Oct 20 – Friday Sports

In Thursdays action…

The girls volleyball team made quick work of Las Lomas HS 25-15, 25-19, 25-18. The jv team dropped a close one in three games and the freshman team won in two games.

The girls tennis team improved greatly against Miramonte HS and fell short 5-4.

The freshman football team was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS.

In Fridays action…

The football team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The girls water polo team competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

The jv boys water polo team competes in the Las Lomas tournament.

In Saturdays action…

The girls volleyball team competes in the Dougherty Valley Invitational.

The girls water polo team competes in the NorCal Championships at Sacred Heart Prep HS.

The jv boys water polo team competes in the Las Lomas tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Freshman football. Brady Huchingson threw for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sam Heyman had 10 receptions for 91 yards and a score and Nico Cortessis 7 receptions for 119 yards and a score. Adam Kim had 7.5 tackles, Thomas Schrader 6.5 tackles and an interception, and Graham Oh 4 tackles and a safety.

Freshman Girls Volleyball – Oct 19

Freshman Girls Volleyball – by Hunter Davis

October 19 – The Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball team took on Las Lomas on Thursday, amid the balloons and posters of the “Dig Pink” cancer awareness and prevent fundraising campaign. The festive atmosphere carried on into the early part of the match as the home team jumped out to a quick lead on kills from Lyla Cox, Lauren Davis and Daisy Sibley, all from setter Megan Go. Libby Ross came in with a streak of serves early, along with some nice digs, while libero Sydney Sowarby’s defensive play helped the team keep possession. Lyla added several aces, drawing acclaim from local volleyball enthusiast Dan Meade. The Dons continued their strong perfomance and nailed down a 25-8 game one victory.

Set two started out more balanced with the Knights taking a 6-5 lead early. Daisy put the Dons on top again 8-6 with two aces, outsides Carly Coffee and Audrey Passalacqua put hits down and Lyla stuffed an over-pass to stretch the lead to 11-7. Samantha Hansen added three quick points and another Carly kill made it 15-9. Las Lomas held tough fighting off difficult serves from Chloe Wu and Maren Takeuchi to get the match to 20-16. The Dons regained the momentum, and a great dig from Chloe on the last point led to a kill from Samantha to secure a 25-17 victory.

Freshman Girls Volleyball – Oct 17

Freshman Girls Volleyball – by Hunter Davis

October 17 – On Tuesday, the Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball squad traveled to Moraga to take on Campolindo. There was a rivalry feel in the air, though the Cougars did not enjoy the strong fan support the Dons mustered for their home matchup. Campo did use the home court advantage to jump out to a 7-1 lead before a kill and ace from Lauren Davis stopped the bleeding at 7-3. Two phenomenal digs from libero Sydney Sowarby and strong serving from outside Carly Coffee and Maren Takeuchi gave the Dons their first lead at 9-8. The teams traded points until 16-15 which included a nice tip from middle Samantha Hansen off a set from Bella Draper and some great serves from Lyla Cox. Campo surged to a 22-17 lead before two kills from Lauren Davis, on Audrey Passalaqua assists (subbing in at setter for an ill Megan Go) and great defense from Sydney Sowarby got it back to 22-21. In the end the Cougars pulled it off 25-21.

The Dons had a better start to the second set as the teams went back and forth to a 7-7 tie, highlighted by a back corner kill from Audrey Passalacqua and some nice defense from Daisy Sibley. Libby Ross and Chloe Wu each put down some nice serves in the second game as the Dons fought to forge a comeback from 19-8 down, but the hosts held on for a 25-14 victory.

Oct 19 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesdays action…

The girls tennis team recorded another 8-1 victory, this time against College Park HS.

The girls water polo team overwhelmed Northgate HS.

The boys water polo team overcame a slow start to easily defeat Northgate HS 18-8.

In Thursdays action…

The girls volleyball team hosts Las Lomas HS. This is their Dig Pink game to bring attention to breast cancer awareness. All donations will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

The girls tennis team hosts Miramonte HS at 3:30. Varsity is home and jv is away.

The freshman football team plays at Clayton Valley Charter HS at 5:00.

Wednesdays individual standouts…

Girls tennis. Sydney Bell, Sasha Schtein, Jasmine Toni, Erin Warenski and Zoe Cate won singles matches. Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh, Olivia Reinecke & Sam Sweeney and Molly Cronk & Vivian Toni won doubles matches.

Boys water polo. Jake Stone scored 9 goals and had 1 assist and 1 steal. Alex Archer scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Kiriyan Kartsev scored 3 goals.

Acalanes Girls Volleyball vs Campo 10.17.17

Acalanes v. Campolindo 10/17/2017

Your Acalanes Dons Girls Volleyball Team headed up Snake Hill to Campolindo to face off with the perennial league power Cougars. As usual the Dons knew they were in for a tough battle as they kicked off the second half of DAL League play.

First Set:

1s. Sam Darin drills a back row kill after an alert front row “up” from Kennedy Cornish.

3s. Grace Higgins kills the rock-solid Lane Webster set to keep it tied up. Looks like the Dons are loose and ready to play.

Lane Webster
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3-6. Great up by Kaitlyn Mckendell but Campo strings three winners together.

5-6. Madi Risch serves a hot potato that Campo can’t handle as the Dons come right back.

9-11. Ace from Cailey McVay!

10-13. Higgins floats a nifty ball over the top of the blockers for a score.

11-13. Mckendell! McAce! Strong serving is keeping it tight.

13-14. Mckendell nice pass to Maddie Kalil, who set Hayes Hollar for the kill. Yah Dons!

15s. Risch! Ace! Tied!

17-16. And Darin gives the Dons the lead with a kill off of a defender! Let’s Go!!!

18s. Cornish delivers a gem in the middle!

20s. Higgins winner off the blockers after a long, wild point. Timeout Cougs. Tied up!

21-20. Higgins again gently places it to…nobody. And the ball bounces on the hardwood untouched by any Cougars. Dons can see the finish line and are fired up!

21-22. BUT Campo scores two in a row and now Acalanes wants to talk about it. Timeout Dons.

22-23. Campo hits it wide Dons hanging on.

22-25. Elsa Clever steps in as second setter and makes a sweet set, but the Dons can’t convert. Campo takes the first.

 

Second Set:

1-3. Darin stops the early Campo barrage with a sharp angle kill. Needed that one.

2-4. Higgins kill off the claws of the Cougar blocker.

6-9. Rachel Go sets Darin: Cougs can’t deal.

11-15. Webster sets Cornish in the middle for a kill. Soph Attack! Dons and Cougs trading points.

13-16. Risch kill!

14-17. McVay sweet pass to Go. Go sets Risch, and Risch “tools” the block for a point.

Cailey McVay
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17-22. Super set from Go tight to the net and Darin finishes it off, but the Dons are running out of time to tree the Cougars.

18-23. Risch to Go to Sarah Westergren and the kill. Textbook volleyball. Nice job Dons!

19-23. Cornish Roof!!!

19-25. Campo prevails in the Second set.

 

Third Set:

3-2. McKendell Aces it again! Yahhhsssss.

5-4. Webster kill at the “Oppo” spot to give the Dons the lead.

6-4. Kalil Ace!

10s. Diving save by Webster…rally…Cornish fires it off the blockers. Dons fighting hard!

12-11. Webster gives the Dons the lead once again with a setter dump into the campfire. (“Crafty from the Sophomore” says Robert McKendell.)

13-12. Wild scramble. Risch settles it down with a nice kill.

14-12. Higgins tools the block.

14-16. Rough patch, and just like that the Cougars stealthily retake control. Timeout Dons.

15-16. Clever kill off the touch. Zoe McPhail in to serve, and then another Dons kill keeps it close.

16-17. Now Claire McNally in to serve and fires a bullet, but Campo converts and scores.

17-19. A “lift” is called on Campo…now Webster in to serve. Dons giving Campo as many different looks as possible.

18-20. McPhail makes three consecutive solid passes during the same point and then the Campo hit is long. Deeee-fense! Dons still alive!

19-20. Cornish goes up for the block and Campo hits it low into the net. Dons playing hard and maybe need a bounce their way…

19-24…but things do NOT go the Dons way on several fronts…no further comment, and now the Dons are facing match point.

20-24. Risch kill to keep the match going.

20-25. Dons fall. 🙁

Dons play loose and fight hard and were in the thick of it every set, but Campo takes the match in 3 sets. Dons now set their sights on a strong finish in the remaining league matches, starting with Las Lomas at home on Thursday night. It is “Dig Pink” night for breast cancer awareness and fundraising, so come out to the gym and wear your pink!

Oct 18 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesday’s action…

The girls tennis team had a great afternoon defeating Campolindo HS handily 8-1.

The girls water polo team continues to play well defeating EBAL stalwart San Ramon Valley HS 10-6.

The boys water polo team came up just short to San Ramon Valley HS 16-15.

The varsity, jv and freshman girls volleyball teams played well against perennial power Campolindo HS only to fall short.

Elsa Clever
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In Wednesdays action…

The water polo teams play at Northgate HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls 5:00, varsity boys 6:00, jv boys 7:00.

Tuesdays individual standouts…

Girls tennis

Eliza Bates, Sydney Bell, Sasha Schtein, Jasmine Toni, Erin Warenski and Zoe Cate won their singles matches. Megan Cardiff & Maddie McDonagh and Olivia Reinecke & Sam Sweeney won their doubles matches.

Boys water polo

Jake Stone scored 6 goals and had 1 steal. Jacob Parker scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Max Stryker scored 2 goals, had 1 assist and 1 steal. Alex Archer scored 2 goals and had 3 steals.

Oct 17 – Tuesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

 

The Dons are road warriors today.

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

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

The water polo teams play at San Ramon Valley HS. JV girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:00, varsity boys at 6:00 and jv boys at 7:00.

Oct 13 – Friday Sports

In Fridays action (air quality permitting)…

The football team plays at Las Lomas HS. JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:00.

The cross country team competes in the Roughrider Invitational in Clovis.

The jv girls water polo team competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

In Saturdays action (air quality permitting)…

The cross country team competes in the Castro Valley Invitational at Canyon Middle School.

The jv girls volleyball team competes in the Deer Valley tournament.

​The jv girls water polo team competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.​

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