LOCAL GLANCE Oct. 10: JUCO soccer, volleyball, prep volleyball, tennis, swimming
Arturo Valle and Mario Soto scored two goals each as the Arizona Western soccer team rolled past Scottsdale 6-0 on Thursday.
Oscar Hernandez had five saves for the Matadors (14-3 overall and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference). Donal Landrum and Andrew Reveles added goals for the Matadors. Julio Castillo had two assists for AWC against Scottsdale (4-14-1 overall, 3-14-1 ACCAC).
“We started slowly and disorganized, but our first guys off the bench righted the ship, and we sailed onward to a comfortable victory,” AWC coach Kenny Dale said of his Matadors, who didn’t score until Valle’s goal in the 29th minute. “We had five other goals disallowed for offside (penalties), so it could have been worse for the home team.”
Matadors head to Phoenix
The Arizona Western volleyball team plays at Phoenix College at 7 tonight, hoping to extend an seven-game winning streak the Matadors have over the Bears.
The No. 18 Matadors (13-5 overall, 6-3 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) are coming off a four-set win over South Mountain in which Amanda Watkins had 15 kills and San Luis grad Melly Wong had a team-high 18 digs and are in second place at Division I. The Bears (12-9 overall, 9-3 ACCAC) are coming off a sweep of Eastern Arizona and are currently in second place at Division II.
Phoenix last beat the Matadors on Aug. 29, 2007, and Arizona Western won 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23 last season at home.
Kofa sweeps Gila Ridge
After sweating out the first set, the Kofa volleyball team cruised to a 26-24, 25-25, 25-21 win at Gila Ridge on Thursday.
Junior outside hitter Jasmine Ortiz had 16 kills, senior libero Seli Rios had 16 digs and sophomore setter Sally Gastelo had 28 assists for the Kings.
Kofa (11-2) entered the week ranked No. 22 in Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I Power Points and No. 4 in Division I Section I. The top three teams from each section automatically qualify for the state tournament, and the rest of the 16-team bracket is filled by teams with the next-highest power points.
“We’re always telling the girls to not lose hope,” Kofa coach Brittany Garcia said. “I always want them to anticipate they will make the state tournament.”
Alana Harmon had seven kills for the Hawks, while Anahi Torres had 16 digs. Allison Weller added eight digs for Gila Ridge.
Kofa plays Yuma High twice next week before ending the season at Gila Ridge.
Swim clinic Saturday
Yuma Aquatics is putting on a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! swim clinic Saturday at the Valley Aquatic Center.
The clinic starts at 2:30 p.m. and will feature instructions from three-time gold medalist Josh Davis and Olympian Lacey Nymeyer. The cost of the camp is $25 and is limited to the first 200 swimmers.
For more information or to preregister, email email@example.com.
Tournament starts Saturday
The second annual Physicians Fall Classic will take place Saturday and Sunday at Desert Sun Tennis Courts.
Duncan Phillips, the Cibola tennis coach who is helping put on the tournament, said that about 60 players will compete from all different levels, including college.
Play starts at 9:30 a.m. both days.