A ‘Flood’ of winning goals for Manhattanville
October 20, 2008
Manhattanville College junior Bailey Flood is becoming synonymous with delivering clutch shots for her Valiants’ women’s soccer team.
The South Tahoe High product’s deflection into the goal off a corner kick was the game-winner in the 83 minute on Tuesday as the Valiants edged DeSales University 2-1.
It was Flood’s third game-winning goal of the season and second in as many matches. She now has eight in her Valiant career, which places her second behind teammate Cybil Robinson, who also hails from South Lake Tahoe.
Flood is tied for the team lead with six goals, while Robinson has five.
Flood also scored off a corner kick in the Valiants’ 3-1 victory over Delaware Valley College on Saturday. Flood also pinpointed another shot on goal, as did Robinson.
• Senior midfielder Leon Abravanel made a successful return to the area with his University of Denver men’s soccer team last weekend.
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Abravanel, a 2004 South Tahoe High graduate, started and recorded a shot in the Pioneers’ 2-1 triumph over Sacramento State on Sunday. The former all-state player triggered the decisive goal early in the second half when he passed the ball to Alex DeCosta, whose one-timer set up Collin Audley for the score.
The win kept the Pioneers unbeaten in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation at 5-0.
“We are extremely happy to start the conference season at 5-0,” said Denver coach Bobby Muuss on the school’s Web site. “This is a huge win against another very good team.”
Denver started the successful road swing with a 3-2 overtime win over San Jose State on Friday night. Abravanel also got off a shot against the Spartans.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Elle Vermillion recorded five saves in UC Santa Cruz’s 2-1 double-overtime win against Chapman on Friday and three more in a 2-0 blanking of Cal Lutheran on Sunday.
The former STHS keeper helped the Banana Slugs improve their record to 9-5-1 overall.
• Karli Vath and her Northwest Christian University Beacons were shut out by the College of Idaho 5-0 on Saturday and Eastern Oregon 3-0 on Friday. The Beacons (5-10 overall) play their final three games on the road. Vath remains the team’s leading scorer.
• Corey Vermillion, Elle’s older brother, is in his senior year on UC Santa Barbara’s club soccer team. Vermillion has two goals as the defending national champions have compiled an 8-0-1 record. UCSB is the No. 1 seed for a regional tournament Nov. 1-2 in San Diego and hopeful of defending its national title Nov. 20-22 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
• Sophomore defender Allison Kern played 97 minutes in Sonoma State’s 2-1 overtime win at Humboldt State on Sunday. With the win, the Seawolves raised their California Collegiate Athletic Association women’s soccer record to 7-2-1 and overall mark to 12-3-1. Sonoma State plays at Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday and San Francisco State on Sunday.
• Oregon Tech’s Anna Lambdin, who was a member of the Vikings’ Nike National cross country team, finished 29th out of 84 runners at Lewis and Clark State meet last Saturday in Estacada, Ore.
Lambdin ran the 6-kilometer course in 24 minutes, 40 seconds. Her next meet in Saturday at Oregon State University.
• Versatile volleyball player Jessica Woods is doing her part to keep Wright State University in contention for the Horizon League title.
The former Whittell High School star had 18 digs, nine kills, two blocks and a service ace in the Raiders’ 25-18, 25-17, 24-26, 25-18 road win at Green Bay last Friday.
League-leading Milwaukee (8-1), however, halted the Raiders’ four-match winning streak with a 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 win on Saturday. Woods, a sophomore, had nine digs, four kills and two assists.
Wright State (10-13 overall, 6-4 league) plays at Cleveland State and Youngstown State this weekend.
• Jordan Reeder and Kelly Karmann were accustomed to being in first place when they played prep volleyball at Whittell. Things have changed very little at Cornell University, where the Big Red shares the top spot in the Ivy league with Yale at 5-1.
The Big Red added a pair of five-set road wins to their record last weekend. Reeder, a freshman, had seven digs, a kill, two assists and a service ace in Cornell’s win at Harvard on Friday and 13 digs, a service ace and an assist in the Big Red’s win at Dartmouth on Saturday. Karmann, a sophomore, made her first appearance in some time for the Big Red in one game.
• Jimmy Roberts, the last South Tahoe boys’ tennis player to capture a Northern 4A singles title, has foregone his redshirt season at Sacramento State.
Roberts made his Hornets’ debut last week at the Wilson/ITA Northern California Championships in Berkeley. The freshman lost to Matt Stith of Washington, 6-3, 6-2. He was eliminated in the consolation round the next day in a three-set dogfight with Scott Sullivan of Gonzaga. Sullivan outlasted Roberts, 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.
• Former South Tahoe High linebacker Nick Garratt saw action in USC’s 69-0 romp over Washington State in a Pac-10 football game last Saturday in Pullman, Wash.
• Adam Fountain was a starting offensive lineman for Humboldt State in its 34-14 football defeat to Central Washington, the 11th-ranked NCAA Division II team, last Saturday in Arcata. The Jacks slipped to 2-6 overall, including 0-5 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
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