Jessica Woods keys Raiders’ 3-1 league start |

Jessica Woods keys Raiders’ 3-1 league start

Steve Yingling

Jessica Woods continues to deliver double-doubles for the Wright State University volleyball team.

The former Whittell High star had 16 kills and 13 digs to lead the Raiders to a 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11 Horizon League victory over the Youngstown State Penguins on Saturday.

With the win, Wright State improved to 3-1 in league play and 5-9 overall.

Woods provided 18 digs, 10 kills and three block assists in the Raiders’ 23-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-14, 19-17 come-from-behind win over Cleveland State last Friday. One of Woods’ 10 kills forced a deciding fifth set.

— Woods’ former high school teammate Jordan Reeder made five digs in Cornell’s three-game sweep of Columbia in the Big Red’s Ivy League volleyball opener on Saturday.

Reeder is third on the team with 52 digs. She had 11 digs and two assists in a five-game defeat to Robert Morris last week in Ithaca, N.Y.

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Cornell will play at Columbia on Saturday and Long Island on Sunday afternoon.

— Former South Tahoe High cross country runner Anna Lambdin recently set a personal-best by running a 5K race in 19 minutes, 58 seconds at Dorris Ranch Park in Springfield, Ore. Lambdin, a senior at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, was 16th out of 43 runners and third-best on her team.

— San Jose State freshman Kate Lambdin, Anna’s younger sister, finished 134th out of 278 runners in the women’s 6K at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Her time was 23:48, third among the Spartans, who finished 21st – one spot behind Ohio State.

— Alex Sharp’s Chico State men’s cross country team finished fourth at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats’ Scotty Bauhs won the 8K race in 23:45. Sharp placed 127th out of 234 competitors in 27:01.

— The Biola University women’s cross country team recently took fifth out of 34 teams at the UC Riverside Invitational. Sophomore Kimmy Arroues, formerly of STHS program, was timed in 20:23.

The men’s team, which placed 14th out of 25 teams, included a 29:26 performance by STHS grad Matt Arroues.

— Bailey Flood and Cybil Robinson each scored a goal in Manhattanville College’s 5-0 rout over Purchase College on Wednesday night.

Flood’s second-half goal was her team-leading fourth. She collected a loose ball inside the penalty box and beat two Purchase defenders to score.

Manhattanville, which has a 4-7 overall record, meets Misericordia University on Saturday.

— Defender Allison Kern, a STHS graduate, is playing a vital role in Sonoma State’s conference-leading women’s soccer team.

The Seawolves ran their California Collegiate Association mark to 5-0 with a 3-2 victory over Cal State Los Angeles on Sunday. Sonoma State, which is 9-1-0 overall, plays at UC San Diego and Cal State Dominguez Hills this weekend.

— Vikings’ volleyball product Jessica Bettencourt contributed seven kills and two block assists as Seattle Pacific chalked up its first Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball victory last Thursday. The Falcons, who are 1-3 in the GNAC, travel to Western Washington today and to Montana State Billings on Saturday.

— Adam Fountain and Mikey Van Gorden and their respective college football teams will clash this weekend in Arcata. Humboldt State will welcome Azusa Pacific for the Jacks’ homecoming game at 6 p.m. Saturday in Arcata.

Fountain is a starting right tackle for Humboldt State (1-4), while Van Gorden plays wide receiver for Azusa Pacific (1-4).

— USC junior linebacker Nick Garratt served as one of the Trojans’ six team captains in their Pac-10 opener at Oregon State last Thursday night in Corvallis, Ore.

— UC Santa Cruz freshman defender Tess Braun, a STHS grad, has been playing a starting role for 5-3-1 Slugs’ women’s’ soccer team. The Slugs will play host to CSU East Bay on Friday, then travel to Sacramento State on Sunday for a noon match.

— Former Vikings’ soccer play Karli Vath has added another goal to her school-record total at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore. Vath scored the Beacons’ lone goal in a 4-1 defeat to Oregon Tech on Saturday. Vath now has 10 goals in 11 games.

— Corey Volkmar, a former South Tahoe High player, saw action in Cal Lutheran University men’s soccer team’s 5-1 romp over Caltech on Saturday in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

— Denver University senior midfielder Leon Abravanel is tied for the team lead in goals through seven games. Abravanel, a member of STHS’s 2003 state champion, has two goals along with Collin Audley and Colin Jones.

The Pioneers (2-5), who dropped a 1-0 decision to seventh-ranked St. Louis University last weekend, welcome New Mexico to Denver on Friday and UNLV on Sunday.