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Sports Briefs 9-11-2013

Chargers Score Big Win in the Central Valley
The Wilcox Chargers (1-0, 0-0) claimed a thrilling 28-27 overtime win over the Manteca Buffaloes on September 6 in the Central Valley.

The Chargers took the lead in the first quarter when senior Delshawn Mitchell scored from 23 yards out. The Buffaloes countered, tying the game 7-7 at the half. Mitchell gave the Chargers the 14-7 lead in the third on a 70-yard TD run, which Manteca countered. Senior Sione Finefeuiaki scored on a 23-yard run in the fourth and senior QB Kris Dipko added the Chargers’ final score in overtime on a seven-yard sneak. Senior Robert Bowles was 4-for-4 on PATs. The Chargers claimed the win when the Buffaloes fumbled on a two-point conversion attempt. Mitchell amassed 213 yards rushing.

The overtime triumph was special for the Chargers, whose season ended last year at Los Gatos in the CCS Division II semifinal when the Wildcats stopped a Chargers two-point conversion in overtime. Manteca missed a 25-yard field goal, wide right in the third quarter.

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The Chargers host Half Moon Bay (0-1, 0-0) in a non-league contest on September 13 at Fitzpatrick Field.

Bruins Eked By South City Warriors in OT
The Santa Clara Bruins (0-1, 0-0) were edged by the South San Francisco Warriors 26-25 on September 6 in South San Francisco. The Bruins went for the win on a two-point conversion and failed to convert.

The Bruins host Independence (1-0) on September 13 at Bruins Field.

Santa Clara Lions Break-in New Scoreboard
Thanks to the City, Parks and Recreation Department, Santa Clara Unified School District and Buchser Middle School, a new scoreboard was unveiled at Townsend Field this past weekend for the Santa Clara Lions’ first home games.

Adam, Bryson and Jesse led the Thundercats to a 30-0 win.

Though Duece Meszaros (4th Grader at Sutter Elementary), Ozzy Cadena, Julian Garcia and Julian Sanchez stopped Coyote Creek offense from running the ball in the middle of the field, the Miteycats fell 18-6.

The Panthers, led by the rushing punch of Paul Rosa, Jr., defeated the Coyote Creek team 29-6.

The Wildcats were defeated 25-16 by the Daily City Titans.

The Lions roared with a 30-0 win over Division One foe Coyote Creek.

Mission College Wins
Mission College Men’s Soccer opened its season with a 4-2 win over Shasta on Sept. 10. Mission plays at Merritt on Sept. 13.

SCU Men’s Soccer Loses
The Broncos suffered a 1-0 loss to Stanford University on Sept. 7. SCU plays in the New Mexico Tournament at the University of New Mexico on Sept. 13.

SCU Women’s Soccer Wins
Santa Clara beat Maryland 1-0 on Sept. 6. Junior Sofia Huerta scored in the 13th minute with some fancy footwork that beat three defenders and Maryland’s goalie. SCU hosts Iowa State Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

SCU Men’s Water Polo Opens Season
The Broncos opened the 2013 season with a 19-7 loss to University of the Pacific. Goals were scored by redshirt senior Theo Nasser (2), junior Casidhe McClone (2), redshirt sophomore Stephen Bliz, redshirt freshman Matt Godar and freshman Graham McClone. Santa Clara plays at Princeton Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ESPNU will carry the match.

SCU Volleyball Loses Twice, Wins at Hawaii
Santa Clara suffered a 3-1 loss (21-25, 12-25, 25-21, 25-27) to UCLA and 3-1 loss (25-23, 25-15, 25-27, 25-17) to Hawaii before beating New Mexico State 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 27-25).Freshman Sabrina Clayton collected 19 kills, freshman Nikki Hess 16 and senior Megan Anders 10 in the win, while junior Taylor Milton had seven kills and 15 digs and senior Alyssa Anderson had 40 assists and 15 digs. SCU plays Kansas State at Cal on Sept. 12.

SCU Cross Country Competes
The women finished first by a score of 18-39 and the men were defeated 23-38 at the first annual dual meet between Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s. Senior Luca Signore finished first for the men by running the 6k in 10:49.2 while senior Lauren Germany won the women’s 5k race with a time of 18:17.2. The Broncos run in the WCC Preview Meet in Malibu on Sept. 14.

Rugby Sign Ups
Santa Clara Youth Rugby Football Club is currently registering youth ages 6-14 for the winter youth rugby Season. Practices begin in November. Rugby is a contact sport that utilizes skills similar to football, soccer, basketball and wrestling. No experience necessary. Northern California Rugby Association certified coaches will safely introduce rugby to new players. For more information visit www.santaclarayouthrugby.com.

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