Falcons find cure
Forest Lake Christian soccer coach Ken Raskin said heading into Monday’s matchup with Wilton Christian that his Falcons were recently having trouble finding the back of the net.
That wasn’t the case this time, as FLC went on the offensive by converting nearly half its 27 shots on goal as the Falcons scored a 13-0 win in the Central Valley Christian League matchup.
“We’ve been having a hard time (scoring),” said Raskin. “Actually our percentage of shots have been more like we were taken 30 shots and were getting one goal.
“Today, things were going our way a lot better.”
The Falcons were led by freshman Jessica Raskin, who scored three goals. Sophomore Shelby Lowe, junior Jill Witzke and senior Amber Harmon each scored two goals on the afternoon.
Jordan England, Britney Gilfillan, Sarah Hodges and Chelsea McGirr also each added one goal for FLC in the win.
FLC (5-7-3 overall, 3-2 CVCL) hosts Trinity Prep (4-0-1, 2-0-1) in a key league matchup at 4 p.m. today.
Nevada Union 3, Highlands 0
Nevada Union kept its Capital Valley League record clean Monday by making quick work of a Highlands team in three games, as the Miners won 25-1, 25-5, 25-8.
Wade Carmen served up 16 straight points in game one for the Miners, while Graham Davis had nine kills and three blocks. Nate Rosenbloom had 14 assists in the win, while Cale Hoddy had a perfect 10-for-10 passing performance from the back row.
The Miners (7-2 overall, 5-0 CVL) travels to Capital Christian on Wednesday, for both junior varsity and varsity matchups.
Bear River 6, River City 1
Bear River picked up its fifth win of the year with a 6-1 non-league victory over River City at home Monday.
Junior southpaw Tyler French threw an impressive game for the Bruins going five innings and allowing no runs and one hit with five strikeouts.
French was aided on defense by the play of second baseman Ryan Giacomini, who Bruin head coach Mike Viola said, made numerous diving stops and turned two double plays on balls he had to leave his feet to get the outs. The two double plays ended innings for the Bruins and stalled River City’s threats for scoring.
“Ryan was just lights out for us today at second base,” Viola said. “With our pitching and him at second base it was tough for River City to score runs on us.”
The Bruins did their damage at the plate in the bottom of the third inning, scoring three runs. Freshman left fielder Brian Sibis led off the inning with a single, followed by a single from Matt Miraldi.
Junior Robby Alcombrack hit a grounder that was kicked by River City’s third baseman to score Sibis. After the Bruins executed a double play, a deep sacrifice fly off Giacomini’s bat scored Miraldi.
Sophomore right fielder Ryan Polisso singled to bring home Alcombrack to put the Bruins up 3-0 – a big enough lead to take control of the game and cruise on to the win.
Senior designated hitter Anthony Welz went 2-for-3, as did Miraldi, with both Alcombrack and Matt Hilton going 2-for-4.
The Bruins (5-6 overall, 0-2 Pioneer Valley League) hit the diamond again Wednesday, as they host Mira Loma.
Bruins, Miners compete at Rocklin
The Bear River and Nevada Union golf teams competed in the Rocklin Invitational Monday at Sunset Whitney Country Club in Rocklin.
Par for the course was a 72, with Granite Bay winning the tournament with 385 strokes.
Nevada Union, led by Erik Flores’ round of 74, finished with a 405 team total. Bear River finished with 422 strokes, placing 11th among the 21 teams competing.
The Bruins are back in action today, facing Colfax in a Pioneer Valley League duel at Auburn Valley Country Club in Auburn.
Nevada Union returns to the course on Wednesday, as the Miners travel to Carson City for the two-day Carson High School Invitational.
Bear River results: Niall Conn 81, Tyler Chicourrat 81, Ryan Ursiny 86, Eric Brown 86, Luke DePass 88 and Nick Honey 89.
Nevada Union results: Erik Flores 74, Gavin Butcher 81, Andrew Grizzell 81, D.J. Milligan 83, Justin Johnson 86 and Ryan Walker 87.
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