Lady Dragons swept in SCL volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf
Spikers holding Paganini Invite Saturday at Pfeiffer Gym
Four of Sonoma Valley High School girls’ fall sports teams were engaged in Sonoma County League action on Tuesday and, unfortunately, it turned into a zero-wins-in-four-match day for the Lady Dragons.
In Sebastopol, Sonoma’s varsity volleyball girls battled back from the brink of being swept in three games by defending SCL champion Analy to forge a two-game-apiece standoff by scores of 18-25, 24-26, 25-21 and 25-23, before dropping the pivotal match-deciding fifth-game by a 15-5 margin.
Pacing the Lady Dragons were senior libero Karly Burningham’s 21 digs; senior setter Jersey Witous’ 18 digs and one solo block; freshman Delaney Swanson’s 13 kills; senior Alissa Thomas’ 11 digs; frosh Mackenzie Albrecht’s nine kills; junior Allyson Beckwith’s seven kills and two solo blocks; and seniors Karisa Hess’ and Gabby Petersen’s two blocks each.
Sonoma’s girl spikers, who played visiting SCL foe Healdsburg last night – results not available at presstime – will host their second annual Greg Paganini Invitational Tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 17, in Pfeiffer Gym. The tourney is held in honor of Greg Paganini, a longtime, devoted Sonoma girls’ volleyball supporter and father of two former standout Dragon players.
The tennis Lady Dragons were handed a 6-1 SCL loss by Analy at the high school courts, with their lone win provided by sophomore Michelle Stovall and freshman Cecilia Montano, who topped Darcy Spenser and Emma DelMonte 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were junior Courtney Struthers by scores of 0-6, 3-6 to Kelly Grieve at No. 1 singles; junior Jessica Johnston’s 0-6, 3-6 Leila Salera at No. 2 singles; junior Anna Robles’ 1-6, 3-6 to Carolina Schluties at No. 3 singles; junior Francesca Stornaiuoio’s 2-6, 2-6 to Natalie Ambrosio at No. 4 singles; senior Corinne Labitzke and junior Regina Mellinger 0-6, 4-6 to Jasmine Winegard and Hailey Mason at No. 1 doubles; and senior Sophie Howard and junior Raquel Rios-Gomez 0-6, 1-6 to Gina Harvey and Renee Binchi at No. 2 doubles.
The Lady Dragons, who played defending champion Casa Grande in Petaluma yesterday – results not available at presstime – will host SCL foe Healdsburg at 3:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the high school courts.
Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls dominated their SCL match with visiting Healdsburg, but couldn’t complete the task and ended up with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss at the high school field.
Scoring the lone goal for Lady Dragons – who hosted El Molino yesterday, with the results not available at presstime – was junior Caroline Knef, off an assist by junior Halli Dobson.
Sonoma’s girl golfers were downed 306-321 by Petaluma at the Sonoma Golf Club course and were paced by junior Jordann Dagner’s nine-hole round of 56, senior Kamryn Barker’s 63, sophomore Jacquie Peterson’s 64, junior Allison Cogbill’s 67, and senior Katie Durkan’s 71.