Lady Falcons sweep at home
Travis Smith had nothing but good things to say after his Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team’s match with visiting Woodland Christian Tuesday.
FLC had to beat the visitors to keep any hopes of a 19th straight Central Valley Christian League title alive.
Leyna Allred had a team-high 14 kills and Hayley Gowin and Megan Paulk combined for 26 assists to lead the Lady Falcons to a 15-13, 15-10, 15-5 win.
“This was the best match I’ve ever seen these girls play. (Woodland Christian) beat us pretty bad last time, Be (my kids) knew what was at stake and from the moment they stepped on the floor, they were playing to win,” Smith said.
The win upped the Lady Falcons overall record to 11-4 and league mark to 10-1.
The Lady Falcons can clinch the league title outright if they win their final two matches and Woodland Christian drops one of its final two.
Brynne Edwards finished with six kills and a block for the hosts. Melody Bayless, who tallied four kills and a career-high seven blocks, anchored the middle for FLC.
“Woodland Christian’s middle hitter is one of their biggest weapons and Melody just shut her down,” Smith said.
Paulk also had seven kills and four blocks. Allred finished with two aces.
“This is one of those matches where everyone contributed. We were aggressive serving, attacking and passing. It was awesome,” Smith added.
FLC will host Sacramento Lutheran 6 p.m. Friday.
Bear River girls
The Bear River girls water polo team ended the season on a down note with an 8-4 loss to Roseville at Nevada Union Tuesday.
The Lady Miners (3-15 overall, 1-12 Sierra Foothill League) got two goals Taylor Drew and 10 saves from goaltender Ashley Clarke.
Katie Newman and Lindsey Scannell also scored for Bear River.
In the junior varsity match, Kacie Fredrickson and Sarah Walters scored two goals apiece in a 5-3 win.
Megan Chapman also had a goal for the Lady Bruins.
NU girls tennis team
goes out with win
The Nevada Union girls tennis team closed its regular season on an up note with a 5-4 win at Yuba City Tuesday.
The Lady Miners snagged three singles wins and a pair of doubles wins.
In singles, NU’s No.1 Jessica Miller, No.4 Heather Herman and No.5 Meredith Blake each notched wins.
NU’s No.1 doubles team of Sarah Kottcamp and Haley Menig along with its No.2 team of Krysta Sauer also nabbed wins.
The Lady Miners will compete in the Metro Conference singles and doubles tournament at Woodland Monday ad Wednesday.
team in second
Kyle Smith collected his fourth hat trick of the season in the host Forest Lake Christian’s 6-0 win over Woodland Christian Tuesday.
The win gave the Falcons (12-5-3 overall, 8-2 Central Valley Christian League) sole possession of second place in the league.
Fabian Janowski had a goal and three assists.
David Hicks and Kevin Lorrain also scored. Smith and Kory Kraning chipped in an assist each.
FLC goaltender totaled 13 saves in his sixth shutout of the season.
The Falcons will host Sacramento Lutheran 3:30 p.m. Friday.
NU boys water
polo team wins
The host Nevada Union boys water polo team defeated Roseville 16-13 in a pre-section tournament scrimmage Tuesday.
Quincy Van Vleck and Jesse Kirkpatrick had five goals each in the win.
Matt Haas tallied four goals for NU.
NU’s boys and girls teams will both play in the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament Nov. 8-9 in Modesto.
BR girls volleyball
Kate Wellmon dished out 29 assists and 11 kills to lead the Bear River girls volleyball team to a 15-3, 15-8, 15-4 win over host Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights Tuesday.
The Lady Bruins moved to 12-4 overall and 9-1in the Pioneer Valley League with the win.
“(Mesa Verde) really couldn’t handle us tonight. We pretty much rolled right over them,” Bear River head coach Keith Hart said.
Bear River’s Candice Wermes finished with eight kills and two blocks.
Brenna Weeks chipped in six kills and two blocks. Michelle Mathis and Jamie Jackson totaled five kills each.
Bear River will host Colfax 6 p.m. Tuesday.
NU boys soccer
Garrett Perez scored his first goal in the season for the Nevada Union boys soccer team in its 1-1 home field tie with Yuba City Tuesday.
NU was down 1-0 midway through the second quarter when Perez’s shot ricocheted of a Yuba City defender and found the back of the net.
NU goalkeeper Cody Bielen had had eight saves.
The Miners will host Grant of Sacramento 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
NU girls volleyball
The Nevada Union girls volleyball team made short work of Kennnedy of Sacramento with a 15-3, 15-8, 15-4 Metro Conference win Tuesday.
Ali Daley led the way for the Lady Miners (29-3 overall, 9-0 league) with five kills. Nicki Maves and Elena Schmidt totaled four kills each.
Meredith Ely tallied a team-high six aces.
NU will play at Woodland 6 p.m. Thursday.
BR boys soccer
The Bear River boys soccer team dropped a 2-0 homefield decision to Colfax Tuesday.
Bruin goalkeeper Andy Adams, who blocked a Colfax penalty kick, finished with nine saves.
Jacob Murnan connected on two penalty kicks to lead Bear River junior varsity to a 2-0 win.
Greg Boone had three saves for the Bruins.
Bear River will play at Oakmont of Roseville 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
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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.