PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union girls volleyball falls to Granite Bay
The Nevada Union girls volleyball team suffered their first Sierra Foothill League loss this season, falling to Granite Bay in straight sets, 26-16, 25-14, 26-24, Wednesday.
The Lady Miners started a little slow, but battled back to press the Grizzlies in the third set.
Leading NU was Greta Kramer with five kills, two blocks and two kills. Celeste Picone was also strong with two kills, nine digs and an ace. Maddy Rossito led the team in digs with 10, and setter Kelsey Arvidson had a team best seven assists.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Granite Bay 1
The JV Lady Miners dropped the first set, 25-21, but focused in and took the next two sets 25-19 and 15-12 to earn the win and improve to 2-0 in SFL play.
NU’s Payton Cook was strong from the outside, and setters Vanessa Enriquez and Rebekah McGill did a good job of running the offense. Shannon Cudworth and Emily Fitzpatrick both came into the game as defensive specialists and did a good job serving and bringing energy to the court.
Freshmen: Nevada Union 2, Granite Bay 1
The Nevada Union freshmen also earned a three set victory at Granite Bay.
After splitting the first two sets, the Lady Miners edged Granite Bay in the final set, 16-14.
Lady Miners struggle to earn wins against Oak Ridge
The Nevada Union girls tennis team traveled to Broadstone Racket Club to play Oak Ridge Wednesday.
At the No. 1 singles position, NU team captain Stacie Bernasconi took her opponent all the way to a third set tiebreaker, but lost 10-7.
At No. 2 singles, NU’s Abi McLeran took to the court and played well, but in the end fell, 6-3, 6-1. Lisa Woodward played No. 3 singles and also fell in straight sets. At the No. 4 spot Emily Norwood gave it her best shot, but fell short. Alexandra Whittle played a great match at the No. 5 singles position and took it all the way to a third set tiebreaker only to lose it 8-10. Rounding out the singles, Brenna Chargin played a good match with solid ground strokes but lost 6-4, 6-3.
The No. 1 doubles team of Nicole Cockcroft and Reese Wheeler played well together but eventually lost in straight sets. Monica Kittle and Zara Katzenstein played in the No. 2 doubles position and had many great points, but did not have enough to get it done. The No. 3 team of Abella Glorfield and Meg Slade put up a good fight, but also lost 6-2, 6-4.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.