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Sports - October 17, 2008

San Ramon Valley High School sports wrapup

by Kaity Ferretti

Women's Tennis

San Ramon's varsity women's tennis team was defeated by Carondelet High School on Oct. 7, which caused San Ramon to end its 5-0 winning streak in the East Bay Athletic League. The girls played a total of nine matches. San Ramon and Carondelet were tied 4-4 and went into a sudden death ninth match. SRVHS won in the No. 3 doubles position when sophomores Wendy Mrdja and Marissa Collins came through with a 7-6, 6-0 victory. Despite their loss to Carondelet, San Ramon (11-2) has been extremely successful, winning the Union City Invitational Tournament and placing second in the Palo Alto Tournament. In league, San Ramon has beaten Livermore, Granada, Amador, Cal and Foothill.

Women's Water Polo

San Ramon Valley's women's varsity water polo team went undefeated (8-0) into the game against Monte Vista on Oct. 7, but the Wolves were unable to secure a win against the Mustangs. MVHS, who won North Coast Section last year, is San Ramon's only threat to water polo this year. The Wolves fought hard but were not successful at getting any good shots and were held back by multiple kick-outs. However, junior Kayla Wagner scored three goals for the Wolves, while senior Grace Hochstatter and sophomore Danielle Ferraro each scored one. San Ramon is ranked second in EBALS and fourth in NCS. "We are playing very well as a team this year, compared to last season," said senior, Melissa Fisher.


The San Ramon varsity football team adds another win under its belt after defeating Amador on Oct. 10. The Wolves (5-0, 2-0 EBAL) demolished the Dons (2-3, 0-2 EBAL) 41-13. San Ramon started off strong defensively, preventing Amador from gaining little if any yardage. Coach Dave Kravitz commented that the San Ramon defense on Friday was the best he has ever seen against Amador. On offense, Wolves running back Brett Trimble took advantage of wide lanes produced by San Ramon's O-Line. Trimble ran for 179 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 57-yard scamper. The Wolves had a total of three interceptions, supplied by Bryce Peterson, Ryan Gordon and Byron Gruendl, in the first half alone. Quarterback Joe Southwick completed 13 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. San Ramon's place kicker Grant Vandevanter performed exceptionally well as he booted consistent kickoffs in the end zone for 40 yards and 36 yards.


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