Men 2nd at SBCC Beach Run; Women 8th

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- Last Week:  Men’s cross country posted an outstanding 2nd place finish at the Santa Barbara Beach Run.  The Cougars finished only four points behind Glendale and were led by overall winner Connor Fisher (Lake Isabella). The women finished in 8th place.

This Week: The harriers do not compete again until the Western State Conference Championships on October 24.         

Notes: Men’s cross country was led by Freshman Connor Fisher (Lake Isabella) won the event with a time of 21:26.34.  The Cougars their entire scoring team across with the first 28 finishers, despite missing Roberto Bazan (Buellton: Santa Ynez HS) for the race.  2013 team MVP Alex Hascall (Nipomo HS) joined Fisher in the Top 10 with an 8th place (22:20.51) finish.  Freshman Jossi Beutler (Monterey HS) finished 46th (22:32.20) to lead the women’s team.  She has led the team in all five races this year. 



Kickers Play Two Against WSC this Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- This Week:  Women’s soccer plays two Western State Conference games this week.  On Tuesday (2 PM) the Cougars travel to Santa Barbara and on Friday (4 PM) they host Pierce.  

Last Week: The Cougars lost to 15-time conference champion Ventura, 2-1, on Tuesday.  The Cougars and Pirates were knotted at one at the intermission, but only Ventura scored in the second half.  Cuesta is 6-4-2 overall and 1-1-2 in WSC play. 

Notes: Freshman Karolina Rendon (Shandon: Paso Robles HS) scored the Cougars’ lone goal against Ventura and leads the team with eight goals this season.  She missed several games with an injury, but bounced back by scoring in all three games since her return to the line-up.   She is second on the team with 17 points, trailing teammate Liv Montion (Visalia) with 18, and only three players over the past eight seasons have scored more than 17 points in a season for the Cougars.



Spikers Play Two WSC Matches this Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- This Week:  Women’s Volleyball plays two Western State Conference matches this week.  On Wednesday (6 PM) they host Pierce, who has won 12 conference titles and three state titles in the past 13 years.  On Friday (6 PM) they travel to Santa Maria to face local rival Allan Hancock.  The Bulldogs are on the opposite end of the spectrum and are chasing their first winning season since 1996.

Last Week: Women's Volleyball lost their only match of the week on Wednesday when they travelled to Sylmar to face LA Mission.  The Eagles beat the Cougars in four games (19-25, 25-20, 24-26, 20-25).  The Game 3 tie-breaking game allowed Mission to close out the match in the next game.  The Cougars are 5-8 on the season and 1-1 in Western State Conference play.    

Notes: Freshman Middle Blocker Jackie Gocobachi (Novato HS) has been the Cougars’ kill leader in their past three games.   On the season she is third on the team with 72 kills; she had eight in the loss to Mission.   Gocobachi is hitting .361 in WSC play. 



Poloists Host Ventura and Poly on Wed.

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- This Week:  Men’s water polo, which has won 27 titles in 35 seasons, continues its Western State Conference schedule this Wednesday (3 PM) when they host Ventura.  The Cougars have won the past four conference titles, which broke up a string of back-to-back titles for the Pirates.  The contest is part of a Western State Conference men and women’s doubleheader, with the women play directly after the men’s contest.  The men are back in the pool after the women with a game against Cal Poly’s club team at 6:30.    On Friday and Saturday the Cougars host their second tournament of the year. 

Last Week: Men’s water polo fell to 1-1 in Western State Conference play with a loss to Citrus, 12-8.  The Cougars are now 11-9 on the year.

Notes: No statistics reported.      



Poloists Defeat Pierce- Host Ventura

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- LastWeek:  Women’s water polo travelled to Woodland Hills on Wednesday to face Pierce in a Western State Conference contest.  The Cougars had never beaten Pierce, going 0-2 against the two-year old program, but posted a 19-7 victory over the Brahmas. The poloists are now 16-4 on the year and 3-0 in Western State Conference play. 

This Week: Women’s polo hosts Ventura this Wednesday in a Western State Conference men and women’s doubleheader.  The men play at 3 PM and the women follow at 4:15. 

Notes: All 14 members of the team scored in the game, including a game-high three goals by Goaltender Marti-Rae Grois (Paso Robles HS).   Grois also had seven saves in the first half as the Cougars pulled out to a 14-2 lead at the intermission.



Grapplers Slam Bakersfield in Dual, 33-9

SAN LUIS OBISPO (October 13, 2014)- Last Week:  The Cuesta wrestling team travelled to Bakersfield on Friday for a dual against rival Bakersfield and came home with a resounding, 33-9 victory.  The Cougars won eight of the ten bouts and improved to 2-3 in the duals this season.    


This week: The grapplers head to Cerritos for the Southern Dual Tournament this Saturday.  The event will run all day.   


Notes: Below is breakdown of the Cougars dual against Bakersifeld. 

125- Freshman Nick Miller (Thousand Oaks HS) lost his bout and fell to 4-9 on the season. and Eddie Bello (Oceano: Arroyo Grande HS) both made their first appearances of the season and went 1-2 and 0-1, respectively. 

133- Freshmen Oscar Velasco (Santa Maria HS) earned a forfeit win and improved to 2-2 on the year.

141- Sophomore George Sakkas (San Jose) stepped back up to the 141 division to get a win.  He is 7-6 on the year. 

149- Sophomore Connor Pollock (Folsom HS) made only his second appearance of the season and stepped up to 149 for the win.  He is 4-1 on the year.      

157- Sophomore Jonny Callas (Clovis) also stepped up a division and picked up a win.  He is 6-2 on the year. 

165- Sophomore John Sinclair (San Jose) continues to dominate this season.  He won his eleventh bout of the year and improved to 11-2.

174- Sophomore Joe Else (Santa Maria HS) moved up a division to make room for Sinclair, but still picked up a win.  He is 10-4 on the year.

184- Sophomore Jeff Sanchez (Hawaii) picked up the win to improve to 6-3.   

197- Sophomore Nate Mesa (Woodlake HS) made his first appearance at 97 and lost. He is 5-6 on the year. 

285- Freshman Brett Kimball (Nipomo HS) won his bout and improved to 6-3 on the year.  



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