Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Volleyball: El Dorado ousted in three

From page A7 | November 18, 2013 | Leave Comment

SACRAMENTO — In its second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III volleyball playoff match Thursday, El Dorado faced a disciplined Christian Brothers that attacked early and often.

The result was the Cougars’ fantastic season come to an end in straight sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17. From the first serve to the last match point, Christian Brothers controlled the match over El Dorado (20-9).

“They have a high kill rate,” El Dorado head coach Shelly Bishop said.

Both teams were close in total kills in the contest; El Dorado had 29 but Christian Brothers had 36. Falcon middle hitter, 6-foot-4 Elizabeth Robinson recorded six kills, striking them down the center of the court. That helped the Falcons soar to a 16-4 lead en route to the win.

In the second set, El Dorado provided a scare to its opponent. After the Falcons flew to a 5-1 lead, the Cougars (20-9) rallied behind the scoring of Joy Martin, who had three service points including an ace, to tie the match at 5-all. But Christian Brothers took a 6-5 lead on a kill from Natassja Bowman. Throughout the entire set, El Dorado stayed within two to six points, but Christian Brothers, leading 18-12, went on a 7-2 run to finish the set.

“We did the best we could,” Bishop said.

El Dorado led three times early in the third set, 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2. But Christian Brothers rallied after the last lead that included a 14-5 run to end the Cougars’ season.

“My goal to them was to make it to the playoffs, make it into the second round,” Bishop said. “We have  a super young team, but it should get much better.”

Of the 15 players on the team, only two are seniors — Julia Kirk and Kristen Van Gilder.

“Our next goal (next season) is to take sections,” Bishop said.

Kylie Haverson finished with 9 kills for El Dorado. Serena Franz followed with 7 kills and Kirk 4. Van Guilder had 10 digs and Piper Raleigh 8. Sabrina Tate had 16 assists and Riley Weinhold 9.

Golden Sierra exits second round 

AUBURN — Forest Lake Christian’s senior-heavy roster and experience won out in Thursday’s second-round section Division V matchup with Golden Sierra.

The host Falcons, seeded third, eliminated the No. 6 Grizzlies 19-25, 23-25, 19-25.

“We fought very hard and came up short. We made it a very close match by exchanging points in each game until Forest Lake Christian pulled away (in each) at the end,” Golden Sierra coach Justin Cox said.

The Grizzlies were led in the first set by the strong play at the net by Paige Murchison. On the evening, the junior recorded a team-high 13 kills. It was close at 17-15 Forest Lake Christian when the Falcons ended with an 8-4 run.

Golden Sierra toughened its defense in the second set as Elise Wilson (10 digs), Jordyn Condit, Kensie Clark and Murchison all contributing.

The Grizzlies established a quick six-point lead in the third set only to fall behind 12-11. Golden Sierra had few answers for Forest Lake’s senior middle Morgan Koch who hit several balls through, around and over the Griz block.

Golden Sierra tried to come back late behind the play of senior Abby Wever (8 kills, block, 5 digs) but The Falcons held on.

Condit totaled 25 assists on the night while Brittany LaShell chipped in with 8 digs.

Golden Sierra, which ended 15-15, graduates five seniors. Its postseason appearance was the program’s 26th consecutive, second-best in the section after Ponderosa, which has 30 consecutive playoff appearances.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter. 

Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a Staff Writer at the Mountain Democrat since August 2011. Follow him on Twitter @MBushMtDemo

Discussion | No comments



Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 10 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 42 Comments

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 9 Comments | Gallery



A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 42 Comments

Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments



Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery



Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12



Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments


Real Estate




By Contributor | From Page: A10

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10