The Bear River girls volleyball squad (25-12, 9-1 Pioneer Valley League) wrapped up its final regular season match with a 3-0 sweep of Colfax on the road, winning 25-14, 25-19, 25-15. The win earned the Bruins a share of the PVL title with Placer.
Sara Schell led the attack for Bear River, slamming down 18 kills. Amanda Clark added seven more kills, and Kirsten Pereira finished with six. Haley Brown managed to drop in three aces, while Kaya Johnson amassed 37 assists, providing the Lady Bruins with plenty of momentum as they get ready for their playoff run.
The Lady Bruins JV team also finished off another stellar season, going undefeated for the second straight year to claim back-to-back PVL titles.
Forest Lake Christian 3,
Cristo Rey 0
The Lady Falcons (18-6, 10-2 Central Valley California League) coasted to a sweep in their last match of the season Tuesday at home against Cristo Rey, winning 25-8, 25-5 and 25-12. The win sealed up a second-place finish in the CVCL for Forest Lake Christian, which finished one game behind Woodland Christian.
Morgan Koch led the way with four kills and two blocks. Sarah Ponce contributed three kills and three digs, adjusting well playing outside, as opposed to her back-row specialist position. Emily Pearce added 11 assists, one kill, five aces and 19 total service points to help the Lady Falcons take care of business.
Forest Lake Christian now looks ahead to the playoffs, which begin next Tuesday. Last season the Falcons were knocked out in the first round against Turlock.
Falcons close out tough season
The Falcons (3-16-3, 1-7 CVCL) finished up their season last week in the Central Valley California League with two conference games. On Oct. 23, the Falcons suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss at home in the final minutes of regulation to Cornerstone, which needed the win to make the playoffs. Hunter Seman scored the Falcons’ lone goal with the assist coming from senior Colin Moore.
In Thursday’s 3-1 loss at Cristo Rey, it was Sean Kadera with the assist and Moore who found the back of the net, capping off his tremendous career at Forest Lake.
“Moore is our team’s only senior,” said head coach Steven Koch. “He had a great career and was very instrumental keeping us in games. He’s a strong candidate for the CVC All-League team and is considering playing in college.”