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.”
High school golf
SFL Tournament No. 2 – Granite Bay sophomore Paige Lee shot a 2-under-par 69 at River Oaks for the medallist honor, and Granite Bay finished second to Nevada Union. Woodcreek was fourth and Roseville fifth. Woodcreek’s Dana Vasko and Granite Bay freshman Deedra Dollesin tied for sixth individually at 86, and Roseville freshman Elizabeth Velasquez (88) finished ninth.
Nevada Union finished first in the final SFL standings, followed by Granite Bay, Woodcreek, Del Oro, Roseville and Rocklin.
Nevada Union and the Granite Bay team of Lee, Dollesin, Ashley Sweeting, Chiyoh Arai, Rachel Pae and Elizabeth Porter qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II tournament Monday at Timber Creek. Qualifying as individuals were Vasko, Roseville’s Velasquez and Michaela Gobron, Del Oro’s Bailey Furgeson and Cherie Nixon and Rocklin’s Camille Wagg.
High school soccer
Granite Bay 7, Woodcreek 0 – Tommy Thompson scored three goals and assisted on one to lift the host Grizzlies over the Timberwolves. Also scoring for Granite Bay were goalie Ryan Marakas, on a penalty kick in the 48th minute, and defender Nico Mamone.
High school boys water polo
Granite Bay 17, Woodcreek 7 – Elliot Adams and Ryan McCallister scored five goals each to lift the Grizzlies (9-1 SFL) over the Timberwolves. Max Vigeant and Robby Cunha scored three goals apiece for Granite Bay. Rodrick Lebaron had three assists and Andrew Murch had three steals.
Bear River 8, Roseville 6 – Brandon Bridges scored five goals for the Tigers (12-19, 1-8 SFL). Bridges has 93 goals and 76 steals this season.
High school girls water polo
Granite Bay 12, Woodcreek 8 – Freshman Grace Reego scored three of her four goals in the third quarter to help the Grizzlies (8-1 SFL) pull away from a 5-5 halftime tie. Scoring four goals each were Jessica Hamby of Granite Bay and Riley Schlaht of Woodcreek. Leah Smith scored three for Woodcreek. Alison Hamby scored two goals for Granite Bay, and goalie Jessica Northam blocked seven shots.
“It was a pretty intense game,” Granite Bay junior Juliana Rowe said. “We really stepped it up in the second half, as we communicated better and the seniors took leadership roles.”
High school tennis
Bella Vista 7, Oakmont 2 – The Vikings (5-4 SFL) showed improved play from No. 2 singles player Kayla Powers, No. 5 singles player Allie Doer and the No. 1 doubles team of Maria Mikhaylishin and Aria Sherazee in their loss to one of the top teams in the league.
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.
Sierra 1, American River 0 – The Wolverines (7-2-4, 3-1-3 Big 8) won on an own goal by the visiting Beavers (10-3, 4-3 Big 8).
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.
Academy of Art 3, William Jessup 0 – The Lady Warriors lost 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 in San Francisco. Brittany Malone led Jessup with nine kills. Morgan Sanders had 19 assists, and Molly Collins had 14 digs.
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.