Lady Dragons post SCL triumphs over Piner in tennis, golf
Spikers drop nonleaguer, Sonoma hosting tennis, volleyball
Senior Allyson Beckwith attempts to score at the net during the Lady Dragons’ nonleague win over San Marin last Tuesday night in Pfeiffer Gym.
Getting their Sonoma County League season off to an upbeat start, the Sonoma Valley High School tennis girls captured three singles matches and added two doubles wins in defeating new SCL member Piner 5-2 last Thursday at the high school courts.
In other Thursday action for Sonoma, the girl golfers tallied a 318 score in posting a win over SCL foe Piner’s incomplete line-up at the Santa Rosa Country Club, while the volleyball girls fell to nonleague Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa.
Leading the Lady Dragons to their tennis triumph over Piner were junior Stephanie Brett’s 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kristen Soy at No. 1 singles; sophomore Cecilia Montano’s 6-0, 6-0 shutout of May Liang at No. 3 singles; junior Michelle Stovall’s 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Yessica Moran at No. 4 singles; seniors Raquel Rios-Gomez’s and Regina Mellinger’s 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Nicole Aquino and Launa Castno at No. 2 doubles; and sophomores Hanna Lemaire’s and Annie Morgan’s 6-0, 6-0 win over Natalie Silva and Andrea Mey at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were senior Anna Robles’ 6-1, 6-0 to Vickie Nguyen at No. 1 singles; and seniors Francesca Stornaiuolo’s and Lindsey Slack’s 6-0, 6-0 to May Liang and Yessica Moran at No. 1 doubles.
Rounding out the Sonoma girls’ tennis roster – directed by head coach Mary Kate Dreyer and assistant coach Barney Rinaldi – are seniors Marissa Brooks, Jessica Johnston, Jessica Marioni and Dolma Sherpa; juniors Haley Glasner, Ava Gonzales and Brooke Slack; sophomores Stephanie Angulo, Maddie Kelley and Lilly Shahoian; and freshman Brenda Maldonado.
The Lady Dragons host longtime SCL rival Petaluma at 3:30 p.m. today on the high school courts before traveling to Sebastopol this Thursday, Sept. 13, to face league foe Analy.
Sonoma’s girl golfers were led past Piner by junior Jacquie Peterson’s nine-hole-round score of 58, followed by senior Jordann Dagner’s 59, senior Allison Cogbill’s 62, freshman Callie Hogan’s 66, and sophomore Paige Knef’s 73.
The SCL co-champion Lady Dragon spikers, who dropped a 25-15, 23-25, 20-25 and 12-25 nonconference decision to Cardinal Newman, will open their SCL season this evening against longtime rival El Molino in Forestville.
Sonoma’s girl spikers will then host another longtime SCL rival and co-champion, Analy, in Pfeiffer Gym this Thursday, Sept. 13, with the freshmen beginning at 4, the junior varsity starting at 5, and the varsity playing at 6:30 p.m.