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Pleasanton Preps: Amador, Foothill softball teams pick up wins

Also: Baseball, tennis, lacrosse and hockey athletes score victories

The Amador Valley girls softball team picked up a pair of wins last week, beating Livermore and Granada.

The week started with a 5-2 win over Livermore, where the Dons had four extra-base hits, with Valeria Torres-Colon and Allyson Kim ripping triples. Chloe Engle and Julia Camello each had a double. Camello also drove in a pair of runs, with Mia Hildebrand and Sophia Youngberg also driving in runs.

In the win over Granada it was all about Mia Hildebrand, as her home run was the lone run of the game and she went the distance in the circle, allowing only four hits and striking out three.

Torres-Colon had two doubles and Engle added one.

Across town, the Foothill Falcons softball team went undefeated last week as well.

Foothill opened the week beating Dublin 5-0 behind a three-hit shutout by Nicole May, who also struck out seven. Hailey Hayes, Courtney Beaudin and Gianna Lyng had two hits each. Hope Alley, Hayes, Beaudin and Ally McEloy all drove in runs.

In their second game of the week, the Falcons beat Freedom 11-0. Sophomore Maddie Heinlin pitched a complete game, giving up only one hit in five innings

McElroy hit a home run, Alley a triple and May, Emma Chandler, Grace Moreno and Ellen Ebbers all collecting doubles.

Foothill baseball

The Falcons pulled out a pair of wins last week, beating Heritage and Dublin.

The week started with a 4-1 win over Heritage. Ryan Stemplinger singled in two runs in the first inning to get the ball rolling for Foothill.

Jake Gebb went five innings on the mound, giving up only one and striking out three.

Two days later, they added a 10-1 win over Dublin in an East Bay Athletic League game.

Foothill racked up 13 hits with Stemplinger and Justin Durflinger each getting three hits. Durflinger had a home run in the third inning. Josh Robinson was the winning pitcher, giving up the one run in four innings of work.

Amador tennis

The machine that is the Amador tennis team continued its roll, beating California 8-1 and De La Salle 9-0.

In the win over Cal, Aadarsh Triapthi, Vedhant Kaliyur, Eswarsai Ramineni, Vishal Muthuvel and San Kalp Sharma all took their singles matches. The doubles teams of Robert Heeter/Brett Miller, Vishesh Pithadiya/Manas Aavula and Nithilan Muruganandham/Ethan Allavarpu also came away with wins.

In the sweep of De La Salle, Triapthi, Ben Deriquito, Kaliyur, Ramineni and Xinyu Qiu all won singles matches.

The doubles teams of Heeter/Miller, Pithadiya/Aavula and Muruganandham/Allavarpu were perfect as well.

Girls lacrosse

The Dons dominating Carondelet 16-8 on March 15.

Mady Sweeney and Bella Mayo combined for nine of the 16 Amador goals. Lily Manos, Marley Diligent and Catherine Murphy had two goals each and Sam Nimmo rounded out the scoring. Isa Clark, Victoria Frentz and Sophia Shiblack had assists.

Blake Guidice and Clare Lemolin played well in the goal, with the defense getting great play from Kaitlyn Sweeney, Grace French, Maddie Riddle, Erica Haley and Alexis Bayani.

The Dons also beat Piedmont 15-11 and Davis 19-3.

For Foothill lacrosse, the girls varsity team posted an 11-9 win against Las Lomas on March 24 after beating Dougherty Valley earlier in the week.

The win over Dougherty was a 15-3 thumping.

Foothill scoring was led by Nikki Trueblood with four goals and Audriana Templeman with three. Kayleigh Montana, Drew Pagtakhan, Sadie Brown and Eva Bull each scored two goals for the Falcons.

Dougherty was unable to stage a comeback as Falcon goalie Paige Doyle saved 21 of 24 shots. Aly Lee, Kelly Fietz and Noe Jue contributed strongly to the defensive effort.

Foothill volleyball

The Falcons had a big week in EBAL play, beating Amador Valley and Granada.

The win over Amador was a 25-19, 26-24, 25-22 straight-set victory. Azfal Peermohammed (29 assists, 3 kills), Andre Doty (8 kills, 6 blocks) and Daniel Qian (8 kills, 4 aces) led the way for Foothill.

The Falcons then beat Granada 25-21, 19-25, 27-25, 25-21. Qian (23 kills, 7 digs), Peermohammed (43 assists, 17 digs) and Mason Ward (12 kills, 9 digs) led the way.

Amador hockey

Over the weekend of March 16, the Amador hockey team beat Granada and De La Salle.

First, the Dons topped Granada 7-2, with two goals each from Justin Fulmer, Joey Demeo and Gabe Zirogiannis, with an additional goal by Monte Sage.

Against DLS, the Dons walked away with a 5-2 win as Michael Cassetti had three goals, with Rae Kerton scoring her first goal of the season, as did Pranav Chandra.

Editor's note: Dennis Miller is a contributing sports writer for the Pleasanton Weekly. To contact Miller or submit local high school sports scores, game highlights and photographs for his weekly Pleasanton Preps column, email him at acesmag@aol.com.

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