Women’s Frosh/Soph Soccer Team Rolls Campo, Ties Deer Valley

On Saturday, January 19, the Women’s Frosh-Soph soccer team (with a little help from Junior-Varsity) enjoyed a glorious victory over the Campolindo Cougars, final score 8-0. In the afternoon the team held their own against the aggressive tactics of the Deer Valley Wolverines, ending with a no score game.

The team will compete again next Saturday, January 26 against Berkeley and College Park. Both games are away.

Go DONS!

Varsity Women’s Soccer Edges out Ygnacio Valley

On Friday night, the Varsity Women’s Soccer team beat Ygnacio Valley 3-2. About 10 minutes into the first half, the Dons struck first when KK McDonagh made a great cross and Sasha Sadoff was there to put the ball in the net. YV came back several minutes later to tie it up 1-1. But within one minute after YV scored, Sasha Sadoff made a beautiful cross and Eliza Parry scored to put the Dons back on top, 2-1.

In the second half, YV took advantage of a rare defensive mistake to tie it up 2-2. But the Dons kept pressing. The Dons had several chances, with a few shots hitting the goal posts. With about 10 minutes left in the game, Ellie Meyer found Beth Daughters in front of the goal to give the Dons the lead and ultimately the win at 3-2.

The Dons will travel to Martinez next Wednesday to take on Alhambra in a highly anticipated match-up.

Go DONS!

Correa, Early, and Williams medal at 2019 San Ramon Valley High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament

Correa, Early, and Williams medal at 2019 San Ramon Valley High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament

Congrats to our Varsity guys who all wrestled tough this past weekend at San Ramon Valley High School Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Shout outs to our medal winners: Tony Correa placing 4th, Addison Early 3rd and Steven Williams placing 2nd. Another shout out to Lucas Haase – who won another Varsity match as a Freshman – continuing to set the bar for our young guys. 

It takes a lot of guts to step out on the mat with little experience, but a big heart goes a long way!

Coach Micah on Freshman Lucas Haase winning another Varsity match

As a team: Acalanes finished 9th out of 28 teams with half a Varsity line up competing.

— Coach Micah Canestaro

Meet the 2018 Wrestling Team

3 Varsity Medal Placements @ 2019 San Ramon Valley High School Invitational LEFT TO RIGHT: James Trainer, Tony Correa (4th place), Addison Early (3rd place), Steven Williams (2nd place), Head Coach Micah Canestaro, Coach Greg Weitzman, Lucas Haase
San Ramon Valley High School Invitational LEFT TO RIGHT: Alex Haase, James Trainer, Jakob Ross, Addison Early (Back, Sr Team Captain), Lucas Haase, Matt Soto, Youssef Qteishat (Team Captain)

Boys JV Soccer season update

College park

After first half, tied 0-0. After College Park scored with 25 minutes left in second half, #13 Ethan Michon, showed great pressure on defense and changed the tide of the game, but in an all out effort to score, Acalanes JV conceded on the counterattack to end the game 2-0 in favor of College Park.

Miramonte

Acalanes held most of the possession first half, but could not get a goal before half. In the second half, intensity of the game picked up as Acalanes tried to score. Miramonte made a goal with 10 minutes remaining. After battling the last 10 minutes, Tyler Karr #9 got up with the ball in a swarm of Miramonte defenders and hit a brilliant shot bending into the top right corner to end the game 1-1.

De La Salle

Acalanes conceded early in the first half off of a free kick to De La Salle. Acalanes scored a second goal before the end of the half after a passing move by the Spartans. After the half, the Dons came out with more intensity and had many chances. Despite numerous attempts to score, the Dons were defeated 3-0 at full time.

Campo

Campo dominated the first half, but Acalanes kept them to one goal, made off of a free kick. The Dons were down 1-0 going into the half. In the second half the Dons struck back as they held possession well early on. Midway through the second half, a penalty in favor of Acalanes was followed by a red card for Campo’s center back. The Dons could not capitalize on that penalty opportunity. However the Dons created many more opportunities, yet struggled to find the back of the net for the remainder of the game. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Campolindo.

Benicia

Isaiah chipped the Benicia goalkeeper after a tip off Andre for the only goal of the game to win it for the Dons 1-0.

Boys Varsity Soccer crushes Arroyo 3-0

The Dons Varsity Soccer had an amazing game on 12/8/18 v. Arroyo. The Dons started the first half with an assist from Nick Geannacopulos to Owen Hansen. Nick being on fire then assisted to Sam Roth who scored our second goal of the first half. On to the second half with tremendous team defense and saves by goalie Owen Myall “Man of the Match” we ended the game with a final assist by Nick Geannacopulos to Edward Danielyan.

Frosh/Soph Women’s Soccer Edged out by Berkeley

Frosh/Soph Women’s Soccer Edged out by Berkeley

The Frosh-Soph Women’s Soccer team withstood a disappointing 0-1 loss against Berkeley on Saturday, January 12. It was a challenging game, but the Lady Dons were not intimidated. Victoria Flint and her many runs toward goal kept the pressure on the Berkeley defenders and keeper. Lindsay Campbell and Elle Casselman helped blunt the opponent’s attack. 

We are looking forward to next weekend when the Lady Dons will go against the Campolindo Cougars at 9am (away) and the Deer Valley Wolverines at 2pm (home), Saturday, January 19.

GO DONS!

Varsity Women’s Soccer Settles for a tie Against Benicia

The Varsity Women’s Soccer team played a tough Benicia squad on Wednesday night. At half time, the score was 0-0. Both teams were playing well. About 10 minutes into the second half, Ivy Souza made a great steal to gain possession, found Sasha Sadoff on the wing, Sasha then beat her defender and crossed it to the center where Beth Daughters was able to find the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

The Dons were in control for the rest of the second half, having possession of the ball for most of the game. The defense, anchored by Sophomores Sami Hansen and Aliye Wingate, was stellar, as it has been all season long. With less than one minute left in the game, somehow Benicia was able to slip one by to tie it up 1-1. A gut-punch.

Gabby Ortale, Megan Go, and Dylan Hagglund all played tough for the Dons.

The Dons will play at home next Friday night against Ygnacio Valley at 7pm.

Go DONS!