NU tennis steamrolls Yuba City, 8-1
The Nevada Union girls tennis team got its game back on track Thursday with an 8-1 win at home against Yuba City.
After losing to Granite Bay Tuesday, the Miners gave up only one point.
The Honkers’ only win came against NU’s No. 1 singles player, Jessica Miller. The match lasted 2 1/2 hours and ended with Miller losing in a super tie-breaker.
Nevada Union’s No. 2 singles player, Eva Paulusberger, beat her opponent 6-1, 6-0, and No. 3 Jackie Thompson won 6-0, 6-0.
Kate Wolfe, No. 4, won 6-2, 6-1, and No. 5 Amanda Eddy won 6-0, 6-1 also won for the Miners.
For Brittanie Miller, NU’s No. 6 singles player, Thursday marked her first win in the Metro Conference.
In doubles, the NU’s No. 1 team of Emily Ramsey and Stephanie Brummett won, as did No. 2 Whitney Giles and Rachel Burton. The Miner No. 3 team of Thira Gilbert and Kayla Allen notched a straight-set victory.
“I was very proud of them for taking care of business,” Miner head coach Mike Blake said.
NU (4-1 Metro) will host McClatchy Oct. 7. Matches begin at 3:20 p.m.
Bruins 1, West Campus 0
The host Bear River boys soccer team picked up its first Pioneer Valley League win Thursday versus West Campus.
Kevin Gardner had the lone goal, which came off of a play set up by Jacob Murnan.
In his first game in goal, Brian Wood earned the shut out with five saves.
Now 1-2-1 in league, the Bruins host Mesa Verde at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Bear River junior varsity boys soccer team remained undefeated Thursday after the Bruins shut out West Campus at home, 6-0.
Walker Davis had two goals, as did Jared Dumont, and Scott Buckley and David Sai-Ngarm each had one.
Ryan Bock’s three saves earned him his fourth shutout of the year, and the Bruins move to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in league.
Nevada Union 5, Yuba City 1
Starting a season 0-3 in conference play can hurt any team’s psyche.
But not the Nevada Union boys soccer team.
The Miners picked up their first Metro Conference win Thursday with a 5-1 win over the Yuba City Honkers.
“If you come out and you want to play hard,” said Miner coach Mike Voss, “a lot of good things happen. Maybe we’re figuring that out.”
Yuba City, which is ranked in the top 10 in an area poll, scored first on NU’s home field, but was shut out the rest of the afternoon thanks to keeper Robbie Slaughter’s aggressive play in goal.
Nate Rosenbloom had the first goal of the game for Nevada Union near the 30-minute mark to tie the game at one apiece.
Just before halftime Anderson Olive tapped in the goal to go ahead 2-1 with an assist from Garret Perez.
Adam Green fought through a herd of defenders and opened the game up in the second half with his goal, assisted by Evan Helman, to go up 3-1.
Wes Clay gave NU its fourth goal with a successful penalty shot, and to close the game Jordan Stratigakes assisted Narayan Jorgensen to go up 5-1.
With the win NU moves to 1-3 in the Metro Conference and 8-4-1 overall. The Miners travel to North Tahoe Friday for one of two non-league matches with the school this year.
Forest Lake Christian 1, Sacramento Country Day 0
The Forest Lake Christian soccer team earned its third-straight win in the Central Valley Christian League Thursday.
Michael Vella scored with one minute left in the first half off of an assist by Jason Allgeier.
The Falcons outshot Country Day 16-8.
Joe Martin picked up seven saves in goal to earn his second league shutout.
Forest Lake Christian hosts Sacramento Waldorf 4 p.m. Sept. 30.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Sacramento Country Day 0
The Forest Lake Christian varsity girls volleyball team handled Country Day Thursday, winning at home, 25-13, 25-11, 25-11.
Led by Megan Wisniewski’s five kills, the Falcons managed to stay undefeated in the Central Valley Christian League. Abigail Hall was a close second with four kills.
Senior Kristine Donovan, who closed the match with an ace, led the team in blocks with three.
FLC, which improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in league play, hosts Wilton Christian 6 p.m. Tuesday.
NU 213, Del Oro 228
The Nevada Union girls golf team beat Del Oro 213-228 Thursday at the Alta Sierra Country Club.
The medalist was NU’s Megan Hillard, who shot a four-over-par 40.
Dayton Faraco shot a 43, Jennifer Bennallack shot a 58, and in her first game on a golf course Thea Martens totaled 72 strokes.
Bear River 289, Oakmont 297
Jessica Benzler was the medalist Thursday with her round of 44 for Bear River as her Bruins beat Oakmont 289-297 at Lincoln Hills.
Stephanie Ursiny shot a 57, Jaclynne Peterson shot 60, ad Stacy Tudor and Christine Aldrich each shot 64.
Bear River moves to 2-1 on the season.
Oakmont 13, Bear River 4
The Bear River girls water polo team remained winless on the season thanks to a tough day at Oakmont
Katie Newman scored two goals for the Bruins, and Emily Hood and Sarah Newman each had one.
Bear River drops to 0-4.
In the junior varsity match, Sarah Newman had a hat trick to lead the Bruins to a 5-4 win at Oakmont.
Bear River’s Renee Gohlikely had seven saves.
The Bruins are 1-3 on the season.
Elk Grove 13, Nevada Union 12
Nevada Union’s football team lost at home Thursday to the hands of Elk Grove, ending the 26-game winning streak the Miners had enjoyed up until that point.
The Miners led 6-0 at the half, but Elk Grove went on a 13-6 run in the second.
NU’s Kemp Stanford had an interception in the fourth quarter that he ran back 60 yards for the touchdown, but the Miners failed the conversion to fall one point short.
Billy Leister played the whole game at quarterback, completing 7-of-15 passing, with one touchdown pass to Colin Casey.
Tucker Colom led NU defensively with 10 tackles.
The Miners still have a winning record, though, at 2-1, and they go on the road next Thursday to take on Napa.
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