NU swimmers short of rival Granite Bay
Nevada Union’s varsity swim teams each fell short of visiting Granite Bay Friday afternoon, as the Grizzlies claimed a 103-82 win in girls competition and a 113-69 victory on the boys’ side.
“It was a pretty good meet,” NU coach John Sultan said. “They’re very good. Their girls were the section champs last year. And they’re very talented, still. Their boys were third (in sections) and we were fifth.
“It was a good early season matchup.”
Nevada Union’s girls were led by junior Hayley Porter’s two first-place finishes. Porter took first in the 50 freestyle (25.31 seconds) and the 100 free (55.03). NU also won the 200 free relay, with Sierra Cleiber, Maria Giuliani, Shiloh Fish and Porter teaming up to clock a time of 1:43.93.
Nevada Union’s Molly Swartz won the diving competition with a score of 193.45, while Trevor Foster finished second in the boys’ diving with a score of 210.0.
Two Miners scored first-place finishes in the boys swimming competition. Zack Humphreys won the 100 backstroke (57.22), while Mason Martinez was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.65). The Miners also captured first place in the 200 medley relay, with Humphreys, Martinez, Elitt Golnik and Trey Herbert finishing in 1:45.12.
NU’s Kate Williams totaled 113.2 points to win the girls junior varsity event.
Miners split at Kennedy tourney
Nevada Union’s varsity soccer squad had no trouble taking care of Burbank in a 7-0 win Friday, but the Miners fell short of Franklin (Elk Grove) 3-2 in the Kennedy Tournament.
Against Burbank, Bethany Christal led the way with two goals, while NU also got a goal from Anne Dunne, Joceyln Rapp, Alana Migliardi, Sophia Ruocco-Brown and Michelle Horstman. Abby Velasquez had two assists in the match, while Emily Lohmeyer, Christal and Ruocco-Brown each added another.
Laurelei Overbeek had one save in goal for the Miners.
In the loss to Franklin, NU fell behind 3-0 in the first half as Franklin scored the three goals on just five shots.
“I think we still thought were playing the first game,” NU coach Mike Voss said. “That was our worst half. We didn’t get a shot or a corner kick off.”
Franklin got two shots off in the second half, but was held scoreless as Overbeek finished the match with four saves. Christal scored on an assist from Dunne, while Rapp added a goal off a penalty kick.
“It was a very exciting finish,” Voss said. “I was a lot happier with the two goals and shutting them out in the second half.”
Nevada Union is back in action at 9 a.m. today, facing Lincoln (Stockton), and hosts Bear River on Monday.
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