Lady Dragon netters nip El Mo, golfers fall
Sonoma soccer boys nipped by Elsie Allen
Lady Dragon senior Allison Cogbill takes a practice drive as junior teammate Jacquie Peterson (right) looks on during a recent practice session at the Sonoma Golf Club.
Both the Sonoma Valley High School girls’ tennis and golf teams played on the Sonoma County League road last Thursday and returned home with mixed results.
In Forestville, the tennis Lady Dragons split their four singles matches with El Molino, then took two-of-the-three doubles matches to pull out a 4-3 victory.
Winning their matches for Sonoma were sophomore Cecilia Montano’s 7-5, 6-1 over Claudia Sisomphou at No. 2 singles; junior Stephanie Brett’s 6-6 (7-1), 6-0 over Laney Harrison at No. 3 singles; senior Jessica Marioni and sophomore Hanna Lemaire’s 6-0, 6-2 over Addie Timpee and Erecka Sween at No. 2 doubles; and junior Ava Gonzales’ and freshman Brenda Maldonado’s 6-2, 6-0 over Erin Eck and Maddy Richard at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were senior Anna Robles’ 5-7, 5-7 to Sierra Koenig at No. 1 singles; junior Michelle Stovall’s 2-6, 6-2, 3-6 to Sabrina Zeigler at No. 4 singles; and senior Lindsey Slack’s and sophomore Annie Morgan’s 3-6, 1-6 to Issabella Negri and Mary Rose Ohlin at No. 1 doubles.
The Lady Dragons – finishing the first-round of the SCL’s 12-match schedule with a recent-best 4-2 record – remain on the league road with two matches this week, playing Piner today in Santa Rosa, and traveling to Petaluma this Thursday, Oct. 4.
Sonoma’s girl golfers – who, in SCL matches, will host Piner at 3:30 p.m. today at the Sonoma Golf Club course, before playing Elsie Allen on the road this Thursday, Oct. 4 – dropped a 270-312 SCL road decision to Healdsburg at the Tayman Park Golf Course last Thursday.
Pacing the Lady Dragons were seniors Jordann Dagner’s and Allison Cogbill’s nine-hole rounds of 55 each, senior Barbara Hodgkinson’s and junior Jacquie Peterson’s 61 apiece, and freshman Callie Hogan’s 74.
In a closely contested SCL match in Santa Rosa last Thursday, the Sonoma varsity soccer boys were, again, tagged with a one-goal loss as new league school Elsie Allen scored with less than eight minutes left in regulation play to earn a 1-0 win.
The Dragons remain on the SCL road with matches at Piner in Santa Rosa today, before they face defending champion and current first-place Analy in Sebastopol this Thursday night, Oct. 4.