October 13 – Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Defeats Las Lomas

Acalanes Freshman Volleyball Team continued their winning streak Tuesday, again beating Las Lomas in two sets 25-15, 25-18.   While Acalanes lost the first point of the set, they regained the lead quickly and never let it go again.  Service aces from Taylor Odom, Jililan Wickline and a nice service run (five of which were aces) from Sarah Moore left no doubt the Lady Dons had come to win.  Kills were provided by Holly Gillar, Odom and Moore, off assists by Holly Fleischmann, while defense led by Ying Stroebe and aided by Claire Amaral denied many attempts at scoring by the Knights.  At 24-15, a sweet tip by Lily Bauer ended the match.  Dons win 25-15.

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October 11 – Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Beats Dublin

The Lady Dons traveled to Dublin Tuesday to take on the Lady Gaels, besting them in three sets, 25-10, 24-26, 15-7.  The first set was owned by Acalanes.  Service runs from Alta Paladino and Sarah Moore, along with aces from Lily Bauer and a screaming bullet from Holly Gillar kept the higher score consistently on the Dons side.  When the ball was actually returned, kills from Taylor Odom and Gillar, off assists from Dory Grobeck, silenced the opponents.  Defense remained strong led by Ying Stroebe, who had nice back row shots, as well as a scrambling save by Claire Amaral, to deny the Gaels extra points.  The final two points by Groebek, one of which was an ace, ended the first match.

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Oct 14 – Friday Sports – Acalanes Football, Tennis and Volleyball Results

In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team played well in defeat to Las Lomas HS.
The girls tennis team was defeated by Dougherty Valley HS.
The freshman football team was defeated by Alhambra HS.

In Fridays action…
The football team hosts Alhambra HS.  JV at 4:30, varsity at 7:00.
The jv girls water polo team competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

In Saturdays action…
The jv girls water polo team competes in the Western States tournament in Modesto.

R. Takahashi

Oct 13 – Water Polo, Golf, and Tennis Results

In yesterdays action…
The boys water polo team defeated Campolindo HS 15-11 to remain undefeated in the DFAL.
The girls water polo team was defeated by Campolindo HS.
The girls tennis team defeated Berean Christian HS 6-3.
The girls golf team defeated Dougherty Valley HS 248-165 to raise their record to 9-3.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team hosts Las Lomas HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00, and varsity at 6:30.
The girls tennis team hosts Dougherty Valley HS at 3:30.  The jv team is away.
The freshman football team plays at Alhambra HS at 5:00.

Yesterdays individual standouts…
Acalanes Boys water polo – Tanner Cullen scored 7 goals, and Connor Reid and Andrew Schnugg each scored 3 goals. Tucker Stone had 7 saves.
Acalanes Girls water polo – Molly Quinn and Megan Dietrich each scored 2 goals, and Katie Ramm had 4 saves.
Acalanes Girls tennis – Tessa Karagocev, Grace Chow, and Tara Barabi won singles matches. Rachel Bauer & Connie Chen, Alice Bishop & Julie Zucker, and Jenny Yang & Amy Liu won doubles matches.
Acalanes Girls golf – Elizabeth Schultz shot a 37, Adrienne Lee 41, and Lauren Kim 45 on a 9-hole par 36 course.

R. Takahashi

October 6 – Varsity Football – Acalanes Dons crushed by league rivals the Campolindo Cougars 42-7

League rival, Campolindo came into Dons territory. After a close first quarter the Cougars took the lead, and never looked back.
Both teams played a good first quarter, but then at the beginning of the second quarter Campolindo scored a touchdown. Then after Acalanes failure to execute, the Cougars scored two more touchdowns before the end of the first half.

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October 11 – Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Dublin High Gaels

Set 1:  Basic scoring on both sides was how this match began, but that all changed when Jojo Harnish went up high to roof up the Gaels’ outside hitter.  The Gaels dug up her block and reset for another kill attempt that Harnishagain blocked.  This time it went to the floor for a Dons score.  The defense stayed in high gear when at

6-4 (Dons’ score listed first) Dani Grobeck stuffed a middle-kill attempt by the Gaels.  It was Grobeck again at 7-5 when Harnish put up a sweet back 1-set that beat the block and Grobeck crushed.  At 13-8 Amanda Jarquin hustled to get a ball up, Harnish chased it down and put up a set back to Jarquin.  The set came from behind Jarquin (a very difficult set to get a solid kill on) but Jarquin did just that for a Dons score.  At 15-9 Jarquin showed versatility when she pounded down a middle 1-set.  With the Dons in solid command at 17-10, the ball was served by the Gaels and as soon as our first pass went up Grobeck shouted “One!  One!”  Harnish obliged with the low 1-set and Grobeck slammed it for a dramatic kill.  At 22-15, it was Brooke Aiello showing some timing skill as a pass went far to the opposite (front right) corner.  Harnish got to it, launched a big arcing set to the outside (front left corner).  It seemed to take a few seconds for the ball to get there, but Aiello met it at just the right time and brought the hammer down on it.
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Oct 12 – Tennis Results

In yesterdays action…
The girls tennis team was defeated by Campolindo HS.  Tessa Karagocev won her singles match.

In todays action…
The water polo teams play at Campolindo HS.  Novice girls at 3:15, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:00, varsity boys at 6:00, jv boys at 7:00.
The girls golf team hosts Berean Christian HS at 3:30.
The girls golf team has a match against Dougherty Valley HS at Rossmoor GC at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

October 8 – Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball Team Takes Third At Northgate Invitational

The Acalanes Freshman Girls Volleyball Team blew through the competition Saturday, taking third overall at the Northgate Freshman Volleyball Invitational. During the morning pool at Ygnacio Valley High School, the Lady Dons defeated Ygnacio Valley and Berkeley before facing Carondelet.  Fairly well matched, Carondelet and Acalanes each took one game, and the third game, which only goes to 15, threatened to go to the Cougars.  At 4-14, Lily Bauer showed incredible poise as she calmly served ten in a row to even the score.  The Dons finished out the set 17-15 to take first place in the morning pool.  During a crossover match, which could have eliminated the Dons right there, Acalanes kept the pressure on, defeating Cardinal Newman to move on to the final rounds. Read more

October 10 – Cross Country Results, Tuesday Sports

In Saturdays action…
The cross country team competed in the prestigious Clovis Invitational, and the boys finished 7th and the girls 11th.  On the boys side, Tyler Troxel finished 8th, Adler Faulkner 43rd, Michael Wang 44th, and Keenan Byrne 67th.  On the girls side, Annie Margraff finished 29th, Amy Hollshwandner 36th, and Tara Bozzini 66th.

In todays action…
The girls volleyball team plays at Dublin HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00, varsity at 6:30.
The girls tennis team has a match against Campolindo HS at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

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