Sonoma’s volleyball girls erase Elsie Allen in 3, soccer boys nipped at Petaluma
Sophomore Delaney Swanson (right, No. 26), who had 10 kills in Sonoma’s sweeping SCL win over visiting Elsie Allen last night, pounds home a point during the first-place Lady Dragons’ recent league victory over Healdsburg in Pfeiffer Gym.
Needing one more Sonoma County League win to put themselves in position to claim their second-straight SCL crown, the first-place-tied Sonoma Valley High School varsity volleyball girls made quick work of visiting Elsie Allen last night in Pfeiffer Gym.
After honoring their two seniors, Allyson Beckwith and Alexis Long-Am, the Lady Dragons quickly took command of their SCL match with Elsie Allen and went on to register a emphatic 25-12, 25-4, 25-12 triumph.
The Sonoma girls’ runaway victory set themselves up for this Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. title showdown at co-defending champion Petaluma.
A recent stretch of strong overall play, fueled by a productive offense, by the Sonoma varsity soccer boys, which netted them three Sonoma County League wins in their last four matches – the only loss being to first-place Analy on a questionable call – was interupted on the SCL road last night.
Falling behind 1-0 at the half, the visiting Dragons tried to amp up its offense and find the familiar-of-late back of the net, but they were denied by longtime rival Petaluma, which held on for a 1-0 shutout win at Durst Field.
The Dragon boys host SCL foe Elsie Allen in their regular-season finale at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Arnold Field, with Sonoma honoring its 11 seniors before the match.