Pleasant Valley field hockey scores five points and allows no shots in win over River Valley

The Pleasant Valley field hockey team beat River Valley on Monday at home 5-0.

Riley Kucich opened the scoring for the Vikings with an unassisted goal in the first quarter, before Adi Steinbach added an unassisted goal in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Kyra Letcher scored on an assist from Kendall Greytok, and later in the third quarter, Ellie Gallaty and Bella Espinosa each scored unassisted.

Savannah Cresswell played the goalie for PV and didn’t record any saves in the team’s shutout.

PV coach Bill Flory said his team passed the ball efficiently, keeping control of the ball and creating plenty of scoring opportunities.

PV (7-1) will then play at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lassen in Susanville.

Chico 2, Lassen 0: Field hockey team Chico High beat Lassen on Monday on the road for the second time in three days after beating the Grizzlies 1-0 at home on Saturday.

Portia Downey scored the Panthers’ first goal in the fourth quarter unassisted. Fiona Nielsen scored Chico’s second goal on an assist from Klaire Burgess.

Panthers coach Kim Keyawa gave Sofia Pennisi, Camille Irons and Ainsley Starmer a solid defense. In Chico’s cage, Hillary Roady and Ruby Keesey split the time in the shutout.

Chico (6-2) will then play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home against River Valley.

Prepare for girls’ golf

Chico High at the Helen Lengfeld Memorial Tournament: Chico High played at the Helen Lengfeld Memorial tournament hosted by Red Bluff on Monday and finished second in the three-team tournament.

University Prep finished first in the team standings with a combined score of 562, Chico recorded a team score of 592 and Red Bluff got a 599.

Makayla Low Carpenter gave the team low for Chico a 96, Paige Connors recorded a 113 and Yanesha Gray finished with a 123.

Chico is next in action Thursday for Game 4 of the Eastern Athletic League at Gold Hills Golf Course in Redding.

Catherine J. Martinez