LOCAL RUNDOWN: Eagles win sixth straight with 3-0 sweep over UC-Merced
PRESCOTT – Lyndsey Weiler had 12 kills, Hannah Mercurio chipped in with 34 assists and the Embry-Riddle volleyball team claimed its sixth straight win with a 3-0 sweep over UC-Merced on Friday night.
Weiler led the Eagles with a .421 hitting percentage, and recorded a block assist for Embry-Riddle, which has claimed a sweep in five of its last six matches and began Cal-Pac conference play with a win.
Jalin Yoder recorded 11 kills and 11 digs Friday, while Madison Fancher had four kills and two block assists in the 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-23) victory.
Rachel Schaefer led UC-Merced (2-8, 0-1 Cal-Pac) with eight kills, while Cassandra Diaz had 11 digs. Dominique Andrews recorded six block assists.
Next up, Embry-Riddle (8-2, 1-0 Cal-Pac) will host Antelope Valley tonight with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m.
Sultans continue to roll, blank Anthem Prep 68-0
ANTHEM – Scott Finnerty’s 15-yard interception return for a touchdown to begin the game gave the Bagdad football team all the momentum it would need in a 68-0 win over Anthem Preparatory on Friday night.
It is the first shutout of the season for the Sultans, which stretched their winning streak to five games to begin the season.
Quarterback Israel Loveall threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another, while wideout Benjamin Loveall had 86 yards and three touchdown catches in the first quarter.
“We played well in all facets of the game,” Bagdad head coach Dalton Mills said. “We’re looking forward to Mayer next week.”
Bagdad (5-0, 3-0 1A West) will host Mayer on Friday, Sept. 23. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Mayer improves to 4-1 with 26-14 win over Frogs
MAYER – Gabe Young had 17 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Dylan Wilhide completed 8 of 20 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and the Mayer football team beat visiting Salome 26-14 on Friday night.
Dacodah Jensen led all defensive players with 33 tackles, while Caleb Wallace had 25. Wilhide had 12 tackles and two interceptions in the win.
Mayer (4-1, 2-0 1A West) is scheduled to play Bagdad on Friday, Sept. 23, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
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