It was close throughout the entire game as the girls basketball team did not secure their first lead until the 4th quarter in the NCS semifinals at Montgomery HS. Unfortunately, their opponent launched a late rally to over take the Dons 53-50. Next week, they begin CIF NorCal playoff first round action on Wednesday.
played well against another perennial EBAL power falling to Amador Valley HS.
battled to a 0-0 tie with Montgomery HS through regulation and the first overtime in the NCS Championship game. With seconds left in the second overtime they pushed across the winning goal and they are the NCS Champions.
Acalanes wins NCS Div II Championship Click on image to buy game photos
continues to enjoy success at the NCS Championships as Jeremy Ridge placed 3rd and qualified for the CIF State Championships. Tai White placed 5th and Axel Jurgens placed 7th.
was defeated by Monte Vista HS at 1:00.
In Monday’s action…
has a match at San Ramon Valley HS at 3:30.
has a match against Alhambra HS at Franklin Canyon GC at 3:00.
The #3 seeded girls basketball team took an early lead only to have #6 seeded Redwood HS battle back to take a 5 point lead in the fourth quarter. The Dons rode an attacking offense and stifling defensive press to over take the Giants and record the 69-67 quarterfinal victory. The win advances them to the semifinals Wednesday at Montgomery HS at 8:00.
Boys Soccer Advances to NCS Championship on Saturday
If you were not there, you missed the epic battle in the NCS semifinal game. It was everything that was expected as the #2 seeded boys soccer team battled #3 seeded Richmond HS into overtime. Drew Wondolowski scored an incredible goal in the first half. With his back to the net, he kicked the ball over his head, over the goalkeeper and into the far corner of the goal. Richmond would not go down quietly. They evened the score in the second half to force overtime. The first overtime ended with no score. With four minutes left in the second overtime, Bryan Bamford fed Gabe Singer for the winning goal that propels the Dons into the NCS Championship game.
Chris Rogers and Drew Wondolowski were named “Men of the Match.” As witnessed all season, goalkeeper Luke Denham made several outstanding saves and was buoyed by strong defensive play by the entire team.
Acalanes will host Montgomery HS for the NCS Div II Championship Saturday at 7:00.
finally found a rain-free day to shutout Rodriguez HS in their season opener 9-0.
Trenton Tso (6-1,6-0), AJ Hesby (6-2,6-2), Rohan Saha (6-1,6-3), Matt Gay (6-3,6-3), Cooper Smith (6-0,6-1), and Andrew Tso (6-3,6-1) won singles matches.
Jin Heo & Cole Brightbill (6-1,6-0), Aidan Alagappan & Clay Schmidt (6-3,6-1) and Nick Broback & Henry Huchingson (6-0,6-1) won doubles matches.
It was everything that was to be expected of an Acalanes v. Campolindo boys soccer game. The Dons pulled out a 1-0 victory to advance to the NCS semifinals. They will host Richmond HS Wednesday at 7:00. Gabe Singer scored the lone goal and Luke Denham and the entire team played incredibly on defense in the second half to secure the victory.
Congratulations to Tai White, Jeremy Ridge and Axel Jurgens for winning DAL Wrestling Championship today and Ben Ross for placing 3rd. They qualify for the North Coast Section Championships Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at James Logan HS.