Miners water polo gangs up on ‘Wolves | TheUnion.com

Miners water polo gangs up on ‘Wolves

The Nevada Union boys water polo team squeaked by Woodcreek Thursday, 10-9.

The Miners got goals from seven different players and played solid defense to hold out for the Sierra Foothill League win.

Gabe Saturnino led the Miners with three goals, Will Carrara added two, and Alex Fitanides, Kendall Pawlowski, Earl English, Ryan Willett and Ryan Filek each punched in one.

JV: Woodcreek 14,

Nevada Union 9

The Miners fell to Woodcreek by five Thursday despite a strong showing from Franz Shimek and Ethan Good.

Shimek netted four goals, and Good added three, but the Miners were unable to slow the Woodcreek offense in the end.

Girls water polo

Nevada Union 9, Woodcreek 5

The Lady Miners bounced back from a loss to Del Oro Tuesday by topping Woodcreek Thursday.

Nicole Blaney led the Lady Miners with three goals, Sydnee Chambers also netted three, Hayley Chase scored twice, and Ellie DiMartini added one.

NU is now 4-2 in SFL play and will host Bear River today at 4:45 p.m.

Girls golf

Bear River 277,

Center 284

At the par-37 course at Cherry Hill, the Lady Bruins beat Center by seven strokes to move to 3-4 in Pioneer Valley League play.

Bear River’s Jessica Pisenti was the medalist for the day with a personal best 38. Shelby Lampson finished with a 47, Olivia Naves shot a personal best 61, Malone Pearson logged a 62, and Delaney Kaper rounded things out with a 69.

Del Oro 257,

Nevada Union 293

The Lady Miners continue to have a tough time in the SFL, falling to Del Oro by 36 strokes.

The lone bright spots for Nevada Union were co-medalist Sydni Smith with a 49 and Carly Keogh with a 50.

Boys soccer

Nevada Union 2,

Woodcreek 0

Nevada Union got a pair of goals from Dom Cressa to help the Miners to a shutout victory over Woodcreek.

In the first minute, NU’s Nikolai Breiter found Cressa on a cross for the early lead. Woodcreek looked to equalize almost immediately, but NU goalie Zane Weinberger came up with a big save in a one-on-one situation.

Chances came and went for both sides with Weinberger making a string of saves from long-range shots before a breakaway midway through the second half fell to NU’s David Bernadett whose shot was saved by the Woodcreek goalie and rebounded to Cressa who punched it in.

Faith Christian 5,

Forest Lake Christian 3

Kyle Soria headed in two goals and assisted on another, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons fell to Faith Christian by a pair of goals.

In the loss, Hunter Semen added a goal for FLC and assisted on one of Soria’s scores.

The Falcons will look to find their winning way Tuesday when they host Cristo Rey.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User