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Sports Briefs 11-06-2013

Chargers Spoil Los Gatos’ Homecoming With Rout
Behind five TD plays of 49 yards or longer, the Chargers (7-1, 4-1) cruised to a 42-7 victory over the Los Gatos Wildcats (5-3, 4-1) on Nov. 1, halting Los Gatos’ five-game winning streak.

Senior QB Kenny Dipko scored on TD runs of 54, 53 and 27 yards, aided by great blocking by the O-Line. Senior RB Delshawn Mitchell scored on TD runs 49 and 64 yards while senior Alex Ortiz returned a punt 65 yards for a TD. Senior Robert Bowles was 6-for-6 on PATs.

The Chargers surged to a 14-0 lead in the opening five minutes of the game, and despite allowing one Wildcats TD, the Chargers surged, scoring four unanswered TDs in the second half en route to the win. The Chargers’ defense held the aerial attack of the Wildcats at bay, allowing only nine completions of 24 attempts and compiled three INTs.

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The crucial league win puts the Chargers in the De Anza division title hunt, trailing Milpitas (7-1, 5-0) by a game. Milpitas owns a head-to-head win over the Chargers and plays Mountain View and Los Gatos to close the season while the Chargers play at cross-town rival Santa Clara (2-6, 1-4) on Nov. 8 in the Mission City Bowl and host Saratoga (2-6, 1-4) to close their league slate. The Chargers need a Milpitas loss for a shot at sharing the De Anza division title; though will earn a CCS berth even with losses to close the season.

Bruins Fall to Saratoga
The Santa Clara Bruins (2-6, 1-4) were defeated 42-28 by the Saratoga Falcons (2-6, 1-4) on Nov. 1. Though leading 21-14 at the half, the Bruins gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter after Saratoga tied the game 21-21 in the third.

The Bruins host cross-town rival Wilcox on Nov. 8 at Bruins Stadium, which is being renamed Don Bordenave Stadium that night and conclude their season against Palo Alto on Nov. 15. Senior Adam Garza scored three TDs for the Bruins while senior transfer Keenan Smith scored once.

Chargers Volleyball Defeats Cross-Town Rival Santa Clara
The Lady Chargers (13-12-11, 6-4 league) defeated Milpitas 3-0 on Oct. 29 and followed with a 3-2 win over cross-town rival Santa Clara on Oct. 30. They conclude their season Nov. 5 at Cupertino and Nov. 7 against Saratoga.

Bruins Girls Volleyball Falls to Lynbrook
The Bruins (2-19, 1-9) were defeated 3-0 by division-leading Lynbrook (17-5, 11-0) on Oct. 29.

Chargers Boys Water Polo Falls to Saratoga, Claims Win in Tournament
The Chargers suffered a 12-8 loss to Saratoga on Oct. 29 and claimed a 13-10 win over Mitty in the Ron Freeman Memorial tournament at Homestead High School on Nov. 1.

Chargers Girls Water Polo
The Lady Chargers were defeated 10-8 by Mountain View on Oct. 29.

St. Lawrence Girls Volleyball Wins
The Celtics (11-6, 10-2 league) won 3-2 (25-27, 25-20, 28-26, 23-25, 15-8) over KIPP San Jose Collegiate on Oct. 29. Senior Brooke Burgos had 13 kills and nine aces. Junior Stephanie Wilsonhad six blocks, and sophomore Jasmine Rovaris 10 digs in the win. The team moves onto the PSAL playoffs as the No. 2 seed.

St. Lawrence Cross Country Advances to CCS
The Celtics’ boys Cross Country team claimed the Private Schools Athletic League (PSAL) championship at the finals meet, for the fourth consecutive year, qualifying for the CCS meet on Nov. 16 at Crystal Springs. Senior Devon Gonzalez won the boys race. Also qualifying for the CCS Championship from the girl’s team was senior Sabrina Sambuceto.

St. Lawrence Soccer Qualifies for CCS
At 7-4-2 overall and 7-2-1 in league, the Celtics qualified for the (PSAL) playoffs. As the No. 2 seed, they will play Summit Prep at the Santa Clara Soccer Park on Nov. 5 (after press time) with the championship game Nov. 6 at the Santa Clara Soccer Park.

From The Den – Lions Teams Advance in Playoffs
The Mitey Cats claimed an 18-18 tie against East Bay West in their year-end Bowl game. The Thundercats claimed a 24-6 win over the Cambrian Valley Longhorns. Justin Cantu found the end zone, as did Adam Arenas with an 85-yard run. The Panthers claimed a tight 22-18 win over Sunnyvale. The Wildcats suffered a 28-0 loss to Oakland, suffering from turnover woes. The Lionsclaimed a commanding 28-0 win over the San Francisco Seahawks, with a 16-0 lead at the half.

The Lions teams play in semifinal action this Sunday, Nov. 10 at Townsend Field, with winners advancing to the championship games. Lions Cheer squads compete Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center with the top teams advancing to regional competition.

Mission College Men’s Soccer Wins, Loses
Mission College beat Canada 2-1 on Oct. 29 before losing 1-0 to San Francisco on Nov. 1. Joao Oliveria scored in the 10th minute with an assist from Pedro Sanches and Giovanny Luna scored in the 35th minute in the win over Canada.

Mission College Women’s Soccer Loses
Mission College Women’s soccer lost 11-0 to San Francisco on Oct. 29. Mission College hosts Skyline on Nov. 5 after press time.

Santa Clara University Men’s Soccer Wins Twice
SCU beat University of Portland 1-0 (senior Carlos Montes) in overtime (98th minute) on Nov. 1. The Broncos backed up the victory with a 2-1 win (Montes and senior Harrison Hanley) over Gonzaga on Nov. 3. Santa Clara hosts Saint Mary’s College on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Santa Clara University Women’s Soccer Wins Twice
Santa Clara beat Loyola Marymount University 2-0 (freshman Jordan Jesolva and junior Sofia Huerta) on Nov. 1 before beating Pepperdine in a 9-2 rout on Nov. 7. Senior Morgan Marlborough scored a hat trick and senior Julie Johnston scored twice in the win. HuertaJesolva, and senior Aly Brigel made up three of the four remaining goals for SCU. The last goal was a shot from Huerta that was deflected off a Pepperdine defender and went into the net for the final goal. SCU plays at University of Portland on Nov. 7.

Santa Clara University Women’s Volleyball Loses, Wins
The Broncos lost 3-0 (15-25, 20-25, 21-25) to Gonzaga on Oct. 31 before beating University of Portland 3-1 (25-13, 25-18, 26-28, 25-17) on Nov. 2. Senior Haley Cameron led the team with 13 kills, while senior Megan Anders and freshmen Nikki Hess and Sabrina Clayton each ad 12 in the win. The Broncos play University of San Diego on Nov. 7.

Santa Clara University Men’s Water Polo Loses Twice, Wins Once
Santa Clara lost 10-9 to UC San Diego on Nov. 2 and 10-5 to Pomona-Pitzer on Nov. 2. SCU then beat Loyola Marymount University 10-6 on Nov. 3. The Broncos host Air Force on Nov. 9.

Santa Clara University Cross Country Finishes Sixth
The men and women’s cross country teams finished sixth at the West Cost Conference Championship on Nov. 2. The top-finishing male was sophomore Adrian Hinojosa, who placed 25th by running the 8k in 25:07 and the top-finishing female was junior Mary Kriege who ran the 8k in 22:02 for 20th place.

Santa Clara University Men’s Golf Finishes Second
SCU claimed second place at the SCVB Pacific Invitational on Nov. 1-2. The Broncos shot an 833 (284-282-267 -19). Senior Scott Lowe tied for fifth place, shooting a 207 (71-69-67 – 6).

Santa Clara University Women’s Golf Finishes Fourth
The Broncos placed fourth, shooting a 628 (318-310 +44) at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 28-29. Freshman Annie Freman won the tournament title by shooting a 142 (73-69 -4).

Santa Clara University Men’s Basketball Wins Exhibition
SCU beat San Diego Christian 89-60 in an exhibition mach on Nov. 2. The Broncos shot 44.4 percent and colleted 53 rebounds, seven steals, 21 assists and six block assists. Junior Brandon Clarkled Santa Clara with 17 points, seven assists and two steals. SCU plays Bethesda University on Nov. 8.

Santa Clara University Women’s Basketball Wins Twice
Santa Clara beat Sonoma State 81-47 on Nov. 1 and Humboldt State 94-68 on Nov. 3. In the win over Sonoma, the Broncos shot 48.5 percent and collected 60 rebounds 21 assists, four blocks and 11 steals. Redshirt sophomore Vanessa Leo led the team with 14 points and 12 rebounds. In the win over Humboldt, Santa Clara shot 43.1 percent and collected 48 rebounds, six blocks, 15 assists and six steals. Leo, again, led the team with 12 points and nine rebounds. SCU plays at UNLV on Nov. 8.

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