September 21st

In yesterdays action…

The girls golf team defeated Las Lomas HS 223-234.  Elizabeth Schultz shot a
35, and Adrienne Lee 37 on a 9-hole par 31 course.

In todays action…

The girls volleyball team hosts Miramonte HS.  Freshmen at 4:00, jv at 5:00,
and varsity at 6:30.
The girls tennis team has a match at Alhambra HS at 3:30.

R. Takahashi

September 20th – Water Polo Women – JV

Acalanes Girls’ JV Waterpolo now has a 6-0 season record with a 15 – 2 win
over Amador Valley:
Scoring for the Dons were:  Chase Lanier – 4, Maggie Chan – 4, Addie
Mullins – 2, Katie Greer – 2, Emma Gaffney – 1, Maddie Myall – 2.
Assists:  Chase Lanier – 3, Carrie Goodman – 1, Chloe Landry – 1, Riley
Caldwell – 1.
Blocked Shots:  Maddie Myall – 5, Brooke Metro – 2.
M. Cardoza

September 19th

In Fridays action…

The football team defeated San Marin HS 21-0.  The jv team suffered a narrow
defeat 34-28.

In Saturdays action…

The girls cross country team finished in 3rd place in the De La
Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational.

In Mondays action…

The girls golf team has a match against Las Lomas HS at Buchanan Field GC at

Individual standouts…

Football Mike Leamy completed 5 of 6 passes for 160 yards, and two
touchdowns of 66 and 17 yards.
                        Joe Dreyer had ran for 84 yards on 21 carries and
scored on a 5 yard run.
                        Scott Clendening scored on a 66 yard reception.
                        Trent Baker had 2 receptions for 21 yards, and a 17
yard touchdown catch.
Lucas Levine had 2 receptions for 73 yards.
Cross country At the Nike Invitational.
Katie Berge finished in 14th place, Annie Marggraff 15th, and Amy
Hollshwandner 16th.
R. Takahashi

September 18th – Cross Country

DeLasalle/Carondelet Nike Invitational results:
Varsity Girls – 3rd Overall
Kelli Berge – 14th – 19:08                                2nd All Time for Acalanes
Annie Marggraff – 15th – 19:08             3rd All Time for Acalanes
Amy Hollshwandner – 16th – 19:08                   4th All Time for Acalanes
Nicolette Sorensen – 46th – 20:02                     6th All Time for Acalanes
Kelly Collins – 54th – 20:21                              11th All Time for Acalanes
169 Total Finishers from 22 Complete Teams

Varsity Boys – 12th Overall
Tyler Troxel – 25th – 16:21                               4th All Time for Acalanes
Adler Faulkner – 27th – 16:23                           6th All Time for Acalanes
Scott Bertics – 105th – 17:44
Keenan Byrne – 116th – 17:59
Dylan Harris – 125th – 18:16
207 Total Finishers from 29 Complete Teams

JV Girls
Katie Salmon – 9th – 14:15                               3rd All Time for Acalanes
Kyla Aiuto – 16th – 14:41
Ali Bergmann – 74th – 16:32
Shelby Johnston – 96th – 17:00

JV Boys – 13th Overall
Ian Lundgren – 15th – 11:34                             1st All Time for Acalanes (School Course Record)
Ben Harbaugh – 35th – 11:56                            5th All Time for Acalanes
Patty Lundgren – 90th – 12:57
Luke Johnston – 91st – 12:57

Brad Wash – 108th – 13:57
133 Total Finishers from 18 Complete Teams

F/S Girls – 7th Overall
Caroline Wilcox – 14th – 14:27
Lauren Chuck – 29th – 14:51
Kyra Ruegg – 36th – 15:02
Katelyn Rader – 90th – 16:30
Stephanie Brannon – 149th – 18:26
187 Total Finishers from 12 Complete Teams (16 incomplete!)

F/S Boys – 13th Overall
Scott Lindsey – 58th – 12:30
Elliot Champion – 66th – 12:38
Amir Nowrouz – 85th – 12:58
Curtis Haist – 96th – 13:07
Makoyi Watson – 97th – 13:08
157 Total Finishers from 22 Complete Teams

September 17th

In Thursdays action…

The girls golf team defeated Dougherty Valley HS 285-303.
The girls volleyball team was defeated by San Ramon Valley HS.
The girls tennis team was defeated by Campolindo HS.

In Fridays action…

The football team hosts San Marin HS.  JV at 4:30, varsity at 7:00.

In Saturdays action…

The cross country team competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike
Invitational at Newhall Park at 8:45.
The girls volleyball team competes in the Northgate JV tournament.
The boys water polo team competes in the Las Lomas novice tournament.

Thursdays individual standouts…

Girls golf        Elizabeth Schultz shot a 44 on a 9-hole par 36 course.
Girls tennis    Tessa Karagocev and Ida Barabi won singles matches.

R. Takahashi

September 15th – Girl’s Volleyball – JV

JV Girls Volleyball Beats Berean Christian.

Acalanes JV Girls Volleyball added another victory to their list by
defeating Berean Christian on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-17.   In the first game,
the Dons took an early lead with a nice run of serves by Joanna Harnish.
While both teams traded points, Acalanes never lost the advantage.  Able
defense by Ainsley Blandford, and Sara Rogers kept the Eagles at bay.
Blocks by Rachael Cox, Danielle Grobeck and Amy Thomas made for a tight
defensive wall.  Kills by Cox and Thomas as well as service aces by Rogers,
Harnish and Jen Lincoln offered up stellar offense.  Berean Christian did
not go quietly, however, and the long rallies made for parental stress.  At
24-15, the two teams battled for an extended time, but the Dons kept a tight
line and, with a serve by Lincoln and tip in by Cox, the game ended.

Game two saw the Eagles upping their game.  Points were close throughout the
first half of the set with the Dons hustling to keep the lead.  Service Aces
were provided by Blair Howard, Sophia Takashima, Julia Amaral and Cox;
blocks and kills by Natalie Goepel, Grobeck, Cox and Takashima.  The Eagles
did keep the Dons on their toes with some aggressive offense, but saves by
Josie Mueller and Amaral denied any extra points for the challenger.  A six
point service run by Takashima ended the game at 25-17.
L. Amaral

September 13th

In Saturdays action…

The football team defeated Hayward HS 10-6 to stay undefeated at 2-0.
At the Ed Sias Invitational, the girls won the small school division, and
the boys finished in 4th place.  Annie Marggraff placed 5th, Amy
Hollshwandner 12th, Kelly Collins 15th, Kelli Berge 17th, and Nicolette
Sorensen 19th.  Tyler Troxel placed 8th, Adler Faulkner 9th, and Tyler
Sorensen 21st.

R. Takahashi

September 11th – Water Polo – Girls – JV, Frosh/soph

Dons Girls – JV and Frosh-Soph Waterpolo had a very successful run at the Acalanes Invitational with the JV winning and the Frosh/Soph coming in 7th ; losing only one game: a 6-7 nail-biter against Monte Vista!

JV Recap:
4-0 for the tournament and 5-0 for the season.
v. Miramonte:  19 – 4
v. San Ramon: 15 -2
v. Drake: 12 – 2
v. Las Lomas: 15 – 3

Combined tournament scoring for the Dons:
Chase Lanier 20 goals; Maggie Chan 11 goals; Kathryn Hill 10 goals; Meghan Hill 6 goals; Nora Vance 5 goals; Sydney Dunne 3 goals; Morgan McQuain and Addie Mullins 2 goals each; Courtney Worthing 1 goal.  Goalie Maddie Myall contributed 18 saves.

Frosh-Soph Recap
3-1 for the tournament and the season.
v. Monte Vista: 6 – 7=20
v. Amador Valley: 13 – 0
v. California: 9 – 0
v. Carondolet 11 – 1

Combined tournament scoring for the Dons:
Emma Gaffney and Carrie Goodman – 9 goals each; Riley Caldwell and =
Reilly Fellner –  6 goals each; Katie Greer – 5 goals; Grace Francis and =
Chloe Landry – 2 goals each.  Goalie Brooke Metro contributed 12 saves.

M. Cardoza

September 9th – Girls Volleyball – Varsity

Acalanes Dons vs. Heritage Patriots

Women’s Varsity Volleyball

Set 1

The Patriots began set one with a four-point run but that was ended by an
outside kill by Tyanna Roy.  Roy followed up with another kill from the
outside on a high set from Megan Dalziel.  Dalziel had a follow-up of her
own two plays later in which she solo-stuffed Heritage’s outside kill
attempt to bring the score to 3-5 Heritage.  The Dons tied the game for the
first time when on a broken play Dalziel set up Natalie Chan for an outside
kill.  Things began looking good as the Dons began to rally and build a
lead.  Kendal Baker brought the score to 9-7 Dons, crushing a perfect 1-set
from Gaby Gaubert in the middle.

The momentum did not hold for the Dons however, and Heritage once again
assumed the lead which it would not relinquish.  However at 19-12 Baker
turned in a masterful solo block and on the next point Chan once again
showed big power from the outside by putting down a set from Gaubert.  The
rallies were long and the points were well-earned, but in the end it was
Heritage prevailing by a score of 25-16.

Set 2

To begin the second set Sierra Shimo’oka and Amanda Jarquin roofed up the
Heritage outside hitter for the first point.  On the next point it was
Shimo’oka again, this time on the offense, and putting a 1-set from Gaubert
down for the kill.  Routine play followed with both sides showing excellent
defensive passing and serve receive.  The next highlight came at 15-12
Heritage when Lisa Carrington received a floating set from Gaubert that
begged to be pounded.  Carrington obliged and the ball struck the floor
untouched.  Shimo’oka then showed her kill skills again by dropping the
hammer on a 1-set from Gaubert.  This brought the score to 22-17 Heritage
and points were traded until Heritage took the set 25-19.

Set 3

Set three began in a big way for the Dons with Gaubert delivering five
strong serves in a row; three for aces.  On the fifth, Heritage had trouble
handling it and their pass was overhit.  Shimo’oka timed the over-pass
perfectly and crushed it for a 5-0 lead for the Dons.  The Dons continued
the tough play and at one point the combination of Shimo’oka to Chan to
Gaubert (each laying out to keep the ball up and eventually over) brought
the Dons’ fans’ yells and whistles out in a big way.  After Gaubert managed
to get the ball over it dropped for the point, making it 7-3 Dons.

The next several points saw Chan showing multiple skills as she crushed an
outside set, dropped in a big service ace, a huge laid-out dig winding up in
a Jarquin kill, and general excellent defensive digging and passing.  The
score now stood at 17-16 Dons.  The game was close the whole way, but the
Dons kept ahead with big hitting by Baker, a service ace (untouched) by
Chan, and a final big roof by Gaubert and Baker to end the set at 25-20

Set 4

The Patriots started out strong in this set and maintained the lead despite
big hitting from Tyanna Roy and Kendal Baker, and service aces by Amanda
Jarquin and Jessica Henry.  The rallies were long, and although the Dons hit
well, the Patriots were up to the task of digging them up.  The Patriots
hung on to win 25-19

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