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Robinson leading Valiants in scoring

Staff reports

Former South Tahoe High soccer players Cybil Robinson and Bailey Flood are trying to help Manhattanville College Valiants turn around a winless start to the 2007 season.

The defending ECAC Metro Tournament champions are 0-5 going into today’s match with Trinity, Conn.

Robinson, the team’s 2006 leading scorer with 11 goals and nine assists, has a Manhattanville-best two goals on 10 shots this season. She was a first-team All-Skyline Conference selection along with Flood last season as freshmen. Flood hasn’t scored in three games after collecting eight goals and four assists a year ago.

Fans can follow their games on GoValiant.com.

Arroues 17th at Irvine meet

STHS graduate Kimmy Arroues was one of eight Biola University runners to finish in the top 22 as the Eagles won the UC Irvine Invitational on Saturday.

Arroues finished the 4.5-kilometer race 17th in 17 minutes, 51.20 seconds.

The NAIA’s 13th-ranked school was led by sophomore Kristin Schmidt, who placed second in 17:04.40.

Biola returns competes Saturday in the Westmont Invitational in Santa Barbara.

Woods pounds liberty

Jessica Woods, a 2007 Whittell High School graduate, continues to produce impressive statistics for the Wright State University volleyball team.

Last Friday in a three-game win over The Citadel in the Raider Challenge, Woods had 12 kills, 14 digs and two aces.

Woods delivered one of her best performances of her young college career in a four-game defeat to Liberty on Saturday, recording 19 kills and 13 digs.

Later the same day, Woods contributed nine kills and 12 digs in a four-game loss to South Florida.

The Raiders (2-9) will open Horizon League play against Cleveland State on Friday.

Woods’ former Whittell teammate, Kelly Karmann, didn’t receive any playing time in Cornell’s first four matches last weekend.

Cornell went 2-1 in their Big Red Invitational, dropping just one game in wins over Bucknell and Niagara on Friday but losing to Sierra in four games on Saturday. Cornell was also defeated by Montreal in an exhibition match.

Bettencourt smasheseight kills vs. Seattle

Jessica Bettencourt had two kills and two blocks in Seattle Pacific’s 30-26, 30-22, 26-30, 30-21 defeat to Montana State Billings on Saturday night. The loss halted the Falcons’ 28-game Greater Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball winning streak.

Two nights earlier, Bettencourt had eight kills and four blocks in a 27-30, 30-26, 31-29, 21-30, 15-6 victory over Seattle University.

The Falcons (6-4 overall, 1-1 GNAC) meet Northwest Nazarne on Saturday night.


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