Gilroy extended its undefeated over Christopher, beating its crosstown rival 3-0 Saturday at CHS.
Efren Pineda got the Mustangs on the board early off an assist from David Solarzano. The score put Gilroy ahead 1-0 at halftime.
Fernando Lares scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season in the second half for Gilroy. His first was assisted by Solarzano to put his team up 2-0. Lares then sealed the win with a free kick goal.
Christopher (4-6-2 overall, 3-2-2 in league) will host North Salinas at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Gilroy (6-8 overall, 3-5 in league) will host Watsonville at the same time.
Mustangs win Overfelt Classic, have 5 champs
The Gilroy wrestling team won its second straight tournament, beating out Fremont by 46 points at the Overfelt Classic Saturday.
Nicholas Aguilar (108), Joseph Delgado (115), Jesse Vasquez (128), Antonio Andrade (184) and Noe Garcia (222) all took home individual championships for the Mustangs. Victor Daza, 140, and Matt Penyacsek, 197, both placed second. Gavin Melendez, 122, finished third. Michael Lasquete rounded out the places with a fourth place finish at 287.
Andrade also pinned all of his opponents including Chioke Bryant-Anders from Palo Alto with just five seconds remaining in the first period of the championship bout. He pinned Abelardo Ramirez, Carmel, just 37 seconds into his first match of the day and then pinned Bryan Kanongata from Fremont 27 seconds in the quarterfinals. Watsonville’s Alejandro Mosquesda was also pinned by Andrade at 1:40 in the semifinals.
Aguilar won all his matches by fall. He pinned Fremont’s Angelo Reyes at 1:30 in the championship bout. Aguilar won his semifinal match by tech fall at 3:33 over Mario Moreno of Madera and the quarterfinal by fall at 1:53 to beat Thomas Terrence of Clovis East. His first ‘W’ was a tech fall of Moses Aguilera from Independence in second round.
Delgado edged Jimmy Yumen from Santa Teresa 5-3 in the finals to claim his title. He pinned Justin Pessino from Terra Nova at 2:32 in the semis and beat Overfelt’s Juan Leal by a 15-3 major decision in the quarters. Delgado also pinned Seth Chaney from Tokay at 3:34 in his second round bout.
Vasquez beat Moses Contreras, Madera, by a 10-1 major decision in the championship round. He won his semi and quarterfinal matches by pin. He pinned Dominic Mercado, Bellarmine, at 1:21 in the semis and Evan Marschall from Half Moon Bay at 1:02 in the quarterfinals. Vasquez also pinned Daniel Ohara from St. Francis in his first match of the day. He beat Wilcox’s Vinnie Santiago by an 11-7 decision in the second round.
Garcia won by a 7-4 decision over David Aanda from Bellarmine in the 222-pound championship. Garcia reached the finals by beating Marcos Sarabia from Half Moon Bay 3-2 in the semis. He won his first two bouts by pin, beating Lofi Malepeai from South San Francisco and Joel Castillo from Everett Alvarez in the second round and quarterfinals, respectively.
Penyacsek was a point shy of forcing OT with Madera’s Alec Gamboa as he lost 4-3 in the championship round. He blanked Robert Krege from St. Francis 5-0 in the semis and pinned Michael Belloni from Bellarmine in the quarterfinals.
It was the same story for Daza in his finals match as he lost 4-3 to Jed Kraft from San Lorenzo Valley. He beat Oak Grove’s Alexander Bradley 5-1 in the semifinals and Fremont’s David Tran 14-6 in the quarters. He won by tech fall over Zach Hulbert, Tokay, in the second round.
Gavin Meldendez won his third place match by a 3-1 decision over Jimmy Costa from Madera. After losing 2-1 in the semifinals, Melendez rebounded with a 10-4 decision over Jordan Auen from Oak Grove. He won his first two bouts by pin over Clayton Valley’s Christian Utne and Fremont’s Elijah Clark.
Lasquete lost a tiebreaker to Lai Saetern from Overfelt in the quarterfinals, but won his next match by a 2-0 decision over Jose Sanchez from Gonzales. He then picked up a 3-1 sudden victory over Luke Cruz from South San Francisco before dropping the third place match 3-2 to Overfelt’s Saetern.
Gilroy will host Palma at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Monterey Bay League match-up.
Christopher’s Garcia wins third straight tournament
Christopher’s Alex Garcia picked up his third straight tournament championship, taking first at 160 pounds at Pitman’s Rumble in the Jungle XI tournament Saturday.
Christopher had four wrestlers finish in the Top 8.
Garcia beat Christian Dominguez of Central Catholic 12-5 in the finals match. He pinned three of his five opponents, including Los Banos’ Josh Strauss in the semifinals. His other win was a major decision, 14-2, over Victor Cruz of Buhach Colony in the second round.
Riley Siason, 106, placed fourth for the Cougars. He won his second round match by injury default and picked up a quarterfinals ‘W’ over Pachecho High’s Anthony Velazquez by major decision, 11-3.
Siason lost his semis bout to Cody Williams of Oakdale by a 5-0 decision. Criselio Rivera from Golden Valley then beat the Cougar 9-3 in the third place match.
Jacob Myers took fifth in 152-pound action. His lone loss was to Dawson Boland of Exeter Union in the quarterfinals where he was pinned. Myers pinned Jason Tsai of Saratoga in the second round and by an 11-0 major decision in the consolation bracket over Daniel Pinedo of Lathrop. He then beat Buhach Colony’s Ben Moran in the consolation semis by an 8-2 decision and won by rule over Andres Oroozco of Turlock in the fifth place match.
Mario Anchando, 126, finished eight for the Cougars. Both losses came to Highson’s Joseph LaRosa in the second round and consolation semifinals. LaRosa took the first by 4-0 decision and then won the consolation semi by injury default.
Anchando won four of his matches by pin. He pinned Indiana Olave, Denair, in the first round, Livingston’s Elisandro Rangel in the second round of consolations and Aaron Page of Ceres in the third consolation round. He also pinned Nicholas Shamp from Modesto Christian in the fourth round of consolations.
Christopher will host San Benito at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for MBL wrestling action.
NMC soars past Mustangs
Gilroy took on the first place North Monterey County Condors, but lost 56-44 Friday in Castroville.
The Mustangs only trailed by three, 26-23, at the half. They were outscored 14-7 in the third and the Condors pulled away.
Justin Soseman led Gilroy with 16 points—including two 3-pointers. Zach Mata added nine points for Gilroy, all from 3-point baskets.
Gilroy (3-16 overall, 1-6 in league) will host Pajaro Valley at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Gilroy edges San Benito
A goal in each half lifted Gilroy to a 2-1 win over San Benito Friday at home.
Agust Gomez got the Mustangs on the board in the 15th minute, scoring off a corner kick. The Balers keeper mishandled the ball and dropped it in the net to aid Gilroy to a 1-0 lead.
That was all Gilroy could muster up in the first half despite several chances from Katrina Carter, Alexi Slattery and Chelsey Robles.
With less than 10 minutes left in the game, a San Benito defender played the ball back to its keeper and Iris Aparcio forced her to make a mistake. Jackie Gomez pounced on the ball and fed it to Slattery in the penalty area. Slattery sent it sailing past the diving keeper to put Gilroy ahead 2-0.
Strong defense from Tayler Silacci, Angela Leonardo, Samantha Gomez and Jessica Koppell held off the Balers until there was less than a minute left to play. The Balers got a corner kick that bounced in front of the box for half a minute before they were able to tap it in.
The Mustangs are 3-0-1 in their last four games and will play at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Everett Alvarez.
Salinas blanks Cougars
The league-leading Salinas used a pair of second half goals to blank Christopher 2-0 Friday in Salinas.
Taylor Burbank scored in the 59th minute off an assist from Kimberly Chin to put the Cowboys up 1-0. Ashley Tibbs found the back of the net just five minutes later for the final score.
Christopher (4-9 overall, 2-5 in league) will look to rebound at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Notre Dame.
Find out when and where your favorite Cougar and Mustang teams are playing this week:
2.3 — Boys soccer (4-6-2) vs. North Salinas*, 5:45 p.m.; Girls basketball (5-11) at North Salinas*, 7 p.m.
2.4 — Girls soccer (4-9) vs. Notre Dame*, 5:45 p.m.; Wrestling vs. San Benito*, 6:30 p.m.
2.5 — Boys soccer vs. Palma*, 5:45 p.m.; Girls basketball vs. Seaside*, 7 p.m.
2.6 — Girls soccer at Alisal*, 5:45 p.m.; Boys basketball (13-6) at San Benito*, 7 p.m.; Wrestling at CCS Girls Championships, TBD; Wrestling at El Camino “B” Tournament and Mission San Jose “A” Tournament, TBD
2.7 — Wrestling at CCS Girls Championships, TBD; Wrestling at El Camino “B” Tournament and Mission San Jose “A” Tournament, TBD
2.3 — Wrestling vs. Palma*, 5:30 p.m.; Boys soccer (6-8) vs. Watsonville*, 5:45 p.m.; Girls basketball (7-12) at Seaside*, 7 p.m.
2.4 — Boys basketball (3-16) vs. Pajaro Valley*, 7 p.m.
2.5 — Girls basketball vs. Monte Vista Christian*, 7 p.m.
2.6 — Girls soccer (5-8-1) at Everett Alvarez*, 5:45 p.m.; Wrestling at CCS Girls Wrestling, TBD; Wrestling at Mission San Jose Tournament, TBD
2.7 — Wrestling at CCS Girls Wrestling, TBD; Wrestling at Mission San Jose Tournament, TBD
*Denotes league contest.