Battling high temperatures and Granite Bay’s All-American goalie, the Davis High girls lacrosse squad used time management and ball control to hold on for a 13-12 victory Friday night at Granite Bay.
“We led for the majority of the game, but we had some moments where we let up a bit and let them back in,” DHS head coach Jenn Morris said. “We finished strong with an all-out stall, holding the ball for almost two minutes at the end, but we made the game much closer than necessary.”
Kelly Chuck led the scoring with four goals and an assist, and Lani Chang had an outstanding night on attack, contributing three goals.
“When we were struggling a little to get going, Lani came up big and it made a difference,” said Morris.
Devil Kylie Drexel, who plays on a travel team with Granite Bay goalie Katrina Reeves, slipped three shots passed her select squad teammate. Scoring one goal each were Maia Polis, Kiki Tanaka and Ceci Cajandig.
Natalie Serdahl and Bailey Gary had several stops that stifled the Granite Bay offense, and Liz Leshuk and Christina Son also made some big contributions on defense.
For the record
A photo caption in Friday’s sports section misidentified U10 Red Hot Tamales baserunner Amara Sedeno. We regret the error.
DHS boys volleyball
The season continues for the Davis High School boys volleyball team as it heads into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.
The Blue Devils enter the tournament as the No. 3 team from the Delta Valley Conference. DHS travels to face Oak Ridge, No. 3 from the Delta River League, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Scoring early in the opening game of a Big West Conference doubleheader and then scoring late in the second, Long Beach State defeated UC Davis 2-0, 6-1 on Saturday in Long Beach.
In the first game of the day, UCD (22-26 overall, 8-12 BWC) was edged in a pitchers’ duel between Aggie starter Justine Vela and 49er Erin Jones-Wesley.
After Long Beach State (34-20, 16-7) scored twice in the first inning, each pitcher took turns posting zeros on the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
In the second game, UCD scored first as Long Beach committed two first-inning errors. Aggie Jasmine Lee reached on an error and stole second. Kelly Schulze then took her her BWC-leading 18th hit-by-pitch of the season. Christa Castello reached on an error which allowed Schulze to advance to third and Lee to score.
UC Davis held onto its one-run advantage until the bottom of the fourth.
UCD track and field
Senior Tonie Williams won the 400-meter dash at the Sacramento State Open, while all four Aggies had career-best scores at the Big West Multi Championships in Southern California, highlighting UC Davis’action on Saturday.
Kira Rienecker, ninth at the Big West Championships, posted a heptathlon PR with 4,418 points, while Tori Edwards (4,052) and Murphy Nicholson (3,768) did the same. Steven Pust improved a spot from Friday in the decathlon, finishing 11th with a career-best 6,044 points at the meet held at Cal State Northridge.
At the Sac State Open, Williams led the way there, posting a season-best time of 55.62 seconds in the 400, just off her PR of 55.45. Teammate Sarah Griffith was third in the race.
Williams and Griffith doubled up with the 200-meter dash, finishing third and fifth, respectively. Venus Shabgahi was fourth in the 1,500.
School-record holder Emily Bush had a season-best mark in the pole vault, tying for third at 12 feet, 7.5 inches. Sarah Hussey was just over a foot shy of her PR in the hammer throw with her fifth-place effort of 171-03.
Standout UC Davis offensive lineman Sean Davies, selected as an Associated Press All-American after his senior season last fall, added another honor on Thursday when he was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement.
Davies was one of more than 700 football players from better than 250 institutions at all levels of college football who received the prestigious recognition. Honorees had to be seniors in their final season of eligibility who maintained at least a 3.20 GPA throughout their undergraduate careers.
DHS football camp
Recently retired UC Davis football coach Bob Biggs will be a featured instructor at this year’s Top Gun/Line Tuff non-contact camp set for Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High.
Local youngsters ages 10 to 15 can learn football from DHS head coach Steve Smyte and his Blue Devil varsity coaching staff as the teaching will emphasize skill development and positions techniques. Smyte promises “a fun atmosphere.”
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and camp runs from 9:30 to 11:55 a.m.
Cost is $25 and campers receive a T-shirt, if registered by Monday. The first 10 players to register the day of the clinic also receive T-shirts.
Registration forms can either be picked up at Holmes, Emerson and Harper junior highs or through the Junior Blue Devil program or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too late to sign up for the Davis Community Track and Field Club summer program.
The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays from June 10 to July 25, but participants can choose from five different session options.
Two practices are offered: one for fourth- through sixth-graders; another for seventh- to 12th-graders.
Practice runs from 9 to 11 a.m. for all athletes on Halden Field at Davis High’s Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.
All athletes, according to organizers, will have the opportunity to learn all track-and-field events: sprints, hurdles, pole vault, jumps, throws, distance and relays.
Cross country training will be provided in the evening for incoming high school athletes beginning June 24 and running to Aug. 8.
Participants get two meet options: the second annual Freedom from Hunger all-comers meet in June and a to-be-announced all-comers meet in July. Details will be posted at www.DCTFC.com.
The club has a corps of experienced coaches, headed by DHS track mentor Spencer Elliott and cross country coach Bill Gregg. Returning this year are NCAA-level athletes, who will work with Elliott and Gregg to ensure that all participants get individual attention.
The Davis Community Track and Field Club is a USATF Pacific Association member open to youths who either are beginning or experienced athletes. The club is designed to be a fun, friendly and low-key introduction to all track and field events. Also, the promotes the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, personal goal-setting and hard work.
To register, visit the website. For more information, email email@example.com.
Blue Devil volleyball camps
The Davis High volleyball camp — open to girls and boys — will run June 17-20 at the DHS South Gym.
The youth camp (kindergarten through eighth grade) runs from 8 to 10 a.m. and the team camp (freshmen through seniors) is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The youth camp is facilitated by Blue Devil coach Julie Crawford and assorted Davis players. The team camp is administered by guest coaches.
Fees are $100 for the youth camp and $150 for the older kids’ instruction. For registration forms, visit www.dcn.org/dhsvolleyball.
Field hockey camps
The 2013 Field Hockey and Conditioning Camp will run June 24-July 27, announced Davis High field hockey coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins.
The camp will meet from 7 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at DHS, all levels of players are welcome, says Marotti-Huckins.
Basic and advanced skills, video instruction and chalk talks, baseline fitness testing, flexibility, speed and agility training and performance evaluation all are elements of the camp.
Guest coaches will be involved and participants receive a cinch pack bag full of field hockey goodies, Marotti-Huckins adds.
The cost is $400 if registered by June 1; $450 until June 20.
“We will be running a separate session for new players entering sixth through eighth grades,” the coach continues. “It will be held June 24-28 and July 8-26 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Thursdays.”
The fee is $225 and includes many of the same items and givebacks as with the conditioning camp.
For more information or registration, contact Marotti-Huckins at Sandie@marottiperformancegroup.com or call 530-723-3799.