Cuesta College announces its 2015 Fall Athletic Schedules.  The Cougars host seven fall sports aas well as men’s and women’s basketball over the winter.  The Cougars host several big events over the last few months of 2015, which draw teams and competitors from all over California.  

August 29 (All Day)- Women’s Volleyball hosts the Straight Down Volleyball Scrimmage Tournament.  The one day pre-season event will host more than a dozen teams.  

September 4 (3 PM)- Men’s and Women’s Cross Country hosts the Tour de Cuesta at the Fairbanks Cross Country Course.  

September 11-12 (All Day)- Women’s Water Polo hosts the season-openning Central Coast Tournament.  The two-day tournament hosts nine teams, including 2015 State Runner-Up Diablo Valley.

September 18-19 (All Day)- Men’s Water Polo host the 38th Cuesta Invitational.  The two-day tournament has been considered the premier men’s community college water polo tournament since its founding in 1979.  

October 2-3 (All Day)- Women’s Water Polo hosts the 17th Rabobank Invitational.  The two-day tournament has been considered the premier women’s community college water polo tournament since its founding in 1999. Three of the 2014 CCCAA Final Four will be at the event, including State Champion Fullerton.  

October 16-17 (All Day)- Men’s Water Polo hosts the Cuesta ll Tournament. The two-day tournament hosted ten teams in 2014.

October 24 (All Day)- Wrestling hosts the Meathead Mover Invitational.  The Meathead is regarded by coaches and enthusiasts as the best tournament of the year.  Many of the top wrestlers and all of the top teams are expected to return to the site of the 2014 CCCAA State Championship.  

November 6-8 (2 PM Start)- Men’s Basketball host the 47th Rabobank Tournament.   The three-day, eight-team tournament opens the 2015-16 season and is the Cougars only home appearance before January.  Three of the eight teams in last year’s tournament, including Cuesta, reached the playoffs.  

December 3-5 (2 PM Start)- Women’s Basketball hosts the 32nd Phillips 66 Basketball Classic.  The three-day, eight-team tournament is the Cougars only home appearance before January.  Two of the eight teams in last year’s tournament, including Cuesta, reached the playoffs.  

 

CROSS COUNTRY-

Harriers Host Tour de Cuesta on Friday

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 31, 2015)- This Week:  The Tour de Cuesta opens the Cuesta Cross Country season this Friday.  The Cougars expect, at least, seven teams to join them this Friday on the Cuesta/Fairbanks Cross Country Course.  The Cuesta/Fairbanks Course is one of the premier running facilities in the state and has hosted several championship level events, including the 1999 CCCAA State Cross Country Championships.  The women’s teams will race first at 3:30 and the men are scheduled to start at 4:15.

Last Week: The Cuesta harriers continued their pre-season training last week and are set to begin the 2015 campaign this Friday

Notes: 2013 State Qualifiers Aly Voth (Morro Bay HS) and Odyssey Gastelum (Brawley HS) join 2014 Team Cuesta MVP Josselyn Beutler (Monterey HS) to lead the team.  The men return three State Qualifiers from last year’s program-best 6th place finish.  Sophomores Roberto Bazan (Santa Ynez HS), Daniel Van Beurden (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) and Lawrence Stokes (Las Vegas, NV) are expected to keep the Cougars in the Top 10 this year.   The extended team preview will be released following the Tour de Cuesta.

 

SOCCER-

Kickers Host Two WSC Matches this Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 31, 2015)- This Week:  Women’s Soccer hosts two contest this week.  On Thursday (4 PM), the Cougars play Skyline.  They also play 2014 Playoff team Ohlone on Saturday (11 AM).  Skyline takes the field again that afternoon (1 PM) against local rival Allan Hancock.

Last Week: Women’s Soccer dropped its 2015 season opener to visiting College of the Desert, 3-2.  The Roadrunners scored first on a penalty kick and the Cougars evened the game before the intermission when Freshman Seneca Adams (Arroyo Grande HS) found a streaking Sophomore Gillian Stargensky (San Diego) for a two-on-one goal at 35 minutes.   Desert opened up the second half with back-to-back goals in the 72nd and 74th minutes and took a commanding 3-1 lead.    Cuesta's Monique Orozco (Porterville) found the back of the in extra time, off a pass from fellow freshman Christen Engel (Forest Hill), but the final whistle blew before the Cougars could get off another attempt.  The Cougars are 0-1 on the year and their Monterey Peninsula, scheduled for last Friday, has been moved to September 22 in SLO (4 PM).  

Notes: Sophomore Gillian Stargensky (San Diego) scored four goals in 2014 and is the Cougars’ top returning scorer. She scored the Cougars first goal of the 2015 campaign.  The extended team preview will be released following this weekend’s pre-conference contests.


                                         

 

Cuesta College Athletic Programs are funded through a combined effort of the College District, Associated Students of Cuesta, the Booster Club and other individual fund raising projects. 
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