Prep Roundup: NU golfers down Del Oro on home course
Del Oro, the defending Sierra Foothill League championship golf team, has been unbeaten on its home course at Sunset Whitney Country Club in the past four years.
Until Thursday afternoon, that is.
Led by meet medalist Chelsey Love’s low-round of three-over-par 38, Nevada Union’s Miners shocked the Golden Eagles 222-230 to take control of the SFL standings.
“That’s a heck of a victory for my young ladies,” said NU coach Hank Davidson. “We’re 2-0 in league now, sitting atop the pack.”
Turning in the day’s second-best round was another Miner, as Emilie Arnoldi shot a 41. Megan Arnett finished with a 46, while Madeline Wagnecht carded a 48 and Sydney Zink finished with a 49.
Nevada Union returns to action Monday, traveling to Ancil Hoffman for a nonleague matchup against host El Camino.
Lincoln 276, Bear River 284
Bruin senior Emilie Yonan earned medalist honors with a low-round of 47, but the Bruins fell to the host Zebras at Turkey Creek Thursday.
Grace Magni (54), Casey Brown (57) and Liz Runne (59) each shot a personal-best score, while Carly Corippo shot 67 and Cassie Smith 69.
The Bruins (0-2 Pioneer Valley League) travels to Cherry Island Tuesday for a match against Center.
Nevada Union 3, Christian Brothers 2
In a battle between a pair of 2009 section finalists, the Miners regrouped from a slow start to score a 24-26, 26-28, 25-14, 25-18, 15-5 win over the host Falcons, the defending Division IV section champions.
“Larry (Peterson, NU’s co-head coach) and I are standing here in the Christian Brothers’ parking lot, wondering what happened,” NU co-head coach Bob Rogers joked by phone after the turnaround win.
“Christian Brothers played pretty well, especially in the first game. We were without two of our starters in (Tessa) Butterfield and (Jenna) Britton, so we had a new lineup out there. I think they weren’t used to playing next to each other and we were just a little disorganized. We started getting better halfway through the second game.”
NU (14-3) is back home at Ali Gymnasium Tuesday, hosting St. Francis, the defending Division II section champion.
Bear River 3, Woodcreek 0
The beat goes on for the Lady Bruins, moving to 13-3 on the season, after sweeping through SFL member Woodcreek on its home floor Thursday, 25-15, 25-18, 25-21.
“That’s something we talked about, beating an SFL team,” said Bear River coach Matt MacDonald. “You look at a lot of our wins and we’ve beaten Folsom and Vacaville Christian, but other than that there’s not really a lot on our resume. But this helps.”
Sara Schell led the Bruins with 15 kills, five blocks and three aces. Katie Tomkiewicz had six kills, while Christie Nat and Kendal Nielsen each recorded four kills. Kaya Johnson had 26 assists at setter.
The Bruins return to the court Tuesday, traveling to Del Campo for a nonleague match.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Foresthill 0
The Falcon middle hitters Emily English and Amanda Timmerman came up big for FLC in its Central Valley Christian League opening 25-14, 25-13, 25-11 win Thursday.
Timmerman totaled four kills and four blocks, while English added four kills and three blocks. Molly Huusfeldt led FLC with nine assists, three aces and three kills. Madeline Zea had two kills, two digs and offered strong serve-receive for the Falcons.
FLC (4-5) travels to Delta Tuesday.
The Falcon junior varsity team won 2-0.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Christian Brothers 1
The Miner junior varsity team topped the host Falcons 25-23, 22-25, 15-8 Thursday.
“It was a great rematch from our tournament last week, when we lost to this team in the championship,” said NU coach Michelle Miller.
Lauren Mickel led NU with eight kills. Rachel Hadley served five aces, all in the final game, and Megan Johnson added 15 serve-receive passes and nine digs at libero.
Frosh: Nevada Union 30, Chico 22
The NU Frosh started homecoming week off with a come-from-behind win against Chico.
An early fourth-down snap over the NU punter’s head led to a first down inside the 10 for Chico, which scored in three plays and made it 8-0 less than three minutes into the game. NU came back and was able to score from 40 yards out on a Jake Berger TD run to make it 8-6 in the first quarter. Chico came back just before the half and went up 14-6 on a short scoring pass.
On the first possession of the second half, Dylan Conger intercepted a Panthers pass and returned it 35 yards to the Chico 30 yard line. Eight plays later, on fourth-and-goal at the one, Brandon Lopez pounded in for the score and Jakob Freele ran in the point after for a 14-14 tie.
A Chico touchdown to make it 22-14 against the Miners in the fourth, but NU took the kickoff from their own 20 and drove steadily down the field with Freele scoring from 40 yards out on an option to knot the score at 22-22.
NU forced a punt by Chico after several first downs and the ball settled at the NU 19-yard line 3:30 left in the game. On the very next play Jake Berger took it 81 yards to the house on a counter play for the final score.
Chico came back strong, but with two minutes left in the game Takoda White recovered a Chico fumble to allow NU to take possession and run out the clock.
NU (2-2) was led by Berger’s six carries for 133 yards, Lopez with 17 for 78 yards, and Jason Murray with 11 for 72 yards.
Murray led all tacklers with nine tackles including two for a loss. T.J. Hart had nine tackles, Berger had eight, while Dylan McClure and Sam Hayward had seven each.
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