LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba College volleyball stays perfect
The Yuba College volleyball team ran its record to 6-0 on the year with a closely-contested 26-24, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17 victory over Southwestern Oregon in the 49ers' home opener on Friday night.
"They (Southwestern Oregon) were pretty sound," said Yuba head coach Greg Chapman. "It was good for us to get some good competition heading into conference."
For the Niners, Brenna McDonald had 13 kills and three digs, Katie Olson had nine kills and 11 digs, and Angela DeHaan recorded 11 kills and three blocks. Katie Reiland had two blocks and five kills, while Emily Toledo had two blocks and six kills. Samantha Foster tallied 34 assists, four digs and two aces, and Shaila Gidel recorded 12 digs, two assists and two aces.
The 49ers' next contest is at home on Friday against Los Medanos, to start Bay Valley Conference play.
Delta 3, Yuba 1
In Stockton — Opportunities slipped past the 49ers, resulting in a road defeat against Delta College. The Mustangs started quickly, with goals in the 10th and 30th minutes, before Yuba's Michael Owens scored in the second half thanks to a feed from Gabriel Vasquez.
Delta put the matchup out of reach late in the second half.
Assistant coach Rene Villegas said the 1-2-1 squad rued its chances in a game that was closer than the score indicated.
Delta 9, Yuba 0
In Stockton — The 49ers showed quality on the ball but couldn't find team cohesion in a nonleague loss dropping them to 0-2 in the young season.
Marysville 3, Florin 1
In Sacramento — The Indians continued their hot start to the season with a nonleague victory over the Panthers on the road.
Thomas Mehler scored in the first half, and Nelson Vegar and Erik Tinoco added second-half goals for Marysville, which improved to 4-1 on the year with the victory.
Eddie Medina and Neil Lingenfelter both had an assist, and Freddy Terriquez made five saves in goal to preserve the win.
Yuba City 1, El Camino 1
In Sacramento — A goal in the last 5 minutes from Marcos Gonzalez gave the Honkers a road draw in what coach Sean Nelson called a sloppy nonleague matchup.
Improving to 2-2-1 this season, Nelson credited goalkeeper and senior captain Victor Alcantar with stepping up to keep Yuba City within striking distance.
Leading up to the goal, the Honkers' midfield picked up its flow in the last 20 minutes of the game, Nelson said, an improvement from the starts of both halves.
Yuba City 3, Lincoln 0
In Yuba City — Brittany Walker tallied 34 assists as the Honkers beat the Fighting Zebras 25-9, 28-26, 25-7 and ran their record to 3-1.
For the Honkers, Jordan Coxe notched 12 kills and nine blocks, Maddie Collins had eight kills and five blocks, and Ally Reece notched five kills and an ace.
Florin 6, Marysville 2
In Sacramento - The young Indians dropped a nonleague game but showed flashes with goals from Juan Rivera and Alfredo Real.
Coach Dallas McBride said John Murillo played well in goal for Marysville, who dropped to 0-1-1, and kept the game from getting out of hand.
Yuba City 2, Lincoln 0
In Yuba City — The Honkers beat the Fighting Zebras 25-6, 25-13, upping their record to 4-0. Honkers Laura Solorio had 21 assists, Caroline Van Ruiten notched five ace serves, and Summer Williams recorded 10 kills.
YC's McAlister takes 7th at Whitney Invite
In Rocklin — Two Yuba City cross country teammates medaled at Whitney High's Twilight Cross Country Invite at William Jessup University on Thursday evening.
Senior Holly McAlister led all Honker finishers with a seventh-place finish over the 3-mile course, timing in at 20 minutes, 42 seconds.
Teammate Kate Aldridge also turned in a good performance, finishing ninth in a time 21:25. Both McAlister and Aldridge earned medals for their efforts.
Elena Collins (30th, 24:58) and Harpreet Everest (37th, 26:30) also ran well for the Honker girls.
Senior Matt Bailey ran one of the best races of his prep career, clocking in at 18:21 to finish 31st of 104 runners in the varsity boys division.
Ali Adame (76th, 20:56), Riley Horan (79th, 21:00), Shan Sarabia (86th, 21:33), Bearson Smith (96th, 24:29), Dane Hagbom (97th, 24:31) and Jacob Sanchez (99th, 26:09) also ran for Yuba City.
In the junior varsity girls division, Aide Pinedo (31st, 16:30) and Justin Hernandez (45th, 17:17) ran good races, while Manuel Barajas (75th, 13:56) and Bryce Willoughby (102nd, 14:57) competed in the junior varsity boys race.