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Castilleja gets its volleyball season off to a winning start

 

Castilleja opened its 2014 volleyball season with a 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-27, 15-7 marathon nonleague victory over visiting San Mateo on Tuesday night.

The match, however, was a CCS Sportsmanship contest and does not count on either team's record.

Castilleja junior Madeline Johnson led the Gators with 18 kills and five aces with senior Sarah Rose adding 19 kills and five aces. Sophomore Elle Kass also served well, leading Castilleja with six aces.

Baseball

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson made his first MLB start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night and made it memorable by getting his first hit in the Major Leagues.

Pederson took center field in Dodger Stadium, replacing the struggling Yasiel Puig, and produced his hit during the Dodgers' 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in a battle of division leaders.

Pederson didn't touch a ball in the outfield after being called by LA manager Don Mattingly as the best center fielder on the club before the game. Pederson's debut hit was a soft single to center in the second inning.

Soccer

Palo Alto 00G Blue captured the Girls U15 Premier flight at the United Cup in Southern California last weekend, posting a 2-1 overtime victory over CV Crossfire in the championship match.

The team went 5-0 for the tournament, outscoring its opponents by 17-3 during the weekend. The 00G Blue team is coached by Chris Fitzpatrick.

Tennis

Top-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton saw her hopes of winning the girls' junior division title at the US Open disappear in a 7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-1 upset loss to Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Tuesday at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

The 15-year-old Bellis did keep title hopes alive elsewhere as she came back later in the day to team with Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic to post a 6-4, 6-2 victory in doubles over Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Greetja Minnen of Belgium.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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