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Athletic News

Athletic News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Cross Country Coyotes Wrap League Competition

    The Varsity Cross Country teams will wrap up their league competition today when they compete at Spring Lake in their final NCL II league meet. Over the course of the season, they have had three athletes (Lucy Gott ‘22, Athena Ryan ‘24, and Tiernan Colby ‘23) win races or be the fastest in their respective divisions.
     
    The Varsity Boys team has its sights on winning the NCL II league title, and the JV Boys team will be contenders for the league title, as well. The Varsity Girls team will focus on individual results and will likely have three runners competing for spots in the top ten. Due to injury, the girls aren't currently able to field the required 5-7 runners to score as a team, but that hasn't stopped the individual runners from excelling. On Friday, November 5, the teams will compete at the West County Two Miler which is expected to be a fast meet on the track. 
     
    On Wednesday, November 10, the Coyotes will return to Spring Lake for the CMC Championships, where the individual and team champions will be crowned. The Varsity athletes will then focus on the NCS meet at Hayward, with the top individual and team finishers advancing to the State Meet.
     
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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Closes in on League Championship

    The boys soccer team continued their impressive run in the NCL II with a convincing 4-1 win over second place Calistoga.  The opening half was closely contested but the Coyotes Zander Crawford ‘22 scored as the first half ended to take a 1-0 lead into the break. In the second half, Calistoga fought hard to come back, but Zander Crawford's second goal of the game gave SA breathing room with a 2-0 lead. Aaron Knuth ‘22 and Josh Ross ‘22 both scored to give the Coyotes a 4-0 lead before Calistoga earned a goal as time expired.  

    The win keeps the Coyotes undefeated in league play; they can clinch the league title with a win over Technology High tonight. The game is also Senior Day for the Coyotes, and the team is eager to win the league championship and honor the ten seniors with a winning performance.  The Coyotes currently have a 6-0-1 league record.

    After tonight’s game, the team travels to Anderson Valley and Roseland Collegiate Prep with two important games to close out league play. After league play concludes, they will turn their attention to the NCS playoffs. With a strong finish, they expect to earn a good seed and the chance to host playoff games.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Completes Undefeated League Season, Captures First League Championship

    This past week was a historic one for the SA Varsity Girls Volleyball team. On Tuesday night, the five seniors on the team (Julia Cameron, August Davis, Sierra Greene, Claudia Miller, and Tabatha Stewart) were celebrated in a pre-match ceremony for all of their contributions to the volleyball team, athletic program, and school. The team then came out motivated and jumped out to a big lead on the visitors from Credo and never looked back, winning the match three sets to zero. With the win the varsity volleyball team guaranteed themselves at least a share of the league championship, the first in the history of the volleyball program at SA.  

    The win against Credo set up an epic matchup in Upper Lake on Thursday night, with the second place Cougars needing to beat Sonoma Academy in the final game of the regular season to tie SA for the league title. The environment was high intensity, Upper Lake packed their gym for their senior night, and the Cougars came out determined to give the Coyotes a fight, winning the first set 25-20. This loss in the first set was the first set that the Coyotes had lost all season in league play, and it turned out it would be the last one as well, as SA rallied to win the next three sets in dramatic fashion. Sets in volleyball are played as the first team to 25 wins, with teams required to win by at least two points. So in the final set the tension in the gym was so thick you could cut it with a knife, the score was tied at 24 and it was anybody's to win. It was at this point the Coyotes stepped up to the challenge as they have all season, winning the final two points to win the match and complete an undefeated league season. Congratulations to the coaches and players on a terrific run this season, but it is not over yet! Next up the girls will now enter into the single elimination NCS playoffs that begin on Tuesday night. Time, location, and opponent will be announced this Sunday by the North Coast Section. 

    JV Girls Volleyball Completes Season
    The JV Girls Volleyball team showed vast improvements this season, further demonstrating this at Upper Lake on Thursday night with an impressive performance against the first place Cougars. 

    Upper Lake jumped out to a big first set lead, but after a timeout by coach Mac Sweeney, the SA girls settled in and battled back to force a tight match. While the second set ended up being similar to the first, with the Cougars outlasting the Coyotes to win, the SA girls were completing passes, making proper rotations, serving strong, and hustling all over the court to do all they could to help their team.

    While the season is now over for the JV girls, they can be proud of how far they have come as players. We know they will use this experience for future success on the court! 
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  • Athletics News October 8, 2021

    Girls Varsity Volleyball Beats Upper Lake, Now Alone in First Place
    Last Monday night was a battle of the unbeatens in the NCL 2, when the Upper Lake Cougars came to Sonoma Academy for a pivotal league matchup. The Coyotes were ready to go from the start and grabbed an early lead in the first set, but the visitors from Upper Lake were not going to go away easily and battled back numerous times to cut into the SA lead. The Coyotes stayed resilient and were able to make numerous plays to hold off the Cougars, winning the first set 25-18. The second and third sets were won in similar fashion by the Coyotes, who grabbed a huge 3-0 victory and sole possession of first place in the NCL 2. 

    With the win, SA is now 11-1 overall and 6-0 in league play. They will now face every team one more time in league play, with the next home game coming on Monday, October 11 when they will host Calistoga. 

    Girls JV Volleyball Continues Exciting Play
    The JV Volleyball team has come on strong in the past few weeks using their skills and knowledge gained from practices and challenging their opponents in every match they have played. This resulted in their first win of the season less than two weeks ago and has shown in their last few matches, with the Coyotes going to the third and final set against every opponent they have faced. While the JV girls have come up just short of victory in these games, their playmaking and ability to overcome adversity has been impressive. With just four matches left in their season the Coyotes are looking to finish the season strong. Next up they will host Calistoga on Monday, October 11 at 5pm with the varsity match to follow. We hope you can join us in the gym to cheer the volleyball teams on!

    Back the Pack Success!
    On Friday, the Coyote community came out in full force at our fall Back the Pack game. The SA fans were treated to an exciting boys soccer game, which ended up in a 3-3 tie against Roseland Collegiate Prep. In addition to the exciting soccer, the fans were treated to music, raffles, and halftime competitions. SA spirit was on full display, with students dressing up in Coyote colors as well taking full advantage of the fun spirit items. After the game, many of the students stayed for Movie Night, capping off a fun day of school spirit.

    Boys Soccer Remains Undefeated 
    The Coyotes Varsity Boys Soccer team picked up good results in a crucial stretch of league play to remain in first place. They knocked off Calistoga 4-1, Technology 2-0 and tied Roseland Collegiate Prep 3-3 to remain undefeated on the season. Their 5-0-2 overall record and 3-0-1 NCL II league record has them in contention for the league title and a North Coast Section playoff berth. 

    Up next for the Coyotes is a non-league matchup at St Helena, before hosting another key league matchup against Anderson Valley. Anderson Valley recently knocked off Calistoga and is one of the teams expected to battle the Coyotes for the league title.

    Cross Country Dominates League Meet at Calistoga
    The Coyotes Cross Country team dominated the NCL II league meet at Pacific Union Prep trails on Wednesday. The Coyotes’ Athena Ryan ‘24 was in second place with a quarter of a mile left, but used a strong finish to win the overall race. Lucy Gott ‘22 won the Girls division. Both Gott and Ryan recorded course records at the meet. 

    The meet included over 60 runners from eight different schools in the league. The 5k course circled through the beautiful trails of the Pacific Union College trail system in Angwin. Many of the Sonoma Academy runners established new PR's as they continue to prepare for the CMC Championships on November 10, which will be hosted at Spring Lake. In addition, the Varsity athletes will compete at the North Coast Section meet at Hayward High School, with the top individuals and teams advancing to the State Meet over Thanksgiving weekend. With continued hard work, the Coyotes expect to be in contention to advance individuals and teams.
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  • Coyotes Prepare for Competition

    The fall sports teams have been working hard since August 9 as they prepare for upcoming events. Interest was strong in the fall teams, and the Coyotes will offer five teams across three sports in the fall season: Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Volleyball, Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country, and Varsity Boys Soccer, all of which will compete in the NCL II league.

    Varsity Girls Volleyball attended a jamboree and will begin official play Tuesday, August 31 at the Rio Lindo tournament. JV Girls Volleyball will open their season against St. Vincent de Paul High School on Thursday, September 2. 

    The Varsity Cross Country team is competing at the Rancho Cotati Invite today, and Varsity Boys Soccer will travel to Tomales High School to open league play on Wednesday, September 8.

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