PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River tops Center, Nevada Union edges Woodcreek in volleyball
The Bear River girls volleyball team notched its second straight Pioneer Valley League win Tuesday, topping Center on the road in straight sets, 25-10, 25-16, 25-13.
Leading the Lady Bruins was senior Ashley Albee with 10 kills, senior Alex Staples added eight kills, and sophomore Callie Bickmore as well as junior Karinne McDonald had four kills each. Junior setter Mallory Rath had 15 assists and Caitlin McLaughlin had 11 assists.
The Lady Bruins were especially good from the service line, notching 18 aces as a team in the victory.
Bear River’s junior varsity and freshmen teams also earned victories over Center. It was the first time this season, all three girls volleyball teams swept an opponent, said Bear River head coach Matt MacDonald.
The defending PVL champion Lady Bruins are now 14-18 overall and 2-1 in league play. Next up for Bear River is a road match at 6 p.m. today at Lincoln.
Nevada Union 3, Woodcreek 2
The Lady Miners earned a hard fought Sierra Foothill League victory Monday, knocking off Woodcreek in five sets, 27-25, 21-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-12.
Nevada Union was led by junior Regan Heppe with 14 kills, 12 digs and three aces.
Heppe was instrumental in NU’s first set victory as she reeled off 10 straight service points to bring the Lady Miners back from a 24-15 deficit. NU won the first set 27-25.
Senior Celeste Picone led NU with 15 kills to go with five digs and two aces. Senior setter Kelsey Arvidson led the team with 33 assists and fellow senior Alex Cook had 29 assists to go with her team-high four aces and six kills. Also pitching in for NU was junior Greta Kramer with 12 kills, Taylor Johnston with nine kills and Hannah Voboril with seven kills. NU senior Maddy Rossitto led her team with 16 digs.
Bear River 216, Lincoln 254
The Lady Bruins breezed past the Fighting Zebras Wednesday, beating their PVL foe by 38 strokes at Lake of the Pines Golf Course Wednesday.
Bear River’s Hannah Prosser was the day’s co-medalist, shooting a 38 on the par-35 course. Next for Bear River was Kalei Owen with a 39, Dominique Peter with a 41, Madison Templeton with a 47 and Serenity Edwards with a 49.
Bear River also beat PVL opponent Center, 239-300, at the Par-37 Cherry Island Golf Coure on Monday.
In the win over Center, Prosser led the way with a 40, Owen had a 47, Bella Betula shot a 48, Peter had a 51 and Edwards rounded things out with a 53.
The Lady Bruins (5-1) will now gear for a Tuesday matchup with Placer, who handed Bear River its only loss this season.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232.
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