Lady Miners go head over heels for SFL soccer win
Sunshine and a strong wind greeted the determined faces of the Lady Miner soccer squad Thursday, as they charged the Rocklin Thunder to take control of the field early in the game by scoring two goals off of Riley Grim’s flip throw-ins.
Stephanie Collins popped the first goal in with a midfield collapse and Haley Welden streaked in from outside mid-position to drive in the second score for the 2-0 Sierra Foothill League victory.
NU’s defense, led by Abbey Velasquez and Bethany Christal, drove Rocklin back with each attack while Anne Dunne and Brit Siemers continually disrupted inside play.
“All the girls were on fire,” said NU coach Ken Ramirez. “The close game with Granite Bay (on Tuesday) brought (the Lady Miners) to a greater confidence and they decided to unleash the beast!”
“There are some great players on our team and I suspect that they will continue to grow stronger and they unite into a formidable unit.”
JV: Rocklin 3, Nevada Union 0
Rocklin scored on two shots early to take control of the match, but the Miners junior varsity stepped up its defensive play to keep the Thunder in check through much of the remaining minutes of the match.
“Mariah Woolard decided enough was enough and started shutting down the midfield attack, while Oliva Lawrence and Meagan O’Conner warded off those who got by the center, ” Ramirez said. “Julia Ramirez and Quinlan Grim worked the outside mid well and were able to help create some great plays.”
Forest Lake Christian 5, Woodland Christian 2
Katelyn Seitz had a hat trick for the Falcons, scoring three goals, and added an assist, while teammate Christa Weisman added three assists on the afternoon for Forest Lake Christian in a Central Valley Christian League victory at Woodland Christian.
Kaylee Lommori and Kacie McGeary each scored goals for FLC, while Dana Ormiston had an assist, as the Falcons took 28 shots on goal.
Staci Ryan started the game in goal, helping the Falcons to a 4-1 lead at halftime with three saves, while Morghan Pomeroy had six stops in the second half.
Forest Lake Christian (4-5-1 overall, 2-0 CVCL) hosts Delta at 4 p.m. Monday.
Forest Lake Christian 245, Victory Christian 263
The Falcons won their CVCL opener on the road, topping host Victory Christian on a windy day at Haggin Oaks.
Spencer DeYoung led FLC with a 42, while Justin Raskin shot 46. Jeremy Lanz had a 49, Garrett Boatman a 52 and Chris McCowan a 56.
The Falcons hit the road again on Tuesday, traveling to Black Oak in Auburn for match with Foresthill.
Nevada Union 16, Lindhurst 0
The Miners racked up 15 hits on the day while taking care of visiting Lindhurst in nonleague action in five innings Thursday.
Ethan McGill went 3 for 3 with two doubles and 3 RBIs, Broughan Jantz was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple, and Dillon Jones was 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Chris Porter also went 2-for-3 hitting and Richie Osborne added a double.
Osborne picked up the win on the mound, as one of four Miners to take the hill. Matt Eccarius, Lawrence Reese and Tyler Lyckberg also each pitched an inning in the rout.
The Miners (2-1) travel to Raley Field (home of the River Cats) for a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader against McClatchy Saturday. The JV matchup starts at 3 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6 p.m. Admission is free, although there is a charge for parking at Raley Field.
Bear River 6, Colfax 3
At one point, the Bear River tennis team had lost to Colfax for six straight years. But the Bruins have turned it around, winning the last three meetings.
Shawndar Johal won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 while Max Monroe in won straight sets 6-1, 6-0 and Lindsey Harter also won 6-4, 6-2 in singles for the Bruins.
Daniel Miller and Alex Bolt went to a tiebreak to win 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in number one boys doubles, Emilie Garber and Laura Wells teamed to win 7-5, 6-2 in the girls number one doubles and Kirsten Malo and Shelby Carrow won 6-1, 6-3 as the Bruins’ number two girls doubles.
Bear River moves to 3-0 and will take to the court on Thursday at El Dorado.
Nevada Union 9, Woodcreek 0
The Miners boys tennis team swept the Timberwolves 9-0 on Thursday.
K.J. Odgers won 6-0, 6-2 while Sky King was a 6-3, 6-1 winner and Andrew Cowell won 6-0, 6-1. Weston Messer took his match 6-0, 6-1, while Jay Young won 6-0, 6-1 and Alec Donahue (6-0, 6-0)rounded out the singles rout.
The doubles team followed suit with D.J. Radulovic and Lenny Kirshbaum winning 6-1, 6-0 and Miles Baker took to the court with partner Suny Gill, who won 7-5, 6-3. John Greiner and Jacob Kirishian won 6-0, 6-1.
Trevor Kull won in the exhibition match 6-0, 6-0.
Forest Lake Christian 8, Highlands 1
Senior Caitlin Hanson won her 18th straight regular season match (6-2, 6-1) in number one singles action, while Ally Weir won 6-3, 6-3 and Troy Douglass won 6-3, 6-2.
Courtney Turner paired with Amanda Timmerman to win 10-2 and, also in doubles action, Christy and Leslie Johnston won 10-2.
Jordan Farewell and Brian Butler won 10-2. Jamie Parrott and Ryan Thompson won 10-0 and the mixed doubles team of Sam Jug and Holly McClain won 10-0.
With the win FLC moves to 3-1 in the Golden Empire League and take to the court on Friday at 3 p.m. matched up against Encina at the Del Norte Tennis Club.
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