Falcons whip Waldorf in three
Forest Lake Christian’s back row did its job Thursday against Sac Waldorf, as the Falcons soared to a win in three games, 25-14, 25-4, 25-14.
Torrey Haddad served up 11-straight points, including six aces, and Sarah Hodges served for nine consecutive points and had two aces.
Leading the Falcons in kills was senior outside hitter Megan Wisniewski, who drilled 13 to the floor.
Aided by the fact that there were few unforced errors on FLC’s side, the Falcons were able to enjoy what coach April Miraldi called one of the most fun games of the season.
Now 6-1 in the Central Valley Christian League, Forest Lake Christian hits the road Tuesday to take on Sacramento Country Day.
Nevada Union 3, McClatchy 0
Nevada Union nailed down its 20th win of the season and in the process pushed its Metro Conference mark to 8-0 with a 25-7, 25-16, 25-12 win over host McClatchy Thursday.
“We played a bunch of subs in the second game and we’re also working on some tougher serving,” said NU head coach Bob Rogers. “That was pretty successful in the first game, but we missed a few in the second game.”
NU was led in hitting by Ali Daley, while Amanda Benson added four aces from behind the service line. Rogers also said Amy Weeks had a strong night setting, in place of NU’s regular setter Nicole Williams, who was sidelined with an injured finger.
The Miners (20-2 overall) host Metro foe Kennedy Tuesday, with the freshmen matches scheduled to start at 4 p.m., followed by junior varsity and varsity action at NU’s Ali Gymnasium.
Granite Bay 6, Nevada Union 3
Granite Bay dealt the NU girls tennis team its second conference loss of the season Thursday, beating the host Miners 6-3.
In the two teams’ previous meeting on Sept. 21, the Grizzlies won by the same score, but the wins came in different spots this time.
On Thursday, the No. 1 position on the singles team for NU was taken over by Eve Paulusberger, who lost 6-4, 6-0.
Jessica Miller, who Paulusberger replaced, won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
The other singles win was nailed down by Amanda Eddy, No. 5, who won 6-2, 6-1.
Kayla Allen and Brittanie Miller earned the lone doubles win in two sets, 6-1, 7-5 as the No. 3 team.
Kate Wolfe, at No. 4 singles, took her match to three sets, as did No. 5 Thira Gilbert.
Despite the fact that the Miners drop to 5-2 in the Metro Conference, they are still in second place.
NU coach Mike Blake is confident that if the Miners can beat Yuba City on Oct. 27, a game that was postponed from the 19th, NU will still have a place in the playoffs, which start in early November.
Granite Bay 2, Nevada Union 0
After the first half Thursday between the Miners and Granite Bay’s Grizzlies at NU, both teams went to the locker rooms tied at 0-0.
But when the final whistle blew, Granite Bay was on top 2-0.
According to Miner coach Mike Voss, there were a few defensive mistakes that overrode mostly-solid play of Nevada Union.
Jordan Stratigakes put on a good game at midfield, according to Voss.
Defensively, Jason Boutte and Connor Smith both played well, Voss added.
In goal, Robbie Slaughter had seven saves.
After starting the season 3-3 in league, the Miners have dropped three straight and are now sitting on a 3-6 record in the Metro Conference, 11-7-1 overall.
NU’s JV also lost 3-2.
Nevada Union’s freshmen football team won a back-and-forth affair in Stockton Thursday, downing host St. Mary’s by an 18-13 count.
Tucker Colomb led the Miners with 175 rushing yards on five carries, including an 80-yard run that scored the eventual winning touchdown.
“We stopped them once inside the 20-yard line and again inside the five,” said NU coach Greg Brown. “It was just a nail-biter. Just an amazing game. I was so proud of them.”
Mat Schaake had 78 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while John Bettencourt added 29 yards on the ground with a TD.
Colomb was the top tackler with eight stops, while Bryan Stockton had seven tackles and Stephen Karnes added five.
NU (4-2) travels to Yuba City next week.
The Union’s “Local Roundup” is a compilation of game reports submitted by area high school coaches. Coaches are encouraged to call The Union sports desk at 477-4240.
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