Falcons net shutout soccer win
The Forest Lake Christian boys soccer team won its second straight with a 4-0 decision over host Capital Christian of Sacramento Tuesday.
Stephen Jones, who netted a hat trick in FLC’s 6-0 home field win over Golden Sierra of Garden Valley Friday, scored the eventual game-winner early.
“We pretty much controlled the tempo throughout the match,” FLC (2-3 overall) head coach Thad Kopec said.
Dane Johnson, Kory Kraning and Kyle Smith scored a goal each in the win.
Falcon goalkeeper Joe Martin had four saves.
NU soccer blanks Bear River Bruins
Nevada Union boys soccer team scored both goals in a two-minute span en route to a 2-0 preseason victory over host Bear River Tuesday.
The victory lifts NU’s preseason record to 6-1-3.
“Today, we made it a little more difficult than it should be at times,” NU coach Mike Voss said. “We had a lot of shots, just not quality shots. And Bear River played hard. They are very scrappy and did not make life easy for us.”
Bryan Becker had a goal and an assist for the Miners Tuesday. NU’s first goal game at the 30-minute mark when Becker fed junior Nate Entrekin for a score. Two minutes later, Becker finished off a deflection near the Bruins’ goal off a corner kick by Chris Schalker.
Nevada Union has not allowed a goal in its last six games.
“Stoppers Casey Clark and Phillip Plant had great games,” Voss said. “Another who put in a lot of effort for us was Brian Gardner at outside halfback.”
NU concludes its preseason slate Friday with a game against Placer at Railhead Park Place. Varsity are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Woodcreek golf tops Nevada Union
Woodcreek topped Nevada Union and Oakmont Monday in a three-way golf match at Alta Sierra.
Nevada Union was led by Amanda Burbridge, who shot a 54, and Dayton Faraco, who carded a 55. Louise Yu (56) and Megan Hillard (57) rounded out the scoring for the Miners, which scored a 222.
Woodcreek, led by medalist Megan Grodeon’s 44, won the competition with a team total of 206.
Oakmont tallied a 219.
FLC Falcons fall to Granite Bay
The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team lost 15-13, 15-10, 15-7 to visiting Granite Bay Tuesday.
FLC dropped to 1-3 overall with the loss, but head coach Travis Smith wasn’t all frowns.
“The first game was by far the best we’ve played all season. Going into the match, my goal was to score five or six points per game and we went above and beyond that in the first two games,” he said.
Leyna Allred led the Lady Falcon offense with 12 kills. Brynne Edwards chipped in six more.
St. Francis tips NU volleyball
Host St. Francis rode a third game comeback to defeat Nevada Union’s volleyball team in preseason play Tuesday night, 12-15, 15-6, 14-16, 15-3, 9-15.
The loss drops NU’s preseason record to 2-1. The Miners next play Thursday at Union Mine.
“St. Francis is quite honestly always one of the best teams around, and it was a great match,” NU coach Bob Rogers said. “Both teams looked really strong, and as the score shows, it was a see-saw battle.”
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