University of the Pacific’s young volleyball team came up with a big day in Arizona.
The Tigers won twice at the Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz, beating San Diego State 3-2 and Lipscomb 3-1.
In their opener, the Tigers (3-2) bested the Aztecs 19-25, 25-18, 25-16, 22-15, 15-9. Riley Ramsey had 18 kills and a sparkling .485 hitting percentage, Kaitlyn Lines had 15 kills and Riley Patterson had 13, and Jadyn Tubbs had 28 digs .
Pacific rallied after losing the first game to beat the Bisons 22-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-22. Lines had another fine match with 18 kills and four aces, Patterson had 17 kills, Lauren Cline and Allison Dennemann had 10 kills each and Gabby Leo had 31 assists.
The Tigers play Arizona at noon today.
Rawhide 6, Ports 1
At Stockton, Jazz Chisholm hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Daulton Varsho hit a two-run home run and had two hits for Visalia. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Ports.
The home run by Chisholm, part of a five-run inning, broke a scoreless tie before Varsho hit a two-run home run later in the inning.
Pacific 3, Sacramento State 1
At Pacific, Beth Burgess and Kendal Bietsch scored 23 seconds apart in the 25th minute as the Tigers (2-3-0) overcame an early deficit to beat the winless Hornets (0-4-1). Katie Martinez scored an insurance goal in the 79th minute, and Pacific goalkeeper Regan Heslop had seven saves.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
High Sierra Classic
At Reno, St. Mary’s swept on the day, beating McQueen of Reno 25-15, 26-16; Yerington (Nevada) 25-18, 25-12; and Nevada Union of Grass Valley 25-9, 26-24. Emma Miller had a total of 21 kills for the Rams (6-0), and Brianna Foo had 30 assists.
Wilson wins USGA event
Jeff Wilson has finally claimed a United States Golf Association win.
The former Pacific golfer from Fairfield nabbed his first USGA win at the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. He claimed the title with a 2-and-1 over defending champion Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa.
“I think Sean said it best [at the prize ceremony], it’s really hard to win one of these things,” said Wilson, 55, in a statement released by the USGA. “First you’ve got to get over yourself and then you have to beat the guy playing with you. And it’s difficult.”
Wilson was just one of six Pacific golfer to earn All-America honors (1983, 1984). In 1983, he finished 29th overall at the NCAA Championships.