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Miners soccer opens with win

The Nevada Union girls soccer team opened its Metro Conference season Tuesday with a 2-1 win over McClatchy, despite being outshot on goal 14-5.

The Miners scored two goals early and then held on against the McClatchy attack.

Kacey Rogers scored both goals for NU. The first score came at 11:30 with an assist from Mallory Meier. Chelsea Ulinski provided the assist for Rogers’ second goal six and one half minutes later at the 17-minute mark.



McClatchy scored 34 minutes in, making things 2-1 at the break.

NU goalkeepers made nine saves to keep the Miners on top. Jocelyn Rapp made five saves in the first half, and Christi Giuliani had four in the second half.




NU head coach Mike Voss had praise for his defense, including senior defender Kaydee Russo and junior defender Leigh Collins, who helped hold off the Lions.

Nevada Union is now 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Metro. The Miners play again at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy, with the JV game to follow.

Tennis

Lions 5, Miners 4

NU’s boys tennis team dropped its first league match 5-4 to McClatchy at Nevada Union Tuesday. Number three singles player Eli Waggoner defeated Thomas Van Acker 6-4, 7-5, and at number five singles, Nick Cartan outlasted Scott Cornez 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

In doubles play, the No. 2 team of Joey Beedy and Joseph Schumacher beat Fred Skogskoy and Dillon O’Tarrow 6-3, 6-0, while the No. 3 team of Bo Jacobson and Christian Wall won 6-1, 6-4 over Justin Ngihgn and Collin Chew.

“When we were down 4-1, Nick (Cartan) got a big win to keep us in the match,” said NU head coach Mike Blake. “Our (number) two and three doubles (teams) played really well also.”

The Miners are now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. Their next match is Thursday at Kennedy.

Falcons 9, Cougars 0

Once again, the Forest Lake Christian’s tennis team swept a match, 9-0. This time the victim was Capital Christian.

In girl’s singles, Jeanee Gonet won, 7-5, 6-1, while Jessica Will cruised 6-1, 6-1. Boy’s singles action saw Kevin VanStreefkerk defeat his opponent, 6-1, 6-1.

The girl’s doubles team of Chelsea Hawkinson and Megan Wieczorek won 10-5, while teammates Chelsea Hanson and Brenna Vossmeyer won 10-2. For the boys, Andrew Hawkinson and Scott Tracy won easily 10-0 and the team of Dan Robinson and Mark Huntsinger were also easy winners, 10-2.

Forest Lake Christian will scrimmage at Bear River today and travel to Inderkum for a meet on Monday.

Golf

Miners 199, Tigers 217

Nevada Union’s boy’s golf team played Roseville at Sierra Valley Country Club Tuesday afternoon, winning 199-217. Low rounds for NU came from Erik Flores and Justin Johnson with 38s. D.J. Milligan and Gavin Butcher each carded a 40 for the Miners.

The win raises NU’s record to 3-0. Nevada Union plays Del Oro at 3 p.m. today at Turkey Creek Golf Club.

Bruins 205, Vikings 222

The Bear River boy’s golf team opened their season Tuesday, defeating Oakmont 205-222 on the par 35 front nine at Lake of the Pines. Medalist for the meet was Bear River’s Ryan Ursiny, who fired a one under par 34. Other shooters for Bear River were Nick Honey and Tyler Chicourrat, each with a 42, Luke DePass, 43, Eric Brown, 44, and Niall Conn, 47.


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