Roseville volleyball will play for breast cancer awareness
Roseville High School’s volleyball team is hosting “Dig Pink,” a breast cancer awareness event to coincide with its Sierra Foothill League match Thursday at home against Rocklin.
Food will be sold from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the snack bar. A tri-tip sandwich, potato salad and drink costs $9, and a bake sale will be held. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness.
The freshman match starts at 4 p.m., followed by the junior varsity match at 5 and the varsity match at 6. Admission price is $5 for adults and $3 for students with an ID.
Roseville (8-5, 2-3 SFL) won the Sacramento Invitational on Saturday and tuned up for the tournament with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 sweep Thursday at Granite Bay. Right-side hitter Kelsey Roland had eight kills, only one error and three blocks for the Tigers. Abbey Wade had 16 kills and three aces, Allison Campbell had 15 kills, and Jessica Richardson had 12 digs.
Roseville was host to the 12-team Sacramento Invitational on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Red Bluff 25-17, 25-8; Colfax 25-17, 22-25, 15-8; and Fairfield 25-17, 25-13 in pool play.
Roseville eliminated Bear River 25-20, 17-25, 15-6 in the quarterfinals and Rio Americano 25-17, 25-23 in the semifinals before beating Ponderosa 25-19, 23-25, 15-12 in the championship match.
A kill by Simone Durham and great scrambling and hustling put the Tigers ahead in the third game of the final.
Stephanie Blumm was inserted at outside hitter in the last few games of the playoffs and provided a spark. Juniors Erika Paleny and Kelsey Starr also played well for Roseville.
“It was good to win the tournament against some top teams in the area in (the) playoffs,” Roseville coach Ron Grove said. “We made some very athletic plays during the day.”
College women’s soccer
William Jessup 2, Holy Names 1 – California Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week Lindsey Cesena didn’t allow a goal in 54 minutes as the Lady Warriors won in overtime. Dallas Butterfield assisted on Angela Lira’s winning goal from 25 yards out in the 100th minute. Jacque Cassell scored Jessup’s first goal from 35 yards out in the 24th minute.
College men’s soccer
William Jessup 3, Holy Names 3 – Uriel Moreno made a penalty kick in the 87th minute to give the Warriors a tie with Holy Names. Jessup overcame a 2-0 deficit with two goals a minute apart. Moreno assisted on a goal by Ari Shahmirza in the 46th minute, and Moreno scored the equalizer 1:04 later.
Holy Names 3, William Jessup 0 – The Lady Warriors (4-2 CalPac) fell to conference-leading Holy Names (6-0 CalPac) 25-17, 25-23, 25-20 on Friday in Rocklin. Sophomore Hannah Baldwin recorded a team-high 10 kills for Jessup. Geanna Foster had eight kills and Brittany Malone seven. Foster also had seven digs. Morgan Saunders had 30 assists.