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Sports - October 10, 2008

Prep sports wrap-up

Monte Vista High School

by Lizzy Hearne

Football

Monte Vista varsity football beat Foothill High School last Friday, 41-31, to keep its undefeated record. Junior quarterback Brett Nottingham helped lead the Mustangs to victory. Today the Mustangs face Granada High School, playing at Granada in Livermore. The junior varsity game is at 4:30 p.m. and varsity begins at 7 p.m.

Water Polo

Both men's and women's water polo were successful in defeating Amador Valley High last week. The men's team won 10-5, and the women won 14-6. They also played in tournaments, with the men in the Acalanes Varsity Tournament, and the women traveling to Napa for the Napa Valley Classic Tournament.

Women's Tennis

The women's tennis team won both of its matches last week against Livermore and Carondelet. They went 9 and 0 against Livermore, and lost all but one game against Carondelet, with a score of 8-1.

San Ramon Valley High School sports wrap-up

San Ramon Valley High School

by Kaity Ferretti

Girls Varsity Volleyball

After a grueling two hours of neck-to-neck game play Oct. 1, a whopping 60 minutes more than the average play time, the San Ramon Valley varsity women's volleyball team triumphed over the Granada Matadors, their fiercest competitors. The Wolves and Matadors went head-to-head for the highly coveted first place spot in the East Bay Athletic League. Both teams entered the match 2-0, guaranteeing a thrilling game.

San Ramon fought hard in the beginning, but lost the first game to Granada, 22-25. The Wolves brought it back, however, during the second game and managed to pull out with a 2-point lead, tying up the match, 26-24. With a win under their belts, San Ramon was able to withstand a Granada win, 23-25, during Game Three.

The Wolves' confidence did not falter and they bounced back, winning Game Four, 25-23, due to senior Amy Mulligan's kill. As the final Fifth Game spun out, it was clear that the Wolves were on fire. Senior Annie Begin scored three times during the last game, never letting Granada take the lead. Senior Leah Foltz's climatic kill, assisted by senior Sammi Buono, assured a Wolves victory and ended the final game, 15-12.

"Granada definitely gave us a fight, but we were able to pull out a win," said senior Brianna Vandersloot. San Ramon stands alone as the only undefeated team in EBAL.

Varsity Football

The Wolves demolished the Cowboys last Friday, 50-22, in their first official EBAL league game. San Ramon's (3-0) defense, led by senior captain Garrison Goodman, only allowed a total of 59 yards for the Cowboys in the first half. Likewise, the offense came out attacking, resulting in multiple touchdowns, making the score 40-0 at halftime. Senior quarterback Joe Southwick completed 16 of 19 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Bryce Peterson had four receptions for 112 yards, and senior running back Brett Trimble ran for 41 yards and a touchdown on only six carries. The Wolves sent in their second team for the second half, giving them a chance against the Cowboys, and it, too, performed extremely well against Livermore's starting lineup.

Cross Country

San Ramon's cross country team competed in the second annual Scott Bauhs Harrier Invite, a three-mile course that winds through Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, on Saturday, Oct. 4. Senior Lauren Kwan placed eighth, with 20:46:32, out of 41 competitors in her race. Sophomore Morgan Laird placed sixth in her race with a time of 20:45:11.

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