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Danville Express

Sports - May 9, 2008

San Ramon Valley High School sports wrapup

by Kaity Ferretti

Track and Field

San Ramon competed in an away meet against Monte Vista on Thursday. The Mustangs held the lead for the entire meet, but the San Ramon athletes preformed extremely well: The girls scored 59-77, while the boys scored 54-82. David Nicholas took first in the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. Bailey Weaver placed first in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters.

Men's Lacrosse

San Ramon beat Foothill High School in an away game Tuesday last week, 11-4. Goals were scored by Ross Rudow, Ryan Slee, Ryan Gordon, Cam Giroux, Pat Sornsin and Tyler Blair. Despite an injured thumb, goalie Chris DaCar played extremely well also. On Friday the boys played an intense game against De La Salle. The Wolves beat the Spartans 9-3. As a result of this, San Ramon is now ranked No. 1 in North Coast Section.

Men's Golf

San Ramon's golf team competed in the East Bay Athletic Leaque Tournament on Monday at San Ramon Golf Club. The Wolves took first place with a team score of 386. The boy's success placed them second in league, earning an automatic spot in the NCS South Qualifier on May 5. Mike Perchak scored a 1-over-73, placing fourth overall. Alex Calleja and Cole Pickavance each shot 77, while Griffin Gering scored a 79. Harrison Quinlan's 80 and Christian Ulmer's 82 were not far behind. Pickavance's score placed him third in league overall, earning him one of six all-league spots. He finished the entire season at 9 over par.

Softball

San Ramon played Granada at home on Tuesday. The Wolves beat the Matadors 10-2. Sara Pacioni was 2 for 2, scored three runs, and drove in three runs with a homerun in the first inning. Marissa Glover scored a solo homerun in the fifth inning and pitcher Kristin Scott secured the win with 10 strikeouts in five innings. The Wolves played Cal at home Thursday. Unfortunately the Grizzlies beat the Wolves 2-0 in a tight pitchers duel.

Baseball

San Ramon played Granada in an away game Wednesday. The Wolves beat the Matadors 4-1. Nick Fong scored a big double with two RBI's and Chris Seeley scored two hits. Ben Buchta pitched five innings and only gave up two hits. Chad McCormak pitched the last two innings, keeping San Ramon's lead and securing its win. The boys played Cal at home Friday and lost to the Grizzlies with a score of 9-2.

Men's Tennis

San Ramon competed in the NCS Doubles Tournament on Sunday. Bryan Cox and Jaymes Hansen placed third after losing 6-4, 7-6 to the No. 2-seeded team, Alameda, in the semifinals. However, they were able to bounce back with a solid 6-2, 6-4 victory over a team from Montgomery High School. The Wolves, seeded at No. 7, are off to the NCS Playoffs. They first play Marine Academy at home on Tuesday.

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