Granite Bay wins Woodcreek water polo tourney

Grizzlies survive host Timberwolves in semifinals
By: Staff reports
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Granite Bay High School’s water polo team won the Woodcreek Invitational last weekend, but it wasn’t the Grizzlies’ 16-4 victory over Foothill of Pleasanton in the final that came toughest, it was their semifinal meeting with the host Timberwolves.
Granite Bay (11-1-1) won the game 11-7 after being tied 5-5 at halftime and taking a 9-7 lead into the final quarter. The Grizzlies beat Woodcreek 13-3 in a Sierra Foothill League contest Sept. 21.
Andrew Murch and Max Vigeant each scored three goals against Woodcreek, and Ryan McCallister and Mitchell Kobayashi scored two apiece.
Granite Bay opened with a 12-1 win over McClatchy and followed with a 12-6 victory over Oak Ridge and a 15-0 shutout of Sonora to advance to the semifinals.
Grizzlies goalie Zack Mayer made 14 blocks in the championship game and had 25 in the tournament. Elliot Adams scored four goals and Vigeant three in the final.
Murch totaled 18 goals and seven steals in the tournament. McCallister totaled 10 goals and five steals, Vigeant scored 10 goals, Adams had nine goals and Kobayashi seven.
Rocklin 13, Roseville 7 – The Tigers (7-11, 1-4 SFL) were outscored 4-0 in the fourth quarter by the Thunder. Brandon Bridges had three goals and six steals for Roseville. Keaton Landenberger and Brandon Faddis scored two goals each for the Tigers, and Aiden Brennan had two steals.

High school girls water polo
Oakmont 19, Rio Linda 1
– Kristin Knotts and Hannah Woster scored five goals each to lead the Vikings (12-7, 3-2 CVC) over the Knights in Rio Linda. Knotts also had an assist. Courtney Moore had three goals and two assists, and Molly Swart had two goals and one assist for Oakmont. Monelle Valdellon scored two goals, Sarah Quitugua and Miranda Green one goal each, and goalie Natalie Barentson had nine blocks.

High school volleyball
Roseville 3, Woodcreek 0
–Kali Lauhon set the tone by serving seven consecutive points to start the match, and the Tigers (7-2, 1-0 SFL) went on to sweep the visiting Timberwolves 25-10, 25-8, 25-17 in an SFL opener. Hilary Coy served a run of 10 points in the second game and had a strong match passing and digging with 14 digs and three aces. Coming up big in the front row were middle hitters Simone Durham and Stephanie Blumm. Durham had 12 kills and four blocks, and Blumm had 10 kills and two blocks. Abbey Wade had 10 kills, and Allison Campbell contributed in the back row with passing and defense.

High school soccer
Granite Bay 5, Del Oro 1
– The host Grizzlies scored in the third minute on a Cody Giddings-to-Connor Hallisey combination, and the duo repeated the feat in the 16th minute. In the 57th minute, Kendall Modiste’s corner kick set up a goal by Nico Mamone, and Modiste scored in the 68th minute on an assist by Cody Giddings. Ty Thompson also scored a goal, and Brady Nations had an assist and a standout game on defense. Colby Mitonich scored for Del Oro on an assist by Dan Sulia in the 21st minute.
Woodcreek 1, Rocklin 1 – Trailing at halftime, the host Timberwolves (4-5-5, 0-1-2 SFL) scored the equalizer after having several shots blocked by the Rocklin defense. Miguel Lopez centered the ball to Cody Meza, who was alone in front of the Thunder net and tied the score. Both teams missed several chances down the stretch.

College men’s soccer
William Jessup 1, Simpson 0
– Jay Weislogel assisted David Ayvazyan on a goal in the 78th minute to give the Warriors a win in their California Pacific Conference opener in Redding. CalPac Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Dunn totaled nine saves in the shutout. He also had a shutout against Pacific Union last week.

College women’s soccer
William Jessup 2, Simpson 1
– Simpson scored early, but Hekla Goodman scored the equalizer in the 60th minute, and Angela Lira scored in the 77th minute to put the Lady Warriors ahead.