Forest Lake Christian volleyball takes down Victory
Forest Lake Christian opened the Central Valley California League Thursday night with a dominating win over Victory Christian, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18.
“We really did everything right,” Falcon head coach Travis Smith said. “We spread out our offense, we passed well, and we really frustrated them.
Morgan Koch led Forest Lake Christian with 11 kills to go with four blocks and six digs. Hannah Zea added six kills, Emily Pearce led the team with 17 assists, and Aly English had five kills and 11 assists.
Alyssa Smith led the defense with seven digs to go with a pair of aces and Emily Woodward notched six blocks.
The Falcons will look to go 2-0 in league play Tuesday against Sacramento Waldorf.
Oakmont 3, Bear River 1
The Lady Bruins dropped to 7-6 in preseason play after falling to Oakmont in four sets, 25-21, 27-25, 23-25, 25-19.
Sara Schell led Bear River with 20 kills, Kirsten Pereira added 14 kills, and Amanda Clark tallied five kills. Kaya Johnson led the Lady Bruins in assists with 39.
Bear River will look to find its winning way today when it heads to Red Bluff for a two-day tournament.
Girls water polo
Nevada Union 16, Roseville 7
The Lady Miners are 2-0 in Sierra Foothill League play after taking down Roseville Thursday.
Nevada Union’s Nicole Blaney had an incredible game notching 10 of the Lady Miners 16 goals.
Hayley Chase added a pair of goals and Deanna Murphy netted her first goal of the season.
The Lady Miners will hit the pool again today at the Sierra Shootout held at Sierra College.
Boys water polo
Nevada Union 8, Roseville 4
The Miners won their second straight SFL game behind a strong performance from their juniors.
Parker Rhodes scored three goals, Chase Milhous scored twice and had three steals, and Earl English tallied a goal.
Seniors Ryan Willett and Will Carrara each netted goals as well.
JV: Nevada Union 15, Roseville 11
Behind five goals from Reed Bertran the Miners topped Roseville by four in a SFL matchup.
Franz Shimek added four goals, Ethan Good netted three scores and Jarod Fernandez put in a pair of goals to round out the scoring.
Lindhurst 3, Nevada Union 2
After 15 minutes of stalemate, Lindhurst took the lead with three goals in quick succession, including two from captain Jorge Oseguera.
NU came close several times before finally getting the breakthrough before halftime when
Sean Anderson scored from close range following a dangerous long throw-in from Greg Paul.
NU dominated the second half with the Lindhurst goalie forced into several saves.
As NU tried to peg Lindhurst back further, the frustration, and number of yellow cards grew for both sides. In the final minute Oseguera picked up his second yellow and was sent
off. Santiago Peniche curled in the resulting free kick to make the score 3-2, but there was no time for an equalizer.
JV: Nevada Union 5,
Behind a pair of goals from Jimmy See the Miners were able to top Lindhurst by two.
David Gottesman, Sean Valentine and Ben Beltran also added goals for the Miners in the victory.
Nevada Union is undefeated this preseason.
Granite Bay 223,
Nevada Union 234
The Lady Miners had a better showing Thursday against Granite Bay than they had against Rocklin on Tuesday but still fell by 11 strokes.
Leading the Miners was Emily Arnoldi with a 42, Michaela Korn shot a 46, Megan Arnett was right behind with 47 and Sydni Smith finished with a 48.
The Lady Miners are 0-2 in SFL play this season and hit the links again Tuesday when they face Del Oro.
Magnolia 49, Weimar 16
The eighth-grade Magnolia girls’ basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a dominant win over the visiting Weimar Warriors.
The Rattlers were led by Ashley Albee with 18 points and Summer Brown’s seven points. Other scorers were Brittany Mouck with six points, Vivian Hamilton put in five points, Alyssa Pulkinghorn had five points, and Kaity Nat tossed in four. Grace Sypnicki and Kailee Guerra led the tight defense applied by the Lady Rattlers.
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