The Virgin Valley High School boy soccer team still has not tasted victory as they fell to Sunrise Mountain 4-0. The loss gives the Dawgs a 5-0 seasonal record for 2016. “Although the score does not reflect it, our defense played very strong,” said Coach Chris Park. “Offensively we struggled, and will need to work on a new formation.” The Dawgs host Rancho on Sept.15 before beginning league play.
BulldogSportsCapsuleWeekof-09-12-16.01: Bulldog Karla Correa sets up a goal shot during a recent Bulldogs game. Photo by Lou Martin
The Bulldog girl soccer team traveled to 4A Bonanza High School Friday afternoon Sept.9 falling short 2-1. The Lady Dawgs only dressed 14 players for the match as injuries continue to mount for the defending Sunrise League champs. The Bulldogs led after one half of play as star striker Abbie Barnum struck goal at the 32 minute mark .Taylor Waite got the assist. The Bengals knotted the match 63 minutes into the game and got the win on a free kick with seven minutes remaining. “We had to bring two players up from the J.V. team,” said Bulldog coach Bob Snell. “It was a very tough loss and we (girls) played our guts out and were rewarded with a loss on a penalty kick!. Very frustrating but I hope we will get a few breaks falling our way.” The loss gives the Lady Dawgs a 0-4-2 record for the season. The Dawgs travel for their next three matches before returning home to host Chaparral High School on Sept. 22.
The VVHS girl tennis team had two wins for the week. The Bulldogs won by forfeit 12-0 over Del Sol and defeated TECH 10-8 on Friday Sept.9. Leading the way for the Dawgs were Emily Leavitt in singles and the doubles team of Haley Allen and Emma Wilson who went 3-0 in their sets. Leavitt overcame a rocky start down 0-5 before rallying to win her set in a tie breaker. The win gives the Dawgs a 3-2 Sunrise League record. The Bulldogs host a strong Boulder City team Tuesday Sept. 9. The Eagles are 5-0 in league play.
The VVHS boy tennis team went 3-0 for the past week as they won by forfeit over Del Sol and defeated TECH 14-4 on Thursday Sept.8. The Dawgs finished the week with a 14-4 win over Chaparral. Chris Cannon and Isaac Talahytewa went 3-0 in their sets and the doubles team of Ryan Rushton and Tyler Wilson easily won 3-0 over the TECH Roadrunners. Rushton and Wilson led the Dawgs over Chaparral. The Dawgs also face a stiff test against the Eagles on Tuesday Sept.9.
The VVHS volleyball team ran into a buzz saw Thursday night as small school Pahranaghat Valley defeated the Lady Dawgs 3-0. The Bulldogs lost by scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 25-18. The 1A Southern League Panthers only lost has been to Calvary Chapel. Leading the Dawgs were Emma Barnum and Bernice Fiso with 6 and 4 kills respectively. Calee Clem had 13 assists and Jessica Barnum had 9 digs. The Bulldogs host El Dorado on Tuesday Sept.13 before beginning 3A Division Play on Sept. 20 against Boulder City.