Women’s Varsity Volleyball
By Lulu Clemmons
Women’s volleyball fell to the Durango Trailblazers last Tuesday in a five set game,16-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20, and 15-17. Though it was a loss, the Cougs had 59 kills, eight aces, nine blocks, 91 digs, and 57 assists.
“Even though we lost the game, we tried our best and we were satisfied with how we played,” Brooke Dobson, sophomore, said.
The losses continued for the Cougs on Thursday against the Bishop Gorman Gaels in three sets, 12-25, 24-26, and 18-25. The Cougars are 5-2-0 in the league.
“We had a lot of great plays and overall we played really well,” Emily King, freshman, said.
Catch the Cougs next week as they play an away game against Southeast Career Tech High School on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Women’s Varsity Soccer
Women’s varsity soccer tied the Liberty Patriots, 1-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at home. Sophomore Simone Hottentot scored the Coug’s goal, bringing the team’s record to 6-0-1. The lady Coug’s currently place second in their league, behind Bishop Gorman.
“I think we need to come back next week ready and focus more on playing our usual game. We need to be more aggressive to the ball,” Rachel Burt, sophomore, said,
On Friday, October 5, the team traveled to Silverado to play the Skyhawks in a close game. Cougars took the win, 3-1. Women’s soccer plays today at Durango High School against the Trailblazers.
Men’s Varsity Football
By Matthew Eskridge
Men’s varsity football pulled out a close 26-21 win over the Green Valley Gators on Friday, Oct. 5 for the first conference game of the season.
In the first half, Coronado succeeded in throwing and passing the ball to score 10 points in the first quarter and six points in the second. The Cougs prevented Green Valley from scoring in the first quarter but allowed 14 points in the second.
“We were finally getting it right and doing what we were supposed to do,” Trey Goughnour, sophomore, said.
In the second half, Coronado kept the pace going, scoring an additional 10 points in the third quarter but scored none in the fourth. The Cougars once again prevented the Gators from scoring in the third, but Green Valley managed to score seven points in the final quarter. The Cougs still won the game, 26-21.
“We kept the pace going, performed remarkably on offense and stopped them on defense and lead ourselves to victory,“ Coach Casel said.
Their next game will be at home on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 versus Foothill High School for the homecoming game.
By Ryan Kelleher
Both the men’s and women’s varsity cross country placed first at their race on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Sonata Park. Varsity teams beat seven other teams including rival Basic High School. Juniors Bryce Tondryk and Brendan Graves led the men’s team while Claire Rawlins, junior, and Erin Shannon, sophomore, placed first and second in the women’s race.
“We’re all happy to see that the hard work we put in at practice is reflected in our races,” Madisyn Selva, junior, said. “It’s a great feeling to really hard at practice and then have that show in a race.”
All cross country teams, including JV, traveled to California for the Central Park Invitational on Friday, Oct 5. Races were divided by grade and skill level. High schools from California and other surrounding states competed on Saturday, Oct. 6. After the race, all runners went to Huntington Beach for the afternoon.
Cross country races today in the O’Dea Frosh-Soph Invitational at Desert Breeze Park.
Men’s Varsity Soccer
By Bryce Becker
Last week, the Cougars took a crushing 4-0 victory over the Foothill Falcons on Monday, Oct. 1. The Cougs started the first half strong, scoring two goals and two more in the second half. Senior Alfredo Diaz and junior Lincoln Aquino both scored two goals.
In another game on Wednesday, Oct 3, the Cougs won 4-1 over Liberty. After scoring a goal in the first half, the Cougs added three more in the second.
“It’s amazing to get some wins before regionals and state to boost our confidence. I’m proud of how hard the team is practicing,” Ryan Wilkinson, sophomore, said.
The win streak did not stop there, as they won a 3-0 victory against Silverado, on Saturday Oct. 6. Wilkinson and Diaz scored a goal each, as well as freshman Donald Kieman. The Cougars are 7-0-1 in the league and play their next home match today.
Men’s Varsity Tennis
By Bryce Becker
Men’s varsity tennis started off the week in a battle for the regional title. In the first game on Wednesday, Oct. 3 the Cougars dominated Silverado 17-1. The Cougs went on to face Desert Oasis on Thursday, Oct. 4 and came out with a 10-9 win. Seniors Colin Pelitier and Akhil Mohan won their doubles match 3-0. They played Clark in a very close final match game, but in the end, lost 7-11.
“I feel that we could have been better at attacking the net so we can control the point more often,” Ian Hawkes, sophomore, said.
The Cougars play their next match Wednesday, Oct. 17 versus Spanish Springs.