Re-sparked Sonoma soccer boys subdue the ’Hounds
Girls rained out in soccer, edged in tennis, golf, Dagner medalist
Senior Connor Johnston (right) deflects a kicked ball during the Dragons’ SCL victory over Healdsburg Friday afternoon at the high school field.
On the heels of back-to-back Sonoma County League losses which have dampened their chances to at least repeat as an SCL co-champion, while putting them on the postseason bubble, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity soccer boys were more than ready for Friday afternoon SCL match with Healdsburg at the high school field.
The determined Dragons took early control of the action and never let up, grabbing a 1-0 lead, then adding two more goals en route to a 3-1 victory.
Providing the scoring for Sonoma’s much-needed win over the visiting Greyhounds were senior Diego Benitez’s two goals and sophomore Bryan Ruiz’s one goal.
The Dragons (6-7 overall record, 5-3 SCL) will next host SCL foe El Molino at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the high school field.
Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls were rained-out of last Thursday’s league match at Healdsburg, will travel today to Forestville for an SCL showdown with El Molino.
Despite turning in a solid team effort behind junior Jordann Dagner’s medalist performance, Sonoma’s girl golfers were denied their first victory as Petaluma managed to hold off their charge for a 306-315 SCL win last Thursday at the Rooster Run Golf Club in Petaluma.
Dagner paced the Lady Dragons with her match-best nine-hole round of 47, followed by junior Allison Cogbill’s 62, senior Kamryn Barker’s 64, and senior Katie Durkan’s and sophomore Jacquie Peterson’s 71 each.
The Lady Dragon golfers, who played Analy in a make-up match yesterday – results not available at presstime – end their regular season this Thursday, Oct. 13, by hosting El Molino at the Sonoma Golf Club, with the SCL Championship Tournament set for this Monday, Oct. 17, at the Oakmont East Golf Course in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma’s tennis girls ran into a good Analy team in Sebastopol last Thurday and dropped a 6-1 SCL decision, with the Lady Dragons’ duo of sophomore Michelle Stovall and freshman Cecilia Montano continuing their winning ways with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Emily Eccles and Hillary Brennan at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were junior Courtney Struthers’ 0-6, 0-6 to Kelly Grieve at No. 1 singles; junior Jessica Johnston’s 1-6, 2-6 to Leila Salera at No. 2 singles; junior Anna Robles’ 1-6, 2-6 to Caroline Sschlutius at No. 3 singles; senior Corinne Labitzke’s 4-6, 4-6 to Amanda Broffman at No. 4 singles; juniors Regina Mellinger’s and Francesca Stornaiuoio’s 0-6, 0-6 to Jasmine Winegard and Gina Hervey at No. 1 doubles; and senior Sophie Howard’s and junior Raquel Rios-Gomez’s 5-7, 2-6 to Hailey Mason and Paulina Cradeur at No. 2 doubles.
Playing exhibition doubles matches for Sonoma were sophomore Ava Gonzales and frosh Annie Morgan; juniors Lindsey Slack and Jessica Marioni; and junior Dolma Sherpa and frosh Madison Kelly.
The Lady Dragons host longtime league rival Casa Grande at 3:30 p.m. today on the high school courts, before hitting the SCL road for a match at Healdsburg this Thursday, Oct. 13.