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NU sits atop SJS rankings

Nevada Union’s volleyball is on top of more than just the Sierra Foothill League.

The 8-0 Miners are now being recognized as the top team in the Sac-Joaquin section Division I volleyball power ratings.

The ratings were released Tuesday but don’t really come as any surprise to the Miners, who have been on top of their league for the last three years, a key element in the power rating system. In fact, the SFL is rated as the strongest volleyball league in the section so that gave the Miners an extra boost.



Bear River’s team (3-3 Pioneer Valley League) ranked No. 20 in the Division IV category and Forest Lake Christian (5-2 Central Valley Christian League) ranked No. 1 in the Division V category. The CVCL is the highest ranked league in the Division V category.

Soccer




FLC 9, Vacaville Christian 1

As the rain poured down in Vacaville, Forest Lake Christian’s boys soccer team showered goals on the opposing keeper.

The Falcons outplayed Vacaville Christian soundly, tacking on seven goals in the first half en route to a 9-1 victory. Austin Maynard scored three goals for a hat trick and added an assist. Ben Sparling, the team’s leading scorer, tallied his 23rd and 24th goals. Matt Rose, Taylor Bigelow, Caleb O’Brien and Danny Messina each scored a goal in the game.

The Falcons are now 4-0-2 in the Central Valley Christian League and 12-5-5 overall.

Volleyball

FLC 3, Victory Christian 0

After an aggressive first game, FLC’s girls volleyball game outplayed Victory Christian in a sweeping performance, winning 26-24, 25-21, 25-19. It was one more step to the playoffs for the Falcons, who are likely to take the top spot in the CVCL.

Caitlin Hanson and Bethany Huusfeldt both had nine kills and Jen Menary added 24 assists for the team.

The Falcons are 7-2 in the CVCL.

JV: FLC 2,Victory Christian 0

The Falcons were a confident bunch, playing against Victory Christian. They went without the majority of their starters against Victory en route to a 2-0 sweep; 25-22, 28-26.

Setter Katy Kyle played exceptionally well as setter in a group of solid players.

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