Kennedy keeps Nevada Union from goal
Coming off of a two-goal loss to McClatchy Tuesday, the Nevada Union boys soccer team was hungry for victory.
But victory is not what the Miners got, as they lost 1-0 at home against Kennedy.
Kennedy scored early in the match and followed its score with shutdown defense.
The Miners finished with seven shots on goal. Kennedy shot 14 times.
NU goalkeeper Robbie Slaughter totaled six saves on the afternoon. The rest of the Miners’ defense also played very well, according to head coach Mike Voss.
He said Connor Smith had a solid game defensively, but Kennedy’s defense prevented a good game for NU’s offense.
Miners (0-2 Metro) play at Granite Bay Tuesday.
Bruins 2, Zebras 2
The Bear River boys soccer team desperately fought for and earned a tie with host Lincoln.
Down 2-0 at the half, Bruin head coach Dave Molina told his players they would have to shut out Lincoln in the second half or they would have no chance.
His kids did just that.
There was offense needed to get back in the game, though, and that did not come until two minutes was left on the clock.
Bear River’s Jacob Murnan scored from a Anthony Logan assist to cut the lead in half at 2-1.
Bear River got a break in the final minute of regulation when Lincoln picked up a red card.
Murnan converted the ensuing penalty kick to tie the game.
The Bruins are now 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the Pioneer Valley League.
In the junior varsity game, Bear River got two goals from Travis Lyon and another from Walker Davis en route to a 3-2 win.
Bear River’s Ryan Bock had six saves in goal.
Miners stay perfect in league play
The host Nevada Union girls tennis team beat Kennedy 8-1 to take their home opener and remain unbeaten in Metro Conference play Thursday.
With the win, the Miners even their overall mark at 3-3 and move to 2-0 in league play.
NU head coach Mike Blake was most impressed by the ability of his doubles teams to prevail in three sets, saying it was going to be key season-long.
“I thought they would win,” he said, “but they were pressed today, so I was proud of them or hanging in there and taking the third set.”
In doubles play, the Miners’ No. 1 team of Emily Ramsey and Stephanie Brummett won 6-2, 6-4.
For the Miners at No.2, Whitney Giles and Rachel Burton won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
NU’s No.3 team of Thira Gilbert and Kayla Allen finished it off, winning 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.
In singles play NU’s No.1 Jessica Miller started the winning with a 6-4, 7-5 decision.
Other winners in singles included Eva Paulusberger, Jackie Thompson, Kate Wolfe, and Amanda Eddy.
Brittanie Miller was the only loss of the afternoon for the hosts. she fell short in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6.
NU will play at Granite Bay Tuesday.
Miners 3, Warriors 0
Ali Daley served 25 straight points in the third game of the host Nevada Union girls volleyball team’s 25-4, 25-5, 25-0 Metro Conference opening win over Johnson.
The Miners (14-0 overall) host McClatchy Tuesday.
Bear River 300, Lincoln 313
The Bear River girls golf team won by a combined 13 strokes at Lincoln.
The Bruins’ Jessica Benzler carded a 16-over-par 52 to earn medalist honors.
Stephanie Ursiny shot 55, Jaclynn Peterson shot 61, Shasta Billings shot a 65, and Karli Kephart shot 67.
Bear River is 1-1 in Pioneer Valley League play.
Cougars 13, Bruins 0
Bear River girls water polo program had a rough day in the pool at Del Campo.
The varsity was out, while the junior varsity lost 13-3.
In the varsity game, Kaitlyn Spence at nine saves between the pipes for Bear River.
Sarah Newman scored all three of the junior varsity’s goals.
Both teams are now 0-2 in Sierra Foothill League Play.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.