Last week ended in an upbeat, four-for-four Sonoma County League win day for the Sonoma Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams and girls’ golf and tennis squads.
Battling a longtime North Coast Section foe in Santa Rosa on Friday, the Sonoma varsity soccer boys, coming off a thrilling 1-0 SCL win over visiting Elsie Allen, toppled Piner 3-1, highlighted by junior goalie Angel García’s field-long-kicked ball that managed to find the net for a goal.
Also scoring a goal each for Sonoma were seniors Brian Ruiz and Paco Martínez.
With the win, the Dragons remain unbeaten in SCL play along with defending champion Analy.
In the wake of the first match between the two SCL frontrunners postponed when no referees showed up in Sonoma, the first meeting of the longtime rivals will be tomorrow night, Wednesday, Oct. 9, when the Dragons battle Analy for sole possession of first place in Sebastopol.
The Sonoma boys will then host SCL rival Healdsburg at 4 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 11, on the high school field.
Sonoma’s varsity soccer girls and visiting Piner battled it out with back-and-forth scoreless action until the Lady Dragons got a second-half goal by sophomore Lilyana Carranza off an assist by freshman Annie Lilienthal and pulled out a 1-0 win last Thursday at the high school field.
The Lady Dragons will host longtime league rival Analy at 7 p.m. today at Arnold Field, and before the match kicks off, Sonoma will honor its six seniors, including Ellen Angeloni, Maria Hawing, Brenna Hamilton, Kristen Hodgson, Katy Marioni and Megan Neely.
Teeing off at the Santa Rosa Country Club, the young Lady Dragon golfers, led by sophomore Callie Hogan’s medalist performance, combined for a 317 score, but ended up getting the SCL victory via Piner’s incomplete score.
Leading Sonoma past the girl Prospectors were Hogan’s match-low, nine-hole round of 49, followed by team-leading player senior Jacquie Peterson’s 59, sophomore Kaylin Riebli’s 63, and sophomores Anna De Smet’s and Isabel Garon’s 73 each.
The Lady Dragons will host Elsie Allen in their home finale at 3:30 p.m. today at the Sonoma Golf Club, and will honor its lone senior Peterson.
Sonoma’s tennis girls got a win over an incomplete visiting Piner team last Thursday at the high school courts – results not available at presstime – where they will host SCL unbeaten, first-place Petaluma at 3:30 p.m. today.
Sonoma’s cross country teams will compete in an SCL tri-meet with Petaluma and Piner at the Foothill Park course in Santa Rosa tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 9, when Sonoma’s water polo boys host Cardinal Newman at 4 p.m. in the Sonoma Aquatic Center’s pool.