Woodcreek boys, girls dominate SFL cross country meet
Woodcreek High School rolled to victories in the varsity boys and girls races in the first Sierra Foothill League cross country meet of the season Wednesday.
Trent Brendel of Granite Bay and Karina Nunes of Woodcreek were the individual race winners. Brendel covered the Willow Hill course in 16 minutes, 28 seconds for an eight-second victory over Trevor Stephens of Del Oro. Stephens beat Brendel to the tape at the Del Oro Invite on Sept. 1.
It was all Woodcreek after that. Brandon Biando finished third at 16:49, followed by Jon Horvath in fourth (17:00). Taylor Guinnip was seventh (17:20), Sam Devereux eighth (17:33) and Hunter Tyler ninth (17:43).
In all, the Timberwolves had seven of the top 11 finishers and totaled 31 points to beat Rocklin’s 64. Nevada Union was third with 76, Granite Bay fourth with 99, Del Oro fifth with 108 and Roseville sixth with 174.
Woodcreek’s girls had six finishers in the top 13 and totaled 33 points. Granite Bay was second with 73, Rocklin third with 80, Nevada Union fourth with 93, Del Oro fifth with 100 and Roseville sixth with 148.
Nunes was timed in 19:37 and beat Granite Bay’s Katie Mersereau to the tape by 15 seconds. Woodcreek’s Sami Gomez placed third at 20:31, and Roseville’s Shayna Powless was fourth at 20:37.
Also finishing in the top 10 were Natalie Hassna of Granite Bay (sixth, 20:39) and Woodcreek’s Rosemarie Dipentino (eighth, 21:37) and Brooke O’Brien (ninth, 21:38).
Woodcreek also rolled to victory in the frosh-soph boys competition, though Roseville’s Arturo Sotomayor won the race in 12:12.
Roseville 5, Pleasant Grove 4 — Solid performances by Bianca Luna and Janet Rowe helped the Tigers (8-1) win four of six singles matches. Luna has lost one game in eight matches. Uju Ukaegbu rebounded after losing the first set and won in three sets.
Roseville went 4-1 in the California High School Girls Tennis Classic last weekend in Clovis and won the Division 3 Quadrant 2 championship.
Oakmont splits two — The Vikings (2-2) came off their appearance in the California High School Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis and blew out visiting River Valley 8-1 in a nonleague match Tuesday.
Oakmont then fell at Nevada Union 5-4 on Thursday. No. 1 singles player Megan Sullivan, No. 3 Ali Doerr and No. 4 Lauren Griffin won their matches. Meagan McGill and Katelin Geissberger lost the first set at No. 3 doubles but won the next two sets and the match.
Oakmont 244, Del Campo 291 — Maddie Gedeon shot a 4-under-par 32 to lift the Vikings over the Cougars on Thursday at Woodcreek Oaks. Nicki Holm shot a 41 for Oakmont.
The Vikings lost to Christian Brothers 205-272 on Tuesday. Roseville resident Clare Sorensen shot a 2-under 34, and the Falcons had two rounds of 39 in their Capital Valley Conference win over the Vikings at Bing Maloney. Gedeon led Oakmont with an even-par 36, and Holm shot a 42.
Roseville splits SFL matches — Roseville defeated Woodcreek 232-240 in an SFL opener Tuesday and fell to Rocklin 230-242 on Thursday.
Michaela Gobron of Roseville was the medalist against Woodcreek with an even-par 36 at Sierra Pines. Virgie Velasquez shot a 41 for the Tigers. Brianna Areia led the Timberwolves with a 41 and Lexi Robinson had a 44.
Gobron and Velasquez each shot 38 at Diamond Oaks to share the medalist honor against Rocklin.
Granite Bay 7, Oak Ridge 0 — Tanner Thompson had three goals and an assist to lead the Grizzlies (7-1) past the Trojans (0-2-1). Thompson has six goals and eight assists this season.
Granite Bay took 31 shots. Senior captain Ty Thompson fed younger brother Tommy Thompson in the 55th minute for a 3-0 lead. Adam Rodriguez scored on assists by Tommy Thompson and Ty Thompson.
Placer 3, Roseville 0 — The Tigers gave up runs of points in each game and lost to Placer 25-20, 25-17, 25-18 in Auburn. Lindsey Anderson and Leslie Pease led the Tigers with four kills each, and Kelsey Starr had two kills and three blocks.
Libero Amanda Susbilla had 18 digs and passed well on serve receive. Jordyn Smith had six digs and passed and served well.
Girls water polo
Granite Bay 7, Woodcreek 1 — Junior goalie Sara Northam stopped 13 shots, and the Grizzlies had eight steals and earned four ejections to beat the Timberwolves in an SFL match at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. Sophomore Grace Reego scored four goals, senior Jolie Rogers had two, and Megan Klingler scored her first goal of the season and had three assists. Emily Harris had two assists.