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Valley Christian volleyball stays undefeated

Jessup women earn conference soccer awards
By: Staff reports
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Valley Christian Academy improved to 4-0 with a 25-12, 25-16, 25-10 volleyball victory over Victory Christian at home Thursday night. Seniors Carly Gish, Sam Shoemake and Midori Bounds combined for 18 kills as the Lady Lions easily dispatched Victory Christian. Valley Christian has lost just one game in four matches. Junior Heather Frank continued her stellar play after moving from outside hitter and defensive specialist to setter. “She was on her game, getting all the girls involved, including a couple of very nice back sets,” Valley Christian head coach Maria Hill said. Gish had big serving runs in each game and totaled eight kills. Shoemake and Bounds had five kills apiece. Roseville 3, Folsom 0 – The Tigers came back from a six-point deficit in the first game to sweep the Bulldogs 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 on Thursday in Folsom to even their record at 2-2. The Tigers trailed 16-10 in the first game before coming back, and Simone Durham finished the second game with two of her seven stuff blocks. Being set up by Kali Lauhon, Abbey Wade led Roseville with 14 kills and five digs, Stephanie Blumm had six kills, and Hilary Coy had eight digs and served five aces. College volleyball Jessup goes 0-5 in tournament – William Jessup University lost all five matches it played in its Warrior Volleyball Classic last weekend and fell to 0-14 on the season. The Lady Warriors lost to Dominican 3-0, Bethany 3-1, Southwestern 3-2, Menlo 3-2 and tournament-champion Vanguard 3-0. Geanna Foster of Roseville totaled 44 kills and 75 digs. College soccer Jessup player is honored again: Lindsey Cesena of William Jessup University was honored as a California Pacific Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. The junior won the offensive award last week and this time was selected for her defense. Cesena made four saves and recorded a shutout in the Warriors’ 1-0 victory over Biola. Jessup teammate Jacque Cassell was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week. Cassell scored the only goal in the win over Biola. Cassell scored in the 13th minute on a direct free kick by kicking the ball over the wall of Biola players and into the far right corner of the goal, just out of reach of the Biola goalkeeper. Jessup will play host to Westmont at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mahany Field. High school soccer Woodcreek 2, Center 0 – Cody Meza scored two goals to lift the visiting Timberwolves (3-3-3) over Center on Monday. Derek Straker assisted on the first goal, which came in the fourth minute. Andrew Sullivan assisted on Meza’s second goal, a one-on-one duel with the Center goalkeeper that occurred in the 15th minute of the second half. Josh Taggard, Craig Nashita and Josh Nunes helped hold off a late Center push, and Casey Cram had the shutout in goal. Youth girls soccer Running Cheetahs 3, Hot Tamales 2 – The Running Cheetahs overcame a two-goal deficit with three goals in the second half of a Roseville Youth Soccer League U-10 match. Kerra McEwan, Jamie Salisbury and Devyn Lawrence scored goals, and Kaylee Barton and Cambria Kerze led the Running Cheetahs on defense. Vendetta 2, Magic 0 – Vanessa Vicente and Hannah Wirth each scored a goal to lift the Vendetta over the Magic in a U-8 match. Starfire 2, Thunderstrikes 1 – Marissa Gans saved a goal while taking a shinguard to the face and sustaining a bloody nose, and Maddy Dettis made a diving save to help the Starfire hold off the Thunderstrikes in a U14 game. Abby Nye had two goals, Camryn Franks had an assist, and Lauren Bailey’s aggressive play helped change the momentum of the game. Mighty Lions 4, Hurricanes 0 – Paloma Garcia, Olivia Hazeghazam, Hailey Seva and Audrey Talmi scored for the Mighty Lions in Eureka Youth Soccer League U-8 game. Youth boys soccer Cougars 3, Grasshoppers 1 – Carson Ferro, Ricky Mejia and Elias Durazo scored and Van Anatar had an assist to help the U-8 Cougars in their first game together. Earthquakes 8, Chargers 3 – Andrew Gordon and Ash Erskine each had two goals and an assist to lift the Earthquakes in a U-6 coed game. Hallie Knudtson scored two goals, Andrew Curtan had a goal and an assist, and Brayden Loomis scored a goal.