Rancho Santa Fe sports update
By Gideon Rubin
• A thrilling fourth quarter rally sent
to its fifth straight victory.
The Dons overcame a seven-point deficit going into the fourth quarter as they defeated Eastlake 17-14 in a nonleague game on Oct. 3.
The Dons trailed 14-7 with less than eight minutes left in the game when quarterback Clayton Dale completed a 33-yard scoring pass to Kai Walter.
The two teams were locked in a 14-14 tie when Dons placekicker Tim Semenza kicked in a 37-yard field goal in the closing seconds for the victory.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 5-1.
San Diego Jewish Academy
lost to Noli Indian 38-8 in a nonleague game on Oct. 2.
The loss dropped the Lions’ overall record for the season to 0-3.
•San Dieguito Academy
defeated San Pasqual 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-27, 25-18, 15-10) in an Avocado League East opener for both teams on Oct. 3.
Senior Karina Langli and freshman Sarah Colla each had 16 kills to lead the Mustangs.
Setters Lindsey King and Megan Scherer had 27 and 25 assists, respectively.
The victory followed a 3-1 win (25-23, 25-16, 16-25, 25-23) against Mission Vista in a nonleague match the previous day.
Colla led the Mustangs with 10 kills and Emily Kimball contributed nine kills.
Savannah Casey and Langli each added seven kills. Alex Dewart had four service aces.
King and Scherer had 23 and 16 assists, respectively.
SDA improved its overall record for the season to 14-5.
lost to Patrick Henry 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 25, 18, 24-16, 19-17) in a hotly contested Western League match on Oct. 2 between the two league favorites.
Lauren Woodard had 16 kills to lead the Dons, and Madison Linxwiler added 14 kills.
Dons setter Jeni Clark contributed 37 assists.
The Dons fell to 3-1 in league and 7-6 overall for the season.
• After a tough start,
San Dieguito Academy
closed out the Fall Classic tournament with two victories.
The Mustangs on the final day of the Oct. 2-4 tournament defeated High Tech San Diego 15-6 and Mira Mesa 13-8.
The Mustangs on the first day lost to Patrick Henry 12-8 and San Juan Hills 11-6.
They experienced a 19-6 setback at the hands of Eastlake on Oct. 3.
Collin Stewart had six goals and one assist to lead the Mustangs in the High Tech game.
Kacen Horner added four goals and Alex Stellar contributed three goals. Nick Johnston had one goal and two assists. Mustangs goalie Conner Dahl had 13 saves.
Stewart had four goals, two assists and four steals to lead the Mustangs in the Mira Mesa game. Johnston contributed three goals, two assists and five steals, and Horner had four goals and two steals.
John Scharr added two goals and had one steal. Dahl had 10 saves.
The Mustangs improved their overall record for the season to 6-11.
•La Costa Canyon
Canyon Crest Academy
6-2 in a nonleague game on Oct. 2.
Nina Randolph had four goals and one assist to lead the Mavericks. MacKenzie Peterson and Summer Borsack each added one goal.
LCC goalies Jodi Steigerwald and Amico Paige contributed six and three saves, respectively.
Arielle Shahrabani and Kragen Metz each scored one goal to lead the Ravens and Ashley Levinson contributed one assist.
Ravens goalies Miranda Rafner and Madi McIntyre each had two saves.
The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 8-4.
The Ravens fell to 7-4 overall for the season.
defeated Rancho Buena Vista 3-2 in a nonleague game on Oct. 3.
Samantha “Sammy” Cirino scored two goals to lead the Falcons.
Clare Young added one goal and Gabi Jimenez contributed two assists.
Falcons goalie Jaden Watkins had nine saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-5.
trounced El Capitan 8-0 in a nonleague game on Oct. 1.
The victory followed a 1-0 win against Del Norte on Sept. 30.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 12-4-1.
defeated Rancho Bernardo 175-185 in a Valley League match on a 9-hole par-36 course at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Oct. 1.
Shiyang Fan shot a 2-under-par 34 to lead the Falcons. Sung Eun Park and Muni He contributed 35 scores, and Rong Ji and Carolyn Zhao added 36 and 37 scores, respectively.
Rancho Bernardo freshman standout Calista Reyes was the medalist, shooting a 33.