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Local Roundup: Miners come out swinging in SFL debut

Nevada Union’s Miners came out swinging some accurate sticks in their Sierra Foothill League opening golf match Tuesday at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville.

Led by meet medalist Zak Leonard, who shot the day’s low round of 37 on the par 36 nine-hole course, the Miners easily defeated host Woodcreek 206-235 on the Timberwolves’ home track.

“It’s good to open with a road win,” said Nevada Union coach Hank Davidson. “Last year we went down there and got stomped by those guys.



“We’re off to a very good start in league.”

Davidson was especially pleased by the individual scores turned in by all five players.




Right behind Leonard, by a single stroke, was NU’s Spencer Biersdorff, who shot a 38. Travis Callison carded a 43, while Sean Babin and Rich Benevento each finished with a 44.

The Miners return to their home course, at Alta Sierra Country Club, Thursday for another SFL showdown. This time NU will welcome Granite Bay for a 3 p.m. match.

Soccer

Nevada Union 2, River Valley 0

Taking 18 shots on goal to just one from River Valley, Nevada Union’s varsity girls soccer squad opened its season in dominating fashion with a 2-0 win on the road.

Molly Augustus, an NU defender, scored the Miners’ first goal of the season with just one minute remaining in the first half. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Alana Migliardi scored on an assist from Bethany Christal for the 2-0 final.

NU’s Avery Vaughn stopped the one shot fired at her in goal, while NU coach Mike Voss praised the play of Michelle Horstman at inside halfback and Anne Dunne at center back.

“It was a decent start, a lot of passing,” Voss said. “I think this group could be one of the quickest we’ve had, which is exciting.”

Nevada Union fans can get a glimpse of that team speed today, as the Miners host Monterey Trail at 3:30 p.m.

NU’s junior varsity team defeated River Valley 8-0 Tuesday.

Golden Sierra 3, Forest Lake Christian 1

Forest Lake Christian’s Falcons are still winless through four matches, but considering FLC was still shorthanded without its basketball players, coach Alane Burke likes what she’s seen so far in the young season.

The Falcons fell to Golden Sierra 3-1 Tuesday. Jessica Raskin scored on a penalty kick for FLC’s lone goal and a 1-0 lead. Golden Sierra responded with three scores to take the non-league matchup.

“I’d say we dominated the first half, controlling things,” Burke said. “It was good game. We’re starting to come along. The younger players are starting to step up.”

Forest Lake (0-3-1) get another crack at Golden Sierra on the road Monday, but up first will be the Pitman Tournament in Turlock on Friday and Saturday.

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