Nevada Union’s girls soccer team lost 1-0 at Kennedy on Tuesday in the Metro League opener.
The Miners (0-1, 3-1) entered the game with an average of more than 10 shots a game, but the Cougars outshot them 8-2.
“There was too much defense,” NU coach Mike Voss said. “We should have pushed the ball up the field more.”
Kennedy’s lone goal was an impressive one, coming from 35 yards out and sailing over keeper Ariane Turner’s head.
Turner finished with five saves.
Rachel Wittler and Molly Augustus each played well defensively, and Mallory Meier played a solid game at midfield.
NU plays at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Granite Bay.
Kennedy 7, Nevada Union 2
Nevada Union’s only wins were at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles spots in a loss at Kennedy.
Chris Greiner and Matt Pistone won 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 for NU (0-1, 1-3) and the No. 2 team of Bo Jacobson and Joseph Schumacher won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Each of the six singles players lost in two sets, as did the No. 3 doubles team.
“We had good wins in doubles,” Miners coach Mike Blake said. “But we’re going to have to work on our singles.”
Nevada Union plays again Thursday at Granite Bay.
Forest Lake Christian 4
Forest Lake Christian dropped its first game in the Central Valley Christian League on Tuesday at Marysville.
Each of the Falcons (0-1, 1-1) girls singles players were victorious: No. 1 Megan Wieczorek won 6-0, 7-6, 7-3 in her first match at the No. 1 spot, and at No. 2 Jenny Johnson won 6-0, 6-0.
Wieczorek, a junior, has been a part of the Falcon teams which won league the last two years.
“She’s a pretty steady player,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Robinson said. “Her opponent came back, Megan relaxed … she played her best tennis into the tiebreaker. That says a lot for a girl in her first time as a No. 1 player.”
The two girls doubles teams also won. Torrey Haddad and Chelsea Hanson, the No. 1 team, and No. 2 Ali Robinson and Mia Sasaki each won 10-5.
No one on the boys side won.
The Falcons’ next match is 3 p.m. Thursday at Lindhurst.
The Nevada Union baseball program will hold its dinner/auction fundraiser March 11 at the Elks Lodge on South School Street in Grass Valley.
Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m., with the tri-tip and chicken dinner due to be served at 7.
Among the items that will be auction are dinners, vacations, sports memorabilia, tickets to San Francisco Giants games, as well as the right to serve as batboy and to throw out the first ball at Nevada Union’s regular season-ending game against Oakmont on the evening of May 12 at Raley Field.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or can be pre-ordered by calling coach Ted White at the high school at 273-4431, ext. 509. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $12 for children 12-and-under.
Note: Nevada Union’s nonleague game Friday night against Woodland has been rescheduled for today, starting at noon in Woodland.
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