Miner soccer team falls
For the third time in three Metro Conference matchups, the Nevada Union Miners dropped a close one, this time losing 2-1 at Granite Bay.
NU’s Narayen Jorgensen scored off of a Nate Rosenbloom assist to tie the score at one in the second half, but with 15 minutes left to play Granite Bay pulled ahead for good.
“We could have slid out of there,” said NU coach Mike Voss. “It was probably the best game we’ve played all year, but it was against one of the best teams we’ve seen.”
Truth was given to Voss’ statement with the fact that Granite Bay beat three-time defending Division I section champion Jesuit in the preseason.
The Miners outshot the Grizzlies 14-12 in the game, but Voss said Granite Bay’s goalkeeping made scores tough to come by. In goal for NU was Robbie Slaughter, who picked up six saves of his own. Connor Smith also had a great game defensively, Voss said, and Wes Clay played his best game of the season at midfield.
Nevada Union (7-4-1 overall, 0-3 Metro), hosts Yuba City at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Falcons 2, Panthers 1
Forest Lake Christian got its second-straight Central Valley Christian League win Tuesday as it won at Sac Lutheran 2-1.
Hideki Hattori scored in the first half for Sac Lutheran.
Andreas Zeischegg answered for the Falcons in the first half with FLC’s first goal of the game, which came off of a penalty kick.
In the second half, Taylor Bigelow knocked in the go-ahead goal from six yards out.
Forest Lake Christian moves to 5-5-1 overall and 2-0 in the CVCL, and plays again at 4 p.m. Thursday, when the Falcons host Country Day.
Matadors 7, Bruins 2
Bear River suffered a 7-2 setback Tuesday at the hands of Pioneer Valley League host Mira Loma.
Kevin Gardner had the lone first-half goal for the Bruins, and Jacob Murnan scored in the second.
Peter Moore played the entire game in goal.
The Bruins drop to 2-4-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the PVL.
JV: Bruins 1, Matadors 0
The Bear River junior varsity team shut out Mira Loma Tuesday as the Bruins won 1-0.
David Sai-Ngarm had the only goal of the game, assisted by Stephen Aguilar.
It was the first league shutout for keeper Ryan Bock.
Miners 3, Lions 0
Nevada Union swept visiting Metro Conference foe McClatchy Tuesday 25-8, 25-3, 25-11.
Senior Ali Daley led the team with 10 kills, and was followed by freshmen Christian Woodruff, who had seven, and Sarah McAtee, who had five kills and two blocks. Senior Rebecca Harris added 12 digs.
NU travels to Kennedy (4-1, 0-1 Metro) and next Tuesday hosts league-newcomer Granite Bay.
“(Granite Bay) has a good coach and a good team – I think they’ll play well with us,” NU head coach Bob Rogers said.
Now 14-0 overall, the Miners are atop the Metro Conference at 2-0.
Grizzlies 6, Miners 3
The Nevada Union varsity tennis team lost a 6-3 Metro Conference matchup Tuesday at Granite Bay.
Eva Paulusberger picked up the first win for the Miners at the No. 2 singles spot, winning 6-1, 6-2.
At No. 4 singles, Kate Wolfe won in a three-set, three-hour marathon, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. At No. 5, Amanda Eddy took only 2 1/2 hours to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
“I didn’t know what to expect,” said NU head coach Mike Blake. “Historically, they’ve been one of the best programs in NorCal. It was a really good test for us – it shows that we’re legit.”
The match was even closer than the team score showed, Blake said, as three players lost 6-4 in the third sets.
“You look at it and you go, ‘Hey, if we had pulled those off those other three …”
Now 2-1 in league, NU hosts Yuba City Thursday.
Both the Bear River varsity and JV water polo programs have yet to win after Tuesday’s losses to Rocklin at the Nevada Union High School pool.
The varsity lost 14-2 while the junior varsity lost 13-2.
For varsity, Katie Newman and Ashley Lowe scored, and for JV it was Sarah Newman and Emily Hood.
Both teams are now 0-3.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.