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Sonoma soccer teams tame ’Hounds

Sonoma junior goalkeeper Christen Silkey (left) readies to make a save on a penalty kick as teammates (from right) freshmen Hayden Pearce (No. 20), Alanna Johnston (No. 16) and sophomore Annie Greenslade look on during a recent match at the high school field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma junior goalkeeper Christen Silkey (left) readies to make a save on a penalty kick as teammates (from right) freshmen Hayden Pearce (No. 20), Alanna Johnston (No. 16) and sophomore Annie Greenslade look on during a recent match at the high school field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

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While the Sonoma Valley High School varsity soccer boys’ and girls’ defenses assisted their goalkeepers in protecting their end of the field, the offenses stormed Sonoma County League foe Healdsburg’s goal areas and found the net with multiple shots that led to a pair of convincing wins.

On Tuesday at the high school field, the Lady Dragons dominated their match en route to a 7-1 rout of visiting Healdsburg and were led by junior goalie Christen Silkey and the defense; freshman Annile Lilienthal’s two goals; and a goal each by senior Ellen Angeloni, juniors Shelley Marmaduke and Emily Miller, and sophomores Bella Bollman and Bridget Vanoni.

Sonoma’s soccer boys hit the SCL road on Wednesday and also dominated play in taking a 2-1 halftime advantage and then adding a second-half goal for a 3-1 victory over the Greyhounds.

Leading the Dragons, who play SCL rival El Molino in Forestville today, were a goal apiece by seniors Alejandro Echeverría, Brian Ruiz and sophomore Edwin Reyes, with Ruiz and senior Paco Martínez adding assists.

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Sonoma’s volleyball program will hold its annual varsity Greg Paganini Invitational Tournament, which benefits the Greg Paganini Scholarship Fund and features a highly competitive 16-team field, starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 21, in Pfeiffer Gym.

Joining host Sonoma in the varsity tourney field will be Analy, Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande, Liberty, Maria Carrillo, Marin Academy, Montgomery, Novato, Petaluma, Rancho Cotate, Redwood, San Marin, Terra Linda, Vintage and Windsor.

The Lady Dragons’ inaugural 16-team Paganini junior varsity tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28. They will be joined in the jayvee field by Analy, Branson, Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande, El Molino, Justin-Siena, Maria Carrillo, Marin Academy, Petaluma, Piner, Rancho Cotati, San Marin, Terra Linda, Vintage and the Sonoma frosh team.