The Bear River girls soccer team traveled to Golden Sierra High School for the Grizzly Cup Classic soccer tournament over the weekend.
After a tough start losing their first game, the team took three straight games to finish in third place
Friday afternoon the team lost 3-0 to Union Mine in a hard-fought game which was much closer than the score.
The evening game ended in a 5-0 win over Marysville with goals from Angeline Oliveri, Darian Coggan, Lauren Burke, Jessie Cregar and Mary Halloran.
Saturday’s early game was against a good Forest Lake Christian team. The Lady Bruins needed a win to move on in the tournament. The team played exceptionally well, keeping the ball in the opponents half for the majority of the game.
Under heavy pressure and with only a few minutes to play, the Lady Falcons finally conceded a penalty kick which was easily converted giving Bear River a 1-0 win and a berth in the consolation game.
The Lady Bruins faced the host Golden Sierra Grizzlies in the consolation game which would determine the third place trophy winner. Bear River dominated the game and with 15 minutes left, Angeline Oliveri placed a well-taken strike in the low corner of the net and the Lady Bruins held on for the 1-0 victory and a third place trophy.
The Bruins showed well in their first games of the season. The team managed three shutouts in their three wins with solid defensive play from Olivia Kirks, Tessa Gemignani. Mary Halloran, and goal keepers Sarah Holderman and Jessica Cregar. The offense was led by Oliveri with three goals. The midfield led by the speedy Lauren Burke, and the tireless Kayleigh Siebels, kept pressure on the opponents, created opportunities, and scored half the goals.
Rocklin 5, Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners opened the Sierra Foothill League with a loss Monday, falling to the Thunder by two.
Nevada Union did hold a 3-0 lead over last season’s league champs, but couldn’t hold on for the win.
Alexis Deatrick took the circle for NU, throwing four innings, allowing six hits and four runs. Lacey Peternell pitched the remaining two innings, allowing two hits and one run.
At the plate, Sarah Lundmark, Shyanne Parrish, Peternell and Lacey Burr all picked up hits.
The Lady Miners (2-2, 0-1 SFL) take the diamond again Wednesday against Oroville.
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