Sager’s eight aces lift Miners over Del Oro |

Sager’s eight aces lift Miners over Del Oro

Jen Sager served eight aces in Nevada Union’s 25-14, 25-17, 25-25 win in Metro Conference volleyball play Thursday at Del Oro.

Sager’s ace total is the most any Miner has posted this season, according to NU co-head coach Bob Rogers.

“She did an incredible job serving,” Rogers said.

Christian Woodruff totaled 10 kills, Kylie Miraldi added seven, and Caroline Reeves and Kara Erdmann each contributed five.

The Miners (21-3 overall, 9-0 Metro) are back in action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakmont.

Frosh: Nevada Union 2, Del Oro 0

The Miners improved to 8-1 in the Metro Conference and 15-2 overall with the win.

On offense, Bernadette Boren, Anna Daggett, Michelle Durkin, Riley Grim, Nicole Hamilton, Tyra Jackson, Nellie Smittle and Kendal Butterfield combined for 13 kills and seven blocks.

Defensively, NU’s Molly Casey, Hayley Croft, Kate Preece, Abbey Velasquez and Kate Williams totaled 16 digs.

The Miners, who plays again at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakmont, combined for eight aces.


Bear River 1, Mesa Verde 0

Adam Stillman scored in the 69th minute, assisted by David Sai-Ngarm, to move the Bruins to 3-4-3 in the Pioneer Valley League (4-8-3).

Scott Buckley, Eddie Millington, Luke Buxton and Cameron Lambert helped deliver the shutout on defense, while keeper Ryan Bock grabbed three saves.

Bear River takes the field again at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Whitney, before hosting the PVL finale at 6 p.m. Thursday against rival Colfax.

JV: Bear River 1, Mesa Verde 0

Tony Taylor provided the Bruins with their only goal in the 20th minute, as he floated it over the keeper’s head from 25 yards away.

Michael Lohrke played in goal in the first half and collected three saves, and Jon Boone took over in the second half for a pair of saves.

Bear River (6-4 Pioneer Valley League) plays again at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Whitney.


Frosh: Nevada Union 44,

Laguna Creek 0

The Nevada Union freshman football team dismantled host Laguna Creek 44-0 Thursday.

Thirteen different backs carried the ball for NU, piling up six touchdowns. Juan Espinoza carried the ball eight times for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

Drew Hoskin carried the ball five times for 35 yards and a TD. Vince Carrillo carried the ball six times for 40 yards. Kirby Hopper, Zack Vallejo, and Justin Fike each scored a touchdown.

The defense was led by Vallejo and Eric Niederberger with eight tackles each. Hopper, Chris Biertuempfel, Drew Walker, Nick Talbott, Cody Smith, and Daniel Badour each recovered a fumble.

Duncan Chapple and Hoskin each intercepted a pass.

The Miners (8-0) will host Elk Grove (8-0) at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. The winner will be the inaugural freshmen champions of the Delta Valley Conference.


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