Prep roundup: FLC rolls past Woodland in CVCL matchup, Bear River tops Center
The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team did something no other Central Valley California League team has done since 2007 — beat Woodland Christian on their home floor.
The Lady Falcons flew onto Woodland Christian’s court Thursday and swept the match in three sets, 25-16, 25-23, 25-22.
Woodland Christian, the reigning league champ, hadn’t been beat by a CVCL team in straight sets since 2001, said FLC head coach Travis Smith.
In the win, senior Emily Pearce was impressive with nine kills on 10 attacks, 25 assists and a block. Morgan Koch had a team-high 18 kills, and Aly English chipped in seven kills, 18 assists and two blocks.
Forest Lake Christian is now 12-3 overall and 4-0 in the CVCL with a Tuesday road matchup against Sacramento Waldorf on the horizon.
Bear River 3, Center 0
The Lady Bruins opened the Pioneer Valley League season with a dominating performance against Center, 25-8, 25-7, 25-8.
Hannah Christianson, a transfer student playing in her first game of the season, led the way with 12 digs, five aces and three kills. Senior Kirsten Pereira led the team in kills with 10 and added five aces and four blocks. Freshman Ashley Albee added four kills and two aces in the win.
Bear River (8-11, 1-0 PVL) is back at it Tuesday when they face off with Lincoln.
Girls water polo
Nevada Union 7, El Camino 6
In a thrilling non-league matchup between the Lady Miners and the Lady Eagles, NU was able to hold onto a late lead and notch a victory against a premiere team.
With just 30 seconds left and El Camino trailing by one, the Eagles got a break away leaving NU goalie Taylor Masch without any help, but the talented goaltender gobbled up the one-on-one shot to thwart El Camino. NU played keep away from there, running out the clock and winning the match.
Leading the Lady Miners’ offense was Nicole Blaney with five of NU’s seven goals, two of which came in the fourth quarter. Sarah Cudworth and Jessica Murphy scored the other NU goals.
The Lady Miners (10-4-1, 3-0 Sierra Foothill League) are back in the pool Wednesday at Granite Bay.
Nevada Union 2, Del Oro 1
The Miners fell behind, early but rallied with two goals to edge the Golden Eagles in an SFL matchup.
After falling behind, 1-0, David Bernadett scored the equalizer when Collin Echols held the ball up on the goal line and sent the ball back for Bernadett to finish.
The Miners scored the game winner in the second half when Nikolai Breiter crossed for Sean Anderson who netted the goal.
NU (3-3, 2-1 SFL) hits the pitch again Thursday against Woodcreek.
Nevada Union 5, Roseville 4
It was an extremely windy afternoon and the 5-4 overall win for NU came down to a couple of key matches.
In the No. 1 singles match, NU’s Katie King had a good win by breaking serve at 4-3 in the third set and then playing a solid service game to finish it.
In the No. 3 singles match, Emma Hales made a great comeback from 2-5 down in the first set to win 7-5, 6-2. Sierra Dallugge and Macy Wood played solid in the No. 1 doubles match to win 6-3, 6-2. Claire Picone and Becca Hofheinz had a good win in the No. 2 doubles match with a score of 6-4, 6-3.
Bear River 269, Placer 283
With the Lady Bruins’ win over Placer Thursday they are now just a game away from a perfect PVL record.
Bear River is now 7-0 with one PVL match left with Colfax, before the final PVL tournament.
In Thursday’s win at Auburn Valley Golf Club, Jessica Pisenti led the way and was the medalist with a 45. Cassie Smith added a 50, Shelby Lampson was next with a 51, Malone Pearson shot a 60, Olivia Naves finished with a 63 and Margie Oxley had a personal best 65 in the win.
Granite Bay 250, Nevada Union 298
The Lady Miners aren’t winning, but the are getting better.
Playing on their home course at the Alta Sierra Country Club, the Lady Miners were led by Sydni Smith who finished third overall with a 51. Lindsay Smith shot a 58, Samantha Felhofer finished with a 61, Carly Keogh was next with a 62, and Sierra Wood rounded things out with a 66.
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