The Nevada Union girls soccer team fell on the road to Colfax Wednesday, 2-1, losing on a direct kick in the final minutes.
The Lady Miners found themselves in the defending half for most of the first period. Colfax’s offensive pressure eventually poked a hole in the NU defense as the Falcons netted the first goal of the game.
The Lady Miners rallied and after a failed shot, dropped the ball back to junior Shelby Dilorenzo, playing stopper, who shot from 18 yards out for the score and the 1-1 tie.
Keeper Emma Curtis did a great job denying the Falcons from any more scoring. At the second half whistle the Lady Miners poured on the attack and was able to take several shots before the Falcons could regain control.
With about 13 minutes left in play the Falcons were awarded a direct kick and were able to convert for the win.
NU opens Sierra Foothill League play Tuesday at Rocklin.
Frosh: Nevada Union 9,
Rio Americano 3
The Miners bounced back nicely from its first defeat of the season, taking down Rio Americano by six runs.
Nevada Union (5-1) got stellar performances on the mound with Cain Lackey, Brad Hedger and Ryan Bradshaw combining to hold Rio to just three runs.
Head coach Craig Fleenor gave his defense a lot of credit for the win as well.
The Miners hit the field again today when they travel to take on Yuba City.
JV: Granite Bay 5, Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners gave up five unearned runs Wednesday, and it led to a tough loss at the hands of Granite Bay.
Bailey Kennedy pitched all seven innings for NU, allowed 10 hits, one walk and struck out five.
Devinity Buendeia led the NU offense with three hits, two of which were doubles. Kendall Bivona chipped in a pair of hits for NU in the loss.
The loss was the first for the Lady Miners this season who will look to turn things around Friday at a tournament in Chico.
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