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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba City volleyball opens TCC with win
River Valley tops Pioneer
The Yuba City High volleyball team started off its Tri-County Conference slate in impressive fashion.
The Honkers knocked off defending TCC co-champion Inderkum 3-0 on Tuesday night at Honker Gym by game scores of 25-11, 25-13, 25-16.
"It's satisfying that when it really came down to the games that matter, we made it happen," said Yuba City coach Jeremy Duterte. "They were lights out."
Senior Maddie Collins backed up that statement with 13 kills, six blocks and two aces for Yuba City (7-7, 1-0).
Brittany Walker dished out 19 assists, served five aces and tallied six digs along with two kills. Freshman libero Ally Reines was solid in the back row with 12 digs and she picked up two aces.
The Honkers continue TCC play on Thursday in Woodland against Pioneer.
Yuba City's JV team defeated the Tigers 2-0 with game scores of 25-10 and 25-16.
Laura Solorio totaled 12 assists and Summer Williams had four kills and three aces. Caroline Van Ruiten amassed three aces.
River Valley 3, Pioneer 0
In Woodland — Taylor Massengale recorded 16 kills, 11 digs and two blocks to help power the Falcons to a victory in their first TCC match of the season.
McKenzie Skyberg added seven kills and 11 assists, while Amrita Dale led the team with 12 assists and two aces and Sierra Pedley had 12 digs.
With the victory, River Valley improved to 13-1 overall.
RV's JV team improved to 7-1 and 1-0 in TCC play with an 18-25, 25-20, 16-14 win over the Patriots.
Marysville 3, Dixon 2
In Dixon — The Indians topped the Rams in a hard-fought Golden Empire League battle 16-25, 25-21, 25-23, 24-26, 15-13.
Mattyann Townsend led the charge for Marysville (7-5, 3-2) with six aces, six kills, five digs and two blocks. Candice Hugi tallied two aces, seven kills, a block and an ace.
Brooke Bigley rattled off four kills and seven digs while Gabbi Leatherman added two aces and a kill for the Indians.
The Indians' JV team (7-3, 4-1) won 25-14, 25-23 behind Haley Williamson's five kills and five blocks. Athena Huett picked up nine digs and Alana Hodges had three kills.
Marysville's frosh squad couldn't complete the sweep as the Indians fell 25-19, 25-17.
Katrina Vang had three aces, Diana Foster added two blocks and Melissa Lemeke had a kill for the Indians (2-5, 2-1).
Wheatland 3, Colusa 0
In Colusa — Kirstin Johnson totaled 13 kills, Kiley DeCoster added 11 more and the Pirates cruised to a nonleague win over the RedHawks.
Setter Jamie Adams set the duo up all night with 28 assists for Wheatland (9-2).
The Pirates will resume play on Saturday at the Carmichael Tournament.
Wheatland's JV squad was also victorious with game scores of 26-24 and 25-21.
Faith Christian 3, Maxwell 0
In Maxwell — The Lions swept the Panthers in nonconference play by game scores of 25-23, 25-22, 25-21.
Megan Evans picked up eight kills, Victoria Helm had five aces and Shon Ritchie was terrific at the net with nine blocks for the Lions (5-6).
The Faith JV team keeps on rolling, improving to 8-0 on the year with a 25-7, 25-16 win over Maxwell.
Sarah Verhalen had 19 aces and Maddy Mertes was credited with quality defense.
New Life 3, Trinity Prep 0
In Napa — The Crusaders cruised 25-9, 25-5, 25-13 to open their Northern Pacific Athletic Conference schedule with a victory on Monday.
Kiley DeLozier dropped 11 aces and 10 kills, Elicia Villafranco had 10 aces and 14 kills and Haley Moody filled in at setter with 23 assists.
With the victory, New Life improved to 4-2 overall.
Faith Christian 2, Sac Country Day 1
In Yuba City — For the first time in five seasons, the Lions defeated Sac Country Day.
Chase Gordon and Sun Lee each scored a goal and Sam Ithurburn recorded both assists to help Faith Christian improve to 5-7-2 overall and 1-0 in league.
Gun Lee, Drew LaBlanc, Joey Valrey and Craig Andrus were credited with good defensive play by coach Robert Ripley.
Marysville 2, Mesa Verde 1
In Citrus Heights — Thomas Mehler scored on a last-minute breakaway to give the Indians a win in their first GEL match on Monday.
Alfredo Real scored on an assist from Eddie Medina in the first half.
Freddy Terriquez recorded 10 saves at keeper for Marysville, which improved to 7-2 overall.
River Valley 4, Natomas 1
In Sacramento — Brandon Blancas recorded a hat trick and the Falcons stayed undefeated at 4-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the TCC on Monday.
Castulo Carvajal had a goal and an assist, while Melad Rahim had three assists.
Coach Abel Franco credited his entire defense with an outstanding match.
Pioneer 3, Yuba City 2
In Yuba City — Freddy Orejel scored on a free kick early and Donovan Guzman scored another goal, but a late collapse allowed the Patriots to rally in the final 10 minutes on Monday.
With the loss, the Honkers dropped to 4-3-3 overall and 1-1 in the TCC.
The Yuba City JV team came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Pioneer 5-3.
Oscar Moreno, Luis Aguilar, Josh Contreras, Vicente Vidarri and Julian Chavez all scored goals. Chavez added an assist for the Honkers (4-2-1, 1-0-1).
Live Oak 8, Gridley 1
In Gridley — The Lions cruised past the Bulldogs to improve to 10-1 overall.
Lucero Topete (6-0, 6-1), Jacque Mullen (6-0, 6-1), Crystal Rodriguez (6-0, 6-1), Anisha Khan (6-3, 6-1), Clarissa Herrera (6-0, 6-0), and Lupe Chavez (6-0, 6-1) all played through singles with little difficulty, giving coach Greg Sanchez the luxury to mix it up in doubles.
While Topete and Mullen rolled 8-2 in the No. 1 match, reserve players Amneet Sangha and Tarnjit Kaur pulled out an 8-4 victory in the No. 3 doubles match.
Yuba City 9, Woodland 0
In Yuba City — The Honkers blew by TCC foe Woodland to stay undefeated at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in conference.
Hannah Poukish (6-0, 6-1), Sophie Poukish (6-0, 6-1), Amanda Perry (6-1, 6-0), Kristen Kent (6-1, 6-1), Kendell Cheim (6-0, 6-0) and Anisha Gill (6-1, 6-0) all cruised through singles.
Doubles was won by Lunden Fletcher and Kaitlyn Lovell (6-0, 6-0), Lauren Fletcher and Julian Wankmuller (7-5, 6-2), Jora Martin and Marissa Townsend (6-0, 6-0).
RV, YC compete at TCC tourney
In Woodland — The River Valley and Yuba City girls golf teams competed at the first TCC tournament of the season on Monday at Yolo Fliers Golf Club.
RV placed third with a team score of 596 behind Woodland (594) and Inderkum (577), which placed first. Yuba City did not have enough players to qualify.
Andi Richmond led the Falcons with a 102 on the par-72 course to place fourth individually. Sylvia Chavez carded a 108 followed by Lea Richmond's 122.
Yuba City's Beth Hastey shot a 106, good enough for fifth place overall and Whitney Hadden carded a 114 for 10th overall.
Merritt 2, Yuba 1
In Linda — The Yuba College men's soccer team received a first half goal from Fernando Lopez but couldn't hold off a late rally by Merritt College, which scored in the 80th minute to leave Linda with a Bay Valley Conference victory on Tuesday.
Lopez scored his goal in the 35th minute on an assist from Michael Olisa.
The 49ers fell to 3-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the BVC. They'll look to rebound on Friday when they travel to Marin.
Yuba 1, Marin 1
In Linda — The 49ers settled for a draw with Marin as Yuba's lone score came in the 40th minute on goal by Janet Rodriguez.
Wendy Valencia assisted Rodriguez.
Yuba (0-4-2, 0-1-1) will seek its first win of the season on Friday at Mendocino.