FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High girls soccer team opened the Monticello Empire League with a close 1-0 decision over Will C Wood, Thursday.
Lauren Rogers was the lone scorer, netting the game-winner on a unassisted goal in the 78th minute.
“It was a very back-and-forth game,” Rodriguez coach Josh Levine said. “(Wood) had good chances to score and we made good saves.”
Sarah Free was in the net for the Mustangs, making eight saves.
Rodriguez (3-0-3, 1-0 MEL) travels to Napa, Tuesday.
Armijo 1, Napa 0: At Napa, the Indians (4-1, 1-0 MEL) scored its only goal in the 37 minute on a Lauryn Williams putback after Mikayla Elder had the first shot.
Anna Castro was in goal for Armijo and had seven saves.
The Indians travel to Woodland in a non-league game, Friday.
Vikings sweep Falcons
FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High boys tennis team swept Fairfield in a 9-0 Solano County Athletic Conference victory, Thursday.
In singles action for the Vikings (3-0 MEL), Leonard Hsung (No. 3 singles), Jamie Abalon (No. 5) and Antonio Ramirez (No. 6) each won 6-0, 6-1, while Cameron Hoover and Dustin Edmonds (No. 2 doubles) and Brandon Cervino and Fernando Angulo (No. 3 doubles) won 6-0, 6-0.
The Falcons (0-2 MEL) closest matches were at No. 1 singles where Vanden’s Patrick Dazo defeated Fairfield’s David Laura 6-2, 6-3 and No. 4 Joseph Brooks for the Vikings defeated Kevin Tran 6-3, 6-2.
The Falcons look for their first win when they host Vallejo, while Vanden travels to American Canyon, Tuesday.
Vikings open season with a loss
FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High baseball team opened its season with a 5-1 loss against Vacaville, Thursday.
Rylan Haney was the starting pitcher for the Vikings and went 4 1-3 innings, only giving up one hit with six strikeouts. Jake LaGrand came in the fourth inning, pitching 1 2-3 innings and gave up three hits, while Anthony Alcala pitched in the seventh, giving up two hits.
Vanden’s top hitters were Alejandro Lara, who was 2 for 3 and Jared Vitug who was 1 for 2 with a double.
The JV team did not fare any better as it was shutout by the Bulldogs, 3-0.
Robert Hutting pitched four innings, allowing two runs off four hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
The top hitters for the Vikings were Hadhari Wadley, Alex Niccoli and Carter Pini, who all went 1 for 2 with a walk.
The Vikings host Wood at 11 a.m., Saturday.
Vacaville Christian 13, Golden Sierra 3: At Garden Valley, the Falcons scored seven runs in the second inning as they cruised to their first victory of the season.
Kris Petnicki earned the win for Vacaville Christian, allowing three runs on one hit and two walks in four innings of work. He struck out four.
Petnicki drove in three runs with a double, while Jeremy Wager-Smith also had three RBIs, finishing 2 for 4 with a double.
Hunter Pexioto, Tyler Brassfield and Johnny Benedict all had two hits each.
Benicia 11, Rodriguez 3: At Benicia, the Mustangs gave up 10 hits and committed five errors in the loss.
The losing pitcher for Rodriguez was Kellen Sillanpaa, pitching three innings, while allowing seven runs off five hits – only one run being earned.
Cory Peacock was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while JP San Antonio was 1 for 3 with an RBI for Rodriguez.
Rodriguez gets a chance at revenge as it hosts Benicia, Friday.
Indians victorious in season opener
DAVIS — The Armijo High badminton team opened its season with a 12-3 victory over Davis, Thursday.
The Indians only dropped one singles match, while Kathleen Boholst, Akina Reyes, Donna Tran, Angelica Roxas and Noni Geuvara were double winners.
The Indians will play against Stagg and Chavez High, Friday.
Rodriguez 10, Bethel 5: at Vallejo, Raiza Balancio, Lei Paeste and Janelle Sandhu were double winners for the Mustangs.
Prep boys volleyball
Vacaville Christian opens season with a victory
ELK GROVE — The Vacaville Christian high boys volleyball team opened its season with a 25-17, 25-19, 20-25, 25-13 loss to Cosumnes Oaks, Thursday.
Andrew Grabowski led the Falcons with 10 kills and four blocks, while Steve Glowdeman had eight assists and four aces. Caleb Yost had four blocks and three kills, while Jeremy Botkin had four aces.
Vacaville Christian hosts Bradshaw Christian, Monday.