Busy Times with Delta College Athletics

Highlights this week include:

  • Football winning the Gridiron Bowl 24-17 in an exciting overtime game.
  • Volleyball winning their second consecutive Big 8 Title.
  • Head volleyball coach Molly Mordaunt named Big 8 Coach of the Year.
  • Head women’s soccer coach Adrienne Sorenson named Big 8 Coach of the Year.
  • Men’s basketball overcomes a 2nd half 20 point deficit to win 89-84 in OT.

Come out and cheer on Mustang volleyball as they host a first round NorCal game vs Butte at 6:30 on Tuesday in Marcopulos gym. General admission is $12.00.  HS/College students, seniors, and children under 12 are $8.00.

 

Men’s Basketball: In the second half of their first home game the Mustangs fell behind by 20 points to Columbia. Alex Smith tied the game with four seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Delta won 89-84 and are now 2-3 on the season. Tuesday they play away at Merced.

Women’s Basketball: They went 2-1 at the Saddleback tournament in Mission Viejo. They opened with an 86-42 win over Southwestern. In the semifinals they fell to Irvine Valley 63-67. They won the 3rd place game 79-41over Saddleback. Natalie Delgado was named to the all- tourney team. The Mustangs are currently 5-1. They won’t compete again until after Thanksgiving.

Women’s Soccer: On Saturday they finished an outstanding season in a 1-2 playoff loss to Cosumnes River. This season they set numerous program bests including record (15-4-3), shutouts (15), goals against (13), Big 8 record (8-3-3), and consecutive wins (10).   Head coach Adrienne Sorenson was named the Big 8 Coach of the Year. Congratulations on a great season!

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country: The women’s team and men’s runner Abel Lopez finished the season at the state championships in Fresno. The women finished in 26th place.

Football: Mustang Football finished their season with yet another down to the wire exciting win. The Mustang’s won the Gridiron Bowl in OT 24-17 over American River.  With 33 seconds left in regulation Joel Chavez kicked a 21 yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17. In OT Phillip Kimble connected with Andre Lindsay for the go ahead touchdown. Jamil Thomas was named the MVP of the game with 136 yards on 32 carries with two TDs. The Mustangs finished 7-4 on the year.

Volleyball: The Mustangs won the showdown with Sierra at home on Wednesday to claim their second straight Big 8 title. It was a five set battle: 13-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16, 15-12. Head coach Molly Mordaunt was named the Big 8 Coach of the Year. The Mustangs are seeded 4th in NorCal and open the playoffs with a home game on Tuesday at 6:30 vs Butte.

Women’s Water Polo: At the state championships in Pasadena the Mustangs dropped two games (8-12 to Riverside and 9-11 to DVC) to finish in 4th place. Congratulations to the Mustangs on their highest ever state finish!

Wrestling: On Saturday the Mustangs finished up their regular season at the Simpson Open in Redding. They are now focusing on getting ready for the NorCal Championships at Santa Rosa on December 5th.

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