PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River volleyball tops Foothill
The Bear River girls volleyball team earned its fourth straight Pioneer Valley League victory Tuesday, topping the Foothill Mustangs in straight sets, 25-16, 25-10, 25-22.
The Lady Bruins were balanced in their attack, getting nine kills from senior outside hitter Ashley Albee, seven kills from senior Alex Staples, seven kills from Coral McLaughlin and four kills from sophomore Callie Bickmore.
Setting up the Lady Bruins’ hitters was junior setter Mallory Rath with 18 assists, and sophomore Caitlin McLaughlin with 10 assists. Albee led the team in digs with 10, and Kayla Toft had six. As a team, Bear River had nine aces in the win.
The Lady Bruins are now halfway through their PVL schedule and boast a 4-1 record in league play, good for second behind Placer.
The Lady Bruins and Hillgals meet up for the second time this season Thursday in Placer. The last time the two faced each other, Placer won in straight sets on Bear River’s home court.
Placer 221, Bear River 230
In a matchup of the top two PVL girls golf teams, it was Placer earning a nine-stroke victory over Bear River Tuesday.
Playing at the Par-36 Lake of the Pines course, Placer freshmen Birdie Brown led the way with a match-best 37.
For the Lady Bruins, Hannah Prosser led the way with a 41, Kalei Owen shot a 44, Madison Templeton was next with a 46, Bella Betula notched a 49 and both Serenity Edwards and Dominique Peter had 50s.
The Lady Bruins are now 5-2 in league play and will close the dual season today against Colfax.
Nevada Union has tough time with Rocklin
The Lady Miners Tennis Team took on Rocklin Tuesday afternoon on their home courts.
Stacie Bernasconi led the team at No. 1 singles and had her hands full with a straight set loss. At the No. 2 spot, Abi McLeran had similar experience as did No. 3 singles player Jessie Cockcroft, both with two-set losses. Megan Kennedy had a difficult opponent and lost her match in two. Lisa Woodward had a chance at the No. 5 position with a closer match, but ultimately lost 6-4, 6-2. Alexandra Whittle, who won her match the day before, took her opponent all the way to the third set and won 10-8 in the tiebreaker.
The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Norwood and Brenna Chargin did not play with their usual precision and lost in straights. Nicole Cockcroft and Reese Wheeler also played a little tentatively and stopped their winning streak with a two-set loss. The third team of Monica Kittle and Abella Glorfield started well, but ran out of gas with a score of 6-4, 6-0.
The last match of the regular season is Thursday Oct. 13 at Del Oro High School beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232.
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