Del Oro sweeps Bruins – Bear River volleyball ‘overmatched’
Del Oro overpowered Bear River’s varsity volleyball team Tuesday, taking three games from the Bruins on their home court, 25-21, 25-16, 25-19.
“We were overmatched,” said Bruin head coach Chet Linton. “We couldn’t stop their big guy, Chris Hart. They were very quick on their plays … and my guys just seemed to be a step behind.”
Garrett Cross led Bear River in all statistical categories with seven kills, five blocks and seven digs. James Dumont had five kills, three blocks and four digs. Corey Tofte added five kills and five digs.
Bear River (1-2) returns home to take on Placer Thursday.
In JV action, Del Oro beat Bear River 2-0. The Golden Eagles won the games 25-23, 25-16. Bear River was led by Dan Arrington and Blake Rafter, who each had six kills in the match.
Morse 15, Nevada Union 5
Nevada Union dropped its second straight game in the Lion’s Club Invitational Tournament in San Diego Tuesday, falling to San Diego’s Morse High 15-5.
“It was a close game, tied at 5-5 in the fifth,” said NU head coach Ted White. “But Morse scored five in the fifth and then five more in the sixth.”
Dan Stith picked up the loss on the mound and was relieved by Kyle Bracket after 4 1/3 innings of work.
Daniel Rackley led the Miners with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, while Josh Gauldin had a double and drove in two runs. Daniel Graning and Danny Rothschild each had singles for Nevada Union.
NU (3-7) is back in action today, facing host Mission Bay High School in the third-round of tournament play.
La Jolla Country Day 15, Bear River 9
The Bruins are also having a rough trip to San Diego, losing their first two games of the Lion’s Club Invitational Tournament.
Bear River dropped a close game in its opener Monday, losing to El Camino 2-0.
After falling behind early in Tuesday’s game, Bear River scored nine runs on ten hits, but lost to La Jolla Country Day 15-9.
Junior starter Tyler French gave up nine runs on seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings of work before giving way to Matt Miraldi. Robby Alcombrack pitched the final 2/3 inning.
Ryan Giacomini was 3-for-5 with three runs scored for the Bruins, while Bryan Sibis went 2-for-4 and Matt Hilton went 1-for-2 with a home run.
“You take away that first inning and we played them pretty even,” Bear River head coach Mike Viola said . “Anytime you get behind that far it’s tough, but we did a good job of fighting back.”
Bear River (3-6) will take on Holtville in today’s third round of tournament action.
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