Last week in sports

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In a home game versus Green Valley on Thursday, Oct. 11, sophomore Ryan Wilkinson opens up for a pass down the line from senior Brock Rideout. Photo by Bryce Becker

Men’s Varsity Soccer

By Bryce Becker

Starting the week off strong, men’s varsity soccer took a 4-1 home game win over Durango on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The first half ended with a 1-0 lead over Durango, but they wouldn’t be beat that easily; they answered back in the second half tying the score 1-1. In a final push the Cougars scored three more goals to secure the win. Senior Alfredo Diaz and junior Lincoln Aquino both scored two goals, and with assists from sophomores Taye Adams and Ryan Wilkinson, the Cougars took the win.

“I think the team has been doing great so far and hope to continue throughout the rest of the season,” Wilkinson said. “Before state, I hope we can improve on playing well in high pressure games and be able to stop any mistakes we may have as a result of the pressure.”

In the second home game of the week, the Cougs dominated 8-0 over Green Valley on Thursday, Oct. 11. After scoring five goals in the first half, the Cougars kept possession and scored three more in the second half. Men’s varsity soccer plays their next home game on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and are 9-0-1 in the league.

At the homecoming game, varsity football cheers their teammates on from the sidelines. Photo by Ainsley Davis

Varsity Football

By Ryan Kelleher

Varsity football lost to the Foothill Falcons 35-7 on Friday, Oct. 12 in the homecoming match. Junior Fullback Vinny Gelsone (34) scored the Coug’s one touchdown off of a completed pass from senior quarterback Keegan Tharp (13). The Falcons overwhelmed the Cougs scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter. Falcon defense continually stopped Coronado from completing passes and making large runs.

“After last week’s upset against Green Valley, we went into the game too confident,” Adam Townsend, junior, said. “We have to play every game the same, no matter what happened the week before.”

The Cougs are 1-1 in the league and 3-4 overall. Their next game is at Basic on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7p.m. Varsity’s final home game is against the Liberty Patriots on Friday, Nov. 2 for senior night.

Going for the kill, sophomore Brooke Dobson (18) prepares to hit a ball set by sophomore Cassandra Smits Van Oyen (7). Photo bu Lulu Clemmons

Women’s Varsity Volleyball

By Lulu Clemmons

Women’s volleyball swept the SECTA roadrunners on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in three sets: 25-12, 25-5 and 25-12. The Cougs accumulated nine aces, six blocks, 43 digs, and 34 assists. The Cougars now have a 6-2-0 league ratio.

“It was an easier match, but we were still able to get better individually and as a team,” Kennedi Steele (2), junior, said.

The Cougs play tonight at home against Green Valley in the annual Dig Pink game and again on Thursday Oct.18 at Basic High School.

Varsity Cross Country

By Ryan Kelleher

Women’s varsity cross country placed first out of six teams in their final league match of the season on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Basic High School. Junior Claire Rawlins earned second overall while sophomore Erin Shannon placed fourth. Men’s varsity placed second out of six teams, and junior Brendan Graves led the Cougs by placing fifth. The men’s team lost to Green Valley but still beat rivals Foothill and Basic.

“We are ready for regionals in a few weeks,” Rawlins said “We work hard at practices and work even harder when it’s time to compete. I believe both teams have a great chance of doing well at regionals and state”

Cross country’s next meet is on Friday, Oct. 26 at Veterans Memorial Park against 13 other schools for the Desert Regional Meet.