Roseville’s volleyball sweep creates three-way tie for second in SFL
Roseville High School swept visiting Del Oro 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 on Oct. 10 in a Sierra Foothill League volleyball match that pulled the Tigers into a three-way tie for second place.
Leading 15-14 in the first set, Jen Simon served a five-point run for Roseville, and a streak of kills by Simon, Abby Jensen and Leslie Pease helped the Tigers (21-14, 3-2 SFL) come back to beat the Golden Eagles (17-6, 3-2) in the second set. Jensen had five kills in the third set, and Pease had a block on match point.
Jessica Yaranon set up Jensen and Simon for 11 kills each. Libero Hayley Barnes had a big match digging and passing in the back row, and Lindsay Anderson served four consecutive points to end the match.
“We were able to have the consistency of play we need to be successful in the SFL,” coach Ron Grove said. “When we did make mistakes, we were able to overcome them and refocus to make plays.”
Roseville plays host to Granite Bay (29-5, 5-0) at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Roseville’s Marrisa Dumford organized a breast cancer awareness event as part of the match.
SFL volleyball standings
Varsity: Granite Bay 5-0, Roseville 3-2, Del Oro 3-2, Rocklin 3-2, Nevada Union 1-4, Woodcreek 0-5.
JV: Roseville 4-1, Nevada Union 3-2, Rocklin 3-2, Woodcreek 3-2, Granite Bay 2-3, Del Oro 0-5.
Freshmen: Nevada Union 4-1, Del Oro 3-2, Granite Bay 3-2, Rocklin 3-2, Woodcreek 2-3, Roseville 0-5.
Sacramento Country Day 3, Valley Christian 2 — The Lady Lions (11-3, 6-1) had a 2-1 lead but fell to the Cavaliers 25-27, 26-24, 23-25, 25-13, 15-10 in a Sacramento Metro Athletic League rematch. Valley Christian swept Country Day (17-7, 6-2) 3-0 in their first meeting.
Erin Patterson led the Lady Lions with 26 digs and 20 kills, and Emily Flood had 16 kills and 12 digs. Hayley Simon had eight kills.
Also, Katie Urban had 18 digs, HaeLeigh Sinerius 16 digs and Erika Lyon eight digs.
Valley Christian will face league-leading Vacaville-Buckingham Charter (9-3, 7-0) twice next week.
Oakmont High School junior Marisa Carino won the varsity girls race at the second Capital Valley Conference meet of the season.
Carino ran the 5k course at Maidu Park in 18 minutes, 30.37 seconds and beat Bella Vista sophomore Renny Castanon by 21 seconds. Oakmont sophomore Kylie Michaels finished 10th in 20:12.1.
Bella Vista won the team title with 22 points. Del Campo was second with 56, Oakmont third with 60, Christian Brothers fourth with 93 and Rio Linda fifth with 150.
Del Campo won the varsity boys race with 25 points to 30 for Bella Vista. Oakmont was fourth with 103.
Oakmont edged Bella Vista 30-32 for the frosh/soph boys title, as freshmen Logan Taggart (10:46.15) and Tanner Moore (10:47.04) and sophomore Christian Woolfolk (10:52.5) finished 1-2-3.
Granite Bay 9, Woodcreek 0 — Singles players Chloe Forlini, Kammy Kecki and Lily Forlini all won singles matches 6-0, 6-0 as the Grizzlies improved to 8-0 in the SFL.
Singles players Kayla Cline, Lauren Bonham and Kendyl Talley also won in straight sets, as did the doubles teams of Ashlyn Howes and Marissa Hayes, Kristen Hilburn and Hailey Lederer, and Annalise De Marco and Tanvi Mehta. Granite Bay lost just 11 games in the match.
Boys water polo
Granite Bay 21, Rocklin 3 — Max Vigeant pumped in a match-high nine goals to lead the Grizzlies over the Thunder. Nathan Pinkney scored four goals for Granite Bay, Liam Bell and Jack Ellinthorpe two apiece and Kevin Wylder, Chase Cooper, Keenan Koukol and Frankie Cervantes one each.
In goal, Max Munsell blocked six shots and Tyler Kinney three.
Woodcreek 20, Roseville 8 — Junior Elijah Keaton scored three goals for the Tigers in their loss to the Timberwolves. Senior Evan Artica and sophomore Nick Sapp scored two goals apiece for Roseville.
Girls water polo
Granite Bay 5, Rocklin 4 — Senior goalie Sara Northam blocked 15 shots to help the Grizzlies (13-6, 5-3) edge the host Thunder. The Granite Bay defense made 11 steals, including three each by Lia Patrinellis and Hayley McAvoy, two apiece by Jalee Hagans and Kat Conen and one by Brooke Boring.
Conen led the Grizzlies with three goals. Hagans and Grace Reego scored one each.
Granite Bay plays host to Woodcreek on Tuesday, then plays Roseville on Wednesday and Nevada Union on Thursday.