Golden Eagles sweep defending champs
The Del Oro High volleyball team made a resounding statement to open Sierra Foothill League Tuesday night in Rocklin.
The Golden Eagles stunned the defending league champions 25-22, 25-21, 26-24. Rocklin was undefeated in the SFL last season and went on to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II title.
Junior Morgan Lees led a balanced Del Oro attack with 10 kills. She also served 14-for-14, including the final point of the match. Senior Tatum Jungsten was outstanding with eight kills and six blocks and Stephanie Solich contributed eight kills.
Senior Megan Hentschke had a great match at libero with 14 digs and nearly perfect passing. She also served up nine points with one ace. Sophomore Amanda Heyn dished out 28 assists and was 12-for-13 at the service line.
The Eagles (12-7 overall) lost to the Thunder in a two-game sweep at the Chris Craft Memorial Tournament earlier this month.
Del Oro’s junior varsity fell to Rocklin in two games. The Del Oro freshmen beat Rocklin in three games to improve to 12-1 overall.
Bear River 3, Golden Sierra 1 at Garden Valley — The Bruins dropped the opening game, but rebounded to fend off the Grizzlies 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20.
The Bruins used a balanced attack to win their final test before Pioneer Valley League play begins next week. Junior Sara Schell led the way with 14 kills. Sophomore Kirsten Pereira added 13 kills and senior Katie Tomkiewicz played well with 12 kills.
Bear River (14-4) was coming off of a second place finish at a tournament in Sacramento last weekend. The Bruins posted wins over Casa Roble North Tahoe, Milipitas and Elk Grove before falling to Christian Brothers in the title match.
Forest Lake 3, Victory Christian 1 at Sacramento — The Falcons cleared a big Central Valley?Christian League hurdle, coming back for a 12-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-18.
Sophomore Hannah?Zea served up eight aces and scored 16 points to spark Forest Lake (3-0 CVCL). Megan Koch had 11 kills and 10 digs while Aly English added six kills and nine assists. Emily Woodward chipped in iwht four kills and four blocks and Stephanie Herron added eight assists.
Forest Lake was coming off a championship run at the Carmichael Invitational on Saturday. The Falcons defeated Wheatland 25-16, 12-25, 15-3 in the title game.
English dished out 67 assists for the tournament while Koch had 31 kills, 18 blocks and 23 digs. Alyssa Smith added 25 digs for the Falcons.
Foresthill 3, Delta 0 at Clarksburg — The Wildfires improved to 2-1 in the CVCL with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 win over the Saints.
Senior Caitlin?McCann had a big night with eight kills, seven assists, seven aces and eight digs. Sadie Stroup added eight kills and eight digs and Natasha Davey served up five aces for Foresthill.
Kayla Sutton tossed in five digs and Kalena Tackitt added six assists.