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Sports Roundup: Volleyball, tennis, cross country results
Durham 3, Pierce 0
Durham went on an 11-1 run early in the first game and the Bears never fully recovered in the Sacramento Valley League match at home Thursday.
It was Pierce's second league loss to the Trojans (20-9, 6-1) and all but eliminated the Bears (12-13, 4-3) from the league title conversation. The Trojans won by the scores of 25-15, 25-16, 25-23.
The league title will likely come down to Willows and Durham. The Honkers won the first contest during league but the Trojans own two victories against Willows during tournament play.
Mariah Diaz led Pierce with four blocks, four kills and an ace while Riley Voorhees made a team-high five kills. Hilary Brainard added three kills and an ace.
Princeton 3, Paradise Adventist 0
In a showdown between the two top teams in the Pioneer-Valley League, the Eagles (15-9, 3-0) emerged victorious with a hard-fought 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 victory in Princeton on Thursday.
Maryssa Martin was unstoppable with 19 kills and five aces, and Brianna Zoller added four kills.
Amanda Hansen added three kills, two aces and 13 assists. Lauren Ferreira had 15 assists and an ace.
Maxwell 3, Biggs 0
Molly Dunlap did something quite rare on Thursday night against hapless Biggs in a Mountain-Valley League match, as she had 25 service points as the Panthers won the second set 25-0 at home.
Maxwell (12-1, 4-0) dominated the other two sets, winning the match by the scores of 25-8, 25-0, 25-11 against a Wolverines squad with just one win this year.
Dunlop, a sophomore, finished with six aces and Jenna Powell added 12 aces and five kills. Kaily McKinley knocked down a team-high nine kills and Taylor Perry contributed five kills and four aces.
Quincy 3, Williams 1
The Yellowjackets played Quincy tough at home but fell in four sets 25-15, 22-25, 25-7, 23-25 in a Mid-Valley League match on Thursday. No statistics were reported by Williams (2-11, 1-4).
Portola 3, Colusa 0
The RedHawks (6-13, 2-3) lost to second place Portola 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 on the road Thursday. No statistics were reported by Colusa.
Redding Christian 3, Princeton 0
The Eagles dropped a nonleague match against one of the top teams in Division VI on Wednesday 25-12, 25-21, 25-14 in Palo Cedro.
Martin led Princeton with seven kills, and Hansen and Lola Gonzalez made three kills each. Marisela Valencia and Jessica Lohse added two aces each.
Maxwell 3, Colusa 0
The Panthers continued their roll through league with a sweep of county rival Colusa on Oct. 15, 25-18, 25-16, 25-14.
Senior setter Shelen Boyes distributed the ball to five different players and knocked down two kills of her own. McKinley led Maxwell with eight kills, Brittney Haywood had six, Perry made five and Powell added four.
No statistics were reported by Colusa.
Princeton 3, Elk Creek 0
Eight different Eagles players had at least one kill as Princeton swept Elk Creek 25-14, 25-13, 25-15 on Oct. 15 in Elk Creek.
Martin had a match-high nine kills , Zoller made four, Hansen had three and Julia Romo made two kills.
Hansen served a match-high five aces, and Martin and Lohse served three aces. Lohse also made a block.
Williams 3, Biggs 0
Williams secured its second victory of the season with a 25-16, 25-23, 25-13 MVL victory in Biggs on Oct. 15. No statistics were reported by Williams.
Pierce 3, East Nicolaus 0
The Bears slammed visiting East Nicolaus in three sets Oct. 15 at home, 25-9, 25-17, 25-17. No statistics were reported for Pierce.
RedHawks drop first league match
For the first time all season, the Colusa High girls tennis team lost a Sacramento Valley League match as Willows earned a 5-4 victory in Colusa on Thursday.
Coral Imhoff (6-3, 6-2) and Cheyenne Laux (6-4, 6-2) were the only RedHawk players to win their singles matches.
Imhoff and Taylor Davies won the No. 1 doubles match 8-5, and Laux and Ann Kalisuch won the No. 2 doubles match 9-7.
Colusa fell to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in league play. The SVL championship tournament begins 9 a.m. Thursday at Live Oak High.
Colusa competes at Durham
Mollie Townzen finished second in the varsity girls race, covering the 2.9-mile course in 18 minutes, 2 seconds but was the only RedHawk runner in the race.
Max Valdez led Colusa's varsity boys team with a fourth place finish, covering the course in 15:59. Zachary Vaillancourt (9th, 16:43), Alan Iniguez (13th, 17:05), Salvador Valencia (17th, 18:03) and Bryan Garibay (32nd, 21:04) rounded out the RedHawks' top five.
Adrianna Abele, Nadine Ahola and Brook Gallagher finished 1-2-3 in the JV girls race and Alec Schantz took third in the JV boys race.