Oakmont softball player commits to Whittier College

Woodcreek shines in golf, cross country; Oakmont is nipped in the pool
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Haylee Finnerty, a senior softball player at Oakmont High School, has given a verbal commitment to play for Whittier College in Southern California. Finnerty was an All-Sierra Foothill League second-team selection last spring, but the Division III Poets noticed the outfielder while she was playing for the Rocklin Hype travel team in July. Finnerty hit .293 with a .474 slugging percentage for the Hype. Whittier contacted Haylee in August, and the family visited the campus Sunday and Monday, according to her father, Mike. Finnerty plans to major in engineering, and she’ll join former Oakmont teammate Jessica Rosnack, an All-SFL first-team pick in 2009 who pitches for the Poets. High school girls golf Woodcreek wins twice – Two days after defeating Roseville 232-240 at Sierra View Country Club, Woodcreek nipped Granite Bay 218-219 on Thursday at Sierra Pines. Dana Vasko shot a 2-over-par 39 against Roseville and a 3-over 39 against Granite Bay. The difference for the Timberwolves in their one-stroke victory over the Grizzlies was improved play throughout the lineup: Lexi Robinson shot a 42 against Granite Bay, three strokes better than her score against Roseville; Brianna Areia had a 43, a four-stroke improvement; Kimi Schenkl had a 46, six strokes better; and Jessica Roberts had a 48, one stroke better. It was enough to overcome a 3-under 33 by Granite Bay sophomore Paige Lee, the reigning SFL and Sac-Joaquin Section Division II individual champion. Diedra Dollesin and Chio Arai each shot a 44 for the Grizzlies. “This just shows how competitive and balanced the sports in the SFL have become, even in girls golf,” Woodcreek coach Gary Stringfellow said. High school cross country SFL Meet No. 1 – Woodcreek won the varsity boys competition and Granite Bay the girls race at Springview Park in Rocklin. Granite Bay sophomore Trent Brendel was the individual boys winners with a time of 16 minutes, 35 seconds, but Woodcreek runners occupied six of the next eight spots to finish with 30 points to 53 for runner-up Rocklin. Granite Bay was fourth and Roseville sixth. Brandon Biando of Woodcreek finished second individually at 16:45, and freshman Taylor Guinnip was fourth at 16:49. Granite Bay used another 1-2-3 finish to easily beat Woodcreek in the girls race. Del Oro was third, Rocklin fourth and Nevada Union fifth. Brooke Holt won the race in 18:01 and was followed by Grizzlies teammates Christine Zavesky in 18:38 and Clare Carroll in 18:46. Woodcreek’s Karina Nunes was fourth in 19:01, four days after winning the Hornet Jamboree. Woodcreek also finished second in the SFL frosh-soph boys and girls events. Freshman Marshall Sears set a school record for the Springview course with a time of 10:36, and he finished third. High school boys water polo Christian Brothers 12, Oakmont 9 (OT) – The host Vikings were one defensive stop from a victory, but Diego Garcia of CBS got off a shot with Oakmont defenders on top of him and scored into the high corner of the goal as the buzzer sounded to send the game to overtime. The Falcons took control in the extra period. Taylor Nordell had five goals and two assists, including the go-ahead goal with 2:36 remaining in regulation, to lead Oakmont (4-2, 1-1 Capital Valley Conference). Drew Wixon scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter and had two assists, and Steven Barocio scored one goal. “We will go back to work and look to get better before we play them again in early October,” Vikings coach Mark Plank said. Garcia scored five goals and Tanner Jarmmich four for CBS. Granite Bay 16, Rocklin 2 – The Grizzlies took a 12-0 halftime lead on their way to a big home victory over the Thunder. Mitchell Kobayashi scored four goals for Granite Bay. Max Vigeant, Elliot Adams, Ryan McCallister and Will Lewis each scored two goals. The Grizzlies opened with a 19-9 victory over Del Oro on Tuesday and lost to Davis 13-5 on Wednesday. Woodcreek 11, Roseville 10 – A Roseville comeback came up short in the fourth period. The Tigers trailed 9-5 after three quarters. Brandon Bridges had three goals and four steals for Roseville. Brandon Faddis and Keaton Landenberger scored two goals apiece. Roseville 13, Nevada Union 5 – Brandon Bridges had five goals and five of the Tigers’ 12 steals in a victory over the Miners on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Andrew Sapp made 17 saves for Roseville. High school soccer Granite Bay 9, Del Campo 1 – Ty Thompson scored goals in the 10th and 13th minutes to start the host Grizzlies (12-0) toward another rout. Granite Bay has outscored 12 opponents 76-4. Kyle Howarth scored in the 17th minute on an assist by Kendall Modiste, and a goal off a deflection led to a 4-1 halftime advantage. Granite Bay scored four goals in 10 minutes in the second half: two by Connor Hallisey on assists by Tommy Thompson and Howarth, one by Tanner Thompson on an assist by Tommy Thompson, and one by Tommy Thompson on a penalty kick. Ben Steinher scored the final goal on an assist by Connor Pulhalla. Rio Americano 4, Woodcreek 3 – The visiting Timberwolves (3-4-3) fell behind in the opening minute of the match and trailed 3-0 at halftime. Miguel Lopez scored twice in the second half for Woodcreek, and Tyler Crandall scored on a penalty kick after being dragged down in front of the Rio Americano goal. Chris Jacob-DeBelle centered a corner kick, and Lopez scored the first goal. Lopez headed in the second goal on a crossing pass from Andrew Sullivan. Woodcreek 2, Center 0 – Cody Meza scored two goals to lift the visiting Timberwolves (3-3-3) over Center. Derek Straker assisted on the first goal, which came in the fourth minute. Andrew Sullivan assisted on Meza’s second goal, a one-on-one duel with the Center goalkeeper that occurred in the 15th minute of the second half. Josh Taggard, Craig Nashita and Josh Nunes helped hold off a late Center push, and Casey Cram had the shutout in goal. College soccer Marymount 2, William Jessup 0 – The Warriors gave up a goal 22 seconds into the second half and were outshot by the Mariners 15-4. High school volleyball Roseville 3, Oakmont 0 – The Tigers (4-2) continued to reduce their errors in a 25-22, 25-16, 25-21 victory over the host Vikings on Thursday. Abbey Wade had eight kills and six aces for Roseville, Stephanie Blumm had five kills and five blocks, Simone Durham had five kills and four blocks, and Hilary Coy had 14 digs. Kelsey Roland had three kills and no errors in the second game, and Allison Campbell keyed the serving throughout the match. Amanda Susbilla also made some great defensive plays in the third game. Roseville 3, Antelope 0 – Allison Campbell had a run of seven points on her jump serve in the third game to help the Tigers (3-2) put away the host Titans 25-8, 25-13, 25-10. Stephanie Blumm returned from an injured knee and had five kills, and Campbell and Simone Durham had four kills each. Kali Lauhon served six aces, and Hilary Coy had six digs. Jessica Richardson returned from a sprained ankle, and Alicea Coy made some good plays for Roseville. College volleyball Cal State Stanislaus 3, William Jessup 0 – The Lady Warriors (0-15) had hitting percentages of -.042 in the first game and .054 in the second game of a 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 loss in Turlock. Morgan Saunders had 22 assists for Jessup, and Hannah Baldwin had seven kills.