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June 17, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As they have done all season, Jackie Silva and Janice Opalinski were thrilling the crowd with their line-drive serves in the Huntington Beach Open women's pro volleyball tournament Saturday. A few feet away, Rita Crockett-Royster and her partner, Dennie Knoop, were struggling with their second-round match. It would be easy for Crockett-Royster to be a bit upset with Silva, a friend and former partner who has won the first five stops on the tour with Opalinski of San Juan Capistrano.
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June 17, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As they have done all season, Jackie Silva and Janice Opalinski were thrilling the crowd with their line-drive serves in the Huntington Beach Open women's pro volleyball tournament Saturday. A few feet away, Rita Crockett-Royster and her partner, Dennie Knoop, were struggling with their second-round match. It would be easy for Crockett-Royster to be a bit upset with Silva, a friend and former partner who has won the first five stops on the tour with Opalinski of San Juan Capistrano.
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March 25, 1988
Rita Crockett Royster had 18 kills and 11 digs to lead the Los Angeles Starlites to a 15-7, 15-11, 15-7 victory over San Jose in a Major League Volleyball game Thursday at Golden West College. The Starlites are 9-1; San Jose is 4-6.
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May 2, 1988
Rita Crockett-Royster had 14 kills to lead the Los Angeles Starlites to a 15-10, 15-6, 15-11 victory over Chicago Sunday night in a Major League Volleyball League match at Golden West College. The victory clinches the league title for the Starlites (17-3). Chicago is 5-14. Crockett-Royster also had 23 digs and 5 blocks.
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April 9, 1988
The Los Angeles Starlites extended their home winning streak to 10 consecutive games by defeating the Arizona Blaze, 11-15, 15-12, 15-5, 15-6, Friday in a Major League Volleyball match at Golden West College. Rita Crockett-Royster had 19 digs and 10 kills to lead the Starlites (10-3), who have won seven in a row at home this season and 10 over two years. Arizona is 2-12.
SPORTS
April 17, 1988
The Los Angeles Starlites defeated the Chicago Breeze, 9-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-10, in front of 300 at Golden West College in a Major League Volleyball match Saturday. It was the 11th consecutive victory at home for first-place Los Angeles (13-3), dating back to last season. Los Angeles is 8-0 at home this year. The Starlites' Rita Crockett-Royster and Jeanne Beauprey-Reeves led all players with 14 kills, and Michelle Boyette had 42 assists. Chicago is in fifth place with a record of 5-10.
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April 24, 1988
Rita Crockett-Royster had 21 kills and Dale Keough-Hall had 22 digs to lead the Los Angeles Starlites to a 15-11, 12-15, 15-5, 15-9 victory Saturday over the New York Liberties in a Major League Volleyball match played in White Plains, N.Y. Before the match, the Starlites (15-3) played the remainder of the suspended Hall of Fame match, defeating the Liberties, 15-7, 15-5, 7-15, 15-13. Keough-Hall had 19 kills in that match and was named the match's most valuable player.
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May 22, 1988
The Los Angeles Starlites won the Major League Volleyball championship Saturday night by defeating the San Jose Golddiggers,15-7, 15-8, 15-10, at Minneapolis. This is the second straight championship in the Los Angeles professional team's two-year history. The Starlites also beat San Jose in last year's title match. The Starlites finished the season with a record of 19-5, while the runner-up Golddiggers ended at 13-11.
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June 16, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY
Janice Opalinski of San Juan Capistrano and Jackie Silva of Redondo Beach will put their five-match winning streak on the line this weekend at the Huntington Beach Open women's pro beach volleyball tournament. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. today and Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The finals are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday. Opalinski and Silva have won all five tour stops since forming their partnership at the start of the season.
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May 25, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Reno had only a few seconds to savor her first pro beach volleyball victory Sunday when the economic reality of the moment set in. You win. You buy. Shortly after accepting her trophy--a beer can encased in plastic--and a check for $5,875, Reno was confronted by Angela Rock, an opponent on the tour. "You're buying the beers," Rock informed Reno.
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