Granite Bay's Forlini twins win SFL doubles title
Twin sisters Chloe and Lily Forlini of Granite Bay High School rolled through the doubles portion of the Sierra Foothill League tournament without losing a set Thursday at Rocklin.
The Forlini twins opted not to play singles so they can attempt to defend the Sac-Joaquin Section doubles championship they won last year as freshmen. The Forlinis won three matches Thursday and defeated Bryn Bacharach and Erin Becker of Del Oro 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
Both teams qualified for the section tournament Thursday and Friday at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
Granite Bay also claimed the B division doubles crown when Marissa Hayes and Madison Miklancic beat the Rocklin team of Amber Beebe and Jessica Miller, the Thunder’s Nos. 3 and 4 singles players, 6-4, 6-2. Hayes and Miklancic won four matches.
Hayes, normally a doubles player, beat three singles players to advance to the B division singles final Monday before losing to Rocklin’s Shannon Peiffer 6-3, 6-1.
“It’s pretty amazing for a doubles player to take all those singles players,” Grizzlies coach Polly Hunter said. “She’s had a great tournament. She just really picks it up when she gets into tournament play.”
Roseville’s Ada Ukeagbo lost to Del Oro freshman Abby Bacharach 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) in the SFL singles final.
CVC Tournament – The Oakmont doubles team of Kayla Powers and Meagan Sullivan advanced to the final of the Capital Valley Conference tennis tournament before losing to Alexa Griggs and Hope Bailey of Christian Brothers 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Powers and Sullivan qualified for the section tournament Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, at Johnson Ranch. They lost to “two of the best tennis players in the league,” Oakmont coach Kevin Chorjel said.
“When you play tough opponents, they keep fighting back,” Chorjel said. “It was a good match to watch, good competition.”
Oakmont’s Sheela Kotagiri advanced to the semifinals of the No. 6 singles draw before losing to an opponent from Bella Vista 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
High school soccer
Woodcreek 1, Del Oro 1 – The host Timberwolves (7-8-6, 3-4-3 SFL) scored at the 15-minute mark on a goal by Dustin DeMatteo, but the Golden Eagles (3-4-3 SFL) tied it in the 74th minute and earned the league’s No. 3 playoff slot by virtue of its 2-1 win over Woodcreek in their first meeting. Cody Meza passed the ball to DeMatteo, who took the ball off his chest in full stride and beat the Del Oro goalkeeper. The Timberwolves received top performances from seniors DeMatteo and Bobby Reeves in their final match. Josh Taggard and Craig Nashita anchored the Woodcreek defense for the last two years.
High school girls water polo
Granite Bay 10, Bear River 4 – The Grizzlies beat the Bruins to finish 11-1 in the SFL, tied with Del Oro. The teams will meet in a playoff Tuesday at a pool to be determined. Jessica Hamby led the Grizzlies with four goals, and Alison Hamby and Amanda Wirth had two each. Rebecca Schmidt and Jolie Rogers scored one each, and senior goalie Kaylynn Kelsey made 10 saves.
High school boys water polo
Roseville 12, Rocklin 11 – Brandon Bridges cracked the 100-goal mark with five, and the Tigers (13-20, 2-9 SFL) scored in the third overtime to surprise the Thunder. Keaton Landenberger scored three goals, Brandon Faddis two, and Aiden Brennan and Evan Nazaroff scored one each for the Tigers. Bridges had four steals, and Faddis and Andrew Sapp had three each. Bridges has 103 goals and 81 steals.
High school volleyball
Del Oro 3, Roseville 1 – The Tigers (9-8, 3-6 SFL) won the second game but couldn’t maintain their execution and lost to the host Golden Eagles 25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21.
Abbey Wade and Simone Durham each had 10 kills for Roseville. Wade had 20 digs and Durham four blocks. Stephanie Blumm hit and blocked well in the front row and had seven kills and seven blocks. Jessica Richardson had a big match in the front and back rows with seven kills and 28 digs.
Nevada Union 3, Roseville 1 – The Tigers (9-7, 3-5 SFL) fell behind 14-0 in the first game in Grass Valley and went on to lose 25-13, 27-25, 25-22. Roseville then led the Miners for most of the second game before losing. Twins Alicea and Hilary Coy led the Tigers with their setting and passing. Kelsey Roland had six kills, Simone Durham five and Abbey Wade four.