The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team is one step closer to a Central Valley California League title and a high seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
The Lady Falcons (19-4, 9-0 CVCL) topped Victory Christian in straight sets, 25-7, 25-8, 25-21, Thursday and are one victory away from clinching the league title.
“Tonight was a really good showing for us,” FLC head coach Travis Smith said. “It was one of those nights where everything was clicking.”
On a night when every Lady Falcon tallied game minutes, senior captain Hannah Zea led the way with 12 kills and three aces. Morgan Koch tallied seven kills, seven digs and two blocks, Emily Pearce chipped in 14 assists, nine digs and four kills, and Aly English added seven kills, eight assists and nine digs. Hailey Adams also had a strong game with four kills on just five attempts.
“Everyone played, and everyone stepped up,” Smith said. “Ultimately, as a coach, that’s what you want. It doesn’t matter who is in, as long as the play stays the same.
FLC takes the court again Tuesday when it faces Cristo Rey.
Girls water polo
Rocklin 11, Nevada Union 8
The Lady Miners fell behind 5-1 early, rallied to tighten the game but, in the end, fell to Sierra Foothill League foe Rocklin.
Nevada Union (13-9-1, 3-2 SFL) got strong performances from Ellie DeMartini and Faith Robichaud with three goals each. Sarah Cudworth added two goals for NU, and Nicole Blaney netted one.
The Lady Miners are still in the thick of the playoff race with a Wednesday win-or-go-home situation against Del Oro. Nevada Union does have a Monday non-league contest with Whitney where it will celebrate senior night.
Boys water polo
Rocklin 18, Nevada Union 8
The Miners couldn’t hang with the Thunder Wednesday, falling by 10 to the water polo powerhouse.
NU’s Parker Rhodes tallied five goals, and Cole Castleberry, Chase Milhous and Alex Fitanides each added one in the loss.
The Miners host Whitney Monday.
Del Oro 8, Nevada Union 1
The Nevada Union girls tennis team played Del Oro Wednesday in the last home match of the season.
NU had a difficult time handling the Golden Eagles’ singles players with the exception of the No. 5 position. Sierra Dallugge won her match in No. 5 singles, taking it in a third-set tiebreaker.
The doubles teams also had a tough day, though the No. 2 doubles team of Macy Wood and Stacie Bernasconi made their opponents work hard for their win.
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