Westre scores two TDs for Falcons in loss
Special to The R-C
The Sierra Lutheran Falcons came out on the short end of a 40-13 score against the Pyramid Lakers on Friday night.
Sierra started strong on defense and moved the ball on a drive that resulted in a touchdown run by Alex Westre as the Falcons took a 6-0 lead.
In the second quarter, the Falcons started out on defense again. Sterling Funk had two tackles. Logan Schinzing had one. The Lakers came back to score a touchdown and conversion, then recovered a fumble and scored again on their way to taking a 20-6 lead.
Sierra continued to play intense defense — Funk had four tackles and caused one fumble that was recovered by Nathan Waite. The Lakers scored another touchdown and then kicked off to Cole Contreras, who returned the ball to the 37. Westre caught a pass to the 20-yard line, unfortunately, he was not able to make it all the way to the end zone by the time the quarter ended.
The third quarter was pretty even. The Lakers started on offense at the 45 after the kickoff. Sierra gave up a safety after the Falcons snapped the ball over the punter’s head and out of the end zone. The Falcons’ Contreras made it to the goal line, but he was stopped as time ran out.
The final quarter started out with a touchdown and conversion by the Lakers. Sierra found an opening on offense and Westre scored his second touchdown while Schinzing kicked the PAT.
Quarterback Ryan Salerno rushed for 87 yards and passed for another 82, while Contreras rushed for 65 yards. On defense, Ferenz finished with 20 20 tackles (17 solo, three assists) and Funk was in on 16 tackles (10 solo, six assists).
Once again, Sierra Lutheran’s varsity volleyball team fought till the very end at Pyramid Lake on Friday. Pyramid Lake won the first two games, 25-19 and 25-17, but the Falcons used teamwork and aggression to win the next two sets by scores of 25-20. In the final game, however, they ended up losing 15-13. Gabby Kale had seven kills, six blocks, and three aces.
In the JV match, the Falcons had a great match. They faltered during the first set but won 28-26. In the second game, they found a good rhythm and stuck with it during the set, winning 25-9.
On Saturday, Sierra hosted a varsity home match against Sage Ridge. The Falcons fell short, losing 3-0. The scores were 19-25, 12-25, and 18-25.
Sierra also hosted a game against Virginia City on Tuesday. The varsity lost the first two sets 25-18 and 25-13, however, they turned it around and won an amazing third set, 25-17. The two teams were insanely close in the fourth set before Virginia City won, 27-25.
Grace Bonafede had nine kills and three blocks for the Falcons.
Sierra won the JV match 2-0, with scores of 25-14 and 25-9. Lindsey James had three kills and Kirsten Iverson had 12 aces.