The Forest Lake Christian girls soccer team is moving on to the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoffs after topping Trinity Prep, 1-0, in Napa.
The No. 5 seeded Lady Falcons got their lone goal and the game-winner in the first half on a penalty kick.
After a Trinity Prep player was called for a hand ball in the goalie box, FLC freshman forward Sarah Jeffries netted the penalty kick to grab the edge.
Pitching a shutout in the goal for FLC was freshman goaltender Riley Ballard.
The Lady Falcons (9-6-1, 7-2-1 Central Valley Christian League) will hit the pitch again Wednesday in the second round of the playoffs when they travel to take on top-seeded Bradshaw Christian.
Woodcreek 5, Nevada Union 1
The Lady Miners closed their season Thursday by honoring lone senior and team captain Bailey Voss, then falling to Woodcreek by four.
Nevada Union trotted out a few new pitchers in its final game, pitching Sarah Lundmark and Cheyanne Ramos. The two managed the Woodcreek offense well, allowing just five runs between them. In two previous games between Woodcreek and NU, the Lady Timberwolves had tallied 16 runs.
From the plate, NU got two hits from Savannah Ozuna and two hits from Torri Parman.
Despite a season in which the Lady Miners went 5-19-1 overall and 0-15 in the Sierra Foothill League, head coach Kelly Boren said he is optimistic about next season as NU will return 13 of its 14 players.
JV: Woodcreek 16,
Nevada Union 1
The Lady Miners closed their season Thursday on a sour note, losing to Woodcreek by 15.
NU (5-14, 1-14 SFL) got hits from Hannah Adams, Gracie Ramos and Devinity Buendia in the loss.
JV: Woodcreek 13,
Nevada Union 2
Woodcreek put this one to bed early, scoring 10 runs in the top of the first inning.
NU scored single runs in the first inning and second inning but couldn’t get enough going to complete the five-inning contest.
NU’s offensive highlight was Jonathan Finau’s booming double over the center fielder’s head.
The Miners end their season 11-15-1 overall and 5-10 in the rugged Sierra Foothill League. Top hitters for the Miners this season were Brock Grininger (.422) and Christian Straub (.311). On the mound, the Miners were led by Straub and Chris Sardo. Both had impressive earned run averages below three runs a game (Sardo 2.83 and Straub 2.70). To see the full statistics of the Miners’ season, visit http://nevadaunionbaseball.com.
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