The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its bid for a Central Valley California League title, beating reigning champ Woodland Christian in a five-set epic, 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 15-11.
It was the Lady Falcons’ second victory over Woodland Christian this season, keeping their record in league unblemished and two games ahead of second-place Victory Christian with just five matches left.
In the victory over Woodland Christian, Morgan Koch set a career high in kills with a whopping 29. The senior also had 17 digs and three blocks. Junior Hailey Adams came up big for FLC with 10 kills and two blocks, one of which came during a critical moment in the decisive fifth set. Hannah Zea added 10 kills and 29 digs, Aly English led the team with 29 assists, and Emily Pearce had seven kills and 17 assists.
FLC (16-4, 8-0 CVCL) is back on the court Thursday when they travel to face Victory Christian.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Sacramento Waldorf 1
The Falcons continue to soar through the Central Valley California League, notching a four-goal victory over league foe Sacramento Waldorf Tuesday.
In the win, senior captain Hunter Semen tallied a hat trick, netting three goals to push FLC past the Waves.
Daniel Cuneo added a header and Scott Gauthier put one in and assisted on another as the Falcons improved to 6-0 in league play. Logan Ray, FLC’s top goal-scorer, assisted on three goals, and Jared Hankins had an assist.
Defensively, Sean Kadera had 18 steals, Jason Foster stole 15, and Tyler Young grifted 12.
The Falcons (11-4-1, 6-0 CVCL) hit the pitch again Friday for their homecoming game against Victory Christian. The game gets started at 4 p.m., and homecoming festivities start around 5:45 p.m.
Roseville 6, Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners hosted Roseville Tuesday in a Sierra Foothill League duel.
Emma Hales won her match in the No. 1 singles contest, as did Sierra Dallugge in the No. 6 match.
Katie King had a tough loss in the No. 2 singles match, losing in three sets. NU’s Nos. 3, 4 and 5 players all lost in straight sets.
Macy Wood and Stacie Bernasconi won in the No. 3 doubles match, 6-2, 6-3. The Lady Miners No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams both took it to three sets but fell short. The Lady Miners are back at it today against Del Oro today at Nevada Union.