Julia Sangiacomo had 20 kills, nine digs, four aces and a block as the Vine Valley Athletic League-leading Justin-Siena volleyball team defeated host American Canyon, 25-15, 25-19, 25-23, on Tuesday night.
Megan Hanson had eight kills, two digs, an ace and a block for the Braves (16-3, 10-0 VVAL), Shelby Thomason 23 assists, three kills and a dig, and Keely Heil added 14 assists, seven digs and an ace.
Marianne Fernandez anchored the back row and “passed a fantastic match” with nine digs, an ace and an assist, Justin-Siena head coach Chelsea Reilley said.
“We looked really good on offense tonight,” Reilley added. “Passing was good, so we could run our middles well and Julia was hard to stop. We’re gaining momentum for the end of league play, and the start of playoffs.”
For the Wolves (3-17, 0-10 VVAL), Caitlyn Abuan had three aces, Yani Kenion four kills, Aldine Lusung four kills and 11 digs, Caytlin Capulong six digs and three kills, and Maria Magaoay 10 assists.
American Canyon head coach Katy O’Brien said her team fought hard – especially in the third set, where the Wolves had the lead from the beginning until the more experienced Braves tied it at 22-22 and capped the comeback win.
“The Wolves showed what is possible when you play together as a team,” O’Brien said. “They fought for every point and definitely put the pressure on Justin-Siena.”
Vintage 3, Petaluma 0
Kelsey Klungel tallied 12 kills, nine digs and five aces as the Crushers beat the visiting Trojans 25-19 27-25 25-14 in Tuesday’s VVAL match.
Also for the Crushers, Maddie Klungel three blocks, nine kills, 12 digs, 11 assists and three aces, Olivia Ilsley had 20 digs and three aces, Sarah Gauger had three aces, six kills and eight digs, Gabi Richardson had three blocks, Elisa Gonzalez had 14 assists, five digs and an ace, Julia Bodor had six kills, and Alyssa Andrews had two blocks.
Prep Girls Soccer
St. Helena 4, Fort Bragg 1
The Saints used goals from Marylu Avina, Emma Fife, Kaylee Heffernan and Tina Almanza to down the Timberwolves and improve to 8-2-4 overall on the year and 8-0-3 in North Central League I play.
Prep Girls Golf
American Canyon 279, Vintage 318
The Wolves wrapped up a third-place finish in the inaugural VVAL campaign Tuesday, shooting a season-best score in their road win at Silverado Resort and Spa.
Katie Robinson led the Wolves (7-5 VVAL) with a medalist score of 39, while Keinah Baron shot a 51 and Kaitlin Dang added a 58. Shooting season bests were Paola Alfaro with a 64, Megan Galeotti with a 67, and Juliana Petersen with a 70.
Next up is the VVAL Tournament at Oakmont Golf Club East on Friday, starting at 12 p.m.
Prep Girls Tennis
American Canyon 5, Sonoma Valley 2
Winning in singles for the second-place Wolves (6-2 VVAL) on Tuesday were No. 2 Grace Warioba, 6-3, 6-1 over Audrey Castillo, No. 3 Genesis Billingsley, 6-0, 6-1 over Lilly Raaka, and No. 4 Berke Nauright, 6-2, 6-2 over Siobhan Hernandez. Sonoma Valley’s Olivia Weisiger defeated Lylah Awad at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-2.
In doubles, American Canyon’s No. 1 team of Lila Hawes and Nyla Maharaj beat Mary Gallo and Reese Dobson, 6-4, 6-4. The Dragons’ No. 2 team of Erin Gylfe and Hannah Walton won 6-3, 6-4 over Yesi Alvarez and Ellie Angold. But the Wolves’ No. 3 team of Emily Koekemoer and Lauren Wheelhouse beat Eden Scheiblich and Lizza Moore, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-6).
Justin-Siena 6, Casa Grande 1
The Braves improved to 8-0 in the VVAL with Tuesday’s home win over the Gauchos (5-3 VVAL), who fell into third place.
Justin-Siena’s top three singles players won by 6-0, 6-0 shutouts – No. 1 Parvathi Shanker over Samveda Ruk, No. 2 Jenna Curtola over Ashley Hancock, and No. 3 Priyanka Shanker over Supavna Kompalli. At No. 4 singles, the Braves’ Bella Rampa prevailed 6-3, 6-1 over Doran Brutus.
In doubles action, Casa Grande’s No. 1 team of Lauren Doran and Perla Perez beat Roses Newell and Presley Schultz, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7). But No. 2 players Ashlyn Mills and Lucia Lanzafame beat Kim Padilla and Aalyna Silva, 6-3, 6-0, and No. 3 players Emelia Pavenstadt and Tiffany Mills prevailed over Taty Morrow and Hadley Mahoney, 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8).
Napa 4, Petaluma 3
In Tuesday’s home win, the Grizzlies got singles wins from No. 2 Whitney Swafford, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 over Miranda Grevin, No. 3 Cameron Wickersham, 6-2, 6-1 over Amelia Grevin, and No. 4 Sophia Kroll, 6-4, 6-0 over Christina Lang. They also got a 6-4, 6-3 win from Nikki Hill and Bella Banuelos over Olivia Peachey and Abby Deen.
For Petaluma, No. 1 Erika Gilmore won 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 over Sophia Mostow, No. 2 doubles Maddie Peachey and Ellie Hall rallied past Lizbeth Barreda and Ava Moreci, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and No. 3 doubles Penny Reynolds and Emma Pontius downed Allyson Qui and Stella Wilson, 7-6, 6-3.
Prep Girls Water Polo
Justin-Siena 15, Cardinal Newman 0
Led by Sarah Reynolds’ seven goals, the young but dominant Braves blanked the Cardinals on Tuesday at Napa Valley College.
Meghan Hansen added three goals, Maddie Vanoni and Lina Phinney each scored two, and Lexi Hollister scored one for Justin-Siena, which will try to avenge its only VVAL loss when it takes on Napa High at 5 p.m. Thursday at the NVC pool.
Napa 16, Ukiah 0
Undefeated Napa was led by goalkeeper Caitlyn Berryhill (eight blocks), Meena Khan (seven goals, six steals), Alice Graham (three goals, steal), Angelina Adams (two goals), Maddie Alexander (two goals), Sofia Brandon (goal, four steals), and Gaby Ortiz (goal).
Napa head coach Ashiq Khan said communication between Berryhill and Meena Khan kept the Grizzlies (9-0, 5-0 VVAL) pressing on both ends.
"Our girls are really playing some good water polo and are improving their court sense to be helping each other around the pool," he said.
Varsity Boys Water Polo
Cardinal Newman 12, Justin-Siena 9
The Braves trailed 6-3 at halftime and fell by the same margin Tuesday at NVC. Brix Kowalski led Justin-Siena with three goals, while Kevin Galvin and Mason Lemieux each had two, and Jake Jeramaz and Andrew Baskerville added one apiece.
Ukiah 12, Napa 8
Napa was led by Gibson Page (four blocks in goal), Max Alfaro (three goals, three steals), Luke Barrett (three goals), Garrett Wachendorfer (goal), and Lucas Brandon (goal).
"The boys were surprised early but held their own, staying within a couple of goals of Ukiah until late in the fourth quarter," Napa head coach Ashiq Khan said. "Our passing and lack of ball control let Ukiah capitalize on a few possessions where we gave them the ball."
JV Boys Water Polo
Cardinal Newman 15, Justin-Siena 7
Gino Bartalotti had five goals, Tommy Crist had one goal and Nick Merab added his first goal as a Brave.
Vintage 2, Petaluma 0
Olivia Ostler had five kills, two aces and two blocks as the Crushers won 25-17, 25-13 at home Tuesday.
Krista Young had four digs, four kills and an ace, Julia Scheumann, Olivia Kerr and Jordan Whitehead also had four kills apiece, and Cassie Richardson had five assists, three digs and five aces.
Justin-Siena 2, American Canyon 0
Lauren Halls had eight kills and an ace and Sydney Wang had four aces and two kills in the Braves’ 26-24, 25-20 sweep Tuesday night. Kiera Day played a strong defensive match and added four aces.
American Canyon 3rd in tourney
The Wolves finished third in the NorCal Invitational at Vintage on Saturday, placing first in pool play and losing in the semifinals of the Gold Bracket.
“The girls had an amazing day on the court, with their solid defense and aggressive attack,” Wolves coach Rick Manibusan said. “They were exciting to watch.”
For the tournament, Rachel Ritter (eight blocks) and Ava Boloyan (eight blocks, 11 kills) supplied a strong middle front. Offensive attacking came from Maui Cabrera (eight aces, 12 digs, four kills), Leila Adel (24 digs, three kills), Gabriella Trinidad (13 digs, five kills), Madison Iwatsu (14 digs, three kills) and Lydia Espiritu (three aces, 22 digs, nine kills). Directing the offense were Kayla Perry (five digs, 10 assists) and Carissa Lee (11 digs, 11 assists), with Patricia Jocson (five aces, 22 digs), Jackie Mendoza (three aces, 31 digs) and Monica Descallor (two aces, 40 digs) defending in the back row.
Vintage 2, Petaluma 0
The Crushers won at home Tuesday, 25-18, 25-23.
Leading Vintage were Celeste Calderon (five digs, two aces), Evelyn Gillis (four kills), Peyton Williams (three kills, two blocks), Kate Kerr (three kills), Sophia Martin (eight assists), Maddie McPhee (two digs, six assists, one kill), Valentina Mazzoni (two aces, two digs, two kills), Gemma Bahnsen (three digs) and Reese Larson (two digs, one ace).