Del Oro downs NU volleyball in four
Nevada Union’s varsity volleyball team dropped its first Sierra Foothill League match of the short league season Tuesday, falling to host Del Oro in four games.
The Golden Eagles emerged with a 25-22, 25-15, 13-25, 25-15 win over the Miners.
Del Oro improved to 21-2 overall and 1-1 in SFL action with the victory, while Nevada Union fell to 16-8 overall and also owns a 1-1 league record.
The Miners travel to Roseville (7-4) on Thursday.
Nevada Union’s junior varsity topped Del Oro in three: 25-18, 18-25 and 15-4, while the freshman Miners won in two games: 21-12 and 27-25.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Sac Waldorf 2
The Falcons fought off Sacramento Waldorf in a tight Central Valley Christian League clash Tuesday to keep hold on first place in the league standings.
FLC won 17-25, 25-23, 25-22, 19-25, 15-10.
Emily English led the Falcons with seven kills and three blocks. Amanda Timmerman totaled five kills and two blocks. Molly Huusfeldt finished with six kills, three aces and 15 assists, while Stephanie Herron had three kills and 12 assists. Madeline Zea added four kills and freshman Aly English had a kill and an ace in her first varsity action.
FLC (9-9, 4-1 CVCL) travels to Foresthill Oct. 12.
Nevada Union 225, Del Oro 257
The Lady Miners remained undefeated Tuesday at Alta Sierra Country Club by defeating defending Sierra Foothill League champion Del Oro for the second time this season in dual-meet action.
Chelsey Love shot a 41 to earn medalist honors, while Emilie Arnoldi shot a 42. Sydney Zink and Megan Arnett each shot a 46, while Madeline Wagnecht closed out scoring with a 50 for NU.
The Miners (7-0) hit the road Thursday, traveling to Sierra View Golf Course for a match against host Roseville.
Girls: Woodcreek 13, Nevada Union 12, OT
Nevada Union coach Craig Zetterberg said his Miners had their chances, including a last-second shot they didn’t get off in time, but the squad fell short in overtime to Woodcreek in SFL play Tuesday.
“We had plenty of chances,” Zetterberg said. “We just didn’t get it done in the end.”
Ariana Dale led the way with five goals, while Taylor Bowen had three goals. Angela Murphy and Natalie Fernandez each scored two goals.
NU (3-3) slipped to fourth place in the SFL with the loss.
JV Girls: Nevada Union 14, Woodcreek 7
Nicole Blaney had a five-goal match to lead NU’s junior varsity improve to 5-1 on the season with a convincing win over the T’wolves Tuesday.
Sidney Chambers had three goals, while Robyn Fernandez and Quin Grim each had two goals for the Miners.
JV Boys: Woodcreek 8, Nevada Union 6
With five players, including three starters, sidelined by sickness, NU’s junior varsity boys fell to Woodcreek Tuesday.
Simon DeMartini led in scoring with three goals and a steal. Earl English led with five steals. Gabe Saturnino also had three steals and a goal.
Coach Tarryn Knight said goalie Greg Rousseau earned MVP honors on the day.
“He had a record number of steals in goal with 16 saves,” Knight said. “Cole Castleberry, Kenny Gilfilan and Zach Dugan also played a great game and worked very hard tonight.”
Boys: Bear River 13, Rocklin 11
Garrat Johnson went on the offensive with seven goals on the day to lead Bear River’s varsity boys team to a win over Rocklin in SFL action Tuesday.
Justin Brown found the goal four times, while Sam Aquilar and Jake Armstong each also added a goal for the Bruins, who were without Justin Duffy and Travis Marks due to injury.
Brown added eight saves at goalie for the Bruins, who also beat the Thunder with six steals to four.
Girls: Rocklin 3, Bear River 2
Brittany Tyra had 13 saves in goal, as the Lady Bruins were locked up in a defensive battle with host Rocklin Tuesday.
Cheyenne Rogers and Shelby Quist each had one goal for the Bruins.
JV Girls: Bear River 16, Rocklin 1
Cindy Solomon scored six goals for the Bruin junior varsity, while Andrea Bock added four goals.
Nicole Groat had three goals, Becca Volek two scores and Shelby Angus one goal.
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