Local Roundup: 40-stroke victory for unbeaten Bruins
The Lake of the Pines golf course saw a record-setting day by the Bear River varsity girls golf team Tuesday, as the Bruins blasted Pioneer Valley League foe Whitney by 40 strokes, 235-275.
Ashlee Andrews shot a career-best round of 35 to lead the Bruins to the team’s lowest score. Hannah Brown’s 45 and Lucy Corripo’s 49 were also career-best rounds.
Bear River, which improved to 7-0 on the season and in the PVL, squares off with Placer Thursday.
Rocklin 268, Nevada Union 302
Christina Miller finished third with a round of 52 for the Miners Tuesday, but Nevada Union fell to host Rocklin 268-302 at Whitney Oaks Golf Course.
Keri Lozier and Victoria McKenzie shot a 58 and 59, respectively, while Tess Ely had a 64 and Alex Gregory a 69.
“The highlight of the day was that three of the girls chipped in on the same day,” said NU coach Hank Davidson. “Keri chipped in on the first hole for par, Victoria chipped in on the last hole for a bogey and Christina chipped in for bogey midway through the round.
“It’s not very often you have three from the same team chip in like that.”
Nevada Union 3, Woodcreek 0
Despite taking the floor without injured senior Sarah McAtee, Nevada Union still scored another Sierra Foothill League victory at Woodcreek Tuesday, 26-24, 25-18, 25-22.
“It was a little tense there without Sarah in the lineup. I think that’s the first time in 3 1/2 years (she hasn’t played),” said NU coach Bob Rogers. “She injured her arm in practice, but everybody is thinking it’s pretty minor. I’d say there’s an 80 percent chance we’ll see her on Thursday (at Granite Bay).
“But we were able to prevail without her.”
Several Miners stepped up their play Tuesday, including senior Kylie Miraldi who led the team with 11 kills and had seven digs and a block. Taylor Japhet also had seven kills, while Kristin Dahle had five kills.
Christian Woodruff had eight digs and two aces, while Alexis Moser led the team with 14 digs.
Nevada Union improved to 26-4 overall and 7-0 in the SFL with the victory.
FLC 3, Waldorf 0
Forest Lake Christian’s volleyball team dominated Sacramento Waldorf in Central Valley Christian League play Tuesday, beating the Waves in three straight sets; 25-9, 25-13, 25-10.
Teresa Reed led the Falcons with 10 kills. She was closely followed by Bethany Huusfeldt who had nine kills on the night. Jen Menary totaled 22 assists while Caitlin Hanson and Tasha Haddad added seven aces apiece to highlight the match.
The Falcons didn’t reach another threshold of play to beat the Waves either.
“They just played their level,” FLC coach Laura Allred said.
Woodland Christian visits FLC on Friday.
JV: FLC 2, Waldorf 0 – Forest Lake Christian’s junior varsity scored a 25-19, 25-13 win over Sacramento Waldorf Tuesday.
Coach Jo Menary said the Falcons got a pivotal performance from Leslie Johnston, with outstanding serving and setting.
FLC’s JV improved to 11-3 overall and 6-1 in the CVCL.
Bear River 0, Lincoln 0
Bear River goalkeeper Ryan Bock had eight saves in goal to keep Bear River even in a 0-0 tie Tuesday.
The Bruins (2-2-4 PVL) had seven shots on goal, but couldn’t find the net.
“Essentially,” said Bear River coach Sukum Sai-Ngarm, “they owned the first half and we owned the second half.”
JV: Bear River 1, Lincoln 0 – Cavan Van Geem scored the lone goal of the match and Jon Boone gave the Bruins their eighth shutout of the season in goal Tuesday for a 1-0 win.
The Bruins improved to 8-2-3 overall and 4-2-2 in the PVL.
Granite Bay 8, Nevada Union 1
Brittanie Miller scored Nevada Union’s only victory of the day Tuesday in a Sierra Foothill League match with host Granite Bay.
Miller, who is still recuperating from a knee injury, took her No.1 singles match 6-3, 6-4.
“All the girls played well. I was very pleased,” said NU coach Mike Blake. “It was also nice to see that Brittanie’s rehab is coming along. So she’s getting that edge back.”
Maddie Messer played a tough match at No. 4 singles, Blake said, where she lost 7-5, 6-1.
NU (2-6) returns to action Oct. 23 at Rocklin.
Granite Bay 14, Bear River 2
The Bruins battled the first of two Sierra Foothill League teams they’ll face this week, but Bear River fell well short of an upset of Granite Bay Tuesday, 14-2.
“I think we held our own against a program that is undefeated and known to be really good,” said Bear River coach Daryn Glasgow. “In the first quarter we held them to 1-0 and it probably should have been 1-1 going into the second quarter.”
Bear River got goals from Meagan Ballew and Melissa Clark, while the Bruins again saw strong play in goal from keeper Jenna Wermes.
“It was a huge game by Jenna,” Glasgow said. “It says here (on the stat sheet) that she had six saves, but I’d bet money that it’s more. It was by far her best game.”
Bear River (1-6) travels to Nevada Union Thursday.
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