Lady Dragons win in golf, but trimmed in tennis, volleyball
Sonoma’s Dagner medalist, netters host today
Senior Jordann Dagner again earned medalist honors for the Lady Dragons in their big SCL win over Petaluma.
Pulling together and delivering a strong team effort behind their standout senior, Jordann Dagner, against a longtime Sonoma County League rival, the Sonoma Valley High School girl golfers registered an impressive road victory last Thursday on the Rooster Run Golf Club course in Petaluma.
With Dagner earning medalist honors for her nine-hole, low-round score of 48, four teammates shot in the low 60s and the visiting Lady Dragons, directed by longtime coach Tom Hickerson, claimed a 295-327 win over Petaluma.
Rounding out Sonoma’s scoring top-five were freshman Callie Hogan’s 60, senior Allison Cogbill’s 61, junior Jacquie Peterson’s 62, and senior Barbara Hodgkinson’s 64.
In a clash of SCL co-defending champions, the young Sonoma varsity volleyball girls found themselves continually falling behind, while constantly having to overtake, perennial power Analy in last Thursday’s early SCL showdown in Pfeiffer Gym.
In a seesaw first set, the Lady Dragons faced a daunting 20-13 disadvantage, before riding the strong all-around play of sophomore all-leaguers Delaney Swanson and Mackenzie Albrecht to a stirring comeback to trail Analy 24-23, then slipping past the visiting Tiger girls for a 26-24 win.
But the momentum the Lady Dragons gained off their inspired first-set rally wins was short-lived, as Analy powered its way to 16-26, 14-25 and 16-25 wins in the second, third and fourth sets, respectively, for the 3-1 match victory.
Sonoma’s spikers play at league foe Healdsburg tonight, before hosting new SCL member Piner in Pfeiffer Gym this Thursday, Sept. 20, with the freshmen playing at 4, the junior varsity at 5, and the varsity at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Dragons will then host their annual Greg Paganini Invitational, starting at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 22, in Pfeiffer Gym.
Sonoma’s tennis girls traveled to Sebastopol last Thursday and, after taking three-of-four singles matches, were swept in doubles and ended up dropping a 4-3 heartbreaker to SCL foe Analy.
Winning their matches for the Lady Dragons were sophomore Cecilia Montano, who beat Becca Graff 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles; junior Stephanie Brett, who defeated Natalie Ambrosia 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles; and junior Michelle Stovall, who edged Gina Hervey 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (1) at No. 4 singles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were senior Anna Robles’ 3-6, 1-6 to Amanda Broffman at No. 1 singles; seniors Francesca Stornaiuolo’s and Jessica Marioni’s and 1-6, 5-7 to Paulina Gradeur and Kate Stewart at No. 1 doubles; seniors Raquel Rios-Gomez’s and Regina Mellinger’s 3-6, 4-6 to Alya Bohr and Renee Bianchi at No. 2 doubles; and sophomores Hanna Lemaire’s and Annie Morgan’s 2-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6 to Darcy Spencer and Milary Brannon at No. 3 doubles.
The Lady Dragon netters host the other new SCL member-school, Elsie Allen, at 3:30 p.m. today, at the high school courts, before hitting the SCL road for a match in Healdsburg this Thursday, Sept. 20.