Boys Varsity Basketball Runs Record to 4-0 with Win Over North County; Suffers First Loss to MVC
The Pirate boys basketball team split a pair of Mission Division games last week beating North Monterey County at home 57-47 before dropping their first league game to Monte Vista Christian on the road last Monday in Watsonville 51-42. In the North Country match up Luke Driscoll ’20 lead the Pirates offensive attack with 21. He had close support from sophomore Evan Johnson who added 18 and senior Sam Fontaine ’20 with 16. Senior Benjamin Soria ’20 contributed 10 rebounds and five blocks to the winning effort.
In the Monte Vista Christian game, the Pirates fell behind early due to cold shooting but rebounded in the second half to force overtime on a three point basket near the buzzer by senior Dylan Santos. Luke Driscoll led the way with 17 points. Benjamin Soria added 7 and Sam Fontaine 6. The Pirates end the first half of play with a 4-1 record and are 13-5 overall.
Pirate Girls Varsity Basketball Team Maintains Hold on First Place with Two Wins
The first place Pirate girls basketball team topped Soledad 49-46 in a tight affair played down in the Salinas Valley. Kailey Clymo ’21 led the balanced scoring with 13 points and 14 rebounds with Rhea Cosand ’22 adding 12 points and 10 rebounds and Gaby Perez ’22 contributing 11 points and 1 charge.
In the annual rivalry game between the Pirates and Pacific Grove the Pirates jumped out early and beat the Breakers 58-37 in the home gym. Kailey Clymo again led the scoring attack with 17 points with strong support from Rhea Cosand with 16, Gaby Perez with 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Sydney Craven ’22 with 6 points.
JV Boys Basketball Suffers Loss to NMC Before Topping MVC
The boy’s JV basketball team suffered their first league loss at home to North Monterey County last Thursday 45-42. The offensive attack was led by sophomore Weile Zheng with 14 points. They managed to bounce back on the road Monday evening against Monte Vista Christian winning 51-34. Freshmen Trent Toole and Auden Forgus led a balanced scoring attack with 14 and 12 points respectively.
The Pirates ended the first round of Mission Division play with a 3-2 record and stand at 9-3 for the season.
Girls Varsity Soccer Team Drops Gonzales 4-1 Before Ending a 1-1 Tie with PG; Falls to Rancho San Juan 3-2
Abbey Wineglass ’20 scored the first goal and Lucie Whatmore ’21 scored the second goal with an assist by Taylure Craven ’20. Romi Marckx ’22 added the third goal with and assist by Leila Santos ’21 while Abbey Wineglass tacked on the fourth goal. On the defensive side Lucy Lynch ’20 had five saves and Vicky Li ’21contributed 1 save.
Against Pacific Grove, the Pirates ended up in a 1-1 tie. Helen Yang ’20 scored the lone goal for the Pirates.
At Rancho San Juan the Pirates came up short in a 3-2 match against the Trailblazers.
Romi Marckx had both goals. Helen Yang added one assist.
Boys Varsity Soccer Team Ties Seaside 4-4. Falls to Pacific collegiate 2-1
In a hard-fought match, the boys varsity pulled even with Seaside to earn the tie. Ardan Dorrian ’22 had 11 saves. Rolando Ortiz ‘20 scored two goals. Quan Bui ’22 and Bush Sricharoenlumsam ’21 scored the other goals.
Against Pacific Collegiate Rolando Ortiz provided all the offense the Pirates would get with an unassisted goal. Ardan Dorrian was the defensive stalwart with 5 saves.
The Girls JV Soccer Team Tops Rival Pacific Grove 3-2 Then Kicks Past Rancho 7-1
After a first half in which they trailed 2-1, the girls rallied to win 3-2 over Pacific Grove. Evie Moore ’23 had the winner off an assist from Harmony Jones ’23. They then headed to the new Rancho San Juan High School. With strong offensive play the Pirates prevailed 7-1. Evie Moore, Harmony Jones, and Laney Neugebauer ’23 led the way with a brace each (soccer lingo for 2 goals).