Men 6th and Women 7th at the Tour de Cuesta

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 8, 2014)- Last Week:  2013 Cross Country Team MVP Alex Hascall (Nipomo HS) led Cuesta's men to sixth place at the 2014 Tour de Cuesta on Friday at the Fairbanks Cross Country Course. Hascall finished 10th overall with a time of 22:34.44. Saddleback’s Scott Curran won the men’s race in a time of 21:25.31 and led the Gauchos to the team title.  Saddleback also won the women’s race, however Yesenia Silva from Sequoias was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 18:13.91.  Cuesta’s women finished 7th in the eight team event and were led by freshman Jossi Beutler (Monterey HS) in 23rd place.   

This Week: The Cuesta harriers are on the road to Van Nuys for the SoCal Preview Meet at Woodley Park.  The women’s race begins at 9 AM. 

Notes: Freshman Jossi Beutler (Monterey HS) led the women’s team for the second straight week, while Alex Hascall (Nipomo HS) reclaimed the top spot for the men.  Freshman Connor Fisher (Lake Isabella) sat out the Tour de Cuesta after finishing 6th at the season opening Ventura Invitational.  The Cougars expect him back this week.  




Kickers Remains on a Roll With Two Wins

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 15, 2014)- Last Week:  Women’s soccer went 2-1 last week and improved to 4-1 on the season.  The Cougars four straight wins to open the 2014 campaign equaled the program’s season win totals in both 2012 and 2013.   The team has not reached double digits in wins since 2010, but is looking solid during their pre-conference schedule.  Cuesta opened the week by thrashing Monterey Peninsula, 9-0, on Tuesday and then bounced back from a 2-0 halftime deficit against Sacramento on Friday for another win, 4-2.  On Saturd the Cougars were tied with Hartnell, 1-1, deep into the second half, but the Panthers scored the game winner to hand the Cougars their first setback on the year, 2-1.  

This Week: Soccer hits the road for the first time this season with games at Sequoias on Tuesday (4 PM) and Taft on Saturday (Noon).      

Notes: Freshman Forward Annie Mae Bohnsack (Templeton HS) enjoyed a standout week for the Cougars.  The Westmont College transfer netted four goals and dished out a pair of assists on the week.  She leads the Cougars with 12 points on five goals and two assists over five games.  



Spikers Pick Up First Win at Cerritos Tourn

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 15, 2014)- Last Week:  Volleyball endured a tough second week of the season, but was able to pick up the team’s first win of the year at the Cerritos Tournament.  The Cougars were swept (15-25, 13-25, 12-25) by #20 Porterville at home on Wednesday and headed to the Cerritos Tournament on Friday and Saturday.  The Cougars opened up with San Bernardino by losing the first game, 25-15, but won game 2 (25-14), their first of the season, plus two more (25-15, 25-19) to pick up their first win of the year in four games.  The win vaulted the Cougars into the championship bracket where they were swept by #5 Cypress (17-25, 13-25, 14-25), Santa Monica (21-25, 16-25, 14-25) and #6 El Camino (13-25, 15-25, 19-25).  The Cougars are 1-6 on the year.

Last Week: Women's Volleyball hosts Sequoias this Friday (6 PM). 

Notes: The Cougars are employing a two-setter system this year with sophomore Faith Sierra (Visalia) and freshman Haley Anderson (Lemoore HS).  Sierra posted 185 saves last season, mostly while filling in for injured starter Blake O’Brien, and Coach Roche Nystrom decided this year to begin with two starters since Anderson is coming off shoulder surgery and already had to sit out a game.  The duo combined for 174 assists this year. 



Hosts the 35th Cuesta Invitational

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 15, 2014)- This Week:  Men’s water polo host the 35th Cuesta Invitational this Friday and Saturday, plus a mini tournament on Thursday.  The Cuesta Invitational has been the premier in season tournament in the state since Coach Terry Bowen began the event in the program’s inaugural season in 1979.  The Cougars will host eight teams in the event and also play Golden West and American River on Thursday. 

Last Week: Men’s water polo traveled to Stockton for the Delta Tournament on Friday and Saturday and posted a 2-3 record at the event.  The Cougars opened the tournament with wins over host San Joaquin Delta, 10-6, and DeAnza, 20-4, but also lost to Sierra, 11-10.   On Saturday the Cougars continued to search for the win column and added losses to Golden West, 11-8, and UOP JV, 20-5.  The Cougars are 6-4 on the season.

Notes: No statistics reported.      




Women Poloists on the Road this Week

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 15, 2014)- This Week:  Women’s water polo hits the road this week going both north and south.  On Wednesday (3:30) the Cougars open Western State Conference play in Van Nuys against the loop’s defending champions LA Valley.  On Friday and Saturday the Cougars travel to Saratoga for the Nyquist Tournament at West Valley College.  The Cougars play Friday is a repeat of last week as they play both Merced and Diablo Valley.  On Saturday they face Foothill and San Joaquin Delta. 

Last Week: Women’s polo opened the season with a 4-1 record in the Central Coast Classic.  The Cougars opened the year with a win over the SLO Stars Club, 18-5, and added a victory over Merced, 17-5, before taking a loss to Diablo Valley, 15-9.  On Saturday the Cougars picked up a pair of wins over Western State Conference foes Santa Monica, 17-2, and Santa Barbara, 18-7.  The Cougars are 4-1 on the year.

Notes: All State sophomores Rachel Gruetzmacher (Atascadero HS) and Shanae Lauridsen (Nipomo HS) both scored 15 goals on the weekend to lead the Cougars.  They both scored 100 goals in their fireshman seasons, 2013 and 2012 respectively, and are currently tied for 8th all time at Cuesta with 115 career goals. 


The wrestling preview will be released later this week.   






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