Las Positas Sports Roundup, Oct. 17

The Las Positas women’s soccer team, riding a 10-game unbeaten streak, continued to overwhelm the competition with a 7-0 win over De Anza in a Coast Conference Crossover game on Oct. 14.

Aimee Ryan had two goals and Paulina Gonzalez had two assists to lead the way.

The classy Hawks have outscored their past three opponents by a combined 20-0.

Yesica Morales entered the week leading the state in assists with 12, and Camila Fonseca was tied for second with 11. Freshman Britni Myhre is tied for 13th in he state in scoring with 12 goals, and was 14th in total points with 28 – two spots behind Morales, who also has 10 goals and 34 points.

Also scoring against De Anza were Mildreth Gil, Ashley Carlton, Mackenzie Paulo and Cali Johnson.

Goalkeeper Ali Nunes has a team-high 52 saves, having worked two shutouts.

The Hawks (9-1-1, 3-0-1 Coast-North) have a showdown with visiting City College of San Francisco (8-1-2, 3-0) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, as five teams are in a logjam vying for the Coast-North top spot, also including Hartnell (6-5-2, 4-0-1), Evergreen Valley (7-4-2, 4-1-0) and Canada (6-3-2, 2-1).

The Hawks’ scheduled game at Canada last week was postponed.

Of course, the Las Positas season got off to a rousing start when the team traveled to Hawaii for scrimmages against D2 Hawaii Pacific and the Hawaii Rush club team. The Hawks will be returning to Hawaii next year for games against Hawaii Pacific and D2 Chaminade.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO

The Hawks walloped Cabrillo 11-2 on Oct. 12 to stay unbeaten and atop the conference, before finishing the week with back-to-back losses against Sierra 9-3 and San Joaquin Delta 13-1, both at Foothill College.

Madison Suoja and Charissa Taylor both had three goals and four assists against Cabrillo, and Jamie Roeder and Paris Sinclair each had two goals. Goalie Bailey Beanland was clutch with 13 big saves. Carley Walling also scored.

The Hawks (8-8, 5-0 Coast-North) have a big showdown against Ohlone (8-6, 3-0) on Wednesday in Fremont. Las Positas is at CCSF on Friday.

MEN’S SOCCER

Marco Neves moved into the state lead in goals and total points with a hat trick and three assists in the Hawks’ 7-1 win over Gavilan on Friday.

Neves entered the week with 18 goals, tied with Carlos Eduardo of Lassen atop the state. Neves also has 43 points, leading Eduardo and Francisco Contreras of San Diego both by a point.

Overall, it was a big week for Neves, who scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Canada. Lalo Aguilar had the assist. Unfortunately for Las Positas, Canada-Redwood City scored two early goals which forced the Hawks to chase the game.

The Hawks (8-4-2, 3-2-1) had a rematch with City College of San Francisco (7-3-1, 4-1-1) on Monday in San Francisco, in another pivotal Coast-North battle between title contenders. Las Positas will conclude a big week at home against unbeaten Hartnell (8-0-5, 3-0-3 Coast-South) in a conference crossover showdown on Friday night at 6:30.

The Hawks drew with visiting CCSF 4-4 in the teams’ conference openers on Sept. 27, and Las Positas fell 4-1 to host Hartnell in the early season Hartnell Tournament.

MEN’S WATER POLO

After notching its first victory of the season in a 14-13 thriller against De Anza on Oct. 7, the Hawks (1-15, 1-3 Coast) fell to Cabrillo 13-10 on Oct. 12.

Alexander Newman’s goal proved to be the clincher against De Anza, giving the Hawks a 14-12 lead off a Jeremy Usedom assist. Usedom also assisted Newman on the 13th goal.

Having an outstanding season, Usedom led the Hawks with seven goals and six assists. Newman had four goals and an assist. Usedom also had seven goals and three assists against Cabrillo, and Newman had two goals. Chris Buckman had an assist and two steals, and Luke Shaffer had a goal and an assist.

CROSS COUNTRY

Hawks freshman David Frisbie finished a solid 34th in the 8K Bronco Invitational Open Division on Saturday, hosted by Santa Clara University. The Hawks finished an impressive sixth in the Non-Division I race with 183 points, placing ahead of Stanford Club, UC Santa Cruz, Holy Names, UC Merced, and Cal State East Bay, among others.

Frisbie had a time of 26 minutes, 22.1 seconds at Baylands Park. The big meet featured 13 regionally ranked teams between the men’s and women’s races.

Also for Las Positas, Zach Connolly was 38th in a time of 26:30.4, and David Yeshiwas was 50th in 26:42.8, and Jordan Kirby was 72nd in 27:06.7. Jahdai Bolds and Bret Greene were 100th and 101st.

-- Matt Schwab