Bouncing back from Tuesday’s loss to Woodcreek, Bear River’s varsity volleyball team beat Roseville Thursday in three games, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21.
“It’s a good victory,” said Bear River head coach Chet Linton. “The guys played tough. They hung in there and didn’t give up. We only had six guys tonight, so it was a good win to get,”
Corey Tofte led the Bruins with three aces, 10 kills, nine blocks, seven digs and nine assists. Travis Lyon had four kills, four digs and 10 assists. Steve White added 11 kills, four aces and six digs, while James Dumont chipped in with nine kills and seven assists.
Bear River hopes to carry their momentum into this weekend when they will play Saturday in the Granite Bay Invitational.
Bear River 8, Kennedy 5
Despite committing seven errors and giving up five unearned runs, Bear River held on for an 8-5 win over Kennedy.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Bear River team with seven errors,” said Bear River head coach Duane Zauner.
The Bruins knocked out 12 hits to overcome the suspect defense.
“We brought our hitting shoes,” Zauner said, ” and put up some runs.”
Rebecca Zauner started the scoring attack for Bear River in the bottom of the first with a two-run triple. She finished the game 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Candice Wermes also had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Jasmine McGown went 2-for-2 with a double, Ashley Sawyer was 2-for-3, Tera Reason went 2-for-3, and Brooke Mosman was 1-4.
Kelly Shepard got the win, collecting four strikeouts in five innings of work while giving up three walks. Britney Ceo got two strikeouts and gave up two walks in two innings to finish up for the Bruins.
Bear River (12-7-1, 3-2) has a big week coming up, with Pioneer Valley League leading West Campus coming in for a make-up game Monday at 4 p.m. The Bruins then travel to Colfax on Tuesday and Oakmont on Thursday.
Nevada Union 24, Grant 0
Nevada Union only needed five innings to score 24 runs on Metro Conference foe Grant.
Senior Christy Kinnard pitched five innings for the Miners to record the win.
NU (12-9-1, 5-1), currently in second place in the Metro Conference behind Granite Bay (8-9, 4-0), will host Johnson Thursday.
Bear River 196, Mira Loma 213
Playing on the par 35 front nine at Lake of the Pines golf course, Bear River outshot Mira Loma by 17 strokes, 196-213.
Low round of the meet belonged to Bear River’s Ryan Ursiny with a two over par 37. Nick Honey finished one shot back at 38, while Tyler Chicourrat finished with 39. Luke DePass and Eric Brown both carded 41s. Niall Conn, medalist of Tuesday’s match against Lincoln, came in with 44.
The Bruins (7-1) travel to Bartley Cavanaugh golf course Thursday, April 19 to take on West Campus.
Forest Lake Christian 249, Sacramento Country Day 271
Forest Lake Christian scored a 22 shot victory over Sacramento Country Day on the par 36 front nine at Dark Horse golf course, 249-271.
FLC’s Jeremy Brown came away with medalist honors, carding an eight over par 44. Peter Burton followed with 47 while Jeff Pulliam came in with 48. Ian Shore and Jason Pulliam needed 55 strokes to navigate their way around.
Forest Lake Christian (8-1) will host Wilton Christian Tuesday at Dark Horse.
Granite Bay 9, Nevada Union 0
Granite Bay showed Nevada Union why they’re the Metro Conference leader, soundly defeating the Miners 9-0 at the Johnson Ranch Tennis Club in Roseville.
“They’re definitely a good team. They’re the league leader,” said NU coach Mike Blake.
“They really rang our bell,” he said.
NU’s best matches came from the number two and three singles positions. Jasper Fredrickson, number two singles, lost his match 6-2, 6-3 and at number three singles, Eli Waggoner lost 6-2, 6-2.
“The kids played well,” said Blake.
“They’re still optimistic and still having fun. It’s a learning experience.”
The Miners (0-7) will play their final regular season match Tuesday when they host Yuba City.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Marysville 4
In a matchup of last year’s Central Valley Christian League co-champs, Forest Lake Christian narrowly pulled out a win over Marysville 5-4.
The day’s highlights came from boys singles. In a two hour and forty-five minute marathon, Kevin Van Streefkerk beat last year’s CVCL league MVP, Robert Lester, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-4), 6-3. At the same time, in a match lasting nearly as long, Nick Coibion defeated Louis Topper 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-4), 6-2.
In girls singles, Christy Humphrey won 6-2, 6-4 and Jeanee Gonet took three sets to score the win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Boys doubles saw both FLC teams fall as Andrew Hawkinson and partner Scott Tracy lost 10-8 while the duo of Dan Robinson and Mark Huntsinger lost 10-4.
Jessica Will and Chelsea Hawkinson cruised to a 10-1 win in girls doubles. Megan Wieczorek and teammate Chelsea Hanson were 10-8 winners.
The mixed doubles team of Thomas Coibion and Brenna Vossmeyer fell 10-2.
Forest Lake Christian (13-1, 10-1) will entertain Lindhurst Tuesday and Golden Sierra on Wednesday.
Nevada Union 200, Roseville 230
Led by meet medalist Erik Flores’ 2-under-par round of 34, Nevada Union’s varsity golf team defeated Roseville 200-230 Wednesday at Alta Sierra Country Club.
D.J. Milligan shot a 39 for NU, while Gavin Butcher and Justin Johnson each carded a 42. Cole Voors rounded out the scoring with a 43.
Nevada Union is back in action Monday, as the Miners host a Metro Conference meet at ASCC.
Nevada Union 3, Pleasant Valley 2
Despite playing without its two regular setters, Nevada Union pulled out a 3-2 win over host Pleasant Valley Wednesday in Chico. The Miners won 25-19, 16-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13.
Filling in at setter were Sam Hochwald and Graham Davis, who coach Kelly Rhoden said were the keys to the win.
Hochwald had 11 kills, 16 assists, 15 serves and five blocks for points. Garrett Swartz had four kills and three blocks. Marcus McCrary added six kills and four blocks, while Tim Lamphier turned in a solid passing performance.
NU (10-3 overall, 8-0 league) returns to the court in a friendly match against NUHS faculty members at 3 p.m. today.
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