Stevenson Girls Field Hockey Earns First Playoff Bid Since 1997
The Pirates varsity field hockey team notched the first-ever playoff spot in the CCS postseason with a 2-1 win on the home field over Notre Dame of Salinas. The leading scorers in this play-in contest were Maya Forgus ’20 and Lucy Drake ’22 with a goal each, off assists from Kailey Clymo ’21.
Stevenson Girls Field Hockey Team Drops Heartbreaker Match to Prospect 1-0
Playing in their first CCS postseason playoff game since 1997, the Pirates put up a valiant effort on the road against Prospect High School from San Jose giving up the winning goal with 44 seconds to play. A defensive struggle from the start, the Pirates matched Propsect’s strong play minute for minute. With many key players underclassman and returning next season, the Pirates have established themselves as a team to watch next year.
Varsity Boys Water Polo Sweeps The Season Series with Rival Carmel - Ends Best Season in Program History
Senior Daniel Mayer led the Pirates past cross-town rival Carmel Padres 11-10 with four goals on Senior Night. Mayer’s inspired play was backed up by another stellar defensive effort by Goalie Owen Monke ’22 who recorded 11 saves. The victory moved the overall season record to 22-2 while the league record ended up 12-0. The win allowed the Pirates to take the number one seed into the CCS Division 2 playoffs this Saturday, November 9 against the eight seed Saratoga High School. The match will be played at Soquel High School in Santa Cruz County.
Girls Varsity Water Polo Earns Number Four Seed in Division 2 Playoffs
The Pirate girls water polo team earned a number four seed in the CCS Division 2 playoffs and will face the number five seed Ann Sobrato High School from Morgan Hill, on Saturday, November 9 at Soquel High School near Santa Cruz. The Pirates, who finished the regular season with a record of 18-5 overall, won the division championship last week.
Varsity Football Drops League Game to St. Francis SCP in Watsonville 35-21
The Pirate football team dropped its second league contest last Friday to St. Francis SCP of Watsonville last Friday night. QB Dylan Santos ‘20 was 13/18 for 166 passing yards good for three TDs. Kyle McTamaney ‘22 added 3/5 passing for 44 yards. Tyler Garrett ‘20 recorded 30 yards in passing receptions good for one TD. Wide receiver Evan Johnson ‘22 had one TD on four catches good for 72 yards with teammate Connor Cossand ‘21 contributing one TD on seven catches for 104 yards. Running back Tyler Olson ‘21 rushed nine times for 60 yards. The Pirates close out the 2019 campaign on the road Saturday with Pajaro Valley at Cabrillo College.
Stevenson Harriers Compete Well in the PCAL Meet
Last Saturday, the Pirate cross country team competed in the Cypress Division at the Pacific Coast Athletic League Championships at Toro Park. The Frosh/Soph Boys' team placed 2nd. The top five finishers were Laurence Shao ’22, Ronan Bennett ’23, Garrett Lyddon ’20, Mew Phattanateeradaj ’23, and Nathan Poggemeyer ’23. The varsity boys were runner up to St. Francis. The scoring Pirates were Max Green ’20, John Puka ’22, Marshall Boen ’20, Ben Rich ’20, and Win Metcalf ’22.
The varsity girls upset Monterey to be league champions, led by Gabby Torres ’22, Rachel Zhao ’21, Molly McCormick ’22, Grace Baldridge ’21, and Zoe Chen ’21. The varsity boys' and girls' teams both qualified to compete in the Central Coast Section Championships on November 16.
In addition to our strong team performances, there were five Stevenson runners who earned all-league honors. In cross country, to be recognized as an all-league athlete, a runner has to be one of the top nine finishers in their division. For varsity boys, Max Green was 5th, John Puka 6th, and Marshall Boen 7th. In the girls' race, Gabby Torres finished 3rd and Rachel Zhao 8th.
Pirate Sailors Continue to Shine in Norcal Number Three Race
Four Pirate pairs earned victories over 64 skipper-crew tandems at the Encinal Yacht Club on the Alameda estuary on November 2-3. Thirty-five high schools from Northern California participated.
On Saturday in the Silver Division, Carmen Berg '22 and Lilah Parker '22 finished first out of 32 pairs after five races. They tallied two first places, two seconds, and a third. On Sunday Schuyler Jones '21 and Audrey Yip '21 took over the FJ sloop from Berg and Parker, finishing first with a record of 1-3-3-7-1-1.
In the Gold Division, two Stevenson pairs improved dramatically from Saturday to Sunday. Gage Bradford '20 and Luc DuPreez '23 were 5th out of 31 boats in Saturday's racing; they finished 2nd on Sunday with a tally of 5-1-6-2-2-1-2. Ryan Marquess '22 and Betty Ng '20 showed even more dramatic improvement: they finished 9th on Saturday and won Sunday's series with a 1-2-1-1-3-6-3 record.
Sunday marked the second time this fall coach Bradley Schoch's sailors took the top two spots in the Gold Division and the first time Pirate pairs have ever taken the Silver Division for the second straight day.