Wednesday, July 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Trojans fall to Jesuit in 4

By
From page A8 | April 17, 2013 |

EL DORADO HILLS — Failure to execute at critical junctures cost the Oak Ridge volleyball team as they fell to visiting Jesuit 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 24-26 Monday.

“Our guys played really well. I think we just made a few more mistakes. The games were all very close,” Trojan coach Melanie DeMure said.

Oak Ridge hung with the Marauders throughout the first set. After falling behind 4-6, Sam Greenleaf and Storm Van Soldt connected on smashes to pull the Trojans within a point at 6-7.

Holding the hosts at bay, Jesuit took a 12-8 lead on a Mike Olenchuk ace. Oak Ridge pulled even at 15 apiece before the Marauders went on its own run to push to a 20-15 advantage. Though Oak Ridge continued to battle, Jesuit pulled the set out.

The Marauders opened the second set on a mini run and looked to be in control. But Nick Camagna’s kill succeeded by a Van Soldt smash tied the game at 4-4. Camagna’s tip fell between Jesuit defenders to give Oak Ridge its first lead of the match and after the Marauders took a 6-5 lead, Van Soldt sent a ball screaming past Jesuit defenders to tie it at 6s.

After two Jesuit hits fell out, Michael Montejano stuffed a kill attempt and Oak Ridge led 10-6. The Marauders rallied to tie it at 12-12 and the two teams traded points from there on. Tied again at 16, Oak Ridge went on a 7-2 run to take a commanding 23-18 lead. Jesuit ran off five straight points to retie but a Van Soldt kill followed by a Brock Middleton deflected hit iced it for Oak Ridge.

Jesuit took early control of the third set. Troy pulled to 9-12 on a combined Greenleaf- Middleton block, but the Marauders stretched the lead back out to 18-12 culminating with an Olenchuk ace. Oak Ridge battled back to an 18-21 score but couldn’t complete the comeback as Jesuit took the set.

The two squads were neck-and-neck the entire fourth set. Oak Ridge took a 7-6 lead on a Middleton kill before Jesuit tied it back up. Trailing 9-13, Middleton ignited an Oak Ridge charge with a kill, followed by a Van Soldt smash. Each team traded points until Camagna’s kill pulled The Trojans within two at 19-21.

A Greenleaf swipe that fell got Oak Ridge within 21-23, and after a Van Soldt kill, Jesuit faulted to gift the tying point to the Trojans. Alec Gable gave the Marauders a 24-23 lead, but Van Soldt’s hit was deflected out to tie it back up again at 24-24. An Oak Ridge serve hit the net followed by a kill on the next point that fell short to end it.

“We need to work on our blocking, but we’re right there. They played really well. We had fun, and we played well, so I can’t complain. And everyone was healthy,” Coach DeMure said after the game.

Oak Ridge (15-6, 2-2 DRL) plays Folsom today and Sheldon Friday.

Comments

comments

Shane Theodore

.

News

EID ditch customers get relief

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1

 
Veterans receive wildland fire training

By News Release | From Page: B1

Market data open for local biz

By Ross Branch | From Page: B1

 
Heard over the back fence: Attorney to warn about scams

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Road zone of benefit protester reaches dead end

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Six file for Dist. 2

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
District 2 candidates forum Aug. 14

By News Release | From Page: B1

 
Volunteers clean up national forest

By News Release | From Page: A3 | Gallery

.

Opinion

My turn: Special interests at EID

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Russian metastasis

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Not invented here

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

DA hogging Main St. parking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
CAO and staff hiring friends

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Altshuler’s hypocrisy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Small Farm compromise

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

EID and Dale Coco

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
.

Sports

Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Dolphins ring up another title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Celebrity golf at Tahoe

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

By Shane Theodore | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Comets to meteors

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Taste the best at the State Fair

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Tractor Supply Store recognized

By Uc Cooperative | From Page: B3

 
Amador Fair honors cowboys

By Amador County Fair | From Page: B3

 
Arbor Day book helps to identify trees

By Arbor Day | From Page: B4

Learn about lavender and its many benefits

By Christian Women's Connection | From Page: B4

 
Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B5

 
My Time meeting in August

By Senior Day | From Page: B5

Builders’ Exchange honors scholars

By El Dorado Builders' Exchange | From Page: B5

 
En garde at Silver Screen Classic

By Auburn Silver Screen | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 8-10

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Walter Vali

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Jean Lachelle Taylor

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Arthur J. Funston

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8