Hankoff earns all-tournament selection in S.F. | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Hankoff earns all-tournament selection in S.F.

Washington State University senior outside hitter Adrian Hankoff was selected to the all-tournament team in the Molten Golden Gate Classic tournament last Saturday in San Francisco.

The South Tahoe High grad’s Cougar teammate LaToya Harris was named MVP for the third tournament in succession. By winning all three tournament matches, the 20th-ranked Cougars raised their record to 9-0, including a school-record 26 consecutive games won.

Hankoff had 12 kills and nine digs as the Cougars downed San Francisco 30-24, 31-29, 30-19.

Hankoff had a near-flawless performance in the tournament opener against Butler on Friday, killing 12 balls with only one error in 19 attacks. Hankoff also had two service aces as the Cougars won 30-16, 30-24, 30-25.

In their match with Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, Hankoff predictably registered 12 kills. She also collected 14 digs and two services aces in the 30-13, 30-20, 30-18 victory.

The Cougars open Pac-10 Conference play with home matches against Oregon State on Friday and Oregon on Saturday.

Apocotos a busier kicker

Whittell High grad Dusty Apocotos converted four-of-five extra points in UC Davis’ 34-17 football drubbing of Abilene Christian last Saturday night.

Matt Massari rushed for a career-high 237 yards as the Aggies evened their record at 1-1.

UC Davis plays host to national power North Dakota State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Toomey Field.

Romagnolo’s Toreros

Former South Tahoe High defensive stopper Alex Romagnolo assisted on a goal in San Diego’s 3-0 smashing of rival San Diego State last week.

After a scoreless first half that saw the Toreros outshoot the Aztecs 14-6, San Diego scored all of its goals during a 15-minute span to seal its fifth win without a loss.

Romagnolo, a senior, and Scott Martin set up Matt McCausland’s third goal of the season, a blast from 15 yards out in the 88 minute.

The Toreros, however, were dealt their first defeat by fourth-ranked UCLA on Sunday.

After tying the match at 1 early in the second half, the Bruins scored twice in a three-minute period to remain unbeaten with the 3-1 victory.

The Toreros (5-1) will play Drake on Friday at 7 p.m. and Indiana-Purdue on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User