Mountie Weekly Recap Oct. 22-27

Catch up on this week’s sporting events

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From thrilling final minute victories to crushing blowout defeats, this week had it all. The Mounties gave everything they had in each of their respective sports, each with varying success. The women’s soccer team pulled out two wins, one being a nail-biter and the other one a blowout, and were able to reach .500 on the season. The football team started with a close game against Cerritos, but they lost ground in the second half, resulting in their third consecutive loss. Continue reading below for full recaps of every Mt. SAC game this week.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

The women came in second place behind LA Harbor on Friday with 36 points.  Rebecca Ruiz led the way with a time of 17:49.8, finishing second overall. Sadie Encinas came in fifth with a time of 18:28.7.  Montserrath Celis finished 7th at 18:43.9. Alyssa Armendariz came in 8th at 18:45.7. They will take place in the SoCal Regionals on Friday, Nov. 2 at Cerritos Regional Park.

WOMEN’S GOLF

The golf team once again finished runner up to Saddleback on Monday at Industry Hills.  The team finished 18 strokes behind with a score of 361. Mackenzie Kelly was a real standout, finishing 9-over par with a great score of 80.  Cristina Liu and Brianna Rojo had solid scores as well, each getting a 90. Their next game is on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Los Serranos for the OEC Finals.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

There is nothing like securing a close win in the final minutes.  That is what the women were able to do against Long Beach on Tuesday out on the road.  Alyssa Gomez was able to score the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to secure a 1-0 shutout win.  Jacqueline Botello was able to keep the game scoreless with her five saves. The team also won at Compton on Friday, 3-0.  Liani Sanchez scored late in the first half on an assist from Kharishma Soma.  Jessica Helmick scored in the middle of the second half on an assist from Kin Spencer.  Viviana Ortega hit the dagger with an unassisted goal in the 84th minute. They move to .500 on the year at 8-8 and will play Tuesday, Oct. 30 at home against Rio Hondo.  

VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team was able to win a road game against Cerritos on Wednesday.  The first set was a close win 25-22. The Mounties dominated the second set 25-12.  The third set was a close 25-23 defeat. The women were able to quell Cerritos’ hopes of a comeback with a 25-13 win to secure the win three sets to one.  Jessica Morse led the way with ten kills. Ashly Velazquez had 13 assists. Malia Carr continued to be huge on defense with 20 digs. Alysha Tullar had the most points with 14.  The Mounties could not get it going on Friday during Sophomore Night getting swept three sets to none to El Camino. After the first set was close at 25-19, the next two were not as they lost 25-15 and 25-9.  Tullar and Lindsey Lane had four kills each. Kierra Courtney had 10 assists and 10 digs. Tullar also led the way with 5.5 points. The team falls to 8-13 and will travel to Rio Hondo on Wednesday, Oct 31.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

The men were able to come out in first place on Friday with a score of 37.  Salvador Capetillo finished first overall with a time of 19:48.1. Jose Melchor was fifth at 20:15.  Luis Huerta and Chris Weiland finished 9th and 10th  with a time of 20:32.4 and 20:36, respectively. They will also compete in the SoCal Regionals on Friday, Nov. 2 at Cerritos Regional Park.  

FOOTBALL

Cerritos’ monster third quarter was too much to overcome as Mt. SAC lost 36-14.  They did have a few highlight plays. Damian Alloway had an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Rachaad White also ran one in from 58 yards out. Steven Nava struggled in this one, throwing for only 105 yards and two interceptions.  White ran for 104 yards with that long touchdown. The team falls to .500 at 4-4 and will play on Saturday, Nov. 3 at San Diego Mesa.

MEN’S SOCCER

The men were able to reflect the women with an identical 1-0 win in the late minutes on Tuesday in Long Beach.  Pedro Morales scored the unassisted goal in the 84th minute. The defense played outstanding by only allowing one shot on goal, which John Samano was able to save.  They were also able to beat Compton with the same score of 1-0. The defense was incredible once again allowing zero shots on goal. They will host Rio Hondo on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

MEN’S WATER POLO

The team hosted the Mt. SAC Mini on Saturday.  They started off slow, losing 10-8 to Citrus. They rebounded in the next two, winning 15-10 against San Diego Mesa and then beating Occidental 11-8.  They will take their outstanding 20-7 record into the South Co. Conference Tournament on Thursday and Saturday.