Nov 11 – Saturday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The girls tennis team came so close to upsetting the #1 seed Dougherty Valley HS 4-3 in the NCS quarterifnals. Eliza Bates and Jasmine Toni won singles matches and Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh won their doubles match.

In Fridays action…

The football team defeated Petaluma HS 63-25 in the first round of the NCS playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals.

Nov 9 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesdays action…

It was an incredible NCS Girls Water Polo Semifinal game. The Dons fell behind Monte Vista HS early 4-1 and fought their way back. They closed the gap to 6-5 and scored with 1:12 left in the game to force overtime. Monte Vista scored in the first half of overtime, but Bella Wentzel answered with the tying goal with 1:34 left in the second overtime half. Freshman Claire Rowell scored quickly after to create an 8-7 lead, but Monte Vista scored at the buzzer to force the second overtime. Monte Vista scored the winning goal in the second overtime. A great game and a great season for our Girls Water Polo team.

In Thursdays action…

The girls tennis team has a match at Dougherty Valley HS at 2:00, weather permitting, in the NCS quarterfinals.

Nov 8 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

The girls tennis team pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over Mission San Jose HS in the first round of the NCS team playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals at Dougherty Valley HS Thursday at 2:00. Olivia Reinecke & Sam Sweeney recorded the decisive 3 set match to secure the victory. The other doubles matches were won by Sydney Bell & Zoe Cate and Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh. Eliza Bates won her singles match.

In Wednesdays action…

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays #2 Monte Vista HS at Northgate HS at 6:00 in the NCS semifinals. The winner advances to the championship game Saturday and qualifies for the CIF Northern Regional playoffs.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. General admission is $10 and students, children and senior citizens are $6. No passes are honored.

NCS Playoffs

This is a big week for NCS playoffs…

Tuesday, the girls tennis team plays Mission San Jose HS at the Fremont Tennis Center in the first round at 2:00.

Wednesday, the #3 seeded girls water polo team plays #2 Monte Vista HS at Northgate HS in the semifinals at 6:00.

Friday, the #5 seeded football team hosts #12 Petaluma HS at 7:00.

Tickets may be purchased online for the NCS playoff games. They are on GoFan at the links below. After purchase, you will show the ticket on your phone at the main gate and they will deactivate and allow you to enter.

Girls water polo semifinal v. Monte Vista HS at Northgate HS Wednesday at 6:00.
https://gofan.co/app/school/CIFNCS/Girls-Water-Polo

Football first round hosting Petaluma HS Friday at 7:00.
https://gofan.co/app/school/CIFNCS/Division-3-Football

Cross Country DAL Championship Meet Results

The Dons came out in strength in the DAL Championship meet on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Martinez.

Over 80% of the runners had time improvements from the same Hidden Valley Park course back in September! Way to go Dons!!!

Highlights from the meet:

Freshmen Nicole Frigon and Beth Hamalian finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Frosh/Soph Girls 2-mile race with times of 13:37.5 and 14:09.2, respectively!! Also finishing in the top 15 was Freshman Binti Sohn with an 11th place finish with a time of 14:30.2. Sophomore Maxine D’Orazio finished 21st with a time of 15:22.8. Times for Beth, Binti and Maxine were all personal records this year! WOW!!! Great job ladies!!! The ladies led Acalanes to 3rd overall out of 7 teams behind Campolindo and Las Lomas. Great job!!

The frosh/soph boys didn’t disappoint either! Sophomore Nick Hutson came in 1st place with a time of 11:07.3. Now that’s smokin’ fast! Sophomore Harrison Seymour finished in 5th place with a time of 11:27.3. Both times were personal records this year! Amazing running boys! Acalanes finished 4th out of 9 teams behind Campolindo, College Park and Clayton Valley.

The boys varsity also had a very strong 3-mile race, with Senior Ethon Frigon finishing as the top Don in 12th place overall with a time of 16:49.7. Great job!! Juniors Joshua Starr and Riley noon finished 19th and 21st with times of 17:05.1 and 17:19.0, respectively. Freshman Dominic Basaldua rounded out the top 25 with a time of 17:35.6. The Dons finished 4th out of 9 teams behind Campolindo, Las Lomas and College Park.

Great job to all the runners! It’s been a great season! Off to NCS for the top runners this season, which will take place November 18 in Hayward.

Pictures below are Nicole Frigon and Nick Hutson;Riley Noon, Ethan Frigon, and Joshua Starr (all medaled).


Nov 4 – Saturday Sports

In Fridays action…

The football team finished the regular season pulling out a victory over Miramonte HS 24-21.

Robby Rowell had 168 passing yards, with 2 touchdowns and 107 rushing yards. Brian Merken had 4 receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Price added 3 receptions. Jesse Iniguez-Stralla had a 93 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to begin the second half. Nick Bettencourt had an interception late in the 4th quarter to preserve the win. Trenton Tso had 9.5 tackles, Nick Henderson 6 tackles, Ryan Nall 5.5 tackles and Scott Brydon 4.5 tackles.

In Saturdays action…

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays Las Lomas HS at Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 2:30.

The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays #4 Miramonte HS at Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 3:45.

The girls volleyball team plays at Moreau Catholic HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.

The cross country team competes at the DAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. #10 general and $6 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Nov 3 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The #3 seeded girls water polo team defeated College Park HS 12-3 in the first round of the NCS playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals.

The #5 seeded boys water polo team defeated Foothill HS 22-7 in the first round of the NCS playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals.

The jv football team trailed Las Lomas HS 36-14 late in the 3rd quarter, but rallied to score 24 unanswered points and pull out a 38-36 victory. The freshman team defeated Miramonte HS 41-7.

In Fridays action…

The varsity football team ends the regular season at Miramonte HS at 7:00pm.

In Saturdays action…

The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays #6 Las Lomas HS in the NCS quarterfinals at Miramonte HS at 2:30.

The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays #4 Miramonte HS in the NCS quarterfinals at Miramonte HS at 3:45.

The girls volleyball team plays at Moreau Catholic HS in the NCS quarterfinals at 7:00.
The cross country team compete in the DAL Championships at Hidden Valley Park at 1:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general and $6 for students, children and senior citizens.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Boys water polo. Bennett Winther scored 5 goals and had 2 steals. Kiriyan Kartsev scored 5 goals and had 1 steal. Mac Darin scored 3 goals. Mike Winther scored 2 goals, had 2 assist and had 2 steals. Spencer Tompkins scored 2 goals, had 1 assist and had 4 steals. Max Stryker scored 2 goals, had 1 assist and had 2 steals.

JV football. Mikey O’Donnell completed 14 of 25 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns and added 4.5 tackles on defense. Michael Roux had 14 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown and 5.5 tackles on defense. Jack Muren had 7 receptions for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wes Alpert had 4 receptions for 68 yards and Luke Miles 4 receptions for 64 yards. Ryan Reilly had a rushing touchdown, Teo Barakos had 6.5 tackles and Ben Clark added an interception.

Freshman football. Brady Huchingson completed 12 of 17 passes for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns and also ran for 2 touchdowns. Graham Oh had a rushing touchdown and 6 tackles on defense. Dan Jenssen had a rushing touchdown. Joe Evans and Sam Heyman had receiving toudhdowns. Adam Kim had 4.5 tackles and Thomas Schrader had 4 tackles.

Nov 2 – Thursday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The NCS water polo playoffs begin today with games at Contra Costa College.
The #5 seeded boys water polo team plays #12 Foothill HS at 5:00.
The #3 seeded girls water polo team plays #14 College Park HS at 6:15.

The freshman football team hosts Miramonte HS at 5:00 and the jv team hosts Las Lomas HS at 7:00.

Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general and $6 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes will be honored.

Note: Tickets for all of todays games may be purchased on GoFan. The prices are marked up slightly to cover overhead. This option offers the convenience of not carrying cash and getting through the gate faster.

Go to the following link for the football games.
https://gofan.co/app/school/CA22846/Football!

​Go to the following link for the water polo games or the football games.
​https://gofan.co/AcalanesDons

Nov 1 – Wednesday Sports

Last night, the girls volleyball team opened NCS playoff action with a victory over Petaluma HS 26-24, 25-23 and 25-18 to advance to the quarterfinals Saturday at Moreau HS at 7:00. The victory was a complete team effort led by Maddie Risch, Teresa Nevins, Lane Webster and Maddie Kalil.

Tickets for the following sporting events may be purchased on GoFan. The priced is slightly marked up to cover overhead costs. This provides the convenience of getting through the gate quickly.

Thursdays football games may be purchased at the following site. This is for Acalanes HS hosting Miramonte HS in freshman football at 5:00 and Acalanes HS hosting Las Lomas HS in jv football at 7:00.

https://gofan.co/app/school/CA22846/Football!

Thursdays NCS water polo playoff games and the Thursday football games may be purchased at the following site. This is for Acalanes HS v. Foothill HS in NCS boys water polo playoffs at 5:00 and Acalanes HS v. College Park HS in NCS girls water polo playoffs at 6:15. Both games are at Contra Costa College.

https://gofan.co/AcalanesDons

Acalanes Girls Volleyball v. Petaluma NCS First Round 10/31/2017

Acalanes v. Petaluma NCS First Round 10/31/2017

Halloween Night. And YOUR Acalanes Dons Girls Volleyball Team hit the road to Petaluma
High for the First Round of the 2017 NCS Division III playoffs. The #12 Seed, but Defending State Champ Dons were hoping to make it Fright Night for the #5 Seed Trojans.

First Set:

1-0. Theresa Nevins one for the first score of the match.
2-0. Cailey McVay Ace!
3-1. Madi Risch drills a kill to the sideline.
4-1. Elsa Clever kills an overpass. Yummy.
5-1. Grace Higgins sharp angle kill off the Maddie Kalil set. Dons off to a good start.
8-4. Now Rachel Go setting and serving, Clever gets a kill and then a Go Ace!
11-8. Sam Darin delivers a kill after a Trojans mini-run.
13s. Tied up. Both teams playing tight.
17-15. Go to Clever for a big kill!
18-17. Lane Webster “tools” the blockers for a kill. Needed that one to retake the lead.
19-17. Clever Roof!
21-19. Clever covers the set and tees it up perfectly for Webster, who tools the blockers again with a hard hit.
22s. Tied up. What a battle.
24-22. Net violation Petaluma…24-23…24s tied again and OT…
25-24. Risch kills it ugly. Dons will take it at this point!
26-24. Kaitlyn Mckendell’s wicked serve Aces for the set win. Clutch!

Second Set:

5-2. Kalil to Higgins….powered off a Trojan defender for a kill.
7-2. Mckendell kill from the Libero jersey. Fancy.
8-2. Risch big kill. Timeout Petaluma. Great start by the Dons.
9-2. Clever Roof out of the timeout! So many great highlights right now.
11-5. Sarah Westergren sneaky slide kill from the Webster set.
12-8. Darin kill at the right time.
13-11. Webster dump into the “campfire.”
14-11. Nevins block.
15-13. Sweet Risch pass. Sweet Kalil set. Sweet Darin kill. Like Halloween candy.
17-14. Simply beautiful swing and kill from Risch. Like hot melted caramel.
20-21. Oh no! HUGE Petaluma rally to take the lead. Timeout Dons.
21-22. Clever big block to get closer.
22s…Dons fight back…22-23…23 all (Trojans serve it long!)
24-23. Kalil wicked serve causes an overpass…which Nevins flushes with authority. Set point!
25-23. Nevins & Webster roof!!! Dons win the 2nd, showing some real grit. Yasssss.

Third Set:

1s. Risch hammer kill.
2-1. McKendell McAce!
7-5. Webster fireball Ace!
9-5. Clever kill. Dons recapture the momentum.
11-6. Risch Ace!
12-6. Risch dives forward with her arm stretched out and “pancakes” it, saving the point, and then Webster dumps another sneaky one over the net to score “on 2” against the unsuspecting and shocked Trojans.
13-7. Hayes Hollar delivers a key winning roll shot. Smart cookie!
16-9. Kennedy Cornish in and scores a kill, and then Webster kills an overpass. Timeout
Petaluma as their home gym is becoming a haunted house.
18-12. McVay nice pass to Go, who sets Risch perfectly. You know what happens next.
21-15. Great Dons passing in the back row from McKendell, McVay and Risch. Hollar rewards them with a kill.
22-15. Claire McNally serve: Trojans can’t get it back over.
23-17. Webster sets Nevins in the middle and “Tee” crushes one off the body of a defender for a kill. Ouchy.
24-17. Nevins backs it up with another kill. She is taking over the match down the stretch…a Nightmare for the Trojan defenders
25-17. And Nevins finishes it off with yet another kill. Dons win!

Big Dons road win in 3 sets over Petaluma. Now they head to face the #4 Seed Moreau
Catholic (Hayward) at 7pm on Saturday night as the NCS tournament action continues. Be
there!

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