Desert Christian sweeps the championship game | Sports
SANTA CLARITA — The Desert Christian boys’ volleyball team swept Santa Clarita Christian, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, in a Heritage League game on Tuesday.
The Knights are now 12-3 overall and remain undefeated in the league with a 6-0 record.
Junior outside hitter Cade Schmidt led Desert Christian with 19 kills and added four aces on 10 serves, while freshman setter Colt Schmidt recorded 36 assists and four aces on 18 serves.
Senior opposite Kody Del Frate had 11 kills and four aces on 18 serves for the Knights, while junior outside hitter Sean Worrell also had 11 kills and served 16 times and senior middle tackle Cody Royster added five blocks and three kills.
On Thursday, Desert Christian returns home to host the Palmdale Aerospace Academy.
LANCASTER — The Lancaster boys’ tennis team beat a shorthanded Eastside 16-2 in a Golden League game Tuesday at Antelope Valley College.
The match had Lancaster manager David Garcia versus his wife, Eastside manager Madeline Garcia.
Antonio Solis recorded both wins for Eastside in singles No. 1. He handed Lancaster singles player Aaron Meas his first loss of the season, 6-2.
Solis then lost his first match of the season, 6-4, to Gabe Perey of Lancaster, who went undefeated in the league opening round.
Solis bounced back with a 6-0 win in their final game of the day.
The Lions were without a third singles player and third doubles team, giving the Eagles six matches to start.
Meas and Perey both beat Eastside’s Michael Pieniaszek 6-0, while Lancaster’s Jesse Dent beat Pieniaszek 6-3.
Lancaster’s No. 1 doubles team of Charles Liggins and Fabio Iqbal won their two sets, 6-4, 6-0, while the No. 2 team of Nick Sanchez and Cooper Larson won 6-0 , 6-0 and No. 3 Landon Donahue and Emanuel Rubalcava won two sets 6-2.
Lancaster, now 7-0 in the league, starts the second round at Quartz Hill on Thursday. Eastside starts round two at Antelope Valley.
Highland 11, east side 1 (6)
PALMDALE — The Highlands softball team beat Eastside 11-1 in six innings Tuesday in a Golden League game at Highland High School.
Freshman pitcher Kaela Marin took the win in the circle for the Bulldogs (7-7, 5-0 GL), allowing one run on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts in four innings. Relief pitcher Courtney Hardy threw two scoreless frames, allowing only one hit and striking out two.
Hardy also led Highland to the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and three runs scored.
Analise Memory was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for the Bulldogs, Emily Centeno was 2 for 2 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs, Keira Carrillo went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, Makayla Lam had a hit and two RBIs and Danica Seager added a hit and an RBI.
The two teams will meet at Eastside (2-6, 1-4) on Thursday.
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College softball team beat LA Mission 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday. The game was changed from an away game to a home game due to poor field conditions at LA Mission.
Madison Reiser fired the Marauders (18-8, 4-1 WSC) to victory for their seventh win of the season and second victory in the Western State Conference.
She allowed just one run, two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 3.2 frames.
Victoria Alcantar pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing one run, two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
AVC saw plenty of plate production from the bottom of the lineup as the six-to-nine batters accounted for seven of the team’s 11 hits.
“The bats at the bottom of our roster came alive today,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “It was a great conference win after a disappointing weekend at the Ventura Tournament. I’m proud of how the girls bounced back, especially since it’s a conference game.
Denise Carrillo, batting at No. 6, was 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Trinity Holman followed at No. 7 where she went 2-for-2 with a homer, four runs. produced and three runs scored.
Alcantar, the No. 8 hitter, went 2-for-2 with a run and No. 9 Alanna Hernandez hit a three-run homer.
Ariel Nieto was 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Marauders, while Savannah Cervantes had an RBI and scored two runs, Nayely Delgado was 1 for 3 and Amy Manzo hit a double RBI.
AVC hosts College of the Canyons on Thursday.