September 9 – Varsity Football – Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans

Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans. Acalanes 28-21 over Skyline.

The Acalanes Dons pulled out a close win Friday, September 9th, over the Skyline Titans. After a slow first half and an intimidating lightning storm, Acalanes took over the second half on their way to a 28-21 victory in their first home game of the season.

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September 9

In Thursdays action… 

The girls volleyball team fell to San Ramon Valley HS 3-1.  The jv team also dropped their game 2-1, but the freshmen won 2-0.
The freshman football team was defeated by Stellar Prep HS.

In Fridays action…

The football team hosts Skyline HS.  JV at 4:30, varsity at 7:00.
The girls water polo team hosts the Acalanes Invitational.  The varsity team plays Foothill HS at noon.  Come out and support them on your lunch break.

In Saturdays action…

The girls water polo team hosts the Acalanes Invitational.
The girls volleyball team competes in the Wolverine Varsity Invitational at Deer Valley HS.
The cross country team competes in the Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park at 9:00 am.
The boys water polo team competes in the Miramonte JV tournament.

R Takahashi

September 6 – Freshman Girls Volleyball at Heritage

Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball team came out strong in their first official outing, defeating Heritage High School in two sets 25-15, 25-17. The first game saw both teams trading points until Holly Fleischmann’s service run, which includes several aces, expanded the teams lead.  Defense led by Libero Ying Stroebe, worked perfectly with well placed digs. Smashing kills were offered up by Sarah Moore and Alta Paladino off sets from Fleischmann while middles Janine Jaber and Katie McCarty blocked point attempts by Heritage. Service aces by Taylor Odom, McCarty and Jillian Wickline’s seven point run, including five aces, brought the Dons within one point of winning. A service error on Heritage’s part, closed out the set.

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September 8

The girls volleyball team plays at San Ramon Valley HS. Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00, varsity at 6:30.
The jv girls tennis team has a match at Piedmont HS at 3:30.
The freshman football team hosts Stellar Prep HS at 6:00.
R. Takahashi

Sep 6 – Varsity Girls Volleyball at Heritage

Overall, a tough start to the Varsity Girls Volleyball season, with a 3-set loss to Heritage.  The Dons never could find a solid rhythm to their game with serving, serve-receive, and general passing proving to be the top issues.  However, there were some definite highlights:

Set 1:  At 2-10 (Dons’ score listed first) Jojo Harnish hustled to get to a pass and put a beautiful backset up for Lisa Carrington to put away for a Dons’ score.  At 3-13 the two paired up again with Harnish pushing out a long cross-court set that Carrington hit down for another score.

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Sep 3 – Varsity Football

Photo: David Reiling

Dons Football Outmatch Warriors in Season Opening Blowout. Acalanes 49 – 0 over Ygnacio Valley

The Acalanes Dons 2011 football season began with a bang on Saturday night, September 3, easily handling the Ygnacio Valley Warriors 49-0. The Dons quickly gained momentum at the start of the game and never looked back.

Only a minute into the game, the Dons forced and recovered a fumble that set them up on their own 9 yard line. About a minute later, junior running back Aaron Edwards ran in the the ball for a touchdown giving the Dons the early lead. Senior Carson Gardner added another touchdown, rushing 21 yards for the score and giving the Dons a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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