The Gilroy High field hockey team wriggled out of a 2-0 first half deficit to salvage a 2-2 tie with rival Los Gatos on the road Tuesday.
“They scored two pretty quick ones on us, but we didn’t let that affect us,” GHS head coach Adam Gemar said. “I’m proud of the girls for not letting their heads get out of it.”
Emma Leach and Alex Kachakji set up Katrina Carter’s goal on a short corner, and Ezzie Gobea (from Carter) drew the Mustangs even in the second half. The game went to the seven-minute, 7-versus-7 overtime, where neither team broke the deadlock.
“We played a really good second half and an even better overtime,” Gemar said. “It wasn’t a win, but it felt like it a little at the end – just to come back like that.”
The Mustangs are 5-3-1 now in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division, which leaves them in third place with 16 points. Five games remain in the regular season, including one Thursday at home against Los Altos. Two big home contests are set for next week as Mitty and St. Francis are in town Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
Anchored by 16 kills from Meghan Adams, Gilroy High swept Alvarez 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 to push its Monterey Bay League Pacific Division record to 4-3 on Tuesday.
Three Mustangs – Ballie Carpenter, Leilani Mah and Samantha Una’Dia – posted four kills, and Demi Snapp had three to supplement Adams’ game-high.
• Christopher High stayed put in first place in the MBL Pacific Division, avenging its lone league loss with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 nod over Alisal in Gilroy.
The Trojans had eked out a five-game win in the teams’ previous meeting this season.
The Cougars (7-1 MBL) play Gilroy at GHS on Thursday in what will be an entertaining division matchup. CHS won in three sets in the first matchup.
Kaitlin Ramirez continued to light up the scoreboard, adding nine goals in a 13-7 Christopher High victory at Alvarez on Tuesday.
Ramirez now has 66 goals on the season for the 7-3 (MBL) Cougars.
It was 5-5 at halftime Tuesday against the Eagles, but the Cougars outscored the hosts 8-2 in the second half, including 5-0 in the fourth quarter.
Natalie Garcia chipped in three goals and Julia Graham had one.
Alvarez gained a share of the MBL Pacific Division title with its 5-2 triumph over second-place Christopher on Tuesday.