The Dons' defense concluded the season conceding only 12 goals and was anchored by UC Berkeley-bound Julia Gonsman and UC Davis-bound Bella Mayo.
The offense scored 50 goals on the campaign, led by juniors Kennedy Mayo with 12 and Noelle Marceno with 10.
Amador's seniors provided strong leadership all season: Gonsman, Bella Mayo, Kate Reedy (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Allie Jones and Sophia Griffen.
The Dons played three games last week, with the season opener coming on Feb. 25 -- a 13-6 win over Clayton Valley.
Goalie Jonny Wessel kept Amador in the game early on in the goal before the offense got going. The Dons were led on offense by Cal Ewanich (2 goals, 4 assists).
The JV team came out with a 21-7 win. Robert Sitter (3 goals, 3 assists) and Carson Fialho (4 goals, 2 assists), while Reed Shaw (2 goals, 2 assists) and Will Coultrip (3 goals, 1 assist) racked up points.
Next up for the Amador program was a matchup with Granada.
The varsity rolled to a 22-2 win, led by Jackson Hilton (5 goals, 2 assists), Colin Wallace (4 goals, 3 assists) and Ewanich (1 goal, 6 assists). Ryan Chiou, Timmy Gallagher and Kaleb Real combined to win 100% of the faceoffs.
The JV team also won 21-4 with Shaw scoring six goals. Fialho (3 goals, 4 assists) and Ryan Brace (3 goals, 4 assists) had big offensive games as well. Ross Brown led the defense with three forced turnovers.
Then last Saturday, the Dons traveled to Los Gatos and split their games.
The varsity lost 12-10 in a very physical game. Ewanich (2 goals, 5 assists) and Hilton (4 goals, assist) led the way on offense, while Chiou, Ewanich, Luke Jacobson and Mateo Castillo battled for multiple ground balls.
The JV team won 19-10. Fialho had seven goals and six assists, while Shaw had four goals and four assists. Goalie Alec Smith made 12 saves.
For crosstown Foothill, the Falcons varsity lacrosse team suffered a 5-3 loss to Dublin to open the season.
The Falcons also need to fund the purchase of helmets for all the new players. You can support their efforts by attending their fundraiser at SideTrack Bar + Grill on Monday (March 9) where you can enjoy a delicious meal while receiving excellent wait service supported by the players.
All tips will go to the Foothill Boys Lacrosse Program. Reservations can be made for the March 9 dinner fundraiser at www.sidetrackeats.com, or if you are unable to attend and would like to support this local program email [email protected]
The Falcons opened their season with a 6-2 win over Bellarmine on Feb. 26 in San Jose.
Right-hander Josh Anderson started the game for the Falcons, going three innings on the mound and earning the win. He also had two hits at the plate, including an RBI single in the second inning. Matt Ager, Kyle Bautista and Nathan Shinn finished the game in relief throwing four shutout innings.
The Falcons had 10 hits including a three-run HR in the fourth inning. Grant Eggers also hit a double along with Justin Durflinger and Niko Mollat.
In the second game of the week, Tommy Scavone drove in five runs on three hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, to lead the Falcons to a 23-2 win over Castro Valley.
Bryce Lombardi, Russell Crumrine, Jaden Cardera, Paul Priess, Ager and Durflinger each contributing RBIs in a nine-run, fifth inning.
Ben Hansen started the game on the mound, with Shinn, Cardera, Sam Milera and Vinny Galli closing it out.
The Dons rolled to pair of wins over De La Salle and Livermore by a combined 18-0 final.
In the win over De La Salle, the singles were swept by Brett Miller, Vishal Muthuvel, Ben Deriquito, Bryan Park, David Alber and Nithilan Muruganandham. The teams of Robert Heeter/James Heeter, Samarth Badyal/Idan Belau and Aditya Nair/Atul Nair all swept their matches, losing only six games combined.
Next up was Livermore in a match where the Dons dropped all of one game overall. Park, Alber, Muruganandham, Belau, David Qiu, and Sunny Mukherjee all made quick work of their opponents in singles play. In the lone doubles match, Badyal and Kunal Kadile swept their match. The other two doubles matches were by default.
For Foothill, the boys tennis team opened with a 7-0 defeat of non-conference opponent James Logan and followed that with an 8-1 victory over Granada.
Foothill then pulled out a 5-4 win over Dougherty Valley. The Falcons prevailed in the No. 1 through No. 5 singles to secure the win. The deciding sets were Adam Linette's and Ian Dong's singles matches at No. 1 and 5. Ani Poruri, Christopher Lee and Jivan Krishna also won their singles matches.
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