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Sports - May 2, 2008

Monte Vista High School sports wrapup

by MV Leadership

Men's Lacrosse

On Friday, April 11, the Monte Vista men's lacrosse team defeated Foothill with only a few seconds to spare. Junior Mitch Stein had the game winning goal, bringing the final score to 11-10. Other key offensive players included freshmen Jared Welker and Cody Sobranes. Key defensive players included junior Parker Doliber and senior Dylan Westfall. On Tuesday, April 14, the Monte Vista men's lacrosse team gave San Ramon a tough battle. Key players included Welker, John Solomon and Ryan Lieber (offensive) and Parker Doliber and Peyton Woodbury (defensive). The final score was 15-8, San Ramon.

Men's Tennis

The men's tennis team remains undefeated in league and successfully obtained the East Bay Athletic League title after defeating Amador Valley last week. The team faced San Ramon on April 22 for its last match of the season.

Track and Field

The Track and Field team has had a promising season. As of April 17, after Monte Vista's defeat over Amador Valley, the men's varsity squad had improved to 3-1 in EBAL, and the women's varsity squad remains undefeated with a record of 4-0. The Mustang's distance medley relay performance at the Arcadia competition in Southern California has placed Monte Vista No. 3 in California and No. 6 nationally for its distance medley performance with a time of 10:16:36. Key athletes at Arcadia included seniors Drew McAllister, Donald Morgenson, Dustin Harris and Bhavik Kanzaria, and junior Mike Roderick.

Baseball

Last week Monte Vista baseball had two tough games against two difficult teams in the EBAL. On Wednesday, Monte Vista played rivals San Ramon Valley High School at San Ramon and came away with a win. The score was 2-1 and Monte Vista had four hits. On Friday Monte Vista played Granada High School at home and won 8-6, finishing the week with two wins. Monte Vista has 13 wins and five losses overall, and four wins and three losses in EBAL.

Swimming

It's a competitive season for Monte Vista swimmers, who are in the final stretch of training for the EBAL championships on May 9-10 at Dougherty Valley High School. Coached by Dow Stewart, the team is in full force as they are tapering for the league championship title. Varsity boys have an undefeated EBAL record of 5-0. Varsity Girls have a 4-1 record, due to a one point loss to Foothill on April 25. Strong sophomores Spencer Peugh, Kelly Mendoza, Karley Troup and Sydney Saunders join juniors and seniors Paige Bradley, Ocean Trail, Mike Millstein, Brian Carpentier, Stacie Wong and Shannon Purcell in forming the backbone of the team.

Softball

The Mustang softball team has been working hard all season and has shown improvement from last year. The recent game against San Ramon lasted 10 innings, though the Mustangs lost 3-2 in the end. In their most exciting game against Granada high school, the Mustangs controlled the entire game and defeated Granada with a 6-0 shutout. Their league record stands at 1-6, but the Mustangs feel optimistic about their season. Key players this season include Kellee Venturi, Maddie Webber, Kylie Day and Alex King.

Women's Lacrosse

Currently, the women's varsity lacrosse team has a record of 10 wins and five losses. The Mustangs began the season with a defeat against St. Ignatius High School, a huge win. Although the girls have had some unfortunate losses, they feel confident after their victory over California High. With two weeks left in the competitive season, the girls hope to win the next games for a chance to compete in NCS. The team is small this year, so everyone is a key player.

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