PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union volleyball sweeps Del Oro, remains unbeaten in league play
March 14, 2017
The Nevada Union boys volleyball team notched its second straight Sierra Foothill League victory after sweeping Del Oro in three sets, 25-13, 28-26, 25-20, Monday at Albert Ali Gymnasium.
The Miners used a balanced attack to top the Golden Eagles, getting kills from eight different players in the win.
Leading the way for NU was senior Lucas Kerley with 13 kills, 16 digs and four blocks.
Senior Shawn Droivold and junior Nick Ashbaugh each tallied seven kills, junior Ibrahim Torkman notched six, senior Trevor Campbell had three, senior Leo Zilmen and junior Tanner Quiggle each had two, and junior setter Sam Hales had one.
Junior setter Morgan Garten led the Miners with 20 assists. Hales dished out 18 assists.
Campbell led the defense with 17 digs and was also strong from the service line with three aces.
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The Miners have now won seven of their first nine contests and are 2-0 in SFL play.
Nevada Union opened the 2017 season with four straight victories, including wins over Antelope, Ponderosa, Liberty and McClatchy. The Miners also have wins over Whitney and Rocklin. NU's only losses this season came against Ponderosa and Clovis at the Whitney Invitational.
Next up for Nevada Union (7-2, 2-0 SFL) is a home bout today with league combatant Woodcreek.
SUTTER 8, BEAR RIVER 3
The Bruins fell behind early on and never recovered on the road against non-league foe Sutter Tuesday.
The Huskies jumped on the Bruins with three runs in the second inning, another four in the third inning and adding an insurance run in the sixth. Bear River responded with two runs in the fourth, but would only add one more run the rest of the way.
Bright spots for the Bruins include, Jake Rogers with a base hit, an RBI and a run scored, Justin Kilgore added a base hit and an RBI, and Trevor Hennig went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Peyton Turner had a hit and scored a run, and Justin Dooley notched a base knock and a run scored.
In all Bear River had six hits and gave up seven to the Huskies, but five errors hurt them. Of Sutter's eight runs, four were earned.
Bear River is now 0-7 in non-league play. The Bruins will now gear up for their first Pioneer Valley League game of the season Thursday at home against Center.
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