Sonoma’s volleyball, soccer squads drop road nonleaguers
Soccer boys host today, Saturday, spikers, netters hosting; alum X-country meet
The Lady Dragons, seen scrimmaging visiting Vintage last week, will host nonleague Terra Linda this Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Pfeiffer Gym.
It was a set of rough nonleague road trips earlier this week for the Sonoma Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer squads and girls’ volleyball team.
After a series of scrimmages, the youthful volleyball Lady Dragons opened their preseason Tuesday evening in San Francisco against strong nonleague foe University and dropped a close and hard-fought five-set decision by scores of 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 22-25 and 13-15.
Comprising Sonoma’s 2012 girls’ varsity volleyball team – the co-defending Sonoma County League champions directed by head coach Mindy Neves and assistant coaches Brittany Anderson and Michele Foster – are seniors Allyson Beckwith and Alexis Long-Am; juniors Kaitlyn Boldt, Gianna Monterosso, Amber Rose and Janeth Silva; and sophomores MacKenzie Albrecht, Anastasia Claros, Hannah Herrick, Kayten Mak, Ciara Smith and Delaney Swanson.
Pacing the Sonoma spikers, who played nonleague Justin-Siena in Napa last night – results not available at presstime – were Swanson’s 19 kills, Albrecht’s eight and Mak’s six.
The Lady Dragons host nonleague Terra Linda this Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Pfeiffer Gym, with the freshmen starting at 4, the junior varsity – which beat University in two sets – begins at 5, and the varsity plays at 6:30 p.m.
In soccer action, the young Dragon boys played well Tuesday night in Petaluma, but were nipped 1-0 by Casa Grande, while on Wednesday, the Lady Dragons traveled to Santa Rosa and dropped a 4-0 decision to powerful Montgomery.
Sonoma’s soccer boys will host a pair of nonleague Marin opponents at 4 p.m. on the high school field, with Drake coming to town today and San Marin visiting the Valley tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 1.
The Dragons will then host Piner in their SCL opener at 4 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 6, on the high school field.
Sonoma’s cross country boys’ and girls’ teams will hold their annual Cross Country Alumni Meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. on the Maxwell Farms Regional Park course.
All former cross country Dragons or Sonoma athletes, as well as any runner wanting to participate, is welcome and encouraged to arrive for check-in at 5:15 p.m.
Sonoma’s tennis girls will open their SCL season by hosting Piner this Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. on the high school courts, while the Dragons’ water polo boys’ and girls’ teams begin their season facing Redwood Empire League rival Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, Sept. 19.