The Vintage High volleyball team avenged last month’s five-set loss at Justin-Siena with a 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 25-19 victory, the Braves’ first Vine Valley Athletic League loss, on Thursday.
Julie Bodor had seven kills and three blocks for the Crushers (14-8, 8-2 VVAL), while Olivia Ilsley tallied 21 digs and two aces. Kelsey Klungel had 19 kills and 12 digs, Maddie Klungel 11 kills, 17 assists, three assists and two blocks, Taylor Brandt three blocks and four digs, Elisa Gonzalez two aces, three digs and 21 assists, and Sarah Gauger eight kills and 10 digs.
For the Braves (16-4, 10-1 VVAL), Julia Sangiacomo had 31 kills, six aces and seven digs, Peyton Newell seven kills and a block, Shelby Thomason 25 assists, three digs and a block, and Keely Heil 17 assists, three aces and four digs.
“The better team won tonight,” Justin-Siena head coach Chelsea Reilley said. “Vintage played scrappy defense and was able to convert those second-chances to kills. We were slow to adjust, and ultimately fell behind. While we never like to lose, a loss this time of the season is good for us. They exposed some weaknesses and we have the opportunity to get better before NCS playoffs start.”
In their Senior Night matches at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Justin-Siena hosts Petaluma and Vintage entertains American Canyon.
Sonoma Valley 3, Napa 1
The Dragons avenged last month’s home loss with a 25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23 VVAL win at Napa High on Thursday night.
For the Grizzlies (5-11, 4-6 VVAL), McCauley Smith tallied 13 kills, Makenna Walls 10 kills, Mia Larson 28 assists, Maddie Larson 14 digs and Aidan Tomlinson 11 digs.
“It was a revenge match for Sonoma and they played well,” Napa High head coach Kelly Van Winden said. “We gave it a go, but we came up short.”
Varsity Girls Water Polo
Justin-Siena 11, Napa 5
The Braves handed Napa its first VVAL loss Thursday at Napa Valley College, avenging their only league setback and pulling into a first-place tie with the Grizzlies.
Meghan Hansen and Sarah Reynolds led the way with three goals apiece. Lexi Hollister added two goals, Angelina Phinney and Maddie Vanoni each scored one, and goalie Twyla Borck had 10 saves.
Despite being double-teamed yet again, Meena Khan scored three goals to lead Napa, while goalie Caitlyn Berryhill had 19 blocks, some on point-blank looks from Justin-Siena. Sofia Brandon and Grace King each added one goal for Napa, which was outshot 3-1.
“Those numbers don’t bode well for us in any games, let alone higher-scoring games,” Grizzlies head coach Ashiq Khan said. “We need to get our outside shooting to improve.”
Vintage 13, Sonoma Valley 6
Toni Dodson saved 10 shots on goal and the Crushers amassed 29 steals in Thursday’s VVAL home victory.
Leading Vintage were Eva Pavon (seven steals, two assists, two caused ejections), Erynn Robinson (six steals, one goal, two assists), Sofia Leonardini (five goals, one assist, two steals), Grace O’Dwyer (one goal, five steals), Mickey Medina (one goal, one assist, three steals), Alessia Gressi (two goals, one steal), Pia Menzel (one assist, one steal), Lea Skille (two steals, one goal), Maya Douglas (one goal), Shawna Ma (one steal) and Taylor Bragg (one assist, one steal).
Varsity Boys Water Polo
Justin-Siena 16, Napa 4
Jake Jeramaz and Brix Kowalski led the Braves with six goals each in Thursday’s VVAL victory at Napa Valley College. Andrew Baskerville scored twice, and Kevin Galvin and Carlo Bartalotti each scored once.
Napa’s defense in the middle lead by Luke Barrett (1 goal, 4 steals) contained Justin’s set offense early. Smart play at center by Lukas Opp (2 goals) helped the Grizzlies. Lucas Brandon added 1 goal. Max Alfaro and Nathan Schwarze had 2 steals. Justin Siena’s offensive pressure up the pool combined with our 7 seven bad passes didn’t bode well for us to continue to stay close as the game progressed. Gibson Page had 8 blocks in goal.
The Braves next host American Canyon on Tuesday at NVC, with the boys playing at 4 p.m. and the girls at 5 p.m.
College Men’s Soccer
Napa Valley 1, Merritt 1
Greg Soria scored the equalizer as the Napa Valley College men’s soccer team tied visiting Merritt, 1-1, in Bay Valley Conference action Tuesday.
Soria scored his first goal of the season on a David Jimenez assist in the 35th minute for the Storm (3-6-3, 1-0-2 BVC), who host Mendocino (1-1-1 BVC) at 4 p.m. Friday.
Varsity Girls Tennis
Justin-Siena 7, Napa 0
The Braves improved to 9-0 in the VVAL with Thursday’s home win, while the Grizzlies dropped to 3-6 in league play.
At No. 1 through No. 4 singles, respectively, it was Parvathi Shanker shutting out Sophia Mostow 6-0, 6-0, Jenna Curtola blanking Whitney Swafford 6-0, 6-0, Priyanka Shanker shutting out Cameron Wickersham 6-0, 6-0, and Bella Rampa downing Sophia Kroll 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles, the No. 1 pair of Presley Schultz and Roses Newell beat Nikki Hill and Bella Banuelos 6-2, 6-4, No. 2 players Lucia Lanzafame and Ashlyn Mills prevailed over Lizbeth Barreda and Ava Moreci 6-0, 6-1, and No. 3 players Patrizia Tandinco and Tiffany Wang beat Allyson Qui and Stella Wilson 6-3, 6-3.
Vintage 2, Justin-Siena 1
The Crushers won 23-25, 25-12, 15-12 behind Olivia Ostler’s 10 kills, two aces and three digs. Cassie Richardson added 18 assists, six digs and two aces, and Krista Young six digs, four kills and an ace.
Lauren Halls led the Braves with eight kills and added three aces, Kailey Magel tallied four aces and three kills, and Julia Glassman added two kills.
Sonoma Valley 2, Napa 0
The visiting Dragons won 25-16, 25-13 on Thursday.
Sonoma Valley 2, Napa 0
The Grizzlies fell at home Thursday, 25-12, 25-17.