Falcons lose last road tilt
The Forest Lake Christian girls soccer team’s season ended with a 6-0 loss to host Central Catholic of Modesto in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV first round matchup Tuesday.
Central Catholic, which went undefeated in the Southern League this season, shut down the Central Valley Christian League No.2 Lady Falcons’ attack in the first half.
FLC bounced back in the second half with six shots on goal but couldn’t convert.
“We had a lot of injured players coming into the game so we knew it would be tough. But they played really tough. (I was) really proud of them,” Lady Falcon co-coach Colleen Winans said.
FLC keeper Sam Van Winkle had a career-high 22 saves in the loss.
Flores earns NorCal golf berth
Nevada Union freshman Erik Flores picked the right time to shine in the Sac-Joaquin Section boys golf tournament at the Del Rio C.C. in Modesto Tuesday.
Flores shot an even par in the fourth playoff hole to qualify for the NorCal State Championships at Monarch Bay G.C. in San Leandro Monday.
“His drive was right down the middle. His second shot put him on the green and chipped right up next to the hole. Not bad for a freshman,” NU head coach Hank Davidson said.
Pat Jorgensen shot an 81, missing the cut by six strokes.
NU posts six all
Six Nevada Union baseball players made the all-Capital Athletic League team.
Junior pitcher Gary Daley, senior catcher Evelio Fleitas and senior outfielder Will Lindsey were selected to the first team, while senior Jason Gillard, junior Jason Snavely and junior Chris Brown were picked for the second team. NU finished the season 15-13 overall, 11-10 in the CAL.
Holland named MVP
Nevada Union outside hitter Miles Holland was named unanimous Most Valuable Player, and six other Miners were named to the all-Metro League volleyball team, decided at a coaches’ meeting Tuesday night.
“This group of boys went 24-0 in league in the last two years, and they won 30 games this year,” NU volleyball coach Bruce Grininger. “Overall, this is a great group of seniors and it will be tough to replace them.”
Holland, who plans to walk on at the University of Pacific next season, was joined on the first team by setter Mike Feagans and middle blocker Peter Sewel. Justin Jensen, Russel Nuffer and Sean Erion represented the Metro League champions on the second team.
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