Prep Roundup: Woodland Christian drops FLC |

Prep Roundup: Woodland Christian drops FLC

The Union Staff

The Forest Lake Christian girls volleyball team fell to top league foe Woodland Christian in four games Tuesday.

The Falcons won the first match 25-16, but lost in the next three 25-21, 25-22 and 25-19. The loss puts Forest Lake at 6-2 in the league (11-10 overall), behind Woodland Christian 6-1 in the league (10-5 overall).

Amanda Timmerman led the way for FLC with 10 blocks and three kills.

“She was all over the place,” said Falcons head coach Travis Smith. “She definitely brought her ‘A’ game.”

The Falcons were plagued by errors in the last game, Smith said.

“We had 12 hitting errors,” Smith said. “You can’t win when you make that many errors.”

Forest Lake also was led by Laura Ritchart’s four kills. Emily English had seven blocks, one kill; Molly Huusfeldt two assists, two kills and Aly English four assists, one kill and one block.

The Falcons next square off against Victory Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school in Carmichael.

Granite Bay 3, Nevada Union 1

The Lady Miners (15-11 overall, 3-3 in Sierra Foothill League) also struggled in a loss to league foe Granite Bay, winning the first game 25-22, before dropping the next three matches 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23.

“After playing so well against Rocklin, this was a match we expected to win,” said co-head coach Bob Rogers.

“We were not serving tough and not serving in,” Rogers said.

The Lady Miners had 14 serving errors and only five aces.

Marnie McDowell led with 10 kills and was followed by Hannah Bryant and Tessa Butterfield, both with eight.

Madison Heppe had 19 digs and Butterfield had 12.

Butterfield led in serve receptions with 26, while Heppe had 25.

Water Polo

Varsity: Roseville 7, Bear River 4

Maddie Phelps had seven saves in goal for the Lady Bruins in Tuesday’s game. Michelle Pollastrini had four saves in goal and scored once as well.

Kara Dodd had a goal and Shelby Quist had two goals.

Junior Varsity: Bear River 11, Roseville 0

Andrea Bock, Courtney Jenkins and Cindy Solomon all scored three goals each in Tuesday’s win. Nicole Groat and Becca Volek each scored a goal.

Patti Southworth had four saves in goal.

Varsity: Granite Bay 14, Nevada Union 8

Angela Murphy, Taylor Bowen and Ariana Dayle each had two goals, leading the Lady Miners effort in the loss to the Grizzlies Tuesday.

Robyn Fernandez and Natalie Nelson each had a goal as well.

Junior Varsity: Nevada Union 9, Granite Bay 2

Nicole Blaney led Lady Miners scoring with four goals Tuesday as NU downed Granite Bay.

Other scorers include Quinlan Grim with two goals, Toria Kinney (one), Ellie DeMartini (one).

JV: Nevada Union 7, Granite Bay 6 in sudden death

The NU boys are three games away from winning the league after downing the Grizzlies Tuesday.

Nevada Union was led by Gabe Saturnino with five goals, including the winning goal. Other leaders were Zach Dugan with two goals and goalie Greg Rousseau with 11 saves.

Cole Castleberry, Earl English, Saturnino and Simon DeMartini each had three steals.

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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