Balanced effort for Saxons

first_imgFrom staff reports Illyanna Hernandez recorded 13 kills, 11 digs and three aces to help the North Torrance girls volleyball team sweep Pacifica/Garden Grove, 25-13, 25-14, 25-23 in the first round of the Gahr Tournament at Mayfair on Friday. Ashleigh Gideon had 10 kills and 13 digs and Darlene Decena chipped in with 16 digs in a strong defensive effort for North (1-0). “We played really good defense and dug really well,” North coach Lawrence Hom said. “We put Pacifica in some tough situations and gave ourselves some easy balls to return.” Jackie Landers recoreded 11 kills and four blocks. Kiley Tamblyn added 17 kills and five aces for South, which will face Flintridge-Sacred Heart today in an 11 a.m. second-round game at Whitney. Redondo 3, Long Beach Millikan 0: Redondo opened its season with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 win in the first round of the Gahr Tournament at St. Joseph. Megan Saraceno led a balanced attack for Redondo with eight kills and six digs. Jessica Kalama with seven kills and four digs. In a nonleague match … Vista Mar 3, Pilgrim School 0: Lucy Tauber had 15 kills to lead host Vista Mar in a 25-11, 25-8, 25-14 win in the season opener for both teams. Emylia Iben contributed 10 aces and Alyssa Atain recorded 40 assists for Vista Mar. Boys cross country Senior Josh McCarty of West Torrance finished third in the Seaside Invitational at Ventura, covering the 3-mile course in 15 minutes, 29 seconds. It was the fastest time by a West runner on the course. Rio Enomoto was 31st in 16:15, and Chris Kanda was 37th in the 16:37 for the Warriors. Boys water polo Senior Matt Kubeck made 14 saves as El Segundo defeated Wilson-Hacienda Heights, 12-1, in the quarterfinals of the 24-team Ayala Tournament at Chino High. Kubeck, a fourth-year varsity player, moved within two saves of the all-divisions CIF record for career saves with 1,084. Woody Lindsey and Danny Rajaniemi each scored five goals for El Segundo (3-0), with will play in the semifinals today against Temple City at Ayala High at 11 a.m. Matt Pittluck and Beau Blacksten scored one goal each for the Eagles. Wilson is 2-1. Peninsula 15, La Salle 4; Peninsula 8, Webb 2: David Skophammer scored six goals and Nick Shariat had five to help Peninsula (2-1) capture first place in its pool at Fullerton. Cameron Virjee added four goals for Peninsula, which will begin its next round of play today at El Dorado at 10:40 a.m. Torrance 21, Magnolia 1: Ryan McDonald scored six goals to lead Torrance (2-1) to a pool-play win at the Bell Gardens Tournament in Magnolia. JC men’s soccer Leo Flores scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute to lead El Camino in a 2-0 nonconference win over host Golden West. Rhys Orpe scored in the second half to extend the lead for El Camino (4-0-1). Braulio Ceballos had five saves in net for his third shutout.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! North will look to go further in the tournament than it did last season when it lost in the second round. North will face Notre Dame in a second-round matchup today at 11 a.m. at Mayfair. “It’d be nice to get a morning win and see how we go. We just want to play well and keep everybody healthy,” Hom said. Also in the Gahr Tournament … South Torrance 3, La Habra 2:Shannon Roberts had 17 kills and five digs to lead South in its 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13 first-round win in the season opener for both teams. last_img

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