The Nevada Union girls water polo team hit its first bump in the Sierra Foothill League road Wednesday, falling to Granite Bay, 8-3.
The Lady Miners struggled to slow Granite Bay’s top threat and, at the same time, couldn’t find their offensive groove.
“They were very physical,” NU head coach Craig Zetterberg said of Granite Bay. “Frankly, they were were bigger, stronger, faster and they played a very physical game.”
Nicole Blaney led NU with two goals, and Shawna Latter scored the other.
The Lady Miners (11-5-1, 3-1 SFL) will now head to a tournament in Fresno before concluding the season with games against Rocklin and Del Oro.
Boys water polo
Granite Bay 17, Nevada Union 7
The Miners had a tough time against the Grizzlies Wednesday, losing by 10 in Granite Bay’s pool.
Parker Rhodes led NU with three goals, and Earl English and Chase Milhous added two each to round out the NU scoring.
In the net, Grant Clove made four steals and six blocks for NU.
JV: Granite Bay 11, Nevada Union 6
The Miners fought the Grizzlies close, but in the end, Granite Bay was too much.
In the loss, Andrew Pardini scored three goals, Andre Breaux tallied two and Miles Yamauchi netted the other NU goal.
The Miners’ goaltender, Max Morales, made seven blocks and grabbed two steals. Tanner Richnak stood out on defense with five steals.
Bruins fare well at Dixon tourney
The Bear River water polo teams competed in the Dixon Tournament at Solano Community College this past Saturday.
After 12 games of polo, it was a successful day for all four Bruin teams.
The junior varsity squad set out to win a trophy and did just that going undefeated for the day.
The Bear River teams will host a water polo clinic next week during the area’s October school break. The clinic is for all third- to eighth-grade students and will run Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m. For more details, contact Daryn Glasgow@ email@example.com.
Nevada Union 1, Roseville 1
The Miners battled the Tigers Tuesday to a tie.
NU netted its only goal off the leg of Nikolai Breiter, who was assisted by Greg Paul.
With the tie, NU is now 3-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in SFL play.
JV: Roseville 2, Nevada Union 1
The Miners fell by goal to the Tigers Tuesday.
Rocky Van Der Meer notched NU’s only goal, coming off an assist by Cameron Fry.
Granite Bay 8, Nevada Union 1
The Nevada Union girls tennis team played a tough Granite Bay team Wednesday afternoon at the Johnson Ranch Country Club.
Emma Hales played a good match at No. 1 but did not show all that she is capable of with a score of 2-6 and 3-6.
Avery Wick, Emaline Peeler, and Mone’t Russell at the No. 2, 3, and 4 positions respectively also fell short.
In the No. 5 singles match, Sierra Dallugge dug deep to win her contest in a third-set tiebreaker.
NU also struggled in the No. 6 singles match where Claire Picone finished 0-6, 3-6.
In No. 1 doubles, Hayley Barton and Becca Hofheinz with several deuce game chances fell 0-6, 1-6. Macy Wood and Stacie Bernasconi made it close in the first set but lost 5-7, 1-6. The third team of Kellie Cooke and Megan Goforth made their opponents work but fell 3-6, 1-6.
On Thursday, the Lady Miners play Rocklin at 3:30 p.m. at Nevada Union.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.