WEEKLY ATHLETICS UPDATE
The Women's soccer team competed with good energy against Bay Area soccer power Marin Academy, and then had a very close 1-0 loss to BCL-West foe SF Convent. Here are some direct quote's from Coach Fiona O'Sullivan
"We had a great defensive performance against Convent. Limiting them to only one goal.Abby Morgan and Vienna Rist played great defense. The return of Anna Defaria helped spark some fire and energy in the squad that had been dealing with injuries the previous two weeks. The players go into the break ready to smash finals and prep for the second half of the season".
The SD Men's team opened up the inaugural varsity season, by dropping two hard-fought games vs. Lick Wilmerding at City College on Tuesday, and then a home match with Stuart Hall on Wednesday. The team will gear up towards the end of break, and take on Marin Academy at College of Marin on Wednesday, January 9th. Sophomore Angel Barrios has been a standout for the Panthers, according to Coaches David Breceno and Jason Spires.
The SD Team had a big 61-40 win over longtime rival SF International on Friday night, to bring their overall record to 4-5 . Senior captain KK Korst lead the Panthers with 32 points, with several freshman contributing. Coach Steph has scheduled many very tough opponents to get ready for the BCL-West season that opens up January 2 with a home game vs. new league rival Marin Academy. The Panthers team host St. Vincent at 6:30 on Thursday the 20th, and will finish their preseason at the prestigious West Coast Jamboree on December 27-29.
Coach Fulton's Varsity team will host St. Vincent on Thursday at 8:00 pm, and then play in the Brookside Christian of Stockton Holiday Classic on December27-29. They will open up their first the Bay Counties West season at Marin Academy on January 2 at 6:30 pm. The overall 3-6 record includes wins over MCAL teams Drake and Terra Linda, and losses to Bay Area powers St. Joe's, Piedmont, and Albany. Senior Cash Fulton and Junior Max Ray led the team to back to back wins in the Drake Tourney. Freshman Liam Kilroy has been a solid contributor in the post for the Panthers, and has a bright future ahead of him on the court.
Mountain Biking Preview
Practices start in January on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Coach Robin Huffman anticipates a roster of 12 or 13 riders, and the schedule below looks terrific!
SD race schedule:
Race #1 Feb 24 East Garrison, Fort Ord Monterey
Race #2 March 16 Granite Bay
Race #3 March 31 Laguna Seca, Monterey
Race #4 April 27 or 28 TBD
Race #5 May 11 NorCal Championships Six Sigma, Middletown
Race #5 May 19 State Championships Tehachapi
Middle and Lower School Basketball
All thirteen SD teams participated in the North Bay Basketball Association CYO Holiday Classic, with eight of the thirteen finishing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their respective 6 or 8 team divisions. It was a solid start to the CYO season. League games begin in January.
*All times and dates of upcoming games are subject to change.