PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bear River tops Colfax; Nevada Union falls to Del Oro |

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bear River tops Colfax; Nevada Union falls to Del Oro

Bear River's Callie Bickmore hits the ball during a game against Colfax Thursday night.
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The Bear River girls volleyball team earned its first Pioneer Valley League win of the season Thursday, knocking off Colfax in five sets, 25-17, 22-25, 25-14, 14-25, 15-6, at Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium.

Leading the Lady Bruins (13-18, 1-1 PVL) was senior outside hitter Ashley Albee with a team-high 21 kills and 13 digs. Senior Alex Staples added eight kills, many of which came in the final set. Sophomore Callie Bickmore added seven kills, and Karinne McDonald as well as Coral McLaughlin had six kills. Setting up the Lady Bruins hitters was junior Mallory Rath with 25 assists and sophomore Caitlin McLaughlin with 17 assists.

Thursday’s home game was only Bear River’s fourth this season in 31 games played. Three of those four home games have gone to five sets.

Bear River will hit the road again next week for games at Center on Tuesday and Lincoln on Thursday.

Del Oro 3, Nevada Union 2

The Lady Miners battled the Golden Eagles closely Wednesday, but couldn’t pull off the win against their Sierra Foothill League combatant.

Nevada Union took the first set, 26-24, but Del Oro would even it up with a second set win, 25-20. NU again grabbed the advantage with a third set victory, 25-20, but Del Oro responded with a 25-19 fourth set victory to send the match to a fifth and final set where they won 15-10.

Junior outside hitter Regan Heppe led NU with 13 kills and 13 digs in the game. Alex Cook added six kills and had 15 assists. Greta Kramer and Celeste Picone each had five kills. Picone also had three aces, as did Kelsey Arvidson, who led the team with 19 assists.

Next up for the Lady Miners (7-14, 1-4 SFL) is a road match with Woodcreek Monday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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