COSTA MESA — Maria Hansen-Perez struck out nine and allowed nine hits as Imperial Valley College's softball team edged host Orange Coast College 6-5 Thursday.
Jenny Ramirez went two-for-three and Mercedes Gonzalez smacked a double and drove in a run.
The Arabs (2-3) play at 9 a.m. Saturday in the College of the Desert Tournament in Palm Desert.
Central 3, Palo Verde 0
BLYTHE — Francisco Espinoza and Salim Ruiz both scored a goal as Central Union High's boys soccer team shut out host Palo Verde High on Thursday 3-0.
Palo Verde scored the third goal for the Spartans.
Central (6-10-4 overall, 3-3-1 Imperial Valley League) plays next at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Holtville.
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