NU soccer team grabs 2nd place
The Nevada Union boys soccer team took over sole possession of second place in the Metro Conference with a 2-0 homefield win over previously unbeaten Kennedy of Sacramento Tuesday.
The Miners improved to 14-3-3 overall, one game behind the first place Cougars (8-1-1) at 7-2 in league
“This was the biggest win of the year for us. We had 17 guys contribute out there,” NU head coach Mike Voss said.
Luke Stratigakes scored off his own rebound from 24 yards out gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half.
The Miners got a little insurance when Mark Lawicki added an unassisted goal of his own 36 minutes later.
Voss also credited the play of Casey Clarke and Ben Hadjuk in the win.
NU’s goalkeeper Cody Bielen tallied eight saves in his 13th shutout of the season.
The Miners will play at Woodland 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Forest Lake beats
Brynne Edwards totaled a match-high 18 kills and Hayley Gowin handed out 13 assists as the host Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team topped Victory Christian of Carmichael 15-13, 15-7, 15-4 Tuesday.
FLC, which moved to 9-6 overall and 8-1 in the Central Valley Christian League, dug itself an early hole with a myriad of mental mistakes.
“We just couldn’t do anything right in the first game. We were serving the ball out and out passing was horrendous. Everything we could possibly do wrong, we did,” FLC head coach Travis Smith said.
The Lady Falcons weathered the storm in game one, then put it all together down the stretch to take the win.
FLC’s Leyna Allred finished with six kills and a block.
Megan Paulk had three kills and 10 assists. Sheri Spangler chipped in seven assists in the win.
Melody Bayless finished with three kills and a block.
FLC’s junior varsity won 15-11, 15-5.
The Lady Falcons will play at Sacramento Country Day 6 p.m. Friday.
Bear River girls sink
The Bear River girls water polo team dropped a 6-2 decision to host Granite Bay Tuesday.
The Lady Bruins (3-13 overall, 1-9 Sierra Foothill League) were down 2-0 early when Lindsey Scannell scored to cut the lead in half.
Granite Bay, which never trailed, outscored Bear River 4-1 down the stretch to take the win.
“The kids played exceptional defense and we got a lot of shots, they just weren’t good ones,” Bear River head coach Jon Katis said.
Katie Newman also scored for Bear River. Freshman Kacey Fredrickson had two shots on goal for the visitors.
Lady Bruin goalkeper Ashley Clarke totaled 12 saves.
Bear River will play at Rocklin 3:45 p.m. Thursday.
NU girls perfect
The Nevada Union girls volleyball team stayed perfect in the Metro Conference with a 15-0, 15-2, 15-2 road win over Johnson of Sacramento Tuesday.
The Lady Miners, who are No.4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Division I power rankings, upped their overall record to 23-2 and league mark to 7-0.
“Our overall communication was really good so our ball control was excellent,” NU head coach Bob Rogers said.
The Lady Miners will play at C.K. McClatchy of Sacramento 6 p.m. Thursday.
Bear River girls take third straight
The Bear River girls volleyball team notched its third straight Pioneer Valley League win with a 15-3, 15-4, 15-4 decision over visiting Mira Loma of Sacramento Tuesday.
Kristen Lawton, Candice Wermes, Brenna Weeks had six kills each in the win.
Bear River’s Jamie Jackson finished with five kills and a team-high six aces. Kelly Cleveland totaled a team-high six assists.
The Lady Bruins will play at Johnson West of Sacramento 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bear River soccer
boys just short
Sean Cimino and Peter Sai-Ngarm scored a goal each for the Bear River boys soccer team.
But it wasn’t enough in the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to host Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights Tuesday.
Bear River dropped to 0-9-3 overall and 0-9-1 in the Pioneer Valley League.
Bear River’s junior varsity got a hat trick from Ronnie Angold to win 3-0.
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