Mustangs win Men’s & Women’s Big 8 Water Polo Championships

Congratulations to Mustang women’s and men’s water polo who both won the Big 8 Championship tournament!  The women won the title for the first time since 2001 with a 12-4 win over Sierra.  The men won had a 13-10 victory over Diablo Valley in the finals.   Men’s Basketball started the season 2-0 winning the Cabrillo Tournament.

Our only home competition this week is the season finale for Mustang Football vs rival Modesto JC on Saturday at 1:00.

Men’s Basketball:  The Mustangs won 94-71 over Shasta and 83-69 over Redwoods to win the Cabrillo Tournament.   They have a break in their schedule and compete again on November 22nd.

Women’s Basketball:  The team won their first two games of the Jocelyn Mancebo Classic 92-58 over Laney and 65-45 over Merced.  In the final game they fell 62-77 to the College of Sequoias.  They compete again on November 17th.

Women’s Golf:   In their final regular season competition the team finished 5th in Big 8 #10 with a 373.  Three Mustang golfers advanced to the NorCal Championships (Natalie Tsutsumi, Taylor Robinson, and Rebeca Leonard.  Tsutsumi and Robinson also received All-Big 8 Conference honors. The NorCals were this Monday and Tuesday in Chico.  Taylor Robinson (21st)

Natalie Tsutsumi (24th) finished just their seasons just a few strokes away from state qualification.

Men’s Soccer:  This past week the team lost 1-3 at American River and lost a tight home game 0-1 to Modesto on Friday.  This week they finish up the regular season at Cosumnes River on Tuesday and at Folsom Lake on Friday.

Women’s Soccer:  The Mustangs tied at Diablo Valley 1-1 on Tuesday and then defeated American River 2-0 at their final regular season home game.  This week they are away at Sac City on Tuesday and Cosumnes River on Friday.  The team moved up to 5th place in the state power rankings.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country:  Maria Ramirez finished in 13th place at the NorCal Championships and advanced to the state championships meet on November 19th in Fresno.  The teams finished 14th (men) and 13th (women) in the NorCals.

Football:  At Fresno the Mustangs lost a close 43-45 battle.  Their final game of the season will be at home this Saturday vs rival Modesto JC.

Volleyball:  Last week the team split two home games.  On Wednesday they defeated Cosumnes River 25-12, 25-14, 25-8.  On Friday they lost a 5-set battled to Folsom Lake 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-11.  They are on the road this week at American River on Wednesday and at Diablo Valley on Friday.

Men’s Water Polo:  The men lived up to their #1 seed at the Big 8 Championships by capturing the title with a win over Diablo Valley 13-11.  Jay Halva was voted tournament MVP.   They are seeded #2 for this weekend’s NorCal championships at Las Positas College.  Their first game is in the semifinals at 1:00 on Saturday vs either Diablo Valley or Santa Rosa.

Women’s Water Polo: The Mustangs won the Big 8 tournament with a dominant win over Sierra 12-4.  They defeated Modesto (16-5) and Santa Rosa (11-5) on their way to the championship game.  They are the #1 seed for this weekend’s NorCal championships at Las Positas College.  Their first game is in the quarterfinals at 9:00 Friday vs West Valley.

Wrestling:  The team competed against mostly four-year colleges this past Sunday in the San Francisco State Invitational.  Ian Morken at 133 took fifth place and Allhyra Wardag at 285 placed 6th.   The team has this week off from competition.

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