Falcons seal share of title
Rebekah Koopmans led Forest Lake Christian’s varsity girls volleyball team to a 3-2 win Friday at Vacaville to earn a share of the Central Valley Christian League championship.
The Falcons and Woodland Christian each finished with 9-1 league records. Forest Lake Christian is 12-2 overall.
In the final match of the CVCL regular season, Koopmans played nearly flawlessly, hitting 15 kills on 16 attempts.
“She just did an amazing job,” Falcons coach Travis Smith said. “She was really the spark behind a lot of great runs that we had.”
Koopmans also finished with three blocks.
Torrey Haddad collected 15 kills, a team-high 26 assists along with three blocks, and Teresa Reed added nine kills and a block. Kim D’Antonio and Bethany Huusfeldt each contributed with five kills and two blocks, and D’Antonio had 25 assists.
With no bearing on league standings, the CVCL tournament begins Tuesday and ends Friday. Forest Lake Christian will host the first match before playing Thursday and Friday at Sacramento Waldorf.
According to Smith, if either the Falcons or Woodland Christian win the tournament, the winner would earn the No. 1 ranking in the section heading into the postseason.
Nevada Union 4, Oakmont 1
Jeremy Adams opened the scoring Friday for the Miners with a penalty kick at the 31st minute.
Blue Smith scored the second goal in the second half, also on a penalty kick, followed by a breakaway goal from Da-vid Lambert and Adams’ second goal of the match.
Robby Slaughter had a pair of saves for the Miners (14-4-2 overall, 5-4-1 Sierra Foothill League), and Dan Rodriques played well on defense, according to NU coach Mike Voss.
Nevada Union returns to the field at 3:30 p.m. when league-leading Rocklin (12-3, 8-1 SFL) comes to Grass Valley.
Bear River 39, Mesa Verde 0
The Bruins remained undefeated Thursday with a shutout at home.
Bear River improved to 3-0 in the Pioneer Valley League and 7-0 overall. The Bruins return to action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when they travel to Lincoln.
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