Prep Roundup: Lady Bruins fall to Placer; Lady Falcons beat Delta |

Prep Roundup: Lady Bruins fall to Placer; Lady Falcons beat Delta

The Lady Bruins’ volleyball squad battled hard Thursday night, taking a couple of its sets down to the wire, but came up short as they lost at Placer in three straight sets, 23-25, 23-25, 16-25.

Placer and Bear River both entered the match with identical 7-1 Pioneer Valley League records, and now the Hillgals have the inside track for the league crown with just one match remaining. For Bear River, senior Kirsten Pereira smashed down a team-high 14 kills, Teryn Rath swatted down eight and Kaely Rath added six more to provide the Lady Bruins a healthy dose of firepower. Sophomore Savannah Wirth dished out plenty of opportunities for her team as she finished with 31 assists.

“It was a great environment — two really great crowds and senior night at Placer,” said Bear River head coach Matt MacDonald. “The girls didn’t quit. It was good volleyball.”

Bear River (17-14, 7-2 PVL) wraps up its regular season in a battle for second place and an automatic playoff berth when it hosts rival Colfax (14-13, 7-2 PVL) Tuesday.

Forest Lake Christian coasts to victory over Delta

It was another dominating performance by the Lady Falcons volleyball team Tuesday night in Central Valley California League play as Forest Lake Christian knocked off Delta on its home court in three straight sets, 25-5, 25-20, 25-7.

The offensive charge was fueled by senior Laynee Renslow, who had the best game of her high school career, according to head coach Travis Smith. Renslow spent quite a bit of time behind the back line as she served up 12 service points, which included seven aces.

Emily Pearce showed consistency on offense, as well, spanking down eight kills and chipping in five assists.

Hannah Zea also got in on the action with five kills, and Morgan Koch helped the team with four kills and a block. Setting up the Lady Falcons for success was senior Aly English, who finished the match with 12 assists and four kills.

The victory keeps the Lady Falcons (19-4, 11-0 CVCL) perfect in league and on pace for a top- seed headed toward the playoffs with the last regular season game coming at Foresthill Tuesday.

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