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December 1, 2021

Prep Roundup: Sept. 22

Santa Catalina was no match for Christopher’s Melanie Tanaka.
Tanaka scored five goals for the Cougars field hockey team in its 10-0 shutout of Santa Catalina Friday on the road. 
Jacqueline Hufferd, Mackenzie Holt, Nikki Villanueva, Erin Mank and Sherelle Butler each added another goal for Christopher in the contest. 
The Cougars (2-2-1 overall, 1-0-1 in league) will continue their long road trip with a 3:30 p.m. game at Robert Louis Stevenson Tuesday. 
Gilroy ties with Davis
Gilroy travelled to take on a tough Davis team, but neither team was able to net the game winner. 
The Mustangs tied with Davis 1-1, despite outshooting their opponents 8-1. 
Katrina ‘KC’ Carter scored off an assist from Liz Clark in the first half and Gilroy led 1-0 at the break. David scored the equalizer in the second.
“Every game is a learning experience for us,” GHS coach Adam Gemar said. “So I see it as after every game we grow stronger as a team.”
Gilroy (8-0-2) will host St. Francis at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 
Cougars fall to SLV
Christopher lost 17-14 to San Lorenzo Valley Thursday at home. 
The Cougars kept things close, but were outscored by one goal in each period leading up to the fourth.
They trailed 5-4 after the first and 9-7 at the half. SLV scored four more in the third to Christopher’s three to lead 13-10 heading into the final frame. Both teams netted four goals in the fourth period.
Stats were not yet available. 
Christopher (2-2) will be back in the water to host Robert Louis Stevenson at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 
CHS goes 1-2 at 76er tournament
Christopher put the hurt on Independence, cruising to a 22-5 win Saturday during the Independence 76er Tournament in San Jose.
That was the Cougars lone win, however, as they fell to Santa Teresa 19-10 and Woodside 15-4. 
Ashley Irby led Christopher going 5 for 6 with six assists and three steals against Independence. Natalie Garcia was a perfect 4 for 4 and Sofie Gonzalez added three goals in that game. Hannah Marquez, Sabrina Seery, Paige Gallardo and Evangelina McNamara each scored two goals, while Emma Seery and Malaya Santos each added one. 
Nicole Andresen racked up 13 saves against Independence. 
Christopher led 16-2 at halftime and scored three goals in each of the remaining periods.
Santa Teresa grabbed an early lead from the Cougars and never looked back. It scored seven goals in the first and took a 9-4 lead into the break. ST scored seven more in the third period, while CHS could only net one. The Cougars outscored their opponent 5-3 in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
Garcia led with four goals against Santa Teresa while Marquez had three.
It was a similar story against Woodside, who took a 15-1 lead into halftime against Christopher. The Cougars held Woodside to two scoreless periods after the break, but the deficit was too great to overcome.
Santos led with two goals in this game, while McNamara and Irby each had one. Andresen also had 12 stops.
Christopher (4-8 overall, 1-3 in league) also lost 20-8 to San Lorenzo Valley Thursday.
The Cougars will travel to Robert Louis Stevenson at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Mustangs lose to Santa Catalina
Gilroy’s Lizette Alcantar had two Pars and finished with the third lowest score carding at 45 against Santa Catalina. 
The Mustangs, however, lost 319-242 to the visitors Wednesday at Gavilan Golf Course. 
Nicole Dan carded her first birdie in league play on Hole 6, helping her to a score of 51. She also had a par on the ninth hole for the Mustangs.
Alessandra Esposito has played just two matches for Gilroy, but has improved by lowering her scores. She finished with a 61. The Mustangs were given two automatic 81 scores for not fielding a full roster. 
Though Gilroy wasn’t victorious, the team was able to lower its stroke count by a combined 17 strokes.
“That to me is better than a victory; it’s a great accomplishment,” Mustangs coach Daniel Valdez said via email. “I am proud of our Lady Mustangs.”
Gilroy (1-3) will be back on the course to play Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salinas Country Club.
Find out when and where to catch your favorite Cougar or Mustang teams in action this week:
9.23 Girls Golf vs. Santa Catalina*, 3:30 p.m.; Field Hockey at Robert Louis Stevenson*, 3:30 p.m.; Boys Water Polo vs. Robert Louis Stevenson, 4 p.m.; Girls Water Polo at Robert Louis Stevenson*, 4 p.m.
9.24 Cross Country at MBL Center Meet 1* at Christmas Hill Park, 3:30 p.m.
9.25 Girls Golf vs. Watsonville*, 3:30 p.m.; Field Hockey at Carmel*, 3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Gilroy High*, 4 p.m.; Boys Water Polo at San Benito*, 4 p.m.
9.27 Football at Hillsdale High, 2 p.m.

9.23 Girls Golf at Notre Dame*, Salinas Country Club, 3:30 p.m.; Field Hockey vs. Saint Francis*, 6 p.m.; Volleyball at North Salinas *, 6:30 p.m.
9.24 Cross Country at MBL Center Meet 1* at Christmas Hill Park, 2 p.m.
9.25 Girls Golf at Everett Alvarez*, Salinas Country Club, 3:30 p.m.; Field Hockey vs. Archbishop Mitty*, 3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs. Christopher*, 4 p.m.; Girls Water Polo at Harbor* at Santa Cruz High, 6 p.m.; Volleyball at Watsonville*, 6:30 p.m.; Boys Water Polo at Harbor* at Santa Cruz High, 7 p.m.
9.26 Football vs. Piedmont Hills, 7:30 p.m.
*Denotes league contest.

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