Danville Express

Sports - March 30, 2007

Monte Vista boys lacrosse team still undefeated

Team aims for fourth North Coast Section title

by Rachel McMurdie

Tyler Troup and Matt Hartman made three goals each for the Mustangs when the boys lacrosse team defeated California, 10-6, on Friday, March 23.

Monte Vista came into the week as the No. 12 team in the state and No. 2 in Northern California behind St. Ignatius. With the win, they're one game closer to what they hope will be their fourth straight North Coast Section title.

Friday's showdown paired two undefeated teams, but it was the Mustangs who stayed unbeaten.

Adding to goals from Troup and Hartman, Monte Vista's Zakk Souza scored twice, with Victor Chang and Cameron McGrew getting one each. Dylan Westfall made 17 saves for the Mustangs.

Andrew O'Neil had three goals and Jordan Ambler two for the Grizzlies, who dropped to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in league.

Also during the week, the Wolves pulled off a big non-league win over the Acalanes Spartans.

The Wolves got three goals from Kai Cummings and Pat Sornsin. Brett Trimble and Mike Yeakle each also scored as San Ramon moved to 5-3 overall.

The 14-8 win should move the Wolves up in the state rankings. San Ramon came into the game as the No. 33 team in the state and No. 5 in Northern California, while the Spartans came in ranked No. 15 in the state and No. 3 in Northern California.

Earlier in the week, the team defeated De La Salle (5-2) in an 9-8 clincher. SRV's Cameron Giroux was the high scorer for the wolves with three goals. SRV goalie Patrick Lancaster recorded 10 saves.

Girls lacrosse

Monte Vista's girls took an opening night win over Foothill scoring five times in the first 10 minutes.

Christina Corsa, who led all players with four goals, scored the first one for the Mustangs, who made it 2-0 when Lauren Goerz scored a short time later. Bridget Eldred scored the next three goals, and Monte Vista led 5-0 with 14:45 to play in the half.

Allie Simpson and Corsa made it 7-0 before Lyssia Porter scored the Falcons' goal with 5:30 to play. But the Mustangs were able to answer, with Megan Robinson scoring off an assist from Aimee Dewan for an 8-1 lead at the break.

Both teams rank in the Top 10 in Northern California and will vie for the top spot this season in the East Bay Athletic League.

Across town, Allie Van Dorn put away eight goals in San Ramon's 14-8 non-league win over Acalanes last Friday. Two goals from Casey Bowles and single goals from Cheryl Roullier, Addison Virta, Kyun Saiidnia and Brittany Lafferty rounded out Wolves scoring.

Boys golf

San Ramon Valley's Mike Perchak had the round of the day, but it wasn't enough to stop last year's NCS champions. Foothill came back from two losses Thursday in a 188-195 East Bay Athletic League victory over the Wolves at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville.

The Falcons (3-2 EBAL) Anthony Machi and Eric Pitcaithley both shot a 2-over 36 for Foothill, which avoided falling below .500 in the EBAL. Chris Crownover, normally the Falcons' No. 6 player, moved into the first group and posted a 37.

Mike Perchak had the round of the day, a 1-over 35 for the Wolves (3-2).

Boys tennis

In a battle between two undefeated teams, the host Mustangs (6-0 EBAL) swept the doubles to defeat the Wolves (5-1).

Besides winning all three doubles matches in straight sets, the Mustangs were victorious in the No. 3 through No. 5 singles matches in straight sets and narrowly lost the No. 6 singles, Charley Ma edging Andrew Jones, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

But the Wolves No. 1 and No. 2 singles battled it out. San Ramon Valley's Bryan Cox took the No. 1 singles, beating Chris Myers 6-4, 6-1. And Chris Parent battled Mustang's Alex Starr to three games for the victory.

E-mail photos to Editor@DanvilleWeekly.com.


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