Two games are on the slate this week for the Pacific volleyball team, including the Tigers’ home opener.
Pacific will play at California tonight, then head home to host Nevada at noon Saturday in a match that will close play in the Tigers’ non-conference schedule.
The Tigers will first take on a Cal team that’s 7-2 on the season, led by Mima Mirkovic’s 3.97 points, 3.85 digs and 3.58 kills per set. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s home opener brings in Nevada and sophomore Ashley Maki, who ranks 11th among all Division I players with 21 service aces.
Pacific, meanwhile, has its own sophomore star in Kaitlyn Lines, who notched a career-high 28 kills in a match against San Jose State last weekend. Also playing well for the Tigers are Riley Patterson (3.16 kills per set), Riley Ramsey (2.56), as well as freshmen Jadyn Tubbs (4.12 digs per set) and Gabby Leo (4.32 assists).
COLLEGE MEN’S WATER POLO
Sierra 16, Delta 9
At Rocklin, Delta got two goals each from Connor Maroney and Caden Nord in a Big 8 Conference-opening loss to Sierra.
The Mustangs (2-3, 0-1 Big 8) will next play Sept. 20 against Fresno Pacific in Clovis.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Sierra 9, Delta 7
At Sierra, Leti Mosqueda and Jessica Diaz had two goals each, but the Mustangs came up short in a road loss.
Natalee Lamie, Madison Lincoln and Maddie Witkowske each scored for Delta, with Tahlia Pou adding seven saves. The Mustangs will next play in the Riverside Invitational, starting Friday.
PREP GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Lincoln 3, Bear Creek 2
At Bear Creek, the Trojans won in five sets by scores of 25-22, 16-25, 25-13, 23-25, 15-13.
For the Bruins, Samaya Royal had 28 kills and 13 digs while Karina Fardmanesh had 23 digs. Madden Yerena also had 23 assists for Bear Creek (6-5).
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