Local Glance (Sept. 11): Prep Volleyball, Prep Golf
Yuma High picks up first win
In a game that felt like it took forever, the Criminals finally came away with their first win of the season.
Playing in a match that Yuma High coach Tish Malone claimed “had some of the longest rallies I've ever seen,” the Criminals beat Holtville 20-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23 at home Tuesday.
Senior middle blocker Janeana Kosterlistzky finished with 16 kills, 41 digs and 10 aces. Senior defensive specialist Aida Almada had a team-high 51 digs. Junior outside hitter Brittney Ramos had 43 digs and seven kills.
“If the kids could have gone out to the football field to get the ball, they would have. They were just all over the place,” Malone said.
Malone praised the serving of sophomore Adalis Zazueta, who didn't have a missed serve the entire night.
“The kid put us back in the game several times,” Malone said.
Yuma High travels to Palo Verde at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Kofa bounces back with win
A week after getting swept by Willow Canyon, the Kofa volleyball team responded by taking care of Palo Verde Valley, sweeping them 25-14, 25-21, 25-22 on Tuesday.
Senior middle blocker Jacky Fuentes had a team-high 11 kills, junior outside hitter Krista Keller finished with 12 digs and sophomore setter Sally Gastelo led Kings with 29 assists.
“The offense played really well,” Kofa coach Brittany Garcia said. “Our serving was still a little bit off but our offense definitely picked up the slack.”
Kofa will play at St. Mary's at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Cibola second in three-way
Freshman Kody Fiser shot a 39 to lead Cibola Tuesday at Desert Hills.
The Raiders (181) finished behind Lake Havasu (156) but ahead of Yuma High (225).
All four Raiders, including three freshmen, shot less than 48. Roger Singh paced Yuma High with a 45.
Fiser was one stroke off a pair of Knights' golfers for the victory.