Kaitlyn Murphy, Mariners soccer team knocks off Soquel in SCCAL action

Kaitlyn Murphy, Mariners soccer team knocks off Soquel in SCCAL action

Kaitlyn Murphy had a goal and an assist as the Aptos High Women’s Soccer Team beat Soquel 3-1 in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League team’s game on Thursday.

Soquel’s Lily Montesinos scored on a set goal from long range, and the teams entered the semi-stalemate at 1-all.

Aptos High’s Izzie Schenone attempts to pass against Rakelle Rivera of visiting Soquel during a SCCAL football game on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Aptos High’s Angelique Nunez dribbles the ball against Haily Betterman of visiting Soquel during a SCCAL soccer game on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Aptos High’s Ella Shoemaker dribbles the ball against visiting Soquel during a SCCAL soccer game on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Aptos High’s Angelique Nunez, left, celebrates her goal with teammates during a SCCAL soccer match against visiting Soquel on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Aptos High’s Alexa Castaneda passes the ball while being defended by Chelsea Clayton from visiting Soquel during a SCCAL soccer game on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Soquel High’s Victoria Weiss looks to retain possession of the soccer ball as Aptos’ Alexa Castaneda challenges during the teams SCCAL game on Thursday. (Raul Ebio – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Gwen Chapman and Angelique Nunez scored second-half goals for the Mariners. Alexa Castaneda finished with a pair of assists.

Murphy scored in the fifth minute, Chapman scored in the 42nd minute and Nunez scored in the 57th.

“We made two costly mistakes in the second half,” Knights coach Jose Sierra said. “Thank Aptos for capitalizing on the opportunities.”

Mariners goaltenders Alessandra Zuniga and Evelyn Pini split time and each made three saves.

Aptos (8-3-1, 4-0-0) plays Harbor (7-6-2, 1-2-2) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Pacific Collegiate 3, Rancho San Juan 1: Rosalyn Bourdow scored in the third and 43rd minutes, and the Pumas won their PCAL Mission Division game on Thursday.

Ciara Pommerenke scored in the 35th minute and had two assists. Katya Korobov also got an assist.

PCS goalkeeper Taylin Whitten-Hannah played the first 50 minutes but left the game with an injury. She made 10 saves and allowed a goal late in the first half in overtime. Whitten-Hannah was replaced by Bourdow, who made six saves.

PCS (3-5-0, 1-2-0) hosts Soledad at Soquel High Monday at 7 p.m.

soccer boys

Aptos 1, Soquel 0: Kaleb Plascencia headed in a pass from Andrew Lopez in the 79th minute, and the Mariners posted a shutout in their victory at SCCAL on Thursday.

“The team was explosive, chained passes, made crosses, created a lot of chances,” said Roberto Zuniga, coach of the Mariners.

Aptos (8-5, 3-1) plays Harbor (10-1-2, 5-0-0) Tuesday at 5 p.m.

At Monte Vista Christian 2, Gonzales 0: Seniors Luke Hollingsworth and Evan Mariscal each scored a goal in the Mustangs’ PCAL Cypress Division win on Thursday.

MVC takes on Marina in a catch-up match at Seaside High on Saturday at 4 p.m.

boys basketball

Santa Cruz 60, at San Lorenzo Valley 26: The Cardinals threw four dunks in the first quarter to help them take a 23-8 lead, and they never looked back in the catch-up game. SCCAL teams on Thursday.

The January 6 team meeting has been postponed due to storm-related power outages.

Sophomore Kirby Seals scored a team-high 14 points for the Cardinals. Ben Dotten had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Aden Cury had 12 points, five rebounds and four steals. Demeke Smith had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Jacob Sanders scored nine points to lead SLV, and Damien Aguilar added seven points.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Santa Cruz (15-3, 4-0) plays Scotts Valley, while SLV (3-12, 0-5) plays Harbor.

Stevenson 73, at MVC 41: The Mustangs lost their PCAL Mission Division game on Thursday.

Girls basketball

At Stevenson 42, MVC 40: Sophia Tellez scored 11 points in the Mustangs’ narrow loss in the PCAL Mission Division on Thursday. Kayla Rader scored eight points.

Emma Hall scored 16 points for Stevenson and Sydney Clymo scored 13 points.

MVC hosts Monterey Monday at 7 p.m.

men’s volleyball

At UC Santa Cruz 3, Cal Lutheran 1: The Banana Slugs opened their season with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over the Kingsmen, another independent Division III program of the NCAA, at West Field House on Thursday.

Leading outside hitter Colton Jeffrey, a former Santa Cruz, had 18 kills and six digs. The freshman opposite Noy Fisher had 12 kills and the senior/opposite middle tackle Zachary Thompson had nine kills.

Junior setter Mohan Duvvuri had 23 assists and setter Leo Tuncer, a freshman from Santa Cruz, had 15 assists.

Senior Libero/outside hitter Maxwell Mednick had six assists and three digs. Junior middle blocker Colby Hurdle had five blocks and three aces.

Ben Weber led the Kingsmen (1-2) with 15 kills, four digs, two assists and two aces.

UCSC Slug Slam takes place Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Banana Slugs (1-0) host North Park at Kaiser Permanente Arena at 8:30 a.m., and Cal Lutheran vs. Illinois Wesleyan follow at 10:45 a.m.

The rest of the opening day action moves to the West Field House, where UCSC hosts Edgewood at 1 p.m.

Fontbonne takes on North Park at 3:15 p.m., Cal Lutheran takes on Edgewood at 5:30 p.m. and Fontbonne takes on Illinois Wesleyan at 7:45 p.m.

men’s basketball

Fresno Pacific 80, at UCSC 45: Eric DeBrine had eight points and eight rebounds in the Banana Slugs’ loss to the NCAA D-II Sunbirds at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Thursday night.

Darrin Person and Kyle Monk each scored 15 points for the Sunbirds (5-12).

UCSC takes on Colorado College (7-9) in Colorado Springs Saturday noon.

Report scores

Coaches are encouraged to report scores and highlights to [email protected] after games. Please include your name and contact number in the email.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *