Prep Roundup: Lady Miners JV volleyball take 2nd at tourney |

Prep Roundup: Lady Miners JV volleyball take 2nd at tourney

Nevada Union’s junior varsity volleyball team took second place Saturday at the Carmichael Invitational Tournament.

The girls downed Bear River’s junior varsity team in two matches to begin play, then won the next six matches to reach the finals against Roseville. Roseville downed the Miners in two matches.

The entire team played “extremely well,” said JV head coach Michelle Miller. She also said, Megan Johnson played “superb” defense and Emily Segal was a standout on the left side, with “some beautiful kills.”

“I couldn’t be more happy with how we played,” Miller said.

The Lady Miners (20-5 overall) compete in the their final home matchup Tuesday against Roseville.


Frosh: Roseville 33,

Nevada Union 14

The NU frosh football team traveled to Roseville Thursday looking for its first league victory, but came home with an 0-3 mark in the SFL.

Roseville took a 14-0 lead with just more than two minutes left in the first half, but NU came to life sparked by a 35-yard pass completion from Michael Tapia to Gareth Noxon. Brandon Lopez took the ball in for the score and Timmy Lopes carried the ball in for a 2-point conversion to make the score 14-8 at the half.

NU looked like it had caught fire in the third quarter and tied the score 14-14 on a Lopes’ run. However three turnovers did NU in and Roseville scored on 70- and 40-yard runs ultimately, winning the game 33-14.

Roseville gained 314 yards on 33 carries to NU’s 174 on 43 carries.

Jakob Freele was the leading rusher for NU with 76 yards on 11 rushes. Kai Woo was the leading tackler with 10, followed by Trevor Moore with seven, and Noxon, Tim Lopez, and Takoda White with five each.

NU’s frosh (2-6 overall) host Woodcreek at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

Coaches may submit game reports by

contacting The Union via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240. Deadline is 10 p.m. daily.

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