Oct 11, 2017
LAS POSITAS SOCCER IS ‘TWO’ SWEET
Two was the magic number for the Las Positas College men’s and women’s soccer teams on Friday.
In the Las Positas men’s 5-0 rout of visiting Hartnell, forward Jake “Cowboy” Foscalina and defender Matt Dremelas both had two goals and Corey Stewart and Alex Charvet each had two assists. In the women’s team’s 3-1 triumph over visiting Hartnell, midfielder Camila Fonseca had two goals.
Two wins for the college.
Two Hawks teams in first place in the Coast-North.
The talented Hawks (4-3-3, 1-0-1, Coast-North) are tied with City College of San Francisco (5-0-2, 1-0-1) atop the division. Friday’s big effort helped make amends for the Hawks’ 2-2 draw with Chabot.
With seven goals in just eight matches played, Foscalina is tied for sixth in the state in goals scored. Of course, Las Positas men’s soccer is becoming known for its goal-scoring virtuosos. Last season Marco Neves, now with Seton Hall finished with an amazing 25 goals and seven assists. This year Neves has two goals and an assist with the Pirates, who won their first Big East match of the season by upending No. 25 Creighton on Saturday.
The highly regarded Hawks usually lean on Fonseca’s assists, but the sophomore’s scoring did the trick against Hartnell. She has seven assists this season and is two off the state lead in the category.
Now with bookend 3-1 wins in the Coast-North, the Las Positas women (6-1-2, 2-0) entered the week atop the division.
Las Positas closed out Hartnell with a flourish, scoring all three goals in the final five minutes to erase a 1-0 deficit. Fonseca scored the equalizer in the 85th minute off a Taylor Peterson assist. Paola Samaniego struck with the winner two minutes later off a Natalie Contreras pass, and Fonseca rounded out the rapid-scoring sequence with a finish in the 89th minute off a Rocio Perez assist. Goaltender Jennifer Parker had seven saves. The late-breaking Hawks also polished off Cabrillo 3-1 on Sept. 26 with three goals in the final 35 minutes by Perez, Azariah Douglas and Samaniego.
MEN’S WATER POLO
The Hawks (3-12, 0-1 Coast) found the going tough in the power-packed Saddleback Invitational, falling to Santa Monica, El Camino and Saddleback. The Hawks will continue conference play against visiting De Anza on Wednesday. Sasha Lazzerereschi leads the Hawks with 35 goals and Jason “Can do” Craighead has a team-high 23 assists.
Lazzerereschi has 30 steals and Andrew Long Kettenhoffen has 29.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
The Hawks (2-4, 0-1) dropped their Coast opener 9-0 against College of San Mateo. They continue Coast play against visiting De Anza on Wednesday and then travel to Cabrillo on Friday. Madison Ferguson leads the Hawks in scoring with 14 goals and Nikki White has 10.