PREP-JC ROUNDUP South hangs tough, outlasts Peninsula

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first_img“All the games were very tight,” South coach Robert Kutsch said. “Shannon did a great job of leading us and staying aggressive, and Jackie played great and really made a difference for us as a middle blocker. Her skills free other hitters. “Both teams put forth a very gutsy performance, and we were fortunate to get the win.” South overcame early miscues to earn the victory, committing 14 unforced errors in the second game and six consecutive errors in the third game. “I don’t care who you are or who you’re playing,” Kutsch said. “If you make too many mistakes, you’re going to lose.” Bri Merli had 21 kills to lead Peninsula (2-2). In another nonleague match … Mary Star 3, Bell-Jeff 0: Lauren Costa had 20 assists for Mary Star in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 win at Bell-Jeff. Ashley Eppler added nine digs, five aces and three kills for Mary Star (6-3). Girls tennis Cze-Ja Tam won two of three sets to lead Peninsula to an 11-7 Bay League victory at Redondo. The No. 1 doubles team of Erin Coleman and Kiersten Steinhauer swept, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, for Peninsula (6-2, 1-0). Lindsay Gerber and Anna Tatsuno also swept against Redondo (7-1, 0-1), winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-3. In another Bay League match … Mira Costa 17, West Torrance 1: Kristina Cleland swept in singles without dropping a game for host Mira Costa (8-2) in the league opener for both squads. Krystal Langley and Allie Wahba both won both of their singles sets at love for Mira Costa. West Torrance fell to 2-6. In the Del Rey League … Bishop Montgomery 18, St. Monica 0: Danielle Buter and Melanie Scott each swept their three singles sets at love for Bishop Montgomery (3-1, 3-0). In the Marine League … San Pedro 7, Washington 0: Kasey Tate, Ronnie Bunn and Julie Nham all won their singles matches at love for host San Pedro (2-0, 2-0), which defeated Gardena, 5-2, on Tuesday. Carson 7, Banning 0: Jamee Biadora defeated Norma Santamaria, 8-0, for Carson. Teresa Macias and Marilyn Nguyen led Carson’s doubles team with an 8-3 victory over Nancy Melgoza and Cinthya Monroy. In the Olympic League … Campbell Hall 13, CAMS 5: The doubles teams of Haley Costigan-Maya Parker and Gabriele Newman-Kemi Oyewole took two of three sets for visiting CAMS (4-4, 1-1). In the Western League … Venice 7, Westchester 0: No. 1 singles player Sally Mercado led Venice to a shutout of Westchester (4-2, 2-2). No. 2 double’s team Brittany Hwang and Amy Lo excelled for Venice, winning their set over Allison Knox and Elize Diop, 8-1. In a nonleague match … Palos Verdes 16, South Torrance 2: Morgan Thomas swept her three singles sets to lead host Palos Verdes. Alex Scotten and Kathryn Webb swept their doubles sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, for Palos Verdes (4-2). Girls golf Peninsula sisters Kristen and Jenny Coleman led the way in a 187-198 Bay League victory over Mira Costa at Chester Washington. Kristen shot a 2-under-par 34 and Jenny shot par-36 for to help Peninsula (8-0, 4-0) remain undefeated. Lori Harper led Mira Costa (4-2, 2-2) with a 1-under-par 35. In other Bay League matches … Chadwick 255, Redondo 284: Mallika Tamdoli shot a 42 for Chadwick (2-1) at par-35 Rolling Hills Country Club. Michi Nitahara shot a 46 to lead Redondo. South Torrance 259, West Torrance 260: Jaimie Takahashi shot a 45 and Shani Yokotake shot a 46 at par-36 Alondra Park to lead visiting South. Lauren Chun shot a 45 for West (0-4, 0-4), and Clara Chai added a 47. In a nonleague match … Torrance 375, Diamond Bar 439: Jane Rah shot a 3-under-par 69 in an 18-hole match at Diamond Bar to keep Torrance (3-0, 2-0) unbeaten. Demi Runas shot a par-73 for Torrance and was followed closely by Jenny Shin at 74. Girls cross country Mariella Miranda took second place at 28:45 to help Carson beat Jefferson, 16-49, and Locke, 15-50, in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park. Carson (2-0) had seven top-10 finishers, including Adriana Rodriguez in third place at 29:08 and Gabrielle Gauge in fourth at 29:35. Boys cross country Ferrell Warfield finished in second at 20:50 to help Carson to a split in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park, losing to Jefferson, 21-34, and defeating Locke, 15-50. Jefferson’s Eric Jiminez took first place at 20:47. Carson’s (1-1) next finisher after Warfield was Francisco Renteria, finishing sixth at 23:34.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Despite being down by three points late in the final game, South Torrance persevered for a 26-24, 20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14 nonleague girls volleyball victory over visiting Peninsula on Thursday. After rallying from a 9-6 deficit in the final game, South used an illegal sub by Peninsula that was caught by the scorekeeper at 14-14 to earn game point and pull ahead for good. Shannon Roberts had 21 kills for South (10-5), which also got a strong performance from Jackie Landers, who recorded 12 kills. last_img

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