Embry-Riddle womens’ soccer blanks UC-Merced 1-0 Saturday

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle’s NAIA No. 23-ranked women’s soccer team improved its record to 8-2-2 overall and 3-1-0 in the Cal-Pac Conference after a 1-0 shutout victory over UC-Merced at home Saturday afternoon.

Jamie Wilson scored the lone goal of the match on a header via a corner kick by Ally Leara.

The Eagles, winners of three in a row, move on in Cal-Pac play when they visit Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

No. 1-ranked Chino Valley girls’ soccer remains

unbeaten atop region

GILBERT — Chino Valley High’s 2A conference No. 1-ranked girls’ soccer team routed Leading Edge Academy, 11-1, on Thursday, Oct. 13, to stay unbeaten in power-point matches and in the Central Region.

The region-leading Cougars were led by Lauren Foster and Katie Farnsworth, each of whom notched a hat trick and two assists. Kacey Matthews added two goals.

Chino Valley (9-0 overall record in power-point matches, 6-0 region) will play host to Northland Prep (8-2, 5-1) in a showdown that may ultimately decide the region title winner at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the CVHS soccer field.

Roughriders claim 7th straight victory with 3-2 win over South Mountain

PHOENIX — Yavapai College’s volleyball team continued to roll on Friday, Oct. 14, winning its seventh consecutive match with four matches remaining in the regular season after a 3-2 win over South Mountain on Thursday.

After the 23-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-6 victory, the Roughriders were led by Iva Alebic’s 21 kills, three service aces, 16 digs and three block assists. Kaytlin Yost added 12 kills, 18 digs and four block assists.

Yavapai (15-9 overall record, 8-4 Arizona Conference) trails only unbeaten Arizona Western (23-0, 12-0) in the Arizona Conference’s Division I standings.

Cutlip’s six kills, 20 assists pace Cougars in 3-0 sweep over River Valley

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley High’s volleyball team swept River Valley 3-0 in 3A West region play on Thursday, Oct. 13, at home.

With the 25-5, 25-14, 25-14 win, the 3A No. 18-ranked Cougars’ record currently stands at 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the region.

Versus River Valley, Josie Cutlip paced Chino’s attack, compiling six kills, seven service aces and 20 assists. Kylee Tiedeman (seven aces, nine digs), Sophia Lopez (six kills) and Katryna Davis (six kills, ace, six digs) contributed Thursday as well.

The Cougars will conclude the regular season with four region matches. First up, Chino will visit Odyssey Institute at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.