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Colfax falls in regular-season finale

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Falcons' loss gives Placer sole possession of the PVL crown
By: Journal Sports Staff
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The regular season ended on a heartbreaking note for Colfax High’s girls volleyball team Tuesday night with a home loss to El Dorado. After winning the match’s first game 25-22, the Falcons dropped the next three, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21. Colfax’s loss gave rival Placer the Pioneer Valley League championship outright. The Falcons (12-7, 10-2 PVL) had entered Tuesday’s match tied for first place with the Hillgals (11-1 PVL), who had already completed their league schedule. A trio of Colfax seniors turned in solid performances in their final regular-season home match. Middle blocker Cassandra Campbell recorded 11 kills and five blocks, while outside hitter Holly Klang finished with 10 kills and four digs. Libero Audrey Lewis had a team-high nine digs. Also making notable contributions for Colfax were juniors Kassidy Gutierrez (six digs), Erika Heikila (six kills, two service aces), and Michelle Wells (three kills). Sophomore setter Haley Biles dished out nine assists and shared the team lead in service points (14) with Klang. Roseville 3, Placer 1 at Auburn — Senior outside hitter Kathryn Reale had team highs of 11 kills and 22 digs as the Hillgals (16-7 overall) ended the regular season with a 27-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 loss to the Tigers. Sophomore outside hitter Michaela Leonard had eight kills for Placer, and senior defensive specialist Carly Fox had 16 digs. Senior setters Kelsey Lardner and Colleen Stafford combined for 31 assists, and senior middle blocker Julia Dorsey finished with six blocks. Forest Lake Christian 3, Foresthill 0 at Foresthill — Junior outside hitter Molly Huusfeldt had six kills, six digs and two aces as the Falcons (12-6, 9-3 Central Valley Christian League) closed out the regular season with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-17 victory over the host Wildfires. Senior setter Jen Menary dished out 17 assists and served a team-high seven aces for FLC. Outside hitter Caitlin Hanson added five kills, three digs and two aces, and another senior, libero Christy Johnston, had a team-high nine digs along with two aces. Middle blockers Morghan Pomeroy and Laura Ritchart recorded four kills apiece. Pomeroy, a senior, added six blocks. Foresthill’s junior varsity team won 25-23, 12-25, 16-14. However, Forest Lake’s JV squad still finished the season in first place with a 10-2 CVCL mark (16-4 overall).