Valiant week for Robinson
What a difference playing in conference has done for the Manhattanville College women’s soccer team.
The Valiants won their first two Freedom Conference matches after going winless in 13 straight nonconference matches.
Former South Tahoe High player Cybil Robinson scored twice in a 2-0 blanking of Arcadia on Saturday and provided an assist in the Valiants’ 2-0 victory at King’s, Pa., on Tuesday.
Robinson’s outstanding performances led to her being selected as the Freedom Conference Player of the Week.
The shutout of Arcadia was especially big for the Valiants since their opponent’s brought an 11-match unbeaten streak into the matchup. Arcadia outshot Manhattanville 23-6.
Robinson, who earned the Skyline Conference Player of the Year award last year as a freshman, used her breakaway speed to post both of her goals. She scored in the 60th minute on a long pass and then again late in the match when she broke free of the defense.
The two goals, which gave Robinson a team-leading four on the season, moved her into 11th all-time on the Valiants’ scoring list. She is already ninth in assists.
Former STHS teammate Bailey Flood had to miss the Arcadia match because of a series of yellow card infractions.
The Valiants (2-11-2 overall, 2-0 conference) oppose FDU-Florham today.
Woods’ Raiders lose Horizon matches
Last year’s Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year Jessica Woods’ team, Wright State, lost a pair of Horizon League volleyball matches last week.
Woods had two kills, two digs, two assists in four-game defeat to Cleveland State on Saturday.
Wright State also lost in four games to Youngstown State on Friday. Woods had four digs while playing in three of the four games.
Wright State (8-14 overall and 5-5 league) meet Valparaiso on Saturday.
KARMANN PLAYS ROLE IN CORNELL WIN
Cornell freshman Kelly Karmann played in one of her team’s two matches last week.
The former Whittell volleyball star had three kills, two assists, two digs, two block assists and a block in a five-game win over Harvard on Friday.
Karmann, however, didn’t play in the Big Red’s five-game Ivy League victory over Dartmouth on Saturday.
Tinlin plays against Longhorns
One of the area’s NCAA Division I players was in action last week. Brandon Tinlin, a former quarterback from South Lake Tahoe, played in the Iowa State Cyclones’ 56-3 loss to Texas last Saturday. Nick Garratt, who played linebacker at STHS, didn’t participate in USC’s 20-13 triumph over Arizona in Los Angeles.
Former STHS two-way standout Bryan Finkel is sitting out the season at San Diego State after transferring from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.