Wright State stays in Horizon League hunt
Freshman defensive specialist Jessica Woods helped the Wright State volleyball team climb above the .500 mark in the Horizon League on Wednesday night.
The visiting Raiders swept the Loyola Ramblers 30-22, 30-27, 30-22 to improve their league record to 4-3. Woods had four digs and two assists while seeing action in two of the three games.
Last weekend against conference leader Valparaiso, Woods delivered four kills and eight digs in a five-game defeat.
Wright State, 7-12 overall, concludes the first half of league play at home against Butler on Saturday.
Woods’ former Whittell High teammate Kelly Karmann appeared in Cornell’s Ivy League-opening win over Columbia last Saturday.
Cornell, 4-6 overall, will play at Pennsylvania today.
Former South Tahoe High volleyball player Jessica Bettencourt collected two kills and six blocks in Seattle Pacific’s five-game defeat to Alaska Anchorage on Sept. 26.
The Falcons (4-3 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, 9-6 overall) were scheduled to play Central Washington on Thursday night.
Lawrence 13th in Oregon race
Mel Lawrence came in 13th place at last Saturday’s Bill Dellinger Invitational in Springfield, Ore.
The former Reno High runner completed the 6-kilometer cross country course at Springfield Country Club in 20 minutes, 48 seconds as her 17th-ranked Washington Huskies placed third in the meet. Only 24th-rated Oregon and fourth-ranked Arkansas finished ahead of the Huskies.
Lawrence’s next race is at the Pre-National meet Oct. 13 in Terra Haute, Ind.
Valiants end scoreless streak
Last weekend, the Manhattanville College women’s soccer team ended a 700-minute scoreless streak with a pair of goals against Vassar.
The scoring output wasn’t enough, however, as Vassar won 3-2.
Sophomore Cybil Robinson, who formerly played for the South Tahoe High Vikings, assisted on Carey Hickey’s goal – the score that ended the infamous string of games without a goal.
STHS alum Bailey Flood had one of the Valiants’ three shots on goal. Flood also had one of her team’s three shots on goal in a 1-0 loss to Ramapo on Wednesday.
The Valiants (0-10-2) play Elizabethtown in its final nonconference match on Saturday.