NEVES FINISHES WHAT HE STARTS
Las Positas men’s soccer player Marco Neves improved to No. 2 in the state in scoring and points with a goal in a 2-0 win over district-rival Chabot on Friday in a Coast Conference crossover game.
Neves, a transfer from Cal State East Bay, entered the week with 13 goals and four assists for 30 points. He also had two goals in a 4-4 draw with City College of San Francisco in the teams’ Coast-North openers.
The Hawks and CCSF entered week tied for first place with 1-0-1 conference marks.
Las Positas is 6-2-2 overall, riding a seven-game unbeaten streak dating to 2-1 loss to powerful Irvine Valley in the season-opening Hartnell tournament on Sept. 4.
Javier Hernandez rounded out the scoring against Chabot in the 88th minute, after stealing the ball from the goalkeeper.
Las Positas coach Andy Cumbo was particularly pleased with the shutout, after his team surrendered four goals against CCSF in a wild affair.
Cumbo praised the work of keeper Julio Naranjo, who commanded the penalty area on Friday night. Tony Jimenez, who is tied for sixth in the state in assists with six, excelled in the midfield along with Fernando Herrera, Mike Hatch was outstanding at center back.
The Hawks travel to Monterey (2-6, 0-2) on Tuesday before returning to host Cabrillo (0-7-1, 0-3) on Friday night at 6:30.
The Hawks (6-1-1, 1-0-1) extended their unbeaten streak to seven with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Hartnell in Salinas on Friday. Britni Myhre scored for Las Positas and Camila Fonseca had the assist.
Fonseca entered the week leading the state in assists with 10.
Myhre is tied for 11th in the state in scoring with 10 goals. Yesica Morales is tied for eighth in total points with nine goals and nine assists.
The Hawks set the tone for their successful season with a trip to Hawaii, when they scrimmaged Hawaii Pacific and the Hawaii Rush club team. They will return to Hawaii next year to face D2 Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade.
Las Positas will host Skyline on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Skyline on Friday at 3 p.m.
David Frisbie and Jordan Kirby placed second and third as individuals, and the powerful Las Positas men’s team finished a sturdy second in the Modesto Junior College Invitational.
American River won the team title with 41 points, and Las Positas (which has Chabot athletes on the squad) had 61 points.
Frisbie had a time of 21 minutes, 26.2 seconds on the 4-mile course, and Kirby finished in 21:34.7. The Hawks’ Bret Greene took 10th place in 22:07.0. David Yeshiwas was 12th in 22:10.1. Also cracking the top 50 for the Hawks were Jahdai Bolds (41st, 23:48.4), Leonel Gomez (46th, 24:12.8), and Caleb Henze (50th, 24:24.1).
The Las Positas women’s team (5-6, 2-0) won its third straight contest, 6-4 over Pasadena in the College of San Mateo tournament. The Hawks also beat the host Bulldogs 8-0 in the event, after besting visiting West Valley 11-8 in conference play on Sept. 28.
Jamie Roeder led the way against Pasadena with a hat trick, and Elizabeth Bukus had two goals. Madison Soaja had three steals and a goal. Paris Sinclair and Charissa Taylor each had two assists.
Taylor and Amaya Batiza both had two goals against CSM, Soaja had two assists, and goalie Bailey Beanland had five saves.
Against West Valley, the generous Soaja had six assists, Roeder had four goals, and Bukus had three goals. Batiza had three steals.
The Hawks men’s team (0-17, 0-1) dropped its conference opener 24-2 against West Valley.
The Las Positas women are at Merced on Wednesday and at De Anza on Friday. The LPC men host Merced on Wednesday and travel to De Anza on Friday.
- Matt Schwab