Vaquero Sports Summaries

ALEX LEON
Special to El Vaquero

FOOTBALL

Glendale improved to 6-0 after beating Los Angeles Pierce Saturday, 28-3 in a Western State Conference inter-conference game Saturday at Sartoris Field. The Vaqueros are 3-0 in the WSC South and face Citrus in a critical division showdown Saturday on the Owls home field at 1:00 p.m. Citrus is also 3-0 in the division and 3-3 overall.

Freshman tailback Brandon Torres played in his first game of the year because of an injury and rushed for 126 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns to pace the offense.

Defensively, freshman Francisco Coronado was named a WSC Player of the Week with nine tackles, three solo, and provided pressure on Pierce all night. Alonzo Meinfield had 11 tackles and Graeson Matevosian, Michael Esquivel and Josh Nesbitt had six tackles each and Nesbitt also had his conference leading fourth interception of the year. Matt Patterson had seven tackles and his 88-yard return of an interception in the first quarter gave Glendale a 7-0 lead. Eliot Jones and Esquivel also intercepted passes for the Glendale defense which is ranked No. 1 in the WSC.

CROSS COUNTRY

The women ran impressively again Saturday at the Santa Barbara Invitational, highlighted by Tove Berg, who won the women’s race in 18:13.83. In team competition, the women took first with 35 points over the 3.1-mile course, Cerritos was second with 101 points and Bakersfield was third with 108. The men finished ninth over their four-mile course with 243 points behind meet winner San Bernardino Valley with 82 points.

For the women, Liliana Hernandez was third behind Berg in 19:00.74. Ana Rodriguez was fourth in 19:04.21, Desiree Ruiz was 13th in 19:56.08 and Brenda Santana was 17th in 20:04.74. For the men, Chris Lopez was 10th in 19:42.92, Ruben Hernandez was 43rd in 20:46.78, Manuel Ramirez was 45th in 20:53.79, Jose Valencia was 27th in 22:31 and Mike Flowers was 101st in 22:08.

The Vaqueros compete next in the WSC Championships Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Cuesta College.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Glendale tied a pair of games last week and are now 8-4-4 overall and 2-1-2 in WSC. The Vaqs tied Bakersfield 1-1 Tuesday and tied Citrus 1-1 Friday.

The Vaqueros play at Valley Tuesday at 4 p.m. and play
at San Bernardino Valley Friday at 1 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

The Vaqueros were swept by Santa Barbara in three games Friday 30-6, 30-20 and 30-14 to drop to 4-8. Alyssa Rosca led the team in assists with 12 and Vanessa Escobar had 10 digs.

Glendale starts WSC play this week and plays at Santa Monica Tuesday at 7 p.m. and host Canyons Friday at 7 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Glendale fell to 0-13-2 overall and 0-5-2 in WSC after falling to Hancock 3-1 last Tuesday and losing to Moorpark 2-0 Friday.

The Vaqueros face Canyons today at 7 p.m. at their
campus.