Hankoff continues to pound out the stats
EUGENE, Ore. – For the 21st consecutive time, Washington State defeated Oregon in volleyball with a 30-24, 30-21, 30-22 win Saturday night at McArthur Court.
LaToya Harris led all players with 13 kills. Chipping in 10 kills each were WSU teammates Adrian Hankoff of South Lake Tahoe and Melissa Boyle. Boyle had 10 kills with no errors in 15 attacks to hit an outstanding .667. Hankoff, the leading server in the Pac-10, had four service aces and contributed 11 digs as did Kortney Jamtaas.
WSU moves to 7-4 overall, 2-2 in Pacific-10 Conference while Oregon drops to 8-5 overall, 0-4 in league action.
“We came out and had fun tonight,” Cougar Coach Cindy Fredrick said. “Not playing so uptight and playing much more aggressively than we came out last night.
“Last night, we came out incredibly flat and tonight we came out with some spirit and a combination of intensity and fun. And that’s what we have to have. Our serving was incredible. I think Kali set the pace when she served two aces at the start of the game and Adrian came on with her amazing jump serves.”
Up 25-23 in game one, the Cougars put together four consecutive points with two kills from Hankoff, a block from Hankoff and Holly Harris and an ace from LaToya Harris. Holly Harris hit long, giving the Ducks 24 points, but Monique Tobbagi served into the net giving WSU the 30-24 game one win.
WSU dominated game two by scoring the final five points of the game. The Cougars hit .317 and kept Oregon to a .108 hitting percentage.
Hankoff served up seven consecutive points, including two aces, to give WSU a 14-4 lead in game three. While Oregon fought back, they could only come within six and the Cougars closed out the game and the match.
Hankoff had five blocks and five digs in a fourth-set loss at Oregon State on Friday. The Beavers won, 30-23, 30-26, 27-30, 33-31.
Washington State returns to Pullman to take on fourth-ranked USC on Thursday and No. 8 UCLA on Friday and Washington on Oct. 8.
12th-rated Toreros raise record to 6-1
The 12th-ranked University of San Diego men’s soccer team improved to 6-1 on the season with Sunday’s 2-1 win over the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders (0-7-1).
The Toreros, who dominated the entire match by outshooting UCR 36-5, saw their 2-0 lead cut in half when Kyle Warsinski beat the Torero defense up the right side and scored to the left post by goalie Justin Neerhof.
USD jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when junior forward Ryan Coiner scored on a break-away up the middle, lobbing the ball from 20 yards out over UCR goalie Alex Keough. San Diego’s second goal came 40 seconds later when Scott Burcar blasted one in from 15 yards out straight on as he was assisted by Kellen Hiroto.
STHS grad Alex Romagnolo started on defense in the Toreros’ 2-0 victory over Brown of the Ivy League last Friday.
Sophomore midfielder Eric Wunderle got USD on the scoreboard first with his second goal of the season when he scored in the 32nd minute of play.
The Toreros got an insurance goal in the second half from freshman midfielder Scott Martin, who scored his first collegiate goal in the 66th minute.
Senior goalie Justin Neerhof recorded his third shutout of the season as he was credited with four saves and the entire Toreros defense played aggressive and executed well to thwart a few Brown offensive chances.
The Toreros will be back at Torero Stadium on Friday when they host UCLA at 7:30 pm.
Davis remains unbeaten without O’Sullivan
ARCATA, Calif. – Running back Trae Milton rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, while the UC Davis defense held Humboldt State to just 41 yards on the ground as the third-ranked Aggies rolled to a 56-14 win over the Lumberjacks on Saturday at Redwood Bowl.
UC Davis, which features kicker Dusty Apocotos and quarterback Bret Uppendahl as reserves, led 35-0 at the half en route to winning its 21st straight regular-season game. Humboldt State, which has ex-STHS quarterback Tim Sprinkles on its roster, lost its fourth straight game, dropping to 1-4.
Reserve running backs Matt Massari and Sean Holleman each rushed for two touchdowns for UC Davis, which pounded out a season-high 287 rushing yards in improving to 4-0.
Quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan completed 13-of-15 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown before being ejected in the second quarter.
O’Sullivan, who was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty earlier in the contest, received his second penalty after scoring nearing the end of the half, making it 28-0. After being hit hard as he dove across the goal line on a 6-yard TD run, O’Sullivan tossed the ball straight up in the air and was flagged. Reserves Ken Kearns and Ryan Flanigan directed the Aggies’ offense the rest of the way, combining for 123 yards passing.
Devore’s Aggies 8-7 overall
CARSON, Calif. – Kelly Gaudino had a match-high 16 kills and 14 digs to lead UC Davis to a 30-22, 31-29, 30-26 win over Cal St. Dominguez Hills in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball match at the Torodome Saturday.
The win spans a two-match losing streak for the Aggies, and brings their season record to 8-7 overall and 4-5 in CCAA play.
Kate Devore, a former South Tahoe High player, had four kills and two blocks.
Davis lost its other two matches during the week, including a 30-22, 26-30, 33-31, 30-14 CCAA decision to Chico State Wednesday and 3-0 sweep at the hands of Cal State Los Angeles on Friday.
Chico State beat the Aggies in a league match for the first time since 1994.
Devore had six blocks and three kills in defeat.
Redlands unbeaten in conference
Redlands continued to gather momentum, collecting their fourth and fifth straight men’s soccer victories. They blasted Whittier College 6-0 Wednesday and La Verne 4-2 Saturday.
Redlands is 7-2 overall, including 5-0 in conference play.
Todd Echan, a former star player for Whittell High, is a sophomore forward for Redlands.
Broncos blitz Idaho
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Running back Brock Forsey threw two touchdown passes and Jeff Cheek and his fellow offensive linemen cleared the way for Forsey to run for 120 yards and two more scores as Boise State beat Idaho 45-13 on Saturday night.
Cheek played one year of varsity football at STHS.
Forsey scored on two 1-yard runs and threw a 25-yard TD pass to Jay Swillie and a 72-yarder to Lou Fanucchi, both in the fourth quarter. The Broncos (2-2) rushed for 209 yards and held Idaho (0-4) to 57 rushing yards.
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