Sierra College Week in Review — Monday Sep. 16 through Sunday, Sep. 22
It's been busy for Sierra College Athletics, as seven of our eight Fall sports saw action this week. Among other things, Women's Soccer and Volleyball entered Big 8 play, Football picked up their first victory of 2019, Women's Golf added another second place finish to their record and the Sierra Wrestling team was crowned 2019 Tournament Champions at the Mt. SAC Duals in Walnut, CA.
Women's Cross Country
As of September 10th, the Sierra Women's Cross Country team is ranked 2nd in NorCal after an impressive second place finish at the Fresno Invitational, before finishing fourth at the Lou Vasquez Invitational on September 19, 2019. Sierra, last year's Big 8 runner up, looks to add another strong performance to their 2019 NorCal and league record this Friday Sep. 27 at the Modesto Invite (Big 8 Preview) in Modesto, CA and Saturday, Sep. 28 at the Capital Cross Challenge, the latter held at the Arcade Creel XC Course in Sacramento at 10:30am.
The Wolverine offense came alive last Saturday, Sep. 21 as Sierra picked up win number one in their young 2019 season. Sierra hosted West Hills Coalinga, and after falling to NorCal powerhouses San Francisco City and Modesto, Sierra was hungry for a victory. And what a victory it was, as Sierra send West Hills packing with a 69-32 final. Sierra racked up 713 offensive yards, 420 passing and 293 rushing. Preston Eklund passed for 275 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Qyntyn Pilcher picked up 145 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Graylon Lindsey was responsible for scoring three of Sierra's 10 TD's, and picked up 148 yards.
Sierra Football hits the road this Saturday, Sep. 28 taking on Diablo Valley College. Kickoff is set for 6:00pm.
Wolverine Women's Golf added another impressive finish to their record, finishing Second at Big 8 #3 Whitney Oaks GC in Rocklin (Sierra's home course). With a 357 finish (behind Reedley's 334) Sierra maintains it's position as second in the Big 8 behind Reedley. After Thursday's finish, Sierra has 42 points for second place, while Reedley sits just 6 points ahead at 48. Each team is awarded points based on course finishes, with first place receiving 16 points, second place gets 14, etc.
The top scorers for Sierra were Jordan Rooker and Melanie Anderson, both with 85. Hailey Salomone finished closely in third on the team with 86.
Sierra is currently competing at the North/South Invitational at Morro Bay GC in Morro Bay, CA. The tournament concludes Today (Monday, Sep. 23), so be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on how the team did.
Women's Soccer kicked off Big 8 conference play this week, hosting Modesto in the league opener in Rocklin on Tuesday, Sep. 17. Sierra took down the Pirates 2-1, improving to 6-1 overall heading into what would likely be an intense battle with San Joaquin Delta, a final four team from 2018. And a battle it was, seeing Sierra shoot five time on goal to Delta's two, however Delta was able to slip those two past Sierra, leading to a 2-0 win for Delta, and Sierra falling to an overall record of 6-2 in 2019 play. Sierra will host American River on Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 4:30pm, and head to Sacramento City on Thursday, Sep. 26 for a 6pm game.
Sierra Volleyball started the week off facing two challenging teams to close out non-league play. At West Valley College, Sierra took on the West Valley Vikings, as well as De Anza college. Against WVC, Sierra fell 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 17-25, 25-22), however Sierra rallied for the 3-2 victory over De Anza (25-17, 17-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-8). Later in the week (Sep. 20) Sierra headed to Modesto to start their 2019 Big 8 campaign. Sierra Volleyball – the three time defending Big 8 champions – blanked Modesto 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-22), improving to 8-5 overall, 1-0 in the Big 8.
This week, Sierra heads to Folsom on Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 6:30pm, before hosting Cosumnes River College in Rocklin on Friday, Sep. 27 at 6:30pm.
Men's Water Polo
Sierra College Men's Water Polo improved to 7-4 overall at the Mt. SAC Tournament, emerging victorious over Rio Hondo 14-6 on Sep. 20, and taking down Fullerton 13-11 on the 21st. Later on the 21st, Sierra fell to Mt. San Antonio College with a 9-5 final favoring the Mounties. Prior to the Mt. SAC Tournament, Sierra fell to Long Beach 16-9 at the West Valley College Nyquist Tournament on September 14, before toppling Ohlone at the same tournament with a 13-4 final.
Men's Water Polo next jumps into Big 8 competition, heading to San Joaquin Delta College on Wednesday, September 25 at 3:30pm.
Women's Water Polo
Women's Water Polo didn't see any action this week, as they gear up for Big 8 play which starts on Sep. 25 at San Joaquin Delta College at 5:00pm.
Sierra College Wrestling had a big week, heading down to Walnut, CA to compete in the 2019 Mt SAC Duals. After fierce competition, Sierra was crowned 2019 Mt SAC Duals Champions. Sierra Wrestling will next participate in the West Hills Tournament at West Hills College - Lemoor on Sep. 28 at 9:00am.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming week of Sierra College Athletic Events:
Monday, September 23:
Women's Golf AT North/South Invitational, 9:00am
Tuesday, September 24:
Women's Soccer vs. American River, 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 25:
Women's Volleyball AT Folsom Lake, 6:30pm
Men's Water Polo AT San Joaquin Delta, 3:30pm
Women's Water Polo AT San Joaquin Delta, 5:00pm
Thursday, September 26:
Women's Soccer AT Sacramento City, 6:00pm
Friday, September 27:
Women's Volleyball vs Cosumnes River, 6:30pm
Women's Cross Country AT Modesto Invite (Big 8 Preview), Time TBA
Friday, September 27:
Wrestling AT West Hills Tournament, 9:00am
Women's Cross Country AT Capital Cross Challenge, 10:30am
Football AT Diablo Valley, 6:00 PM
HOME GAMES ARE BOLD
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