Bruins pound rivals, end season on positive note
Bear River’s varsity soccer squad closed out its 2006 campaign with a stunning 4-0 home win against rival Colfax Thursday, led by two goals from senior Adam Stillman.
The win capped the Bruins’ season with a 5-4-3 Pioneer Valley League record and left their head coach impressed with they way they finished the season.
“It is an excellent win,” said Sukum Sai-Ngarm. “We lost 5-zip to them over there, so it’s a wonderful win for the guys. That’s a good way to end the season.”
Along with Stillman’s scoring, junior Jake Van Fossen scored off a David Sai-Ngarm assist and Yassine Jabbari opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. Travis Lyon also offered an assist on one of Stillman’s two scores.
Ryan Bock collected seven saves in pitching the shutout between the pipes. Colfax took 13 shots, eight of which were on goal, including a penalty kick that struck the post. Bear River had 14 shots, eight on goal.
The Bruins finished 6-8-3 overall.
JV: Colfax 3, Bear River 2
Colfax emerged 3-2 winners in a back-and-forth battle with the rival Bruins in the junior varsity match.
Trevor Jensen gave Bear River the initial lead from 15 yards out. Colfax came back to even things up eight minutes later, but Danny Delavega took control of the ball out of traffic and scored to give Bear River a 2-1 edge at the half.
Colfax again came back in the second half, scoring two goals to seal the win.
Bear River’s junior varsity finished 9-7-1 overall and 7-5-0 in Pioneer Valley League play.
Nevada Union 5, Roseville 4
Nevada Union finished its inaugural season of Sierra Foothill League play much like it started, winning a tight 5-4 contest decided by a marathon match.
“It felt like a championship atmosphere,” said NU coach Mike Blake. “It was a lot of fun.”
Against Woodcreek in the opener, Ariane Turner sealed an NU win after nearly three hours of play. This time, No. 1 singles player Brittanie Miller provided the match-winner, topping her opponent 2-6, 6-0, 7-5.
Turner, a senior, also won Thursday, taking the No. 2 singles match in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 3-0, after her opponent retired due to injury. Fellow seniors Emily Ramsey (6-0, 6-2) and Meg Wolfe (6-3, 6-3) were each winners in their regular-season finale, at Nos. 3 and 4 singles, respectively.
Mallory Meier and Chelsea Ulinski were 6-2, 6-4 winners at No. 1 doubles.
NU’s Ayla Calhoun dropped a tough 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 match at No. 6 singles, while Sofia Dotto fell 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Madison Messer and Hayley Zucca lost 6-4, 7-6 at No. 2 doubles and the team of Molly Seller and Manami Kidera fell 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) at No. 3 doubles.
NU, which finished 6-6 in the SFL, returns to action Monday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Singles Tournament. Miller, Turner, Ramsey and Kayla Allen will take the court for the Miners, Blake said.
Cody Hood turned in the top performance for Nevada Union’s varsity boys cross country team at the Sierra Foothill League championship meet at William Jessup University Thursday, taking 11th place in 17:40 on the 5-kilometer course.
Woodcreek won the meet totaling 44 points to second-place Del Oro’s 52, third-place Rocklin’s 61 and fourth-place Nevada Union’s 90.
Parker Brown finished 13th for the Miners in 17:56, while Dan Freitas was 15th in 18:01. Chris Greiner finished 25th in 18:39.
For NU’s girls, Laura Rodrigues was the top finisher, taking 29th place in 22;30. Hannah Webb was 33rd in 22;36 and Hannah Harrison 38th in 22:46.
Tristan Trotter led the Miners in the Frosh/Soph race with a time of 12:48.
For complete Nevada Union results, see “Scoreboard” on page B3.
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