SPRING ROUNDUP : 'Riders Suffer Power Shortage in Bell Loss

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Bell has surpassed Roosevelt as the top regional volleyball power defeating the defending City Section 4-A finalist Roughriders, 16-14, 8-15, 15-8, 15-13.

Monday's match, the last of the regular season, capped the Southeastern Conference title for the Eagles (10-0).

After missing game point in the first game, the Roughriders came back to win the second. But Roosevelt's hitters lost their confidence in an extended rally in the third game, and their second match to Bell.

The Roughriders were led by Richard Rodriguez with 14 kills while Dickie Purcell led the Eagles with 22 kills and 14 blocks.

VOLLEYBALL

South Gate 3, Jefferson 2--The Rams outlasted the Democrats, 15-11, 15-4, 9-15, 12-15, 15-11, in a 2 1/2-hour Eastern League match Monday. Democrat senior Carlos Sevedra had five blocks and 10 kills. Teammate Marcos Meza had 17 kills and eight blocks and a serving ace.

Garfield 3, Jordan 0--Garfield trounced host Jordan on Monday, 15-10, 15-10, 15-4. Ricardo Garibay had five serving aces and setter Luis Munoz made 65 assists in the Central League win. Hitter Alex Montes had 10 kills.

SOFTBALL

Roosevelt 8, Jordan 1--The Roughriders scored five runs in the bottom of the third on a series of Bulldog errors Thursday. Winning pitcher Liz Ballesteros improved her record to 8-2 with a 0.47 ERA.

Garfield 13, Fremont 1--Four first-inning runs, including Angelica Enriquez's single for two RBIs, sparked Garfield in a Southeastern Conference game Thursday. Garfield pitcher Alma Limon improved to 9-2.

Bell 14, Huntington Park 11--The Eagles led 9-7 by the end of the second during a Southeastern Conference game Thursday. The hit parade continued until winning pitcher Yvette Serrano shut down the Spartans. Bell had first-inning homers by Rosa Delgado and Magdalena Soto.

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