Bear River lacks punch in defeat
The Bear River girls water polo team had plenty of defense, but couldn’t get production on the offensive end in its 10-2 loss to visiting Del Oro of Loomis at Nevada Union Thursday.
The Lady Bruins (1-9 Sierra Foothill League) got 14 saves from goalkeeper Ashley Clarke, two steals each from Taylor Drew and Amanda Gonzales, and another from Lindsey Scannell on the day.
“This was probably the best I’ve ever seen them play defense. Del Oro is capable of scoring 17, 18, 19 goals on us,” Bear River head coach Jon Katis said. “We’re finally doing the things on defense we need to do, but we just couldn’t get the shots on goal we needed. I counted 12. That’s not enough.”
Del Oro, which beat Bear River 17-1 in their last outing, struck first with a goal four minutes, 54 seconds into the first quarter.
The Lady Bruins defense allowed just two more goals the rest of the first quarter to trail 3-0.
Bear River’s Nichole Tunget cut the lead to two when she scored off a Gonzalez miss at 5:38 in the second quarter. Del Oro scored four unanswered goals down the stretch to seal the win.
Drew also scored in the loss.
Bear River will play at Granite Bay 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
NU boys soccer
team wins 1-0
Kyle McTighe scored the game winner and Cody Bielen notched his 12th shutout of the season as the Nevada Union boys soccer team edged host McClatchy of Sacramento 1-0 Thursday.
McTighe, a senior, put the visitors on the board with 10 minutes left in the match.
“It was back and forth, back and forth, then Jose (Zanudo) got the ball and gave a beautiful pass to Kyle. He beat one man, then drilled it in. It was a pretty goal,” NU head coach Mike Voss said.
Voss also credited the play of Ben Hadjuk and Casey Clark in the win.
Bielen finished with five saves.
NU (13-3-3 overall, 6-2 Metro Conference) will host Kennedy of Sacramento at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
BR squad whips
Kate Wellmon posted team-highs in three categories of kills to lead the host Bear River girls volleyball team to a 15-5, 6-15, 15-3, 15-3 win over Lincoln Thursday.
The senior middle/opposite side hitter tallied 14 kills, 14 assists and six blocks.
The Lady Bruins improve to 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the Pioneer Valley League.
Bri Harris chipped in 10 kills. Candice Wermes had eight kills and five blocks in the win.
Bear Riiver’s Brenna Weeks and Kristen Lawton finished with eight kills each.
Stephanie Martin and Alyssa Prince combined for nine blocks. Gena Jackon had eight assists for the Lady Bruins.
Bear River will host Mira Loma of Sacramento at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Both NU water
polo teams roll
The Nevada Union water polo team swept host Florin of Sacramento Wednesday.
The boys, who moved to second place in the Sacramento Valley League, won 24-3. The girls, the SVL’s No.3 team, won 17-4.
Both teams earned berths in the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship Meet at Johansen of Modesto.
The boys will play the San Joaquin Athletic Association’s No. 3 seed in the first round at 11 a.m. Nov 8.
The girls will match up with the SJAA’s No. 2 seed at 9 a.m. Nov. 9.
Shawn Lawrence led from wire-to-wire to pace the Bear River boys cross-country team to a win at the Pioneer Valley League Tournament No.2 at Bear River Wednesday.
The senior turned in a time of 16 minutes, 57 seconds over the three-mile course to take the win.
Bear River’s Joe Rohm took fourth with a time of 18:06. Zeke Giammona finished three places with a 18:44.
The Lady Bruins, on a strong finish from Nellie Giammona, took fourth in the team event.
Giammona posted a personal best time of 21:22 to take second place behind Oakmont of Roseville’s Erica Tomlinson (20:44). Michelle Wheeler turned in a time of 24:26 to take ninth for the hosts.
“Between our boys and girls team, we had 11 personal best marks,” Bear River head coach Nick Vogt said.
BR Boys’ results
Shawn Lawrence (1st, 16:57); Joe Rohm (4th, 18:06); Zeke Giammona (7th, 18:44); Pat Lohse (11th, 18:55); Aaron Raynesford (13th, 19:06); Jon Zisko (15th, 19:26); Chris Hansen (16th, 19:32); Nathon Youngman (17th); Matt Waechter (22nd); Ray Giammona (26th).
BR girls’ results
Nellie Giammona (2nd, 21:22); Michelle Wheeler (9th, 24:26); April Saltenberger (18th); Katie Tyrrell (21st); Katie Redmond 22nd).
Bear River will compete in the Placer Invitational at Sierra College in Rocklin 2:45 p.m. Oct. 25.
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The Nevada Union Boys Water Polo team is off to a 6-2 start this season after Tuesday’s 22-12 league win at Oakmont.