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Foothill girls beat Monte Vista in EBAL basketball league play, but lose to Carondelet

Falcons wrestlers battle Monte Vista down to last match before falling 45-36

In what appeared to be a daunting week of East Bay Athletic League girls' basketball, the Foothill varsity played some amazing basketball, beating Monte Vista and losing in overtime to Carondelet.

Last Tuesday, the Falcons led from start to finish to beat Monte Vista 61-43. Audrey Goodman had 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Falcons. Caroline McMorrow added 13 points and 12 rebounds to record the double-double. Madison Baxter rounded out the night with 11 points.

Two nights later the Falcons faced Carondelet, one of the top teams in the state. A total team effort was turned in as the Falcons battled throughout before losing 61-60 in overtime.

McMorrow had another big game with 18 points and seven rebounds. Sophia Brown finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four steals.

WRESTLING

It was another busy week for the Foothill wrestling program as it competed in a dual meet, as well as a pair of tournaments over the weekend.

In their dual meet last Wednesday, the Falcons battled Monte Vista down to the last match before falling 45-36.

A pair of Foothill freshmen came up with pins on the night. Seyong Chang (113) and Carter Pierce (195) both got max points for the Falcons with pins in their matches. Cameron Ghoddoucy (152) is another Foothill wrestler that came through with a pin.

When the weekend rolled around, the Falcons sent the varsity to the Clayton Valley tournament while the Junior Varsity team ventured to the Joe Camelleri JV Tournament at Granada.

Senior Dustin Dukleth, one of the top wrestlers in the area, took first place at 220 pounds. Ghoddoucy was second in his weight class and Alex Nielsen was fifth in his division to lead the Falcons to a sixth place team finish.

In the JV tournament, Pearce claimed top honors in his class, while Camden McFarlane, Laithe Omran and Gabriel Bongiorno all wrestled to second place finishes. Elijah Blockmon, Matt Bevan and Blake Bettencourt were third.

SOCCER

It was a tough week for the Foothill girls' soccer team as the Falcons dropped a pair of games last week.

In their first match on the Jan. 12, the Falcons traveled to Granada looking to get back in the win column. The match started slowly for the Falcons as has been the case in many contests this season.

Foothill fell behind off a set piece from distance early in the match and ended the first half down 1-0. Throughout the first half the Falcons had trouble possessing the ball and creating good opportunities in the scoring area.

In the second half the Falcons were able to tie the score off a corner kick and scrum in front of the net and finally finished off by Julia Densmore. Shortly after this, Tami Kwong was fouled in the penalty area and converted the penalty kick to put Foothill in the lead 2-1.

This lead was short lived when Granada converted on a counter attack to knot the score at 2-2. Over the last 15 minutes of the match Foothill created significant pressure and had a number of opportunities to take the lead but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Two days later, Foothill looking to get back on the winning track, played host to San Ramon Valley, but fell 3-0 in an overall lackluster performance for the team.

The Wolves were the aggressor and possessed the ball much better than the Falcons throughout the contest, eventually scoring in the 25th minute off a cross to a wide open SRV player stationed off the back post who easily finished to make it 1-0.

The second half continue to be a struggle for the Falcons as SRV scored both in the 47th and 52nd minutes of the match. As a sign of dominance in the match, San Ramon outshot Foothill 7-0.

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