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Nevada Union tennis posts first Metro win

The Nevada Union girls tennis team notched it first Metro Conference win of the year with a 5-4 decision at Yuba City Thursday.

“It was a very balanced match between two evenly matched teams. It could have gone either way,” NU junior varsity coach Bruce Hildt said.

NU’s No.1 doubles team of Gretel Rees and Lindsey Croft, who moved up from the No.2 spot Thursday, improved their season mark to 4-1 with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Allison Taylor and Aly Kirby.



The team of Thira Gilbert and Krysta Sauer got a win at No.2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Ashley Trezza, and Nicole Ginter.

In singles, NU No.1 Jessica Miller posted her first league win at 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Holly Bowman.




The Lady Miners also got wins No.5 with Heather Hermann and No.6 with Meredith Blake.

NU will host Kennedy of Sacramento at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BR GOLF

The Bear River girls golf team set its season low, but couldn’t grab the win in a 291-300 decision against Oakmont of Roseville at the Lake of the Pines Thursday.

Oakmont’s Ann Sobierelski shot an 11-over-par 46 to take medalist honors.

Bear River’s Liz Maurer (55) and Miranda Guidera (57) each set personal lows Thursday. Maurer took second. Guidera finished fifth.

Jessica Benzler (56) took third and Emily Collins and Nicole Scott tied for seventh with a 66 each.

Jacklynn Peterson carded a 68 for the host Lady Bruins.

Bear River (2-3 Pioneer Valley League) will play in the PVL Tournament at the Auburn Valley C.C. Monday. Tee time TBA.

BR SOCCER

The Bear River boys soccer team lost 4-1 to host Colfax Thursday. Freshman Nick Martini scored the visitors’ sole goal. Jake Miller had the assist. Bear River’s JV lost 1-0.

The Bruins (0-4-1 Pioneer Valley League) will host Oakmont of Roseville 4 p.m. Tuesday.

NU VOLLEYBALL wins in three

Ali Daley tallied a team-high 10 kills as the Nevada Union girls volleyball team topped host Kennedy of Sacramento 15-3, 15-6, 15-3 Thursday.

The Lady Miners improved to 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the Metro Conference.

“We had a mediocre effort against McClatchy a couple of days ago, and I think they really came out on fire and played great tonight,” NU head coach Bob Rogers said.

NU’s Amanda Benson went 16-for-16 from the service line with four aces.

Elena Schmidt chipped in six kills. Leann Tovar had a team-high six digs.

NU will host Woodland 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NU SOCCER

The Nevada Union boys soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to host Yuba City Thursday.

The Miners (10-3-3 overall, 3-2 Metro Conference) dug a three-goal hole early and couldn’t climb out.

“They just came out on fire and we made a couple of mistakes. We’re still in the hunt (for a playoff berth). We’re in third place and that’s where we need to be at the end of the year to make it to the playoffs,” NU head coach Mike Voss said.

Luke Stratigakes scored for the visitors on a pass from Ben Hadjuk.

NU will play at Grant Del Paso Heights 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.


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