Dec 17 – Sports over the Winter Break

Tuesday, December 19

Girls basketball     At Vacaville HS.  JV 5:30, varsity 7:00.

 

Wednesday, December 20

Boys basketball     Varsity in Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS.

 

Thursday, December 21

Boys basketball     Varsity in Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS.

Girls basketball     Varsity hosts Mission HS 5:30.

 

Friday, December 22

Boys basketball     Varsity in Gaucho Holiday Classic at El Cerrito HS.

Wrestling               Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

 

Saturday, December 23

Wrestling               Lou Bronzan Invitational at Liberty HS.

Tuesday, December 26

Girls basketball     JV in Antioch tournament.

 

Wednesday, December 27

Boys basketball     Varsity hosts Concord HS Huber Classic 7:00.

Boys basketball     JV in San Ramon Valley tournament.

Girls basketball     JV in Antioch tournament.

 

Thursday, December 28

Boys basketball     Varsity hosts Huber Classic.

Boys basketball     JV in San Ramon Valley tournament.

Boys basketball     Freshman v. Menlo Atherton HS in Dougherty Valley tournament 6:00.

Girls basketball     Varsity in West Coast Jamboree.

Girls basketball     JV in Antioch tournament.

Wrestling               Pat Lovell Classic at Aptos HS.

 

Friday, December 29

Boys basketball     Varsity hosts Huber Classic.

Boys basketball     JV in San Ramon Valley tournament.

Boys basketball     Freshman in Dougherty Valley tournament.

Girls basketball     Varsity in West Coast Jamboree.

Wrestling               Pat Lovell Classic at Aptos HS.

 

Saturday, December 30

Boys basketball     Freshman in Dougherty Valley tournament.

Girls basketball     Varsity in West Coast Jamboree.

Girls basketball     JV hosts Drake HS 2:00.

Randy Takahashi
Athletic director and math teacher
Acalanes High School

Dec 15 – Friday Sports

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

defeated Northgate HS 54-33. The jv team was also victorious 43-28.

Boys Basketball

dropped a close game to Branson HS 44-38 in the Damon Lillard Classic.

In Friday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays University HS in the De La Salle Showcase at 2:00.

Boys Basketball

plays Monte Vista Christian HS in the Damon Lillard Classic at St. Joseph’s HS at 5:00.
Freshman team plays in the Alameda HS tournament.

In Saturday’s action…

Boys Soccer

plays at Northgate HS. Freshmen at 10:00, jv at 3:00 and varsity at 5:00.

Girls Soccer

plays at Northgate HS. JV at 11:00 and varsity at 1:00.

Boys Basketball

plays in the Damon Lillard Classic at St. Joseph’s HS.
The freshman team plays in the Alameda HS tournament.

Girls Basketball

The varsity team plays Los Altos HS in the Grind Title IX Tournament at Mt. Diablo HS at 8:00.
JV team plays at South San Francisco HS at 2:30.

Wrestling

competes in the Bill Martell Invitational at Northgate HS.

Dec 14 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Soccer

was defeated by Las Lomas HS. Kyle Parnell scored the lone goal.

Girls Soccer

was defeated by Clayton Valley Charter HS. The jv team was also defeated.

In Thursday’s action…

Girls Basketball

plays at Northgate HS. JV at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00.

Boys Basketball

Varsity team plays Branson HS in the Damon Lillard Classic at St. Joseph’s HS at 7:00.
Freshman team plays Moreau Catholic HS in the Alameda tournament at 6:30.

Freshman Boys Soccer

hosts James Logan HS at 6:00.

Dec 13 – Wednesday Sports

In Tuesdays action…

The girls basketball team defeated Benicia HS 57-42 to raise their overall record to 5-1.  Lauren Frechman scored 18 points and Kaylee Pond scored 14 points and countless rebounds.

In Wednesdays action…

It is soccer night.
The girls soccer team hosts Clayton Valley Charter HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.
The boys soccer team plays at Las Lomas HS.  JV at 5:00 and varsity at 7:00.

Girls Varsity Soccer Results

Game news from last week:

LIVERMORE 

The Varsity squad kicked off their second week of fixtures with an away match at Livermore High.  This match posed a great challenge and level of competition for the team as we faced an opponent that covered a lot of ground defensively and offensively.

After going down 1-0 by half-time, the Dons came out with a high-tempo in the 2nd half and worked to try and produce an equalizer. We came very close in the first 5 minutes; however, luck was just not on our side that day. They continued with their game-plan and ended up putting two more in the back of the net.

With a little more concentration and accuracy with our passes, and a higher defensive work rate in the 2nd half, the outcome of the game for the Dons would have been completely different.

Man of the Match – Samantha Hansen

RESULT – 3-0 Loss

 

MONTE VISTA

Before entering this match, we knew that this would be one of the tougher opponents we face all season. There was great focus during the warm-up and the Dons were up for the challenge. We started the game very strong defensively as Monte Vista placed four attackers on our back-line making it very difficult for us to build play out of the back.

We maintained possession quite well deep in our defensive third but as soon as we advanced the ball into the middle third, their midfielders were in great position to regain possession and quickly penetrate causing a lot of work for the Goalkeeper.

The few times we broke out of the defensive third with possession of the ball, we were only left with 2-3 players to attack which was not favorable for us.  Our ability to continue to fight and not give up is a great sign for the future of this team and we will look to build upon our defensive shape moving forward.

Man of the Match – Sophia Giordano

RESULT – 6-0 Loss

Girls Varsity Basketball vs Benicia

The Lady Dons improved to 5 and 1 on the season with a 47 to 32 victory over Benicia.  Despite having a rough shooting night and turnover filled first half, the girls were able to build a modest lead into the half.  The lead expanded in the second half thanks to solid man-to man defense.  Lauren Frechman led the way with 18 points, while Kaylee Pond chipped in 14 points and multiple key rebounds.  The girls are in action next on Thursday night at Northgate.
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