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WVC stops Sierra to salvage split in rugged three-team NorCal battle

Fri Feb 17, 2023
Alex Franklin goes up for a point against Feather River

Alex Franklin goes up for a point against Feather River

Four of the top teams in NorCal and the state took to the sand Thursday in chilly Saratoga. After falling to Feather River in an epic opener, West Valley earned a split with a 4-1 victory over Sierra as the sun went down and temperatures plummeted. The College of San Mateo took on FRC and Sierra.

West Valley (1-2) had a 2-0 lead after the first flight against Feather River (6-1), whose indoor team won the 2022 CCCAA indoor title. The Golden Eagles won all three of the second-flight matches for the 3-2 win. WVC 2's pair Sydney Rogers/Devin Derecho and 4's Alex Franklin/Taylor Valles picked up the wins for WVC.

Rogers/Derecho and Franklin/Valles again paced WVC against Sierra. Viking 1's Flor Porras/Kiana Manson and 3's Gabrielle Carbonel/Sydney Pista also earned victories against the Wolverines (5-2).

Complete West Valley/Feather River scores: 

1s: Eliana Sheridan/Carissa Chainey (FRC) defeat Flor Porras/Kiana Manson (WVC) 21-13, 21-16

2s: Sydney Rogers/Devin Derecho (WVC) defeat Emma Daugherty/Abby Cogburn (FRC) 21-10, 21-14

3s: Katherine Gee/Kiyana Faupula (FRC) defeat Gabrielle Carbonel/Sydney Pista (WVC) 21-14, 21-18

4's: Alex Franklin/Taylor Valles (WVC) defeat Ava Saiers/Ashlee Kraft (FRC) 11-21, 21-19, 15-9

5's: Britney Blomquist/Jennifer Lopez (FRC) defeat Amelie Moya/Maggie Carroll (WVC) 21-15, 21-17

Complete West Valley/Sierra scores:

1s: Flor Porras/Kiana Manson (WVC) defeat Courtney Clexton/Rilee Macomber (SIE) 21-19, 21-17

2s: Sydney Rogers/Devin Derecho (WVC) defeat Jacy Dean/Alexis Adebodun (SIE) 21-19, 21-18

3s: Gabrielle Carbonel/Sydney Pista (WVC) defeat Hailee Mulic/Alexis Boccia (SIE) 21-9, 13-21, 15-12

4s: Alex Franklin/Taylor Valles (WVC) defeat Zelbee Rader/Gracie Williams (SIE) 21-16, 21-9

5s: Molly Fowler/Kaitlyn Shilling (SIE) defeat Amelie Moya/Maggie Carroll (WVC) 21-12, 22-20