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The Feather River College volleyball team poses after a 3-0 win over Lassen at FRC on Nov. 11. Photo by Jake Jacobson

Golden Eagles breeze past Lassen

The Feather River College volleyball team poses after a 3-0 win over Lassen at FRC on Nov. 11. Photo by Jake Jacobson
The Feather River College volleyball team poses after a 3-0 win over Lassen at FRC on Nov. 11. Photo by Jake Jacobson

The Feather River College volleyball team defeated Lassen College 3-0 (25-17. 25-20, 25-9) on Friday at FRC.

FRC improved to 16-8 overall and ended its Golden Valley Conference play with a 9-1 record.

Sophomore Night featured the Golden Eagles’ sophomore players participating in their last regular season, home game at FRC.

The Golden Eagles were led by sophomore Morgan Hughes with 13 kills, followed by sophomore Kim Austin with eight. Katie McKay led FRC with 11 digs, while Precious Helekahi totaled 31 assists.

Quincy 3, Los Molinos 1

The second-seeded Quincy Trojans and the third-seeded Los Molinos Bulldogs faced off on Nov. 10 in the semi-finals of the North Section playoffs with a Section Championship berth on the line.

Quincy volleyball pulled off the solid 3-1 win (20-25, 25-21, 28-26, 25-20) Nov. 10 at home against the Bulldogs.

The Trojans were defeated 3-1 by the Durham Trojans in the Northern Section Division V Championship game Nov. 12 at Red Bluff High School.

Morgan Hughes (No. 5) and Liz Rosenberg (No. 12) jump to block a Lassen spike during the Golden Eagles 3-0 win over the Cougars on Nov. 11. Photo by Jake Jacobson
Morgan Hughes (No. 5) and Liz Rosenberg (No. 12) jump to block a Lassen spike during the Golden Eagles 3-0 win over the Cougars on Nov. 11. Photo by Jake Jacobson

Despite the loss, Quincy was selected as the number 10 seed for the California Division V State Playoffs and plays at seventh-seeded Capital Christian in Sacramento tonight at 7 p.m.

Against Los Molinos, senior Kaylin Henderson led Quincy with 11 kills, with Sydney Gott right behind her at nine. Ashlyn Wingfield finished the night with a team leading 13 digs, and freshman Lillian White provided 17 assists.

A close opening game proved to excite both cheering sections, but the Bulldogs rallied and pulled ahead late, taking the first game 25-20.

Los Molinos took the early lead in the second set, but the Trojans came fighting back.The home stand’s lively cheers energized the Trojans to tie up the game at 10-10.

Quincy continued to roll behind some stellar serving off the hand of Rebekah Grammer, giving Quincy a 13-10 lead.

The Trojans pulled even further ahead when Morgan Fowler, Henderson and Sydney Gott came up big with back-to-back-to-back kills to make the score 17-13 Quincy. A Fowler ace sent the Trojans in a scoring frenzy, taking the second game 25-21

The third game nail-biter as both teams rode close the whole way, resulting in a tiebreaker that finally ended with Quincy on top, 28-26.

Christina Silva (No. 13) of Portola sends a ball over the net in the Tigers 3-0 win over Greenville on Nov. 8. Photo by Jake Jacobson
Christina Silva (No. 13) of Portola sends a ball over the net in the Tigers 3-0 win over Greenville on Nov. 8. Photo by Jake Jacobson

In the fourth game, QHS held the lead for most of the game, despite some great efforts by the Bulldogs; the Trojans could not be stopped.

The Quincy squad secured the win in the fourth game 25-20, giving the Trojans the win and the championship berth.

QHS volleyball coach April Gott was very pleased with the team performance. “We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of hard working young women. This group never fails to make me smile at the end of the day,” said Gott.

Senior Morgan Fowler expressed her feelings after the game. “I feel really great, I’m really proud of my team. It’s something that we have been working towards our whole careers.”

“This team has so much talent,” said Coach Gott, “now and in the future it’s a team you want to watch put it all out on the floor. This team is Trojan pride.”

Portola 3, Redding Christian 0

The Portola Tigers defeated Redding Christian in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-23) to advance to the Northern Section Division VI Championship game Nov. 12 against Fall River at Red Bluff High School.

The Tigers fell to Fall River 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-22) but also advanced to the state playoffs.

Portola is the number eight-seeded team in the NorCal Division VI playoffs. The Tigers play tonight at Woodland Christian in Sacramento at 7 p.m.

En route to the Championship, Portola also took down county foe Greenville 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-14) on Nov. 8.

The Trojan girls’ volleyball team contains their excitement for just a moment after a 3-1 victory over Los Molinos in Quincy on Nov. 10. Winning Trojans, top row, from left: No. 8, Haley Little; Head Coach April Gott; No. 25, Chyanne Morrison; No. 22, Shealyn Schwartz; No. 21, Rebekah Grammer; No. 5, Sydney Gott; No. 12, Kaylin Henderson; No. 6, Racheal Abramson; No. 17, Taylor Hendrick; No. 13, Lillian White; and Assistant Coach Mike Nolta. In the front row No. 10, Melia Hall; No. 9, Morgan Fowler; No. 2, Ashlyn Wingfield; and No. 20, Kaitlyn Dingel; not pictured, No. 3, Skyler Gott. Photo by Erin Roth
The Trojan girls’ volleyball team contains their excitement for just a moment after a 3-1 victory over Los Molinos in Quincy on Nov. 10. Winning Trojans, top row, from left: No. 8, Haley Little; Head Coach April Gott; No. 25, Chyanne Morrison; No. 22, Shealyn Schwartz; No. 21, Rebekah Grammer; No. 5, Sydney Gott; No. 12, Kaylin Henderson; No. 6, Racheal Abramson; No. 17, Taylor Hendrick; No. 13, Lillian White; and Assistant Coach Mike Nolta. In the front row No. 10, Melia Hall; No. 9, Morgan Fowler; No. 2, Ashlyn Wingfield; and No. 20, Kaitlyn Dingel; not pictured, No. 3, Skyler Gott. Photo by Erin Roth

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