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Sports - September 7, 2018

Sports Shorts

HOT OFF THE PRESS ...In the first ever match between Chile and the United States women's national soccer teams, Cardinal junior and Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson scored her first ever international goal and Stanford grad Christen Press netted her 45th as Team USA thumped Chile, 3-0, in an international friendly at StubHub Center in Carson. Press is tied with fellow Stanford grad Julie Foudy for 13th on the all-time U.S. goal list. Davidson's goal came off a corner kick from Tobin Heath in the eighth minute. Davidson leaped above her defender to redirect the ball off a Chilean defender and into the net.

OF LOCAL NOTE ...Gunn High grad Natalie Hill has made an immediate impact for the UC Santa Barbara women's soccer team, earning the starting goalkeeper job as a freshman. Hill is 4-1 for the Gauchos and has started the first six games. She has an .089 GAA, made 14 saves and recorded a pair of shutouts. The Gauchos continue a stretch of five consecutive road games on Friday with a game at Fresno State . . . Palo Alto grad Jessica Lee recorded 41 assists in two victories for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team over the weekend. She added four aces in a sweep of Southwestern. The defending NCAA Division national champion Athenas (3-1) travel to San Antonio to take part in the Trinity University Invitational with four matches on Friday and Saturday . . . Menlo-Atherton grad Jacqueline DiSanto recorded 14 digs, served an ace, and had a kill in Michigan's women's volleyball victory over Cleveland State. The Wolverines (6-0) are currently ranked 20th in the AVCA Top 25 and host Oakland and LSU on Friday in the Michigan Challenge . . . Menlo School grad Kristin Sellers was named to the all-tournament team in the Friar Classic after leading the host Brown women's volleyball team to a 1-1 record. She recorded 68 assists and 37 digs in the tourney. Menlo-Atherton grad Eliza Grover ranks second on the Bears with 27 kills. Menlo alum Elisa Merten is among the team leaders in digs with 30 . . . Palo Alto grad Jared Stanley has 10 goals on 14 shots for the Bucknell men's water polo team through five games. He also has eight assists, second on the team. Menlo School grad Scott Little has a pair of goals for the Bison (4-1), who host the Bucknell Invitational beginning Sept. 15.

WORLD CUP WATER POLO...(Will add if room available)

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