Chargers Roll Over Half Moon Bay
The Chargers (2-0) rolled over the Half Moon Bay Cougars (0-2) on Sept. 13 with a 47-0 shutout. Senior QB Kenny Dipko showed that the Chargers are a lethal threat in the the De Anza division by completing four TD passes in the first half, leading the Chargers to a 26-0 halftime lead. Dipko completed TD passes of 55 and 75 yards to senior Dominick Bailey in the first quarter, and found senior Delshawn Mitchell on two 10-yard TD strikes in the second quarter.
The Chargers’ potent veer rushing attack took over in the second half, with senior Sione Finefeuiaki scoring on a three-yard run and 49-yard run while sophomore June Canuel scored on a 45-yard run. Senior Robert Bowles was 5-for-5 on PAT attempts, though the Chargers failed to convert on two, two-point conversions.
The Chargers host Seaside (1-1) in their final non-league contest on Sept. 20 before opening De Anza division play against Milpitas on Oct. 4 after a bye week.
Bruins Win Home Opener Against Independence
The Bruins (1-1) took an early lead over Independence (1-1) and never looked back en route to a 28-21 win over the 76ers. Senior QB Antonio Nazario scored three TDs with his legs, scoring from three, two and one yards out. Senior Adam Garza scored the Bruins’ other touchdown on a seven-yard run.
The Bruins have a bye week before hosting Piedmont Hills (1-0) on Sept. 27 and opening De Anza division play on Oct. 4 at Los Gatos (0-2) and against former coach Mark Krail.
Lions Youth Teams Looking Good
The Mitey Cats claimed a 12-0 win over the Redwood City 49ers behind great defensive play by Julian Sanchez who penetrated the offensive line, stripped the ball and ran for a 47-yard TD.
The Thunder Cats claimed a 22-6 win with a 31-yard passing play from Jason Guerrero to Sam Estrada to fire up the crowd early. The player of the day was RB Adam Arenas, who scored three rushing TDs.
The Panthers claimed a hard fought 16-13 physical game in which the Panthers fell behind 6-0 with two minutes left in the second quarter, but rebounded with a halfback pass from Paul Rosa to Bailey Mungray. In the fourth quarter, the Panthers converted on a 12-play drive, with hard running from Onyx Smith, Alex Adame and Ray Orozco.
The Wildcats struggled for the second straight week, falling 22-6. Trailing 22-0 at half, the Wildcats scored their lone touchdown in the second half, but it was too little, too late.
The Lions, behind the arm of Nate Kelly and quick feet of Anastacio Prado defeated Alameda 28-8 while working on perfecting their blocking and defensive techniques.
The Lions Cheer teams traveled to Pioneer High for their first competition, The Jamboree, where the Mitey Cats, Panthers and Wildcats did well.
Mission College Wins, Ties
Mission College Men’s Soccer beat the alumni 6-1 in a scrimmage on Sept. 10. Mission then battled Merritt to a 0-0 draw on Sept. 13.
Santa Clara University Men’s Soccer Loses, Wins
The Broncos lost 1-0 to New Mexico on Sept. 13 and beat Central Arkansas 2-0 on Sept. 15. Senior Keigo Kameya scored just seven minutes into the match for Santa Clara. The Broncos’ second goal was recorded as an own goal. SCU plays at San Jose State Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Santa Clara University Women’s Soccer Wins
SCU beat Iowa State 5-1 on Sept. 12. Senior Morgan Marlborough led the Broncos by scoring three times (9:25, 58:58, and 60:57), senior Julie Johnson scored once (20:46) and freshman Jordan Jesolva scored her first collegiate goal (53:59). Santa Clara hosts Cal Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Santa Clara University Women’s Volleyball Wins Twice, Loses Once
SCU beat Kansas State 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-17) on Sept. 12. The team then lost to Cal 3-0 (20-25, 22-25, 17-25) Sept. 13, before bouncing back and beating Cal Poly 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-23) on Sept. 14. Freshman Sabrina Clayton led the Broncos with 16 kills, followed by senior Haley Cameron with 11 and freshman Nikki Hess with 10 against Kansas State. Junior Taylor Milton had 13 kills and senior Alyssa Anderson had 40 assists in the loss to Cal. Hess and senior Megan Anders led the Broncos with 12 kills each against Cal Poly. Santa Clara plays at Pepperdine University on Sept. 19.
Santa Clara University Men’s Water Polo Loses One, Wins Four
SCU lost a 9-7 battle with Princeton on Sept. 13 in a game that was broadcast on ESPNU. Senior Theo Nasser notched two goals, while redshirt junior Matt Kochalko, sophomore Evan Chang, redshirt junior Kyle Nadel, redshirt senior Jimmy Moore and redshirt freshman Matt Godar each scored once in the loss. Santa Clara then beat George Washington 12-7 and Johns Hopkins 12-10 on Sept. 14 and Iona 18-3 and Navy 16-12 on Sept. 15 at the Princeton Tournament. Junior Mark Davis had three goals against GWU, followed by Nasser with two, and senior Patrick Weiss, Kochalko, redshirt sophomore Stephen Bliz, senior Tucker Carlson, freshman Graham McClone, redshirt freshman Will Grant and sophomore James Rude with one goal apiece. Carlson and Davis led SCU against Johns Hopkins, scoring three and two goals, respectively. In a high-scoring game against Iona, Nadel and McClone each scored three times, while Nasser, junior David Guibord, and Moore each found the back of the net twice. The Brocos play in the Nor Cal Tournament Sept 21-22 in Berkeley.
Santa Clara University Men’s Golf Finishes Sixth
The SCU men’s golf team finished sixth by shooting 857 (289-280-288 (+17)) at the Washington State Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Sept. 9-10. Sophomore Drew Miller was the top individual player for SCU, placing 10th and shooting a 209 (71-66-72 (-1)).
Santa Clara University Women’s Golf Finishes Sixth
The SCU women’s golf team finished sixth by shooting a 927 (308-310-309 (+75)) at the Hobble Creek Invitational Sept. 9-10. Freshman Annie Freman was the top-finishing Bronco, placing ninth and shooting a 225 (78-73-74 (+12)).
Santa Clara University Cross Country Competes
The men finished third and women second at the WCC Preview Meet in Malibu on Sept. 14. Junior Mary Kreige finished first for the women, placing fourth with a time of 21:37.88. Senior Lauren Germany finished in fifth with a 21:38.28 time. The top finishing male was sophomore Sam Holeman, finishing in 11th place with a 25:26.19 time.