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Sports - May 22, 2009

Monte Vista High School

Men's Lacrosse

The Mustang men's lacrosse team is nearing the end of another successful campaign. They are riding a six-game winning streak into the semifinals of the NCS playoffs and look for it to continue against Amador Valley. Led by the consistent play of senior goalie Trevor Moriarty, the Mustangs have not given up double digit goals since the win streak began. Junior attackman Ryan Lieber paces the offense, coming off a three assist performance against Foothill, while junior middie Cody Soberanes and senior middie Matt O'brien take charge in the midfield. O'brien recently had a four goal performance against rival San Ramon, including the game winner with eight seconds left. If the Mustangs go on to defeat the Amador Valley Dons for a third time, they will then get to play De La Salle in a grudge match or Berkeley for the first time this season.

Women's Lacrosse

The women's lacrosse team at Monte Vista is coming close to icing the cake. They have already won the regular season East Bay Athletic League title after going undefeated in league play. Their consistency earned them the No. 1 seed for North Coast Section playoffs as well as a first round bye. In the second round they played Redwood and prevailed 13-9 with some help from senior Aimee Dewan. They look to push forward and win their next two games, which would give them their first NCS championship in school history.

Baseball

After losing a heartbreaker 2-1 to De La Salle, the Monte Vista baseball team turned it up a notch. They posted three straight shutout wins against Amador Valley, San Ramon and Berkeley. The pitching of seniors Christian Jones and Mark Appel has been stellar, especially in the second half of the season. The team's offensive output is also increasing with each game which bodes well for them heading into the NCS tournament. The boys earned a No. 2 seed, behind only De La Salle, and also got a first round bye. They play the winner of the Irvington and Deer Valley game. If Monte Vista moves on they will have to deal with Freedom, and then possibly another rematch against rival De La Salle.

Softball

After coming off the high of beating San Ramon at home, the softball team at Monte Vista began to experience a low. They went on to close out the season on a seven game losing streak. They nearly got the chance to recreate the good vibes but ended up falling to San Ramon, 5-4, in the last game of the season. The good news is that they are a relatively young team, and can build on the things they did right this year and have it carry over into next season.

--Troy Dillingham

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