PREP VOLLEYBALL: Nevada Union falls to Bella Vista in 1st round |

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Nevada Union falls to Bella Vista in 1st round

Nevada Union’s girls volleyball season came to a close Tuesday as the No. 14 seed Lady Miners fell to No. 3 seed Bella Vista, 25-9, 25-13, 25-15, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section D-II playoffs.

“Bella Vista was really strong,” said Nevada Union head coach Chrys Dudek. “We just couldn’t find our rythym, but our girls played really well and worked really hard.”

The Lady Miners were led by senior setter Taylor Riley with 10 assists, two digs and an ace. Sophomore Regan Heppe added five kills and three digs, junior Taylor Johnston added two kills and three blocks, senior Nadia Torkman had a kill and three digs and Rachel Sarner had five digs and a kill.

“It was a great season, the team worked really hard,” Dudek said. “The seniors did a good job of welcoming the rest of the team, and it was good growth and it’s a good start for our program. The future is here and we will keep growing from here on out.”

Bear River to host Escalon

After dismantling No. 14 seed Dixon in straight sets the No. 3 seed Lady Bruins (37-3) get No. 6 seed Escalon in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section D-IV playoffs.

Escalon (22-15) is into the second round after topping No. 11 Bret Harte in four sets.

The match gets started at 7 p.m. today at Bear River’s Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium.

Lady Falcons take flight in D-VI bracket

Forest Lake Christian begins its playoff quest on the road facing off with Valley Christian.

Led by first-year head coach Kyler Malarae, the Lady Falcons (11-8) earned the No. 5 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section D-VI playoffs after taking second place in the Central Valley California League.

Valley Christian (19-2) is the No. 4 seed after finishing second in the Sacramento Metropolitan League.

The Lady Falcons get going at 7 p.m. today.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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