Sonoma’s soccer boys tie, tennis girls fall
Lady Dragon golfer Dagner ends season at NCS qualifier
In a correction of the caption for this photo, which appeared on the Index-Tribune’s Wednesday, Oct. 24, website at sonomanews.com, senior Martín Hurtado (right, No. 21) attempts to score for the Sonoma boys, and not senior Fidel García, during the Dragons’ SCL tie with Elsie Allen Tuesday night at Arnold Field.
In hosting their regular-season finales on Tuesday, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity soccer boys finished their Sonoma County League match and two overtimes before settling for a 2-2 tie with Elsie Allen at Arnold Field, while the tennis Lady Dragons dropped a 5-2 SCL decision to El Molino at the high school courts.
On Monday, Sonoma’s standout senior golfer, Jordann Dagner, had her season, and prep career, end playing in the challenging North Coast Section Qualifying Tournament at the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood, where she finished with a 103 score on the 18-hole course.
Dagner, directed by longtime Sonoma coach Tom Hickerson, reached the NCS qualifier for the second straight year by posting an 18-hole round of 90 at the recent Sonoma County League championship tourney at the Oakmont Golf Club’s East Course in Santa Rosa.
Scoring for the Dragon varsity soccer boys’ 2-2 standoff with visiting Elsie Allen were senior Daniel Montes’ goal off a free kick, and junior Bryan Ruiz’s goal off an assist by senior Connor Grieggs-Demmin.
Before Tuesday night’s match, Sonoma honored its 11 seniors, including Montes, Grieggs-Demmin, Daniel Dwyer, Stephan Flynn-García, Fidel García, Griffin Hill, Martín Hurtado, Pedro Nápoles, Newang Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa and Manuel Young.
Rounding out the roster for the Dragon boys – directed by longtime head coach Pedro Merino and assistant coach Mike Linder – are juniors Ruiz, Andy Chávez, Alejandro Echeverría, Anthony Echeverría, Anthony García, Miguel Guillén, and Zack Thompson; and sophomores Sam Bridges-Sonheim and Alexis Zamudio.
The Dragons – with an overall record of 8-8-2 and SCL mark of 5-6-1 – now await this Sunday’s, Oct. 28, North Coast Section seeding meeting to see if they receive an at-large berth for the postseason NCS playoffs.
Before the Sonoma tennis girls’ regular-season ending loss to El Molino, they honored their nine seniors, Marissa Brooks, Jessica Johnston, Jessica Marioni, Regina Mellinger, Raquel Rios-Gomez, Anna Robles, Dolma Sherpa, Lindsey Slack and Francesca Stornaiuolo.
In the SCL match, the Lady Dragons who posted wins were junior exchange student Stephanie Brett, who beat Laney Harrison 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles; and junior Ava Gonzales and sophomore Annie Morgan, who defeated Addie Timpee and Erin Sween 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were Robles’ 4-6, 2-6 to Sierra Koenig at No. 1 singles; sophomore Cecilia Montano’s 4-6, 3-6 to Claudia Sisomphou at No. 2 singles; junior Michelle Stovall’s 5-7, 5-7 to Sabrina Zeigler at No. 4 singles; Stornaiuolo and sophomore Hanna Lemaire’s 6-3, 6-6 (6-7), 2-6 to Erin Eck and Maddy Richard at No. 1 doubles; and Mellinger and Rios-Gomez’s 2-6, 6-4, 4-6 to Issabella Negri and Mary Rose Ohlin at No. 2 doubles.
In an exhibition match, Sonoma’s Marioni and Slack won in doubles.
Rounding out the roster for the Lady Dragons – who were coached by Mary Kate Dreyer to an SCL third-place finish with a record of 7-5 – were juniors Haley Glasner and Brooke Slack; sophomores Stephanie Angulo, Maddie Kelley and Lilly Shahoian; and freshman Brenda Maldonado.
Next up are the postseason SCL singles and doubles tournaments, which take place on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the Santa Rosa Junior College courts.