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Local Rundown: Chino Valley Cougars soccer throttles Snowflake, 9-2

SNOWFLAKE - Junior forward Arturo Gomez scored four goals, five others netted one a piece and the Chino Valley boys soccer team throttled Snowflake 9-2 on Tuesday night.

Chino Valley [10-1 Overall] outshot Snowflake 26-9. Jordan Sanchez, Walter Soto, Matthew Rios, Kendall Foster and Elijah Desmond each scored a goal.

"We played really well. It got physical and almost got out of hand but we were able to get out without any injury," Chino Valley head coach Jim Clark said.

Next up, the Cougars travel south to Tucson to play in the Old Pueblo Invitational Tournament on Friday, Oct. 2. Chino Valley will play Show Low at 1 p.m. Show Low is the only team to beat the Cougars this season, a 3-2 loss on Sept. 24.

Prescott volleyball victorious at Cactus

PHOENIX - Junior Abbey Smith had 13 kills, 20 digs and three ace serves to lead the Prescott volleyball team to a close 3-2 victory over No. 11-ranked Cactus on the road Tuesday night.

Still missing senior opposite hitter Haley Crozier due to an emergency appendectomy this past weekend, the Badgers showed no ill effects from the loss of a starter in last night's win over the Cobras [25-19, 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 15-7].

"Tonight we looked much better," Prescott head coach Shellie Bowman said after watching her squad lose to No. 20 Arcadia 3-2 just 24 hour prior.

Junior Ashlynn Uvila had eight kills and eight digs, senior Bailey Anderson and eight kills and two blocks and junior Grace Hendricks had 16 digs.

Next up, Prescott [11-6 Overall] will host Copper Canyon on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.

Bears go on the road and beat Kingman 3-1

KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Bradshaw Mountain volleyball team halted a two-matching losing streak with a 3-1 win over Kingman on the road Tuesday night.

The Bears came in to last night's contest with recent loses to rival Prescott [3-1] and Desert Edge [3-0] last week, but rebounded on the road against the Bulldogs [25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-10].

Senior Joelle Bobinsky lead the Bears with 10 kills, 13 assists and two solo blocks while junior Randee Clifford had four kills, 14 assists, six aces, six digs and one block assist.

Bradshaw Mountain [11-13 Overall] is now 4-4 in power point matches this season, placing them No. 35 in the AIA Power Point Poll for Division III.

Next up, the Bears will travel south to play No. 23-ranked Barry Goldwater tonight. Bradshaw Mountain returns home Tuesday, Oct. 6, to host Mingus Union. Official start time for both matches is 6 p.m.

Chino Valley volleyball wins 3rd straight match

PHOENIX - After winning back-to-back contests against Camp Verde and Williams last week, the Chino Valley volleyball team made quick work of Cortez at home with a 3-0 sweep on Tuesday night.

The win over Cortez [25-10, 25-14, 25-20] is the third straight victory for Chino Valley [6-8-3 Overall], which has now moved up to 29th overall in the AIA Power Point Poll for Division IV. The Cougars are an even 5-5 in power point matches this season.

Standouts included Lorena Camargo with seven kills and two aces, Josie Cutlip had 15 assists and four aces and Kylee Tiedeman had 14 digs.

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