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Miners sweep Roseville in SFL volleyball opener

Nevada Union nailed down its Sierra Foothill League opener over Roseville Monday night, after pulling off a pair of nailbiting wins in games two and three.

The Miners won 25-15, 26-24, 26-24.

Mallory Castles and Abbie Miraldi each contributed seven kills to the hitting attack. Castles also had eight blocks.

“Kendal Butterfield served up a storm against Roseville with 17 points and 18 assists,” said NU coach Chrys Dudek. “Tessa Butterfield added three assists to her tally.

“Taylor Japhet moved back into the middle with five kills and Ellie Selleck played outside with three kills, three blocks and three digs.”

The Miners (9-3 overall, 1-0 SFL) travel to Woodcreek Wednesday.

JV: NU 2, Roseville 0

Nevada Union also scored a 26-24, 25-14 win over Roseville in junior varsity volleyball action Monday.

Miranda Castles and Mara Havard each had five kills, while Natalie Migliozzi added four. Taryn Salcedo had 12 assists on the night.

Coach Marco Salcedo also praised the play of Alison Dowd, served up the final two points and had a dig that broke a 24-24 tie.

The Miners (7-1 overall, 1-0 SFL) also took second place in the Sheldon Tournament on Saturday, posting a 3-1 record and falling to Napa in the championship.

Havard had 20 kills and six aces on the day, while Migliozzi had 13 kills and Salcedo had 53 assists and six aces.

Frosh: NU 2, Roseville 1

Nevada Union’s freshmen also won their SFL opener, scoring a 25-16, 24-26, 15-9 win Monday.

Madisen Heppe had strong play in the back row, while Mallory Fleenor was the top server on the night for NU.

Coaches may submit game reports by phone at 477-4240, via e-mail at bhamilton@theunion.com or by fax at 477-4292. Deadline for submissions is 10 p.m.

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