Acalanes Boys Soccer – Goals galore and clean sheet to start the season!

6-0, 4-0. The Dons were on fire for their first two games of the 2011-2012 soccer season.

Hosting JFK-Richmond on Monday for the opening of the Winter Classic Tournament, it took them only one minute to find the back of the net with junior Dan Glascock at the reception of fellow junior Graham Lindgren’s cross. From the start, the Acalanes men put a lot of pressure on their opponent and quickly added a second goal (8′) by senior Austin DeBack, winner of his 1v1 with the JFK goalkeeper after a nice long feed from sophomore Max Mirner. Four minutes later, Mirner was at the end of senior Aidan Maguire pass to score the 3rd goal. A brilliant shot by Maguire ten minutes later would bring the score to 4-0 (score at the half). The second period was very similar, with the Dons dominating from the go, allowing DeBack to score his second of the game with another assist by Maguire. Two minutes before the end, senior Sina Bagheri added the sixth goal, showing a lot of determination on a nice pass from junior Ben Croze.

Nov 30 – Soccer and Basketball results

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team continues to roll with a 4-0 win over American HS in the Acalanes Invitational.
The boys basketball team turned a 29-25 halftime score into a 74-47 rout of San Rafael HS.  The jv team also won convincingly, while the freshman team dropped their game.
The girls basketball team defeated Hercules HS 45-42. The JV team won 38-23.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Boys soccer        Austin deBack scored 2 goals and was named Man of the Match, Max Mirner scored 1 goal and had 2 assists, Bryan Berlier scored 1 goal, Aidan Maguire and Austen Grassini each had an assist.

Boys basketball Kevin Huber scored 20 points and Buster Souza 15, Trevor Masland had 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks, and Jonny Coleman had 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Girls basketball Sophie Taylor scored 18 points.

R. Takahashi

Nov 29 – Soccer results, today’s games

In yesterdays action…
The boys soccer team opened the Acalanes Invitational with a 6-0 victory over Kennedy HS of Richmond.  Austin deBack scored 2 goals, Aidan Maguire scored 1 goal and had 2 assists, Max Mirner scored 1 goal and had 1 assist, Sina Bagheri and Dan Glascock each scored 1 goal, Graham Lindgren and Ben Croze each had an assist, and Jacob Carroll was named the team’s Man of the Match.

In todays action…
The boys soccer team hosts American HS in the second round of the Acalanes Invitational at 4:30.
The boys basketball team plays at San Rafael HS.  JV at 5:30, and varsity at 7:00.
The girls basketball team plays at Hercules HS.  JV at 5:30, and varsity at 7:00.

R. Takahashi

Winter Sports Calendars

Save a bunch of time typing each event into your appointment calendar. Just one click on any of the following links copies the entire season calendar to your Outlook calendar (or any other calendar that supports iCal)

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer

If nothing appears to happen, check your download folder, and double click on the most recent filename ending in .ics

Nov 18 – Sports During Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19
The cross country team competes in the NCS Meet of Champions at Hayward HS.
The boys basketball team hosts Castro Valley HS in a scrimmage.  Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 11:30, varsity at 1:00.
The freshman boys soccer team hosts Deer Valley HS at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 22
The boys basketball team hosts Berean Christian HS in the NCS Foundation Game.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:30, varsity at 7:00.
The girls basketball team plays at Berean Christian HS in the NCS Foundation Game at 6PM (time changed).

Wednesday, November 23
The basketball teams host the Alumni Games.  Girls at 5:30, boys at 7:00.

Thursday, November 24
Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25
The boys soccer team host the Alumni Game at 5:00.
The girls basketball team hosts Skyline HS in a scrimmage.  JV at 11:00, Varsity at 1:00.
The jv boys soccer team team competes in the James Logan tournament.
The freshman boys soccer team competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

Saturday, November 26
The cross country team competes in the CIF Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The boys basketball team plays in the Kickoff Classic at Piedmont HS.
The jv boys soccer team team competes in the James Logan tournament.
The freshman boys soccer team competes in the Monte Vista tournament.

R. Takahashi


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February 25th

Feb 23,2011
The Dons qualify for the NCS Final with a lot of class!
In probably their most accomplished game (defensively & offensively) of the season, the Dons defeated defending NCS champion Dublin 2-0 on Wednesday in the semi-finals to qualify for another championship game. Acalanes dominated the entire game, with excellent combinations upfront and the usual defensive rigor in the back. In a period of intense pressure from the hosts, senior & co-captain Nick Pereira scored an opportunist goal after 28′ in the first half. After the break, the Dons continued playing with a strong intensity and were finally rewarded with a beautiful second goal from junior David Dadiomov, assisted by junior & co-captain Dylan Autran. Contra Costa Times Athlete of the week, junior GK Jackson Foote was never really threatened but made a couple of courageous saves to keep a clean sheet. Acalanes will play another familiar opponent – Campolindo – in the NCS Final at Las Lomas on Saturday (5pm). Acalanes Sports fans, come and support the Dons for the “Big Game”! Go Dons!
Frederic Autran

February 20th

For the 3rd year in a row, the Dons make the NCS Final Four!
Facing seed #10 Pinole Valley – surprising 2nd in their league (ACCAL) between D1 powers Berkeley and Richmond – Acalanes, seeded #2, knew that it would not be an easy game. With their status of outsiders, the Spartans didn’t have anything to lose and were expected to give everything to the end. If the first half was intense, with a few clear chances on both sides; neither team could find the opening. The answer came 5 minutes after the break for the Dons with a low shot from the eighteen by junior & co-captain Dylan Autran, following an intense pressure on the opposing defense. In the last 35 minutes of the game, the Dons tried but were unable to score a second goal but the defensive effort of the entire team did the rest. The Dons will now play a familiar opponent (and defending NCS champion) – Dublin – in the semifinals this Wednesday (7pm) at home.
Go Dons!
Frederic Autran

February 18th

A 1-0 win for a place in the NCS Quarter Finals!
In a intense first round game of NCS vs Kennedy-Richmond, the Dons won by the minimum with the lone goal scored by sophomore Dan Glascock at the half-hour mark. Acalanes had numerous opportunities to add a second goal but couldn’t find the net… At the other end, junior GK Jackson Foote was again on top of his game, making a couple of amazing saves to keep his team up.
The Dons now play their Quarter Final this Saturday, Feb 19,2011 (7pm) at home vs Pinole Valley, winner of  Dougherty Valley in the 1st round.
Go Dons!
Frederic Autran

February 14th – Boys Soccer

FEB 7 – FEB 12, 2011
Another DFAL title for the Dons, tied at the top with Campo!
With a 8-1-3 record, the Dons are the Diablo Foothills Athletic League champions, a title they will share this year with Campo. This past week was a very special one for the 8 seniors in the team (Nick Bischoff, Cam Carda, Adrian Chow-Danel, Steve Glascock, David Helfrich, Sean McArthur, Max Omick and captain Nick Pereira) who were honored – as well as their parents – on Wednesday and played their last league game on Friday at Las Lomas (2-2). In this important game, Acalanes led 1-0 at the half (goal from Carda, at the reception of a nice free-kick from junior and captain Dylan Autran), then were caught by surprise in the first minute of the second half (1-1), took the lead again on a penalty kick by Autran (2-1) and finally conceded a second goal at the last minute of the game. The Dons will now focus on the NCS playoffs, where they are seeded #2 (Campo is #1) and will host Kennedy Richmond on Wednesday at 7pm. Go Dons!
Frederic Autran

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