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Woodcreek hits back, tops Roseville in SFL softball rematch

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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After being limited to four hits in a shutout loss to Roseville on March 21, Woodcreek High School had something to prove when it visited Roseville for a Sierra Foothill League softball rematch Thursday.

“We had to prove we could score because Kayla Fields pitched really well against us the first game,” Timberwolves coach Art Banks said.

Woodcreek totaled nine hits and used a four-run inning, highlighted by Courtney Johnson’s three-run homer, to beat the host Tigers 6-2. The Timberwolves (11-1 overall) and Del Oro are tied for first place in the SFL at 4-1, and Granite Bay is 3-2.

Roseville (7-4-1, 2-2) scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on RBI singles by Taylor McDowell and Delany DeMello, but freshman Naomi Monahan was stranded following leadoff hits in the second and seventh.

Woodcreek scored in the second on a bases-loaded walk to Amanda Horbasch and pulled ahead with the four-run fifth, which included an RBI single by Frankie Orlando. Jenna Curtan singled in the sixth and scored on Christal Vierra’s second double of the game for the Timberwolves’ final run.

Horbasch entered in the second and struck out nine in six scoreless innings. She allowed three hits and one walk.

Boys volleyball

Rocklin 3, Roseville 0 — Josh Frost had his typical big match up front with 16 kills, but the host Tigers (13-2, 1-1) fell to the Thunder 25-16, 25-20, 25-23.

Connor Miller had 10 kills and Christian Habeil 33 assists for Roseville, which opened SFL play with a 25-15, 20-25, 25-12, 25-13 win over host Woodcreek on Tuesday. Frost had 13 kills and served two aces during a five-point run. Miller had 11 kills for and Habeil 27 assists. Stephen Morin served for eight points in a row to help the Tigers finish Woodcreek in the fourth set.

Woodcreek won the JV match 25-15, 25-12. The Roseville JV team (0-2 SFL) also lost to Rocklin 25-19, 25-21.

Granite Bay 3, Woodcreek 0 — Jake Neptune served five aces as the Grizzlies (16-4, 2-0) took a 7-0 lead on their way to a 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 victory over the visiting Timberwolves on Thursday. Granite Bay flopped 6-foot-5 hitter Matt Austin with starting libero Travis Vincenzini in the third set. Austin had two digs and one ace, and Vincenzini had one kill.

On Tuesday, Neptune served six consecutive points in the first set to start the host Grizzlies on their way to a 25-10, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Nevada Union. Granite Bay also assembled big scoring runs with Alec Naki and Carson Odegard serving, and Bryan Berry and Matt Austin played well in the front row.

Granite Bay’s JV swept Nevada Union 25-16, 25-21, 15-8.

Swimming

Oakmont sweeps Christian Bros. — The Vikings routed the Falcons 107-45 in the girls meet and 119-42 in the boys meet. Alex Kim, Tyler Carl and Steven Barocio were quadruple winners, and Matt Fors won three events.

There were nine section qualifying swims by Oakmont, including two teams in the 200 medley relay.

Boys golf

Rocklin Invitational — Lee Gearhart of Woodcreek shot a 73 to finish fourth individually at Whitney Oaks on Monday. Among local schools, Granite Bay tied for third in the 20-team field with a 396 total, Woodcreek finished ninth at 418 and Oakmont was 10th at 437.