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Falcons win homecoming

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity soccer team won its homecoming match Friday night by dominating Woodland Christian 9-1, moving the Falcons to 14-3-1 overall and 7-0 in Central Valley Christian League play.

“Both teams played hard,” said FLC head coach Thad Kopec. “I was very pleased that Woodland came out and made a good attempt at it.”

But in the end the the CVCL-leading Falcons proved to be too much for the Cardinals.

Mitch Seman led the scoring with two goals on the night and added an assist. Andreas Zeichegg had a goal and an assist, moving his season totals to 18 goals and 15 assists.

Taylor Bigelow, Eric Green, Caleb O’Brien, Luke Zigameyer, Matt Rose and Andre Yaholkovsky each scored a goal for Forest Lake Christian in the victory.

The Falcons are back in action at 4 p.m. Tuesday, hosting Sacramento Waldorf, which currently holds second place in the CVCL standings.

Nevada Union 4,

North Tahoe 1

One month ago, North Tahoe kept Nevada Union tied Nevada Union 0-0, handing the then-unbeaten Miners their first tie of the season.

On Friday, the Miners enjoyed the comforts of their home pitch at Sierra College, scoring a 4-1 nonleague victory.

“In the first match time of possession and shots on goal were pretty even,” said NU head coach Mike Voss. “This time around it was basically Miner posession and we outshot Tahoe 15-5.”

Blue Smith led things off seven minutes into the match with a goal off a penalty kick after Jose Calderon was taken down in the box. Daniel Volpi follwoed with a goal five minutes later off a cross by Calderon.

Tahoe scored on its only shot of the half at the 28-minute mark, leaving the score 2-1 at the half.

After the break, Tahoe scored an own goal after the ball was not cleared following an NU attack on goal.

Christian Grapel took a direct kick 20 minutes later that Jeremy Adams headed into the goal to close out the scoring.

Robby Slaughter had four saves in goal and six takeaways in the box.

NU (13-2-2 overall, 4-3-1 Sierra Foothill League) has a big week ahead, traveling to SFL foe Del Oro Wednesday and to Oakmont for another league match on Friday.

NU’s junior varsity pulled out a 2-0 win Friday over North Tahoe. Garson Graham scored off an assist from Corey Mortara and Conner Maloney scored an unassisted goal for the Miners.


Woodland Christian 3, Forest Lake Christian 1

Woodland Christian’s Cardinals dealt the Falcons their first Central Valley Christian League loss Thursday night in Woodland, 25-21, 17-25, 25-14, 25-16.

Rebekah Koopmans led Forest Lake Christian (10-2 overall, 7-1 CVCL) with a season-high 15 kills along with five blocks.

Teresa Reed knocked in 13 kills and three blocks and a flu-struck Kelsey Andersson added eight kills and a block.

“Kelsey did an amazing job for being sick,” Falcons coach Travis Smith said. “She was really sick.”

Bethany Huusfeldt contributed with seven kills and three blocks, while setter Torrey Haddad came up with a team-high 27 assists to go with seven kills. Haddad’s fellow setter, Kim D’Antonio, also had seven kills with 21 assists.

Forest Lake Christian plays again at 6 p.m. Tuesday when Sacramento Waldorf comes to town.

“It was a tough loss,” Smith said. “But now we know what we really have to work on, because we’re going to meet Woodland (Christian) again, most likely in the playoffs.”


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