Storming Granite Bay, Roseville stay unbeaten in volleyball
Oh, to be a volleyball player this week. Rain washed out much of a busy week for high school spring sports teams, but volleyball carried on inside dry gyms, and Roseville and Granite Bay stayed hot and undefeated.
The Grizzlies (4-0) took big leads in the first two sets of their 3-1 win over visiting Oak Ridge on Wednesday night, and the Tigers (6-0) swept visiting Folsom 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Granite Bay scored four consecutive points to pull away from a 4-4 tie in the fourth set, then came out of a time out and outscored the Trojans 17-9 the rest of the way in a 25-15, 25-8, 23-25, 25-13 victory.
Greg Smith led the Grizzlies with 10 kills in 17 swings. Brian Berry had nine kills in 14 attacks and four of Granite Bay’s nine blocks. Matt Austin had six kills and Alec Naki and Zach Wilson five kills each. Travis Vincenzini had three of the Grizzlies’ 10 digs, and Jake Neptune served three of their eight aces.
Roseville 3, Folsom 0 — Josh Frost had nine kills and two aces and Connor Miller had seven kills and six blocks as the Tigers swept the Bulldogs 25-11, 25-13, 25-22. Christian Habeil led Roseville with 21 assists.
Granite Bay loses twice — Host Davis took advantage of nine minutes with a man advantage, brought on by Grizzlies penalties, to score four unanswered goals in the second half on their way to an 11-8 victory Wednesday. Granite Bay led 7-2 early and 7-6 at halftime.
Nate Gruen led the Grizzlies with four goals and an assist. Jake Mackall scored two goals, Grant Caraway and Tony Milo one each, and Austin Pink had an assist. Caraway also caused three turnovers. Greg Marks won eight face-offs, and keeper Wyatt Nagler made five saves.
Granite Bay also lost to Monte Vista 6-3 on March 9 in Danville. Mackall, Zack Burger and Steven Graber scored to give the Grizzlies a 3-0 halftime lead.
The Grizzlies held the Mustangs scoreless for three quarters. Spencer Castonguay, Colton Sviba and Andrew Duncan led the Granite Bay defense, and Wyatt Nagler made eight saves in goal.
Granite Bay Gold 56, Vacaville 7 — Tyler Davis was 8 for 8 on conversion kicks to help the visiting Grizzlies overcome several offside infractions against the young and inexperienced Black Dogs on March 9.
Granite Bay Silver 68, Vacaville 0 — Gabe Marin, David Monje, Trevor Fischer, Bryce Mantell and Reed Jantzen had long runs for the Grizzlies, and wing-to-wing ball movement by Scrummy Nick McHale set up scoring opportunities.
JV boys volleyball
Roseville 2, Folsom 1 — Jake Buchman served six aces and Michael Dobler had five kills to lift the Tigers (3-2) over the Bulldogs 19-25, 25-13, 15-5.
JV boys lacrosse
Granite Bay 12, Davis 2 — Ben Smith, Dakota Burley and newcomer Felipe Zagarra each recorded a hat trick to lift the Grizzlies (3-0) over the host Blue Devils.
Andy Moudakis scored two goals, Dayton Allegra had a goal and an assist, Scott Zobrowski had two assists, and Matt Postel won eight faceoffs.
Defenseman Josh Neal, Will Stabbert and Chad Blackeman combined to limit Davis to six shots, and keeper Ryan Arneson made four saves.
GAMES RAINED OUT, RESCHEDULED
Several high school games were rained out this week and rescheduled.
Woodcreek had two softball games washed out and will play at 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Granite Bay and at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, against Roseville at Mahany Park.
In baseball, Roseville will be at Oakmont at 4 p.m. Monday and will be host to Casa Roble at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Valley Christian-Woodcreek contest was rescheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, March 23. Granite Bay will be host to Ponderosa at 4 p.m. Monday, March 26, and Valley Christian will be host to Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.