Lady Bruins to tangle with Hillgals
After trouncing Foothill in straight sets, 25-9, 25-10, 25-9, Tuesday night, the Bear River girls volleyball team heads into a critical matchup with Placer, which is unbeaten in Pioneer Valley League play.
The Lady Bruins (22-12, 7-1 PVL) will host the Hillgals (22-4, 8-0 PVL) Thursday in a contest that will likely decide the conference winner. If Bear River wins, it can earn a share of the PVL title. If Placer wins, it will win the PVL title outright.
Tuesday night against Foothill, the Lady Bruins got 15 kills from Sara Schell, seven kills from Kirsten Pereira, five kills from Amanda Clark, and 29 assists from Kaya Johnson.
The matchup with Placer starts at 6 p.m. and will take place at Jack R. McRory gymnasium.
Woodcreek 1, Nevada Union 0
In a game that would have assured the Miners a second straight trip to the playoffs, NU dropped the ball, losing to Woodcreek by a goal.
Luckily for NU, so did the other team vying for the playoff spot. Del Oro lost to Roseville 4-2 Tuesday, setting up a one-game playoff between the Miners and the Golden Eagles.
The matchup will take place 4 p.m. Thursday on a neutral field at Rocklin High School.
Girls water polo
Nevada Union 9, Rocklin 6
The Lady Miners team moved to 7-4 in Sierra Foothill play after sinking Rocklin.
Hayley Chase led the Lady Miners in victory with three goals, Nicole Blaney added two goals to go with three steals, and Robyn Fernandez netted two goals and a steal.
Also chipping in for Nevada Union were Kim Ellis and Sydney Chambers with a goal each.
Blaney and Chambers led the team defensively, said head coach Craig Zetterberg.
Even with the win, the Lady Miners (16-10, 7-4 SFL) need to win Thursday against Del Oro and get some help from around the league if they hope to make the playoffs.
Thursday’s matchup with Del Oro is also senior night for the NU team.
Arnett closes season at SJS Divisionals
Megan Arnett of the Lady Miners shot a 108 at the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals Monday at the Serrano Country Club.
Although the Lady Miner team didn’t qualify for divisionals as a team, Arnett made it as an individual. On a rain-soaked day at the links Arnett’s 108 wasn’t good enough to put her in the top-six, thus ending her season.
Granite Bay’s Paige Lee took the top individual prize, shooting a two-over-par 74.
St. Francis took the team title with a 443, Rocklin came in second with a 463, and Granite Bay was third with a 496.
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