Tesia DeLeon, a 2017 American Canyon High graduate, led Dominican University of San Rafael for the first 2,000 meters and finished with a time of 31:50.2 to finish as the team’s second runner and 50th overall in the Notre Dame de Namur University Argonaut Invitational on Sept. 2. Kelsey Pontius led the Penguins with a 37th-place time.
At Sept. 9 Humboldt Invite 6k at Patrick’s Point State Park, Pontius was 40th and DeLeon 43rd, in 27:29.30, to lead Dominican.
This past weekend at the Pacific Union College Invitational in Angwin, De Leon paced the Penguins with a third-place time of 23:43.7.
Dominican will race Saturday in the Sonoma State Invitational at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa.
Prep Girls Golf
American Canyon had a surprisingly easy win over rival Benicia at Mare Island Golf Course on Tuesday. The Panthers, missing their top player, showed up with only four golfers and couldn’t post a team score in the Solano County Athletic Conference match.
The Wolves shot a 252, led by Katie Robinson’s 4-over-par 39. Melita Poehleman added a 49, Kandy Miller a 52, Keinah Baron a 54, Maita Veneracion a 58, and Kaitlin Dang a 61 for American Canyon (8-1 SCAC).
Prep Girls Tennis
Benicia matched the Vanden boys’ SCAC record of 70 straight wins with Monday’s 9-0 home victory over the Wolves.
For American Canyon at No. 1 through No. 6 singles, respectively, Yanci Yanez fell 6-0, 6-2, Amber Monteleone 6-2, 6-0, Shannia DeLeon 6-0, 6-1, Carmelina Herrera 6-3, 6-0, Lylah Awad 7-5, 6-1, and Genesis Billingsley 7-5, 6-1. The last three singles players each led in her first set – Herrera 3-0, Awad 3-2 and Billingsley 4-2.
In doubles, No. 1 players Rozell Constantino and Lila Hawes lost 6-2, 6-2, No. 2s Savanna Harwood and Yesenia Alvarez 6-4, 6-2, and No. 3s Ellie Angold and Berke Nauright 6-4, 7-6 (9-7).
Boys Water Polo
American Canyon dropped all three of its games at the Dixon Tournament despite Nathan Banks scoring eight goals to bring his season total to 26. The Wolves first lost to El Dorado by the score of 11-3. Though they played a better game, they dropped the next game to Armijo 11-7. Lastly, they played probably their best game of the tournament against the best team they’ve faced, Marin Catholic, in a 12-3 decision.
American Canyon lost a tough battle at Benicia on Monday, 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 in SCAC action. Jessica Kei Moncada had 12 digs, Raizel Dimalanta eight digs and two assists, and Kahli Kyee eight digs and six assists for the Wolves (4-6, 3-4 SCAC).
The Wolves went 1-4 in their NorCal Invitational on Saturday. They defeated Jefferson-Daly City and lost to West Valley-Cottonwood, Windsor, Nevada Union-Grass Valley and Casa Grande-Petaluma, all by 2-0 scores.
“The teams present at the tournament were very competitive and helped prepare the Wolves for the rest of their tough season,” head coach Katy Maligie said. “The team learned a lot through this experience.”
Leading American Canyon for the day were Raizel Dimalanta (20 aces, eight kills, 34 digs, 37 assists), Kahli Kyee (13 kills, 30 digs, 23 assists), Kenzie Dado (six kills, three blocks), Charlize Christensen (12 kills, 26 digs) and Jessica Kei Moncada (79 digs, two aces).
The Wolves won on the road Monday, 15-25, 25-10, 15-13, improving to 5-2 in the SCAC and 8-2 overall.
The middle fronts were holding down the court with Greta Fast (two blocks, five kills), KiYanni Gresham (block) and Rachel Ritter (block, kill). A balanced hitting attack came from Christin Locke (seven digs, five kills), Caitlyn Abuan (12 digs, two kills), Lariah Brown (ace, four digs), Lydia Espiritu (three digs, four kills) and Aldine Lusung (four aces, 10 digs, three kills).
Back row defense was supported by Kristin Jaylyn Aragarin, Alexia Juarez (three digs), Kylie Garcia (five digs) and Caytlin Capulong (two aces, 15 digs). Guiding the offense were Louralei Salanga (five assists) and Kehaunani Wilson (three aces, 15 assists).