The wet weather Thursday couldn’t put out the fire in the hearts of the Forest Lake Christian soccer players on their drive to first place in the Central Valley Christian League as they beat Sacramento Waldorf 1-0 in Fair Oaks.
“It was really wet out there,” said FLC head coach Ken Raskin. “The ball comes off of your foot funny and shots come off funny. It really makes it tough.”
The Falcons made it tough on Waves, outshooting Sac-Waldorf 38 to three, including nine corner kicks. Jordan England scored the game’s only goal on a corner kick in the first half that was deflected by Sacramento Waldorf’s goalie into the net.
“Our whole team played great,” Raskin said. “Offensively, we pressured them and our defense put a lot of pressure on them as well. It was a very intense, physical match.”
Forest Lake Christian (7-7-3, 5-2) will entertain Vacaville Christian on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m.
McClatchy 3, Nevada Union 0
Nevada Union’s playoff hopes took a hit Thursday when McClatchy was able to outlast the Miners and take a 3-0 win on their home field.
“We held them for 60 minutes. They scored three goals in the last 20 (minutes),” NU head coach Mike Voss said.
NU was outshot 19-2 and Miner goalie Christi Giuliani made 11 saves
McClatchy scored its first goal on a header off of a corner kick.
“It was unstoppable,” Voss said. “Other than not letting them take the corner kick. Now we’ve got to beat Kennedy to get in.”
The JV squad played to a 0-0 tie. The Miners (7-3, 4-3) host Kennedy Tuesday.
NU second in Carson City
Nevada Union managed a five-man total of 440 in high winds at Eagle Valley in Carson City Thursday to move into second place. NU’s two day total of 821 was just one shot shy of tournament winner Fallon’s 820.
The Miner’s Erik Flores carded a 79 in difficult conditions on the par 72 West Course to tie Scott Smith of Fallon for medalist honors with a two-day total of 154.
“Our 440 today was the second best team score of the day, if you can imagine. It was 30-50 mph winds out there today. It was like playing in a hurricane with the winds coming straight down off the Sierra, ” said NU golf coach Hank Davidson.
Andrew Grizzell carded an 85 Thursday, D. J. Milligan shot 86 to finish in seventh overall, Ryan Walker handed in a 94 and Gavin Butcher finished with a 95.
The Miners return to local action next Monday at Sunset Whitney Country Club in Rocklin for the second Metro League Tournament.
Bear River 207, Oakmont 221
Bear River defeated Oakmont by 14 strokes, 207 to 221, on the Lincoln Hills golf course to improve to 5-1 for the season.
Playing the par 36 back nine, BRHS’s Niall Conn fired a four over 40 to take medalist honors. Nick Honey was one shot back at 41 while Ryan Ursiny, Luke DePass and Eric Brown all carded 42s. Tyler Chicourrat finished with 46 strokes.
Bear River hosts Lincoln Tuesday at the Lake of the Pines golf course.
Granite Bay 1, Nevada Union 0
Nevada Union ran into a buzz saw Thursday in the form of Granite Bay’s senior pitcher, Melissa Hippo, and lost 1-0.
Hippo, sporting a gaudy 1.57 ERA, held the Miners to one hit in picking up the shut up.
“We just couldn’t wake our bats up,” NU assistant coach Max Bennett said. “She was one of the better pitchers we’ve seen.”
Nevada Union’s freshman hurler Kayla Bennett was nearly as good, giving up one run on two hits in six innings of work while picking up four strikeouts.
Senior Christy Kinnard got the lone hit for NU. Shortstop Sarah Nunnink was credited with a double play.
The Miners (10-9-1, 3-1) will play next on Tuesday at Yuba City.
Bear River defeats Oakmont
BR girls 110, Oakmont 43
BR boys 99, Oakmont 52
Bear River’s swim team is back on the winning track, rolling up big scores over league rival Oakmont. BRHS’ girls team had six individual and three relay team winners. The boys squad had four individual and two relay teams finish first.
Ann Hegglie had a big afternoon for the Bruins winning the 50 yard freestyle the 100 yard butterfly and was on two winning relay teams.
Stephanie Ursiny also came up big for BRHS, winning both the 100 and 200 yard freestyle races and helping two relay teams to wins.
For Bear River, the win puts the girls team at 3-2 on the season and the boys team is at 4-1. The Bruins take on Rio Linda Tuesday in a non-league meet at Nevada Union’s pool.
BRHS girls first place finishers-50 yd. freestyle-Ann Hegglie, .27.43; 100 yd. freestyle-Stephanie Ursiny, 1.05.15; 100 yd. butterfly-Ann Hegglie, 1.08.93; 100 yd. backstroke-Jessica Agnew, 1.15.45; 200 yd. freestyle-Stephanie Ursiny, 2.34.05; 500 yd. freestyle-Adrianne Brown, 6.53.30; 200 yd. freestyle relay-Hayley Loehr, Shannon Dayton, Stephanie Ursiny, Ann Hegglie, 1.53.13; 200 yd. medley relay-Jessica Agnew, Tosha Duncan, Ann Hegglie, Shannon Dayton, 2.11.70; 400 yd. freestyle relay-Jessica Agnew, Adrianne Brown, Tosha Duncan, Stephanie Ursiny, 4.32.75.
BRHS boys first place finishers-100 yd. backstroke-Brian Wood, 1.13.51; 100 yd. breaststroke-Cody Urich, 1.16.26; 100 yd. butterfly-Ryan Maxwell, 1.03.86; 200 yd. individual medley-Chase Rogers, 2.38.78; 200 yd. freestyle relay-Chase Rogers, Ryan Maxwell, Lance Welch, Ron Angold, 1.42.58; 200 yd. medley relay-Brian Wood, Cody Urich, Ron Angold, Ryan Maxwell, 1.59.67.
McClatchy 6, Nevada Union 3
Nevada Union lost at McClatchy 6-3 after a 45 minute rain delay held up the start of play.
The Miners had several close losses with three matches going to tie-breaks.
“The boys are playing well. We just can’t get everybody playing well on the same day,” said NU coach Mike Blake.
Eli Waggoner won his match 6-0, 6-4. Rob Totoonchie won on a tie-break, 6-4, 4-6 (7-5). The doubles team of Bo Jacobsen and Christian Wall won 8-2.
Nevada Union (0-5) will play host to Kennedy Tuesday, April 12.
Forest Lake Christian 8, Capital Christian 1
Forest Lake Christian rolled to victory over Capital Christian, losing only one match. Capital Christian had to forfeit two girls singles matches and one doubles match because of a lack of players.
For Forest Lake Christian, Kevin VanStreefkerk won easily, 11-0.
Girls doubles team of Jessica Will and Megan Wiczorek won 10-0, and the duo of Chelsea Hanson and Brenna Vossmeyer won 10-1.
Boys doubles saw Andrew Hawkinson and partner Scott Tracy won 10-0, as did Mark Huntsinger with Thomas Coibion.
The Falcons (11-0, 8-0) host Inderkum Tuesday.
Nevada Union 3, Capital Christian 0
The Miners won by scores of 25-13, 25-10, 25-15.
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