Prep Roundup

Live Oak sinks GHS

The further into TCAL play the Gilroy girls water polo team gets, the tougher the competition is.

The Mustangs have dropped their last two league games, losing 19-2 to Live Oak Tuesday and 12-6 to Carmel last week.

Gilroy head coach Andy Been expected the Acorns, one of the top teams in CCS, to be outstanding. And they didn’t disappoint.

“I think one of the parents said to me, ‘Are they turning pro soon?'” he said. “I’m surprised we even scored.”

Live Oak had just one loss going into the match against Gilroy (4-6, 2-2 in TCAL) and that came against St. Francis, another CCS powerhouse.

“Live Oak was just amazing,” Been said. “(My) team no answer to (Live Oak standout Ronni Gautschi). She owned our whole defense and can shoot from anywhere.”

Jenny Ailes and Lauren Baty scored Gilroy’s only goals. In the loss to Carmel, Ailes had four goals and Baty and Elizabeth Rothenberg had one apiece.

Been was surprised Carmel came out of the gate so quickly and gained a 3-0 lead early.

“That was a big battle,” he said

A few more big battles lay ahead in the near future for Gilroy. On Tuesday, the ‘Stangs host Stevenson at 5:30pm.

GHS girls golf outshoots Monte Vista Christian, takes 2nd at TCAL group meet

It was week of personal bests for the Gilroy girls golf team.

In the Mustangs’ 196-246 defeat of Monte Vista Christian at Gilroy Golf Course Thursday, Carla Navarro shot a 49 and Rowena Tablias shot a 50, both personal bests.

Then Tablias topped herself with a 48 Tuesday at a group meet between the TCAL public schools at the Salinas Fairways. Gilroy took second behind San Benito with a team score of 214.

“It was a good round for Rowena. That’s what we want to see, them getting better and reaching their best scores,” said Gilroy head coach Kari Williams. “Things are really kind of coming together for her.”

Kristen Campos continues to lead the way for the Mustangs, taking medalist honors at GGC with a 44 and scoring a 48 in Salinas.

“Campos is hitting the ball really well,” Williams said. “She’s just not scoring. That’s just got to come.”

At the TCAL meet behind Campos and Tablias was Annie Cockerill with a 51 and Stephanie Walker with a 67.

Next week, the team travels to Twin Lakes Tuesday for another TCAL meet and hosts Stevenson Thursday at GCC at 4pm.

GHS girls tennis gets ‘W’s in Salinas

The Gilroy girls tennis team had two winners last week in meets against Salinas and North Salinas. On Tuesday at Salinas, Kayla Medina won in the No. 3 singles spot. Against North Salinas Thursday, Monica Valdez, also playing No. 3 singles, won her set.

“They’re improving, but they’ve got a lot of stiff competition,” said head coach Randy Barbaglia.

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