Bear River pulls playoff upset at Laguna Creek

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Bear River High made the most of the first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff volleyball match in history Thursday night. The Bruins topped Laguna Creek 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, 25-18 in Elk Grove. In his varsity debut, Sophomore Brayden Giacomini pounded 11 kills to spark Bear River (9-20). Senior Matt Paul dished out 41 assists and added five kills while senior Trevor Parker drilled 13 kills and did not commit an error. Tyler Caster added five kills and three aces while Michael Spencer tossed in nine kills. The Bruins will face West Campus on Tuesday in Sacramento in the second round of the inaugural section playoffs.