NU volleyball rolls past McClatchy |

NU volleyball rolls past McClatchy

Eileen JoyceNevada Union's Jenny Goodwin goes up for one of her seven kills in Tuesday's win over McClatchy.
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Nevada Union’s volleyball team won its second straight Metro Conference game Tuesday night over McClatchy at Nevada Union High School, 15-9, 15-11, 15-5.

“McClatchy really hustled tonight,” NU coach Bob Rogers said. “They kept themselves alive in rallies, and that made things more difficult than they should have been for us.”

Ali Daley had 10 kills, Jenny Goodwin seven and Elena Schmidt six to pace the Miners frontline.

Amanda Benson had 11 digs and no errors, while Jessica Howell successfully completed each of her seven serve receives to pace NU (2-0 league, 6-1 overall).

NU golf edged

Louise Yu posted a 13-over-par 50 to take second place in the Nevada Union girls golf team’s 418-427 loss to visiting Placer of Auburn at Alta Sierra C.C. Tuesday.

Placer’s Breanna Furlong carded a 47 to take medalist honors.

NU’s Dayton Faraco finished fourth with a 58.

Amanda Burbridge and Megan Hillard each carded 61s. Becky Hindt and Sophie Benevento shot a 65 each.

Ashley Hansen carded a 70.

NU will play Oakmont of Roseville at Lincoln Hills C.C. 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Gonzalez scores four in BR water polo loss

Amanda Gonzalez scored four times in the Bear River girls water polo team’s 13-5 home loss to Rocklin at Nevada Union Tuesday.

The score was tied 5-5 going into the third quarter when mental mistakes took their toll.

Rocklin scored eight unanswered goals in seven minutes to slam the door.

Katie Newman also scored for the hosts.

Bear River (1-4 Sierra Foothill League) will play at Roseville 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

NU water polo splits

Nevada Union’s boys water polo team defeated El Camino Monday night, 19-8. Junior Iain Hicks led the defense with 15 saves, while defender Cody Naylor repeatedly stopped the Eagles’ fast break.

Senior Jesse Kirkpatrick scored four times to lead NU to victory. Teammates Matt Haas and junior Mason Edwards both scored three times, while freshman Andy Franks and senior Greg Balow added two scores.

NU’s girls narrowly lost to El Camino Monday, 8-7. Heather Serr scored three goals, Kayliegh Knight scored twice and goalie Chloe Wiegman made nine saves for the Lady Miners.

El Camino’s JV defeated NU 10-1, with Kayloani Bush scoring the lone goal for the Miners.

BR golf wins by forfeit

Jessica Benzler notched her second Pioneer Valley League win of the season in the Bear River girls golf team’s forfeit win over Lincoln at 12 Bridges C.C. Tuesday. Benzler, a sophomore, carded a 14-over-par 51 to take medalist honors.

Bear River’s Liz Maurer took second with a 66.

Miranda Guidera and Nicole Scott each shot 67s to finish tied for third. Emily Collins and Jacklynn Peterson were right behind with 69s.

Bear River (2-4 overall, 2-2 PVL) will host Oakmont of Roseville at the Lake of the Pines 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

NU tennis loses

The Nevada Union girls tennis team dropped a 6-3 homecourt decision to Woodland Tuesday.

The Lady Miners (1-4 overall, 0-3 Metro Conference) saw their No.1 doubles team of Haley Menig and Sara Kottcamp and No.2 doubles team of Gretel Rees and Lindsey Croft improve their move overall records to 2-1 with a win each.

NU’s other win came at No.6 singles with Meredith Blake’s 6-3, 7-5 victory over Alex Batista.

“We’re playing better, but we just can’t seem to get around the corner,” NU head coach Mike Blake said.

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