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February 24, 2021

Prep Roundup: Oct. 27

Tayler Silacci came up big for Gilroy against Leigh. 
The senior scored both goals in the Mustangs’ 2-0 win at home Thursday. 
“They were hard working goals, coming off short corners and just getting in the mix and hammering home the rebounds after the goalie made the initial save,” GHS coach Adam Gemar said of Silacci’s goals. “Those were great goals because were talking about tenacity in front of the net…more pressure, more “getting in the scrum” and digging things out next to the cage.” 

Sammy Phipps was named the Player of the Game due to her passing and vision down field.  
Gilroy (15-2-3 overall, 7-2-1 in league) will play three of its remaining four games at home, starting with a 3:30 p.m. game against Live Oak Tuesday. 
Cougars cruise past RLS

The Christopher field hockey team continues to dominate at home, recording it’s fourth straight win by beating Robert Louis Stevenson 5-1 Friday. 
Sherelle Butler led the way with two goals in the game. Erin Mank scored her 17th goal of the year while Isabel Medina and Savanna Arnibrister each added one. 
The Cougars (9-3-1 overall, 8-1-1 in league) will be back on the field at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to host Carmel. 
Cougars best North Salinas
The Christopher girls tennis team continues to build its case for a Monterey Bay League title.
The Cougars topped North Salinas 5-2 Thursday at home to improve to 7-1 on the season. 
Christopher swept singles play as three matches went into tiebreakers.  No. 1 Adena Chen won 5-7, 6-0, 10-4, while No. 3 Tiffany Roberts topped her opponent 4-6, 7-5, 10-4. No. 4 singles player Liz Levan won 7-5, 4-6, 10-5. 
Jade Bardrick, the No. 2, won in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. 
The No. 1 team of Kaitlyn Lombardo and Sydney Tran picked up the lone doubles win, 7-5, 6-2. 
The No. 2 team of Kelly Nantais and Mailia Campos took their match to a tiebreaker, only to fall 6-4, 5-7, 8-10. Sara Blawski and Minna Wu, the No. 3 team, also lost 3-6, 4-6. 
Christopher will play at Monterey at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 
Christopher sweeps Seaside
Christopher rebounded from it’s loss to Salinas with a 3-0 win over Seaside Thursday at home. 
The Cougars won 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 to improve to 14-9 overall, 5-5 in league play. 
Stats from this game were not available. 
The Cougars will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Monte Vista Christian. 
Gilroy falls to Monterey
The Mustangs were swept 3-0 by Monterey Thursday, but they went down swinging. 
Gilroy fell 17-25, 20-25, 12-25 in a back and forth battle at home to the Toredores. 
Sarah Weiby had eight kills in the game. Gloria Bernal added two blocks.
The JV squad also lost its game to its Monterey counterparts, falling 14-25, 13-25. 
Vanessa Barboza, Kiana Lester, Crystal Carrillo and Vetania Carrasco all served 100 percent for the match.
Gilroy varsity (2-12 overall, 1-8 in league) will be back in action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pajaro Valley. JV will play at 5 p.m.
Cougars edge RLS
The first quarter of Christopher’s contest against Robert Louis Stevenson made all the difference. 
The Cougars outscored the Pirates by a goal, 3-2, helping them to a 12-11 win Thursday at home. 
The win completed the sweep of RLS this season as Christopher beat it 10-8 in the first meeting on Sept. 23. 
Malaya Santos was a forced to be reckoned with, bombarding the Pirates’ netminder with 10 shots on goal and scoring three goals in the game. 
“Malaya was everywhere the Stevenson’s team wasn’t, so she was able to provide the Christopher’s team with four assists,” Cougar coach Jim Shuster said via email. “Now a sophomore, Malaya Santos’ second year varsity has really stepped up as a leader on her team. Malaya’s desire to be the best is amazing to watch.”
Hannah Marquez and Natalie Garcia led the offense with four goals a piece in the game. Sierra Ceballos added one. 
The Cougars (11-9 overall, 6-4 in league) will play Scotts Valley at 6 p.m. Tuesday at San Lorenzo Valley. 
RLS tops Cougars
Robert Louis Stevenson jumped out to an 8-3 lead at halftime from which Christopher couldn’t recover. 
The Cougars fell 15-5 to RLS Wednesday on the road. 
Stats from this game weren’t available. 
Christopher was held to a single goal in both the third and fourth periods. RLS scored three in the third and four in the fourth for the final. 
The Cougars (6-8 overall, 5-4 in league) will lost San Benito at 4 p.m. Tuesday. They will wrap up the regular season with a 4 p.m. contest against Everett Alvarez Thursday at home. 
Mustangs drop regular season finale 
Gilroy closed out the regular season with a 337-269 loss to Pacific Grove Wednesday at Pacific Grove Golf Links.
Lizette Alcantar led the team with a 52 on the day. Nicole Dan carded a 57 for the Mustangs and Alessandra Esposito rounded out scoring with a 66. 
Pacific Grove’s Da Hyun Lee was the match medalist, carding a 50. 
Gilroy will play at the Monterey Bay League Championships at 11 a.m. today at the Rancho Canada Golf Course. 
Find out when and where your favorite Cougar and Mustang teams are playing this week:
10.27Girls Golf at Monterey Bay League Championships, Rancho Canada Golf Course, 11 a.m.
10.28Field Hockey vs. Carmel, 3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Monterey, 4 p.m.; Boys Water Polo vs. San Benito, 4 p.m.; Girls Water Polo vs. Scotts Valley at San Lorenzo Valley, 6 p.m.
10.29Girls Tennis vs. Monterey, 4 p.m.
10.30Field Hockey vs. North Salinas, 3:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Monte Vista Christian, 6:30 p.m.; Boys Water Polo vs. Everett Alvarez, 4 p.m.; Girls Water Polo at Everett Alvarez, 4 p.m. 
10.31Football vs. Pajaro Valley at Watsonville, 7:30 p.m.
11.01Cross Country at Monterey Bay League Championships, Toro Park, 8 a.m.; Volleyball at Spikefest II, Milpitas/Independence High Schools, 8 a.m. 

10.27 — Girls Golf at Monterey Bay League Championships, Rancho Canada Golf Course, 11 a.m.
10.28Field Hockey vs. Live Oak, 3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Notre Dame, 4 p.m.; Girls Water Polo vs. Harbor, 4 p.m.; Boys Water Polo vs. Harbor, 5 p.m. 
10.30Field Hockey at Prospect, 3:30 p.m.; Boys Water Polo at York, 6 p.m.; Girls Water Polo vs. Monterey at Everett Alvarez, 6 p.m.
11.01Cross Country at Monterey Bay League Championships, Toro Park, 8 a.m. 

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