The Nevada Union and Bear River boys golf teams linked up Wednesday with a scrimmage at Lake of the Pines Golf Course with the Miners prevailing by 40 strokes, 200-240.
NU’s Logan Lowe turned in the afternoon’s low score shooting 36 to lead all golfers in the par-35 match. Teammate Dominic Stepanian shot the afternoon’s next lowest round at 38, which was also matched by the Bruins’ Jake DePass. Andrew Puleo shot a 39 for the Miners to help earn them a preseason victory.
The Miners host a three-way competition with Napa and Yuba City at 3 p.m. today at the Alta Sierra Country Club.
Nevada Union takes
3rd place at tourney
The Nevada Union girls soccer team returned from the Woodland Spring Classic tournament last weekend where it went 3-1 and brought home the third-place trophy.
“The combination we have this season is one of the strongest I have personally seen in a long time,” said head coach Ken Ramirez in an email. “Our division is the toughest in the North State and we are gearing up for a competitive season.”
NU opened the tournament Friday with a 5-1 win over American Canyon followed by a 3-1 loss to River Valley. In the loss, the girls played a pretty evenly matched game, but River Valley was able to put away two goals off direct kicks, said Ramirez. Saturday the Lady Miners had four starters who were unable to play and they still went on to shutout Mariposa 5-0, which put them in the consolation bracket. NU kept its streak going as it beat Modesto, 4-3.
Christy O’Conner led the way for the Lady Miners scoring six goals in the tourney. Delaney Graham also stepped up big for her team scoring four goals while Julia Ramirez, Cayce Shaw, Paige Chapman, Ella Corbett, and Sarah Christal each contributed one goal.
“I have to take a moment to thank the club coaches these girls have had over the years,” Ramirez said. “Helping them to develop the necessary skill sets and game sense allows us to unite the players, form a team and then determine where best to play each player and what to focus on next in training to get the optimum high school team.”
Preseason play provides an opportunity to test the depth of the roster and apply different strategies to see how effective they are, added Ramirez.
NU’s next preseason match is Tuesday at Folsom.