Prep Roundup: NU seniors take final home game
Led by their senior trio, Nevada Union’s varsity volleyball team claimed a win in their final regular-season home game at Ali Gymnasium, sweeping Roseville 25-13, 27-25, 25-21 to spark a senior night celebration.
Senior Teresa Conley had 10 kills in the win, while classmates Marnie McDowell had six kills and Tessa Butterfield served up 13 straight points in the game-one win.
Conley and Butterfield served NU to an early 14-1 lead in the opener. Nevada Union rallied back from a 24-20 deficit in game two, as Victoria Kuhn served the Miners to victory.
NU led game three 22-17, before an errant Roseville serve sealed the win at 25-21.
Nevada Union, which improved to 4-4 in the Sierra Foothill League with the win, travels to Woodcreek on Tuesday.
Girls: Del Oro 14, Nevada Union 7
The Golden Eagles beat the visiting Miners Tuesday, which eliminated Nevada Union from playoff contention, according to NU coach Craig Zetterberg.
Senior Ariana Dale scored three goals for the Miners, while Angela Murphy added two scores and Taylor Bowen and Sydnee Chambers each also scored a goal.
NU (11-12 overall, 5-6 SFL) travels to Woodcreek Thursday.
JV Girls: Nevada Union 15, Del Oro 7
Clinching second place in the junior varsity league standings, Nevada Union’s JV team downed Del Oro Tuesday.
Nicole Blaney scored six goals for Nevada Union, while Quinlan Grim added five more to the cause. Toria Kinney had two scores, while Emily Antonucci also scored a goal.
Carly Messex had seven saves in goal for NU’s JV Miners, who improved to 18-8 overall and 9-2 in the SFL.
Boys: Granite Bay 13, Bear River 9
Jake Armstrong had three goals, while Justin Brown and Travis Marks each scored twice, but it wasn’t enough to lift Bear River’s varsity boys past Granite Bay in SFL water polo action Tuesday.
Justin Duffy and Garrat Johnson each also added a goal for Bear River.
Bear River, which fell to 6-5 in the SFL with the loss, hosts Rocklin on Thursday.
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