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Valley roundup: Aztecs continue DVL golf dominance | USA Today High School Sports

Xavier Prep's Vera Markevich puts on the 4th green during a match against Palm Desert High School on October 1, 2015.

Xavier Prep’s Vera Markevich puts on the 4th green during a match against Palm Desert High School on October 1, 2015.

The Palm Desert High School girls’ golf team continued its stellar DVL play on Thursday with a convincing victory over Xavier Prep at Marriott Desert Springs Resort.

The Aztecs won 202-266 behind a fine even-par 36 by match medalist Kiki Liu. Jiyoon Jang added a 37, and she was followed by Lily Rodriguez (41), Madison Walker (42) and Madison Rincon (46).

Vera Markevich led the Saints with a 37, while Zoe Walker added a 41, Rhiannon Celaya, a 58, and Mihiri Chandrasena and Hailey Dewegeli both with a 65.

Palm Desert (10-0, 7-0) plays at Tahquitz Creek Resort against Cathedral City on Tuesday.


La Quinta 3, Coachella Valley 0: The Blackhawks moved to 3-0 in the DVL with a sweep of the Arabs Thursday night, 25-10, 25-11, 25-7.

The Blackhawks were led on the court by Nicole Svoboda with five blocks, Kyrsti Photias with 25 assists and Jolie Samuelson, who recorded 18 kills and six digs.

La Quinta takes the court next at Palm Springs on Tuesday.

Desert Christian Academy 3, Redlands Adventist Academy 0: The Conquerors improved to 8-3 and 5-0 in league action with a sweep of Redlands Adventist 25-18, 25-23, 25-11.

As a team, DCA recorded 17 aces, led by five each from Abby Wagner and Meraiah Martinez. Grace Johnson (six) and Bella Smith (five) added to the team’s total 23 kills.

The Conquerors are back in action Tuesday at Mesa Grande Academy.

Yucca Valley 3, Rancho Mirage 1: Despite winning a tight second set 25-23, the Rattlers fell to Yucca Valley 25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23.

Brooke Topliff led the team in assists (37) and aces (six), while Kylie Davenport recorded 10 kills and Alyssa Johnson had 41 digs.

The Rattlers take the court next at Shadow Hills Tuesday.

Shadow Hills 3, Big Bear 0: The Knights improved to an undefeated 4-0 in De Anza League play with a straight-sets victory on the road 25-11, 25-20, 25-11.

Aviana Ortiz recorded four aces and 12 digs, while Trinity Castaneda led the team with nine kills.

The Knights compete next on Tuesday against Rancho Mirage.

Desert Mirage 3, Calipatria 0: The Rams took home a victory with a sweep of Calipatria 25-23, 25-22, 25-17.

Joanna Garcia led the Rams 18 assists, while Genesis Serrato recorded 13 digs, 11 aces and five blocks, along with Daniella Espinoza’s 14 kills.

Desert Mirage competes next on Tuesday at home against Twentynine Palms.

Palm Valley 3, Bloomington Christian 0: The Firebirds put together a sweep of Bloomington Christian with solid effort from upperclassmen and freshmen alike.

The Firebirds compete next on Monday at home against Redlands Adventist.

West Shores defeats Indio: West Shores improved to 10-1-1 on the season with the team’s fourth win over a Desert Valley League opponent this season.

The Wildcats have now extended their home winning streak to 26 matches, dating back to a 2013 CIF playoff loss in the quarterfinals.

Karina Muneton added nine kills, while Corryn Doll led the team with 15 assists.

West Shores plays its first league game at Borrego Springs High School Tuesday.

Girls’ golf

Coachella Valley 315, Cathedral City 332: The low scorer for the Lady Arabs was Natalia Gonzalez with a 53, and Vivica Garcia added a 60. For Cathedral City Haley Bartsch shot a 55 followed by Lexie Guanajuato with 67.

Next for the Arabs (9-5) is a home match against La Quinta on Tuesday, while the Lions host Palm Desert.

La Quinta 271, Indio 320: The Blackhawks outdistanced the Rajahs behind top scorers Mariah Moon and Jacy Esteves.

Indio was paced by Alexyah Duran and Alix Garcia.

Boys’ water polo

Xavier 12, Indio 4: The Saints grabbed another Desert Valley League win Thursday afternoon, with goals scored by Troy Boydstun, Kyle Cenicola, Robert Delgado and Kole Dempster.

Cross country

Shadow Hills at De Anza Meet No. 1: In the girls’ race, the Knights finished third at Big Bear Lake. They were paced by Nyah Chavez (11th, 22:14), Paige Fullen (13th, 22:30), and Jasmin Gallegos (16th, 23:17). Other top finishers were Samantha Torres (23:56) and Gabrielle Esquivel (23:58). Big Bear won and Yucca Valley was second.

In the boys’ race, the Knights placed fourth, led by Isaiah Gonzalez (15th, 17:53), Alejandro Grant (17th, 18:15), and Joel Morin (24th, 19:09). Jon Aroz (19:31) and Erik Perezgil (19:36) rounded out the top five Knights finishers. Yucca Valley won and Big Bear finished second.

Girls’ tennis

La Quinta 13, Cathedral City 5: Despite the loss, the Lions showed improvement over their last match against the Blackhawks, pulling in two more match victories.

Ruby Parra won a singles match 6-3, along with Araceli Martinez (6-1, 6-3) and Paola Lopez (7-5). Doubles tandem Jazmin Munoz and Isela Orozco (7-6) also won.

The Lions play next on Friday at home against Coachella Valley.

Tennis camp

The Rattlesnake Tennis Academy, an instructional camp for juniors ages 8-18, will begin Oct. 17 and run for six weeks on Saturdays and Sundays at Rancho Mirage High School. The cost is $8 per class or $60 for all 12. To enroll, contact Owen McIntosh at (760) 568-4805 or [email protected] Note: On previous occasions when this note has appeared it included an incorrect e-mail address. This is the correct one.

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