For the first time since the 2011-12 season, Gilroy took down San Benito in boys volleyball.
The Mustangs won in straight sets, 27-25, 26-24, 25-17 for their second straight win.
Gilroy’s Ryan Nguyen and Mark Oliveira combined for 14 kills. Jesus Martinez chipped in with two kills of his own.
The Mustangs (2-0) will host Salinas at 6:30 p.m. tonight for their home opener.
Christopher routs ND
Christopher opened its season with a dominant 12-1 win over Notre Dame Wednesday at the PAL Stadium in San Jose.
Stats and scoring from this game were not yet available.
Christopher will be back on the diamond to take the Bulldogs at Sobrato at 4 p.m. March 5.
Cougars drop season opener to Soquel
A big third inning for Soquel spoiled the season opener for Christopher.
The Knights posted third runs in the bottom of the fourth, which helped them to a 7-4 win over Christopher on the road Wednesday.
The Cougars took an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first. Soquel answered and tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning.
Christopher regained the lead with a run in the top of the second, which put it ahead 3-2.
But its lead would be short lived.
The Knights recorded four runs in the bottom of the third and another in the bottom of the fourth. The Cougars were unable to answer until the top of the seventh when they scored their final run of the game.
Makaio Duyao led the Cougars at the plate, finishing 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a double. Brian Easton went 1 for 2 with an RBI, while Anthony Rodriguez was 1 for 3 with a run and a walk. Mike Sanchez scored a run and was walked and Darren Santos was 1 for 2 with a run scored.
Andreu Bartholic was handed the loss. He allowed six runs on three hits in three and two-thirds innings. He also walked three.
Troy Miller led the Knights with a two-run homer.
Christopher will be back in action at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Pioneer.
Find when and where your favorite Cougar and Mustang teams are in action this week:
2.26 — Boys volleyball at Alisal*, 6:30 p.m.
2.27 — Wrestling at CCS Tournament, Independence High School, 9 a.m.; Baseball at Pioneer-San Jose, 3:30 p.m.; Boys golf vs. Gilroy at Gilroy Golf Course, 3:30 p.m.
2.28 — Wrestling at CCS Tournament, Independence High School, 9 a.m.; Track and Field at home pre-season meet, 10 a.m.; Boys basketball vs. TBD, CCS Division II playoffs at Santa Clara High School, time TBD
2.26 — Softball vs. Live Oak, 4 p.m.; Boys volleyball vs. Salinas, 6:30 p.m.
2.27 — Wrestling at CCS Tournament, Independence High School, 9 a.m.
2.28 — Wrestling at CCS Tournament, Independence High School, 9 a.m.; Track and Field at Christopher pre-season meet, 10 a.m.
*Denotes league contest