Lady Dragon golfers earn first win, Dagner medalist, netters fall
Sonoma hosting soccer, water polo, X-country, girls tennis
Sparked by junior Jordann Dagner’s medalist performance, Sonoma Valley High School’s young girl golfers won their first match of the season, in what happened to be their regular-season finale, by beating Sonoma County League foe El Molino 305-329 last Thursday at the Sonoma Golf Club course.
The Lady Dragons were led by Dagner’s match-low, nine-hole round of 48, followed by junior Allison Cogbill’s 60, senior Kamryn Barker’s 64, sophomore Jacquie Peterson’s 65, and junior Grace Peterson’s 68.
For Dagner, it was her third medalist effort of the regular season.
“The girls have been improving with every match this season and I knew we were going to break into the win column – it just took the final match to do it,” said longtime Sonoma coach Tom Hickerson. “Jordann (Dagner) continued her consistent good play, and I’m proud of all the girls for always battling and never giving up.”
The Lady Dragon golfers competed in the SCL Championship Tournament yesterday at the Oakmont East Golf Course in Santa Rosa, with the results not available at presstime.
Sonoma’s tennis girls dropped a 6-1 SCL decision yesterday afternoon in Healdsburg, with the only Lady Dragon winners being the duo of sophomore Michelle Stovall and freshman Cecilia Montano, who defeated the Greyhounds’ Emma Klaus and Alex Ecolonia 6-1, forfeit (due to injury).
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were junior Jessica Johnston’s 3-6, 3-6 to Gina Stafford at No. 1 singles; senior Corinne Labitzke’s 1-6, 2-6 to Marcelle Passalacqua at No. 2 singles; junior Francesca Stornaiuoio’s 2-6, 1-6 to Sheila Baker at No. 3 singles; senior Sophie Howard’s 3-6, 1-6 to Emma Linowski at No. 4 singles; sophomore Ava Gonzales’ and frosh Annie Morgan’s 3-6, 3-6 to Chiana Nicastro and Julia Pacheco at No. 2 doubles; and juniors Jessica Marioni’s and Lindsey Slack’s 7-5, 4-6, 5-7 to Olivia Hiles and Angela Bold at No. 3 doubles.
In exhibition matches for Sonoma, both doubles teams of senior McKenzie Lawrence and junior Tove Ekman, and Howard and frosh Madison Kelly were victorious.
The Lady Dragon netters have a bye today before hosting SCL foe El Molino at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 20, on the high school courts.
Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls host SCL rival Petaluma today at 4 p.m. on the high school field, before traveling to Petaluma to play defending champion Casa Grande this Thursday, Oct. 20.
As for the Dragon boys they play at SCL rival Petaluma tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Oct. 19, before hosting Casa Grande in their home finale at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 21, under the Arnold Field lights.
Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ water polo teams will host Redwood Empire League foe Marin Academy in their home finales at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Sonoma Aquatic Club pool.
The cross country Dragon boys and girls hit the SCL road for dual-meets at Windsor tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 19.