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Sports Briefs 10-16-2013

Wilcox Football Gets Win Over Palo Alto
The Chargers pulled off a 42-39 win over the Palo Alto Vikings on Oct. 11. After taking a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, thanks to an 80-yard touchdown by senior Delshawn Mitchell and 14-yard run by senior quarterback Kenny Dipko, Palo Alto battled back, getting to within one by the half (Mitchell ran for an 81-yard touchdown in the second). A single score by senior Sione Finefeuiaki in the third kept the Chargers in the game, but Palo Alto chipped away to claim a four-point lead at the end of the quarter. In the fourth, Finefeuiaki broke for a 46-yard run and Mitchellscored on a 16-yard run. Mitchell’s touchdown, the Chargers scored on a two-point conversion to pull away with the victory. Junior Adam Hernandez recorded two interceptions in the game and Mitchell was the offensive star, running 262 yards on 16 carries for three touchdowns. Wilcox improves to 4-1 (1-1 league) and hosts Fremont on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Bruins Football Beats Mountain View
The Santa Clara High School football team bested the Mountain View Spartans 6-0 on Oct. 11. Santa Clara improves to 2-3 (1-1 league) and hosts Milpitas on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Chargers Volleyball Wins
Wilcox beat Santa Clara at Santa Clara 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) on Oct. 10. SCHS drops to 2-12 (1-4 league) and hosts Cupertino on Oct. 22. WHS improves to 10-10-1 (3-2 league) and plays at Lynbrook on Oct. 17.

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Mission College Men’s Soccer Wins
Mission College’s Marlo Olmos scored in the 23rd minute to give the Saints a 1-0 win over Ohlone on Oct. 11. Mission hosts Cabrillo on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.

Santa Clara Youth Football
On a day where Lou Gage’s son, Reggie Gage, Jim Prizeme (1960 Lions quarterback) and Dave Del Rio (1960 Lions linebacker) were honored, most of the Santa Clara teams came out ahead.

The Mitey Cats, behind the arm of Isiah Ketton, beat the Sunnyvale Rockets 36-12, while the Thundercats lost 6-10 to the Rockets.

The Panthers scored the most points they had all year in a 41-13 win. With blocking help from Isaia Sasa, Jacob Dominguez, Nathan Santos, Juan Alegria, Jose Sanchez and Tominiko Takafua, four different running backs were able to score touchdowns and rush for over 100 yards. The Panthers are now 6-0.

The Wildcats’ Gabriel Herrera scored three touchdowns in the 35-6 win over Sunnyvale. The Wildcats, with the help of linemen Cohle Felicano Takafua, Richard Medel, Ronnie Rodriguez, Jacob Alvarado, and Jose Lacayo Tua, scored on a 17-yard pass to Dylan Thiel, who ran for 32 yards after the catch. Julio Arenas recorded an interception, Eric Ketton had a big day on both sides of the ball and Jaren Valdez kept holes closed to help give Santa Clara the win. Xavier “X-Man” Martinez was perfect at kicker, getting all of his point after touchdown kicks through the uprights.

Lions’ center Xander Zell opened holes to help the team score as the Lions beat the Rockets 30-0. Joshua Chavez, an eighth grader at Buchser Middle School, scored, and Prado, Kelly and Cervantes also had big games in the win.

Santa Clara University Men’s Soccer Loses, Wins
After losing 1-0 to University of San Francisco on Oct. 11, the Broncos bounced back to beat Saint Mary’s College 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 13. Senior Harrison Hanley scored in the 76th minute to give Santa Clara a 1-0 lead. St. Mary’s scored 10 minutes later to tie. But, it was freshman Edson Cardona who took a pass from Hanley and picked up the winning goal in the 97th minute. SCU hosts Gonzaga on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Santa Clara University Women’s Soccer Wins Twice
SCU beat University of San Diego 1-0 (goal by senior Julie Johnson) on Oct. 10 and Brigham Young University 2-1 on Oct 12. BYU struck early in the first half and junior Sofia Huerta answered with a goal close to halftime, but it was junior Katie Speidel’s late-game winner that sealed the deal for the Broncos. Santa Clara plays at Saint Mary’s College on Oct. 18.

Santa Clara University Women’s Volleyball Loses Twice
SCU lost 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 10-25, 26-28) at Brigham Young University on Oct. 10 and 3-0 (15-25, 17-25, 10-25) at University of San Diego on Oct. 12. Freshman Sabrina Clayton led the offense against BYU with 15 kills, followed by senior Megan Anders with 14. Freshman Nikki Hess recorded nine kills in the loss to USD. Santa Clara hosts University of the Pacific on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Santa Clara University Men’s Water Polo Loses Three Times, Wins Once
SCU participated in the SoCal Tournament Oct. 12-13, losing 14-4 to University of the Pacific, 13-11 to Concordia, and 11-10 to Loyola Marymount University. In the final game of the tournament, the Broncos pulled off an 11-7 over Pomona-Pitzer. Redshirt junior Kyle Nadel, sophomore Garrat Johnson, redshirt senior Patrick Weiss and freshman Graham McClone all scored in the loss to UOP. Junior Mark Davis, senior Tucker Carlson (2), redshirt senior Theo Nasser, sophomore Evan Chang, redshirt senior Jimmy Moore, redshirt freshman Matt Godar, and redshirt juniors Matt Kochalko (2) and David Guibord scored against Concorda. Nasser, Carlson, Guibord, Nadel (2), Davis (2), Weiss (2), and redshirt sophomore Stephen Bilz scored in the loss to LMU. Weiss (3), Davis (2), Godar, Carlson, Nasser, Guibord, Kochalko and McClone scored in the win over Pomona-Pitzer. Santa Clara hosts UCLA on Oct. 20 at noon.

Santa Clara University Women’s Tennis Plays in Saint Mary’s Invitational
Senior Katie Le beat Stanford’s Caroline Doyle 6-4, 7-6(3) to take the top spot in the red singles tournament. Le and doubles partner, freshman Daniella Silva, beat their opponents from Fresno State 8-0 in the red doubles finals.

Santa Clara University Women’s Golf Places Ninth
SCU shot a 924 (307,314, 303 +60) to take ninth place at the 20-team Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate tournament in Palm Desert, Calif. Freshman Annie Freman was the top individual finisher, placing 11th and shooting a 226 (74, 77, 75 +10)

Santa Clara University Men’s Golf Finishes Fourth
Santa Clara shot an 889 (310, 290, 289 +25) for fourth place at the inaugural Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate. Freshman Tyler Kertson, playing as an individual, was the highest finishing Bronco, placing third and shooting a 218 (77, 72, 69 +2).

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