Now a sensational 17-0, ranked No. 1 nationally, Cal State San Bernardino’s women’s volleyball squad heads to the road for matches at Cal State East Bay-Hayward, San Francisco State, Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Domiguez Hills over the next two weekends.
The Lady Coyotes came off a three-game sweep against visiting Cal Poly Pomona last weekend, over 1,200 fans cramming into Coussoulis Arena to watch freshman setter Marlee Nunley turn to Alexis Cardoza and Stephanie Doak for a combined 21 kills against the last place Lady Mustangs.
Cardoza was all over the court, coming up with nine digs against Cal Poly’s attack, adding a game-high three service aces.
Over their next four matches, the Lady Coyotes will be taking on the CCAA-North Division leaders, San Francisco State (13-5, 6-3), 10-1 at home this season.
Cal State L.A. (12-5, 8-1) is currently second to the Lady Coyotes in the CCAA-South Division. The Lady Eagles dropped their only CCAA match at Coussoulis Arena earlier this season.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Trailing CCAA-leading UC San Diego by a single point in the standings, a once-beaten Cal State San Bernardino has four home matches coming up, the first coming on Friday against San Francisco State.
The Coyotes (8-1-2, 5-1-1) have already knocked off UCSD (11-3, 6-2) this season, a 2-0 finale on the Tritons’ pitch last Oct. 6.
A 4-0 win over Dominguez Hills last Friday -- goals coming from Frank Daroma, Kevin Aguilar, Jeronimo Valdapena and Francisco Gomez’s penalty kick goal -- helped keep the Coyotes in third place.
Jacob Huber stopped two shots in goal, getting backed by 20 minutes from Carlos Barrera.
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At 8-4-2 overall, San Bernardino Valley, including 1-0 in the newly formed Inland Empire Athletic Conference, had Chaffey College-Rancho Cucamonga (9-4-1, 1-1) on its schedule this week before squaring off against highly surprising Norco College (5-5-2, 1-0-1).
Arturo Magana and Luis Hernandez shared equal time in goal, saving a combined five shots on goal.
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One centerpiece in the University of Redlands landing back into SCIAC men’s soccer contention was the play of junior midfielder Collin ChubbFertal.
He was conference Player of the Week off a pair of winning matches -- scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Chapman, then assisting on the winning goal in a 3-2 win over Cal Lutheran.
Back-to-back 1-0 losses to second place Whittier and fourth place Occidental, plus a 2-2 draw against first place Claremont-Mudd has held the Bulldogs in third place -- good enough for that end-of-the-season SCIAC Tournament.
Since that draw on the Stags’ home pitch, Redlands has won five straight.
GIRLS PREP VOLLEYBALL
Citrus Belt League champion Citrus Valley (21-6, 9-1) drew Mission Viejo in Thursday night’s CIF-Southern Section despite dropping its rematch against Redlands East Valley in four games last week.
The Lady Diablos (12-11, 4-4), third place in the Sea View League, drew the road match in the Division 3 opening round.
Aquinas takes on West Covina, the Hacienda League runners-up, in the opening round of this week’s CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. After an 18-7 season, the Lady Falcons’ 11-4 was good enough for third place behind powerful Ontario Christian in the Ambassador League standings.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Citrus Valley High freshman Ethan Romero took seventh place in a heavily flooded top 10 filled with Redlands East Valley runners in last week’s Citrus Belt League mini-meet.
While REV’s boys beat runner-up Yucaipa handily, 15-68 with Citrus Valley a distant third place (81), Romero’s 15:30.8 clocking was 36 seconds off REV winning Matthew Casillas’ winning time of 14:54.
San Gorgonio outdueled Arroyo Valley, 39-46, off a 3-6-7-10-13 performance, led by Raul Andrade's third place run (17:18) in the San Andreas League mini-meet last week. Elvis Bui, Edgar Ocampo and Tony Bui each coming up with top 10 finishes to lift the Spartans to the team win.
Unique Solis and Marisabell Saucedo ran 5-6 in the girls' race for the Lady Spartans, a race won by Arroyo Valley.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Ever since its home field-winning streak came to an end against No. 14 Cerritos College last month, state-ranked No. 10 San Bernardino Valley College hasn’t surrendered a single goal in the five matches since. That includes a 0-0 draw at unranked Victor Valley last week.
SBVC (8-2-2, 4-0-1) shut out Mt. San Jacinto, Cerro Cosa-Ridgecrest, Norco and Chaffey before its duel against Victor Valley.
Second place Chaffey College, a 2-0 loser at SBVC last week, will host the Lady Wolverines in a Nov. 5 rematch. Nayeli Sandoval and Aailyah Rubio scored against Chaffey, which squared off against goalkeeper Tayler Milner, who saved nine shots.