Danville Express

Sports - April 13, 2007

Danville high schools tops in golf

by Rachel McMurdie

Monte Vista is still on top of league standings in boys golf after a 183-191 win over Amador Valley last Thursday at Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasanton. Mustang Jake Beiber was the top scorer, shooting 31 on the par-36 course. He was trailed by Amador's Kirk Laffins who shot a 35. Monte Vista improved to 8-1 in league, while Amador fell to 3-5.

San Ramon Valley, currently in the No. 2 spot in the league, beat out Livermore 198-207 on Thursday. Cole Pickavance medaled for the Wolves, shooting a 37 on Wente Vineyard's par-36 course. Livermore stands at 3-6 East Bay Athletic League; San Ramon Valley improves to 5-3.

Girls softball

The Mustangs girls softball team, who held Granada 1-0 through the first four innings just like they did earlier in the season, were looking for another win last Thursday. But Kelly Head swung the game in a different direction with a hit that keyed a three-run seventh inning and pushed the visiting Matadors to a 4-1 victory.

With one out in the top of the seventh inning, Granada's Christi Wallace reached on the Mustangs' third error of the game. One out later, Becca Sabatini walked on four pitches to bring up Head.

Head was 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but she hit a 0-1 pitch for a screaming line drive over the head of center fielder Maddie Weber for a long single that scored Wallace. Sarah Ragusa and Megan Gravowski followed with RBI singles, to give the Matadors a 4-1 lead.

Monte Vista's Abby Greenberg, who was 1-for-3, batted in the team's only RBI and pitcher Maggie Johnson recorded five strikeouts, 10 hits, 0 errors and one walk. The Wolves, in a slump, have lost the past six games.

In other EBAL games last week, San Ramon girls tromped Amador Valley, 9-0. With the win, the Wolves continue their undefeated reign in league.

Boys lacrosse

The Wolves boys lacrosse team charged over Foothill 14-6 last week on Tuesday adding another win to their four-game streak. Patrick Sornsin led San Ramon Valley, scoring seven goals and three assists. Kai Cummings, John Brereton and Matt Rudow added another two each.

Girls lacrosse

The San Ramon Valley girls lacrosse team has struggled to find its first league win. Another game slipped past last Friday. Down by one at the half, the Wolves allowed Foothill five more goals before the game ended 11-8. With the win, Foothill improves to 2-2 in league play.

Leading the offensive drive for San Ramon Valley, Allie Van Dorn posted four goals, two assists.

Track and field

San Ramon Valley earned an easy win over Amador Valley at the track and field competition last week on Wednesday. The boys team went 100-36, while the girls scored 70-66 over the Dons. Ryan Vandersloot came up with wins again in the 100-meter and 200-meter footrace. He shaved .03 seconds off his 100 meter time at 11.27 seconds and finished the 200-meter race in 22.84. On the girls team, Kelly Fogarty once again dominated the 200-meter footrace, finishing in 2:26.29.

Across town, the Mustangs fell to Granada 66-70 (boys), 64.5-71.5 (girls). Monte Vista boys picked up wins in the 100-meter footrace, shot put, discus and long jump. Monte Vista high jumper Yannick Goeb also came up with a win, and personal record jumping to a height of 6 feet 2 inches, one of the highest recorded in EBAL this season.

For the girls team, Brett Zorich picked up a win in the 800-meter footrace, finishing in 2:21.02. The Mustang girls also earned first place in the 200-meter footrace, high jump, 1600-meter footrace and 400-meter relay.

E-mail photos to Editor@DanvilleWeekly.com.

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