Oct 10 – Northgate v. Acalanes Girls Volleyball

Your Acalanes Dons Girls Volleyball team. Northgate. Broncos. Let’s ride.

First Set:

3s. Elsa Clever Ace as we get going.

5-3. Lane Webster sets Theresa Nevins in the middle and she hammers it like a nail in a horseshoe. Timeout Broncos.

6-8. Broncos gallop ahead with a 5-point run. Grace Higgins stops the stampede with a nice hit.

10-12. Sam Darin cross-court kill on the Maddie Kalil set as the Dons stay close.

12-13. See above! And add a great dig by Madi Risch off a tough serve!

13s. Webster to Higgins at Oppo who ties it up. Yee-Ha!

15s. Higgins puts up a huge block. Rooooof!

19-18. Darin. Key kill. Acalanes trying to get more than a half-length lead on the track.

19-22. Dons timeout after Broncos land three straight bulls-eyes.

20-23. Webster jumps in at Oppo and fires a shot.

21-23. Webster Ace! Timeout for the Broncos as they retreat to the barn to regroup.

21-25. And Northgate does regroup and takes the first set. Broncos roaming all over Acalanes Ranch so far.

 

Second Set:

Dons looking for more “Good…” and less “Bad and the Ugly.” (See Sergio Leone).

1-0. Darin kill.

2-0. Sarah Westergren kills it off the blockers.

3-0. Great Kaitlin Mckendall pass, permitting a clean set that Risch crushes.

5-3. Nevins makes an incredible one-armed up to keep the point alive and Risch pounds one off the blockers.

7-9. Timeout Dons after another big Broncos stampede. Somebody call Bart the Sheriff of Rock Ridge!

10-12. Webster finds a gap in the block.

11-13. Westergren fires a nifty kill to keep the Dons close.

12-13. Beautiful cross-court winner from Risch.

16-17. Saving back line up from Cailey McVay that Risch kills, and then Webster dumps a winner into the campfire…Taggert shakes his head on the Northgate sidelines over that one.

18-20. Rachel Go smartly sets up a kill.

19-23. Darin kill. Dons hanging on to the saddle horn.

19-25. Broncos buck harder and the Dons cannot stay on the mount.

 

Third Set:

I’m heading over to the Dons bench with “A Fist Full of Dollars” to try and rally the girls. We have to corral the Broncs right now or this one is over.

3-1. McVay Ace!

6-5. Broncos called timeout at 4-1 and ran off four straight. Then Clever fires an Ace!

7-6. Nevins delivers a nice block and Broncos brush the barbwire (net violation).

10-9. Zoe McPhail comes in and delivers two perfect passes. Risch kills the set off the second one. Fresh horses!

11-9. Dons struggling with on-court communication, but they keep it alive long enough with pure hustle for Webster to fire a clean shot into the back corner.

13-11. Higgins kill. This one is a hoof-biter.

15-14. Great up from Mckendall and Nevins finishes from the “Oppo” spot with a kill.

16s. Kennedy Cornish gets a kill in the middle.

17-16. Go! Ace!

20s. Long ref discussion. Do-over.

23-21. It ain’t pretty on either side of the fence y’all.

24-21. Nevins kills the overpass! Yummy like a sugar cube for the pony.

25-23. Dons finally win this set! Epic struggle to rope in the Broncos.

 

Fourth Set:

I guess this time I’ll implore the Dons with “For a Few Dollars More” to keep this match going.

1s. Higgins skys high and pounds a kill off the block.

3-2. Risch power slams the tight Webster set.

4s. Timeout Dons to plan a Round-Up.

5-4. Cornish rips one. Winner.

8-9. Claire McNally rolls in like the “High Plains Drifter”, steps up on defense, makes a nice pass, and Higgins finishes off a kill. Yippee Ky Yay!

11s. Higgins ties it up. Yahoo!

12-11. Nevins Roof! Time out Northgate.

14s. Risch ties it again.

15-17. Risch kills it again after yet another crucial Broncos stampede. Northgate is really playing consistently well tonight.

16-17. R-Go Ace!

16-19. Time out Dons. Trying to stop the Broncos from riding off into the sunset.

17-21. Webster smart placement kill.

17-25. Dons get bucked in the fourth and head to the rodeo clowns. This was just not their night and hats off to Northgate for a great match.

 

Dons fall to 3-2 in league play and travel to the Mata-dome on Thursday night for the second tilt of the year with arch-rival Miramonte. Come on out and wear your BLUE! Go Dons!

 

 

Oct 9 – Monday Sports

In Fridays action…

The football team defeated Concord HS 63-14. The jv team also prevailed 62-0.

The girls water polo team defeated Clovis East HS 11-3 in the Clovis North Round-Up.

The boys water polo team was defeated by Corona Del Mar HS and defeated Mater Dei HS in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturdays action…

The girls water polo team defeated Castilleja HS 14-6 and Clovis North HS 7-5 in the Clovis North Round-Up.

The boys water polo team was defeated by San Clemente HS in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Fridays individual standouts…

Football. Robby Rowell threw for 311 yards and 5 touchdowns. Brian Merken wore out his cleats with 4 receptions for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns. Aidan McNamara had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, while adding an interception. Jake Delaney had 1 rushing touchdown and 1 receiving touchdown. Keaziah Smith had 7 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown. Nick Price had a receiving touchdown. Sam Saracevic had an interception return for a touchdown. Nick Henderson had 11 tackles, Alex Cortessis 4.5 tackles and Gabe Middleton 4 tackles.

JV football. John Kalil completed on all four passing attempts for 80 yards and a touchdown. Nick Pearson had 6 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. Avery Howell ran for 2 touchdowns and Michael Roux and Matt Montequila each scored 1 rushing touchdown. Jack Muren had 3 receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. Jack Miles and Nick Giorgianni each scored on interception returns. Wes Alpert and Quinn Elle each recorded 3 tackles.

Oct 7 – Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

The football team defeated Concord HS 63-14. The jv team also prevailed 62-0.

The girls water polo team defeated Clovis East HS 11-3 in the Clovis North Round-Up.

The boys water polo team was defeated by Corona Del Mar HS and defeated Mater Dei HS in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

In Saturdays action…

The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

The girls water polo team competes in the Clovis North Round-Up.

The jv girls volleyball team competes in the East County Tournament in Pittsburg.

Oct 6 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The girls volleyball team defeated College Park HS 25-15, 25-12, 25-17.

The girls tennis team was edged out by the narrowest of margins by Northgate HS 5-4 with three 3-set matches.

The freshman football team shutout San Marin HS 34-0.

In Fridays action…

The football team plays Concord HS at Ygnacio Valley HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls golf team has a match against Las Lomas HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

The girls water polo team competes in the Clovis North Round-Up.

In Saturdays action…

The boys water polo team competes in the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

The girls water polo team competes in the Clovis North Round-Up.

The jv girls volleyball team competes in the East County Tournament in Pittsburg.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Girls tennis. Sydney Bell, Jasmine Toni and Erin Caulfield won singles matches. Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh won their doubles match.

Freshman football. Brady Huchingson completed 12 of 16 passes for 209 yards and 5 touchdown completions to Jackson Aris-Dumas, Nico Cortessis, Dane Jenssen, Sam Heyman and Sam Higgins. Scott Hafner had 5.5 tackles, Garrett Siegel had 4.5 tackles and Ryan Tresser had 3 tackles.

Oct 5 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesdays action…

The girls water polo team found themselves in a back-and-forth battle with Campolindo HS and came out the winner in an exciting 7-6 league game. The jv team led off the evening with a strong 5-3 victory.

Ava Dunleavy
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The boys water polo team would not give in, yet fell to the highly ranked Campolindo HS.

Bennett Winther
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In Thursdays action…

The girls tennis team has a match against Northgate HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and jv is away.

The girls volleyball team plays at College Park HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

The freshman football team hosts San Marin HS at 6:30.

Wednesdays individual standouts…

Boys water polo. Jacob Parker scored 2 goals and had 2 steals. Bennett Winther and Max Stryker each scored 2 goals and had 1 steal. Jake Stone scored 1 goal and had 1 steal.

Jake Stone
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