by Andy Teran. Jesus Avalos scored the second goal.
For Palm Springs, Edgar Duran and Angel Valtierra scored on assists by Alejandro Martin and Gio Vallejo. Victor Mendoza finished with five saves in goal for the Indians (8-5-1, 2-1), who visit Indio on Wednesday.
The Blackhawks visit Xavier Prep at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Palm Desert 2, Indio 1: Jhonathan Urbina and Jason Samperio each scored to help lift the Aztecs over the Rajahs.
Carlos Lopez added an assist on Urbina’s goal while Ben Harris, Gavin Kirk, Kevin Samperio and Thomas Emison stood out defensively for Palm Desert (9-8-1, 2-1-1), which visits Coachella Valley on Wednesday.
Cathedral City 2, Xavier Prep 2 (OT): In a match that featured eight yellow cards, Cris Trevino scored on a free kick in the final seconds of overtime to help the Saints force a tie against the Lions.
Glenda Lopez also scored for Xavier Prep on an assist by Stephana Bello. Brayden Armstrong, Julianna Suarez and Julia Dalecio stood out defensively.
Cynthia Hernandez scored both goals for Cathedral City on assists by Miyah Coleman and Davonna Shahar.
Gisel Cancino recorded three key saves for the Lions (10-5-1, 2-1-1), who visit La Quinta at 5 p.m. on Friday. Xavier Prep (5-3-1, 2-1-1) visits La Quinta at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Palm Desert 8, Indio 0: Afton Kalkoske had three goals and one assist as the Aztecs outshot the Rajahs 32-2 and improved to 4-0 in DVL play (9-1-3 overall).
Katarina Ugalde followed with two goals, while Mariana Moreno tallied a goal and two assists. Madison Cosgrove added one goal and an assist while Camille Hauswirth also scored.
Jane Jordan stood out with three assists, while Alexis Wright and Kayla Cain finished with one assist apiece for Palm Desert.
Paige Baker totaled two saves in the shutout for the Aztecs, who host Rancho Mirage at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Jocelyn Cardenas finished with 13 saves for Indio.
La Quinta 9, Palm Springs 0: The Blackhawks blew out the Indians at home as four players scored two goals apiece.
Jaylene Manion and Kailee Prescott each had two goals and two assists for La Quinta. Aileen Galicia and Jianna Guerrero added two scores apiece.
Reanna Rivera also scored, while Tatiana Woodworth had a solid match with three assists. Marisa Rodriguez added an assist for the Blackhawks (12-4-1, 3-0), who host Xavier Prep at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Beaumont 4, Rancho Mirage 1: Kenya Cordero scored the lone goal for the Rattlers in a loss at home.
Jasmin Sterling recorded nine saves for Rancho Mirage (6-8-1, 2-1), which hosts Twentynine Palms at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Palm Desert 42, Indio 34: After a 31-29 lead, the Aztecs pulled away in the final period to record a road victory.
Anthony Murdica had a strong presence in the paint with 19 points, 18 rebounds and four steals for Palm Desert, which held the Rajahs to just five points in the fourth quarter.
Wes Coffee added 10 points for the Aztecs (8-8, 2-1), who visit Coachella Valley on Wednesday.
Larry McCan led the Rajahs with 18 points, while Trunell Parks added seven points for Indio (0-2 in DVL), which visits Cathedral City at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
Coachella Valley 43, Brawley 41: The Arabs recorded a road victory behind 16 points by Jesus Vargas. Issac Mandajuno added 12 points for Coachella Valley (7-8), which hosts Palm Desert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Xavier Prep 61, Cathedral City 41: The Saints won a DVL matchup at home behind 19 points and seven assists by Joseph Dreisbach.
Jordan Glassman added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Xaxier Prep, which outrebounded the Lions 42-25.
Burke Meyers recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the Saints (6-10, 2-1), who host La Quinta at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Palm Springs 54, La Quinta 40: Behind three players who scored in double figures, the Indians picked up an impressive victory as they beat the defending DVL champions on the road.
Kaila Gower had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Joana Adams recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sierra Leonard-Martinez added 12 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Rachel Flores (six points), Hannah Wright (five points, seven rebounds) and Hannah Flores stood out defensively for the Indians (10-4, 3-0), who visit Hawthorne on Saturday.
Melissa Moreno led the Blackhawks with 11 points, while Hilary Alvarez added eight rebounds. La Quinta (6-10, 1-2) hosts Xavier Prep on Tuesday.
Indio 44, Palm Desert 38: The Rajahs outscored the Aztecs 16-7 in the fourth quarter to pull out a road victory.
Dneesya Baxter had a game-high 18 points to go along with nine rebounds.
Kelcey Beckham had 13 points, four rebounds and four steals, while Jazmyne Santiel finished with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals for Indio (11-7, 3-0), which hosts Cathedral City on Monday.
Girls’ water polo
Palm Desert: The Aztecs went 2-0 at the Nogales tournament, defeating La Puente 16-1 before beating Glendora 19-3.
Against La Puente, Sarah Nichols led the charge with four goals, while Megan Sawyer followed with three goals.
Judy Morrow, Samantha Stein and Shanna Heller added two goals apiece while Samantha Sandoval, Alissa Clyde and Elise Stein also contributed to the scoring.
In the second match, Elise Stein had a solid performance with nine goals while Nichols recorded five scores. Clyde and Alina Hudson each scored twice while Samantha Sandoval added a goal.
Goalie Savannah Clyde finished with eight saves in each match for Palm Desert.