Lady Dragon spikers win, but Sonoma girls edged in tennis, golf, Dagner medalist
Junior Jessica Johnston, seen in recent action at the high school courts, won her No. 2 singles match during the Lady Dragons’ close loss to Healdsburg Tuesday at the high school courts.
In Sonoma County League action on Tuesday, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity volleyball girls swept through Windsor, while Sonoma’s tennis and golf girls’ teams dropped a pair of heartbreaking home and road matches to Healdsburg and El Molino, respectively.
At Windsor, the volleyball Lady Dragons posted a 25-20, 25-15, 25-13 victory, led by senior libero Karly Burningham’s 26 digs; freshman Mackenzie Albrecht’s 15 digs, 11 kills, one solo block and an assisted block; frosh Delaney Swanson’s 10 kills and one solo block; senior setter Jersey Witous’ nine digs and four serving aces; senior Karisa Hess’ eight kills; and junior Taryn Mak’s solo block.
The Lady Dragon spikers hosted league foe Casa Grande last night – results not available at presstime – and play at SCL rival Petaluma this Tuesday evening, Sept. 27.
Sonoma’s girl golfers traveled to Monte Rio and faced SCL foe El Molino at the redwood-filled Northwood Golf Course near the banks of the Russian River, where junior Jordann Dagner turned in a medalist effort with her nine-hole round of ??51.
But the Lady Dragons still ended up being edged ??304-308, and were paced after Dagner by senior Kamryn Barker’s 60, sophomore Jacquie Peterson’s 63, junior Allison Cogbill’s 66, and senior Katie Durkan’s 69.
The Lady Dragon golfers – who played visiting SCL rival Casa Grande yesterday, with results not available at presstime – will host league rival Petaluma in their home opener this Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Sonoma Golf Club.
Sonoma’s tennis girls battled it out with SCL foe Healdsburg on hot afternoon at the high school courts, and, after falling behind in singles, they rallied in doubles and took the match to the end, but, unfortunately, came up short by a narrow 4-3 margin.
Winning their matches for the Lady Dragons were junior Jessica Johnston’s 4-6, 6-3, (10-7) over Marcella Passalacqua at No. 2 singles; sophomore Michelle Stovall’s and freshman Cecilia Montano’s 6-0, 6-0 over Chiara Nicastro and Molly Furhman at No. 2 doubles; and sophomore Ava Gonzales’ and frosh Annie Morgan’s 6-3, 6-1 over Baily Kuebelbeck and Olivia Hiles at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining losses for Sonoma were junior Courtney Struthers’ 1-6, 4-6 to Gina Safford at No. 1 singles; junior Anna Robles’ 4-6, 4-6 to Sheila Baker at No. 3 singles; junior Francesca Stornaiuoio’s 4-6, 0-6 to Emma Linowski at No. 4 singles; and senior Sophie Howard’s and junior Raquel Rios-Gomez’s 4-6, 3-6 to Emma Klaus and Alex Scrobonia at No. 1 doubles.