After another North Coast Section title, the San Ramon Valley Wolves boy's lacrosse team has started the season a bit slower than usual. The boys are 7-6 (4-3) in the East Bay Athletic League. The team had an eventful spring break spending some time down in San Diego playing against some of the best teams in California. They went 1 and 1, defeating Torrey Pines, 9-5, and losing to top rated Poway, 8-3.
Some people think of this as a rebuilding year for San Ramon lacrosse because the team lost so much of its core strength after last year's season. One returning star is Ross Rudow, who has been a starter since his freshman year and has taken the team under his wing, accomplishing more than what was expected. With this year's team being such a young one, this experience playing against some of the best teams in the state and winning will only help the Wolves make their way back to the NCS title game.
But the Wolves are taking their season one game at a time with their game against cross town rival Monte Vista at 7 p.m. tonight, April 17, at Monte Vista. The SRV-MV women also face off at 7 p.m. tonight at San Ramon Valley. During the season or playoffs any game against the Mustangs is a big game for the Wolves. If anything will boost the confidence it would be a big win over their big time rivals.
Monte Vista High School sports wrapup
by Troy Dillingham
With spring break comes the opportunity for sports teams at Monte Vista to branch out and schedule teams they may not normally get to play. A lot of the Mustang's spring sports teams took the time to boost their strength of schedule. The women's lacrosse team, considered one of the top NorCal teams, hit the road to take on some of SoCal's finest in La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines. The result was two very close games against the perennial powers, however the Mustangs did suffer defeat in each of those games.
The men's lacrosse made the trip north to Oregon after playing Amador Valley the night before. Their first game you could tell they were tired, losing to Oregon Episcopal School, 13-6. They got their act together by the end of the trip, defeating eight-time state champion Lakeridge High School, 10-4.
Men's Baseball; Women's Softball
The baseball team has displayed a bit of toughness following a loss to rival De La Salle with a win over Amador Valley and a loss to Irvington with a 5-0 dismantling of Castro Valley. About halfway through the season, this team looks to start peaking at the right time to snatch the NCS crown.
The women's softball team at Monte Vista looks to be making steady improvements after defeating Granada in late March and then losing close to California and Amador Valley recently. There are still a lot of games left for these Lady 'Stangs to make a run and stir the pot in the East Bay Athletic League.