CROSS COUNTRY-

Harriers Head to Bako for the WSC Preview

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)- This Week: Cross Country travels to Bakersfield this Friday (1 PM) for the Western State Conference Preview race.  The event is made up of all the teams from the loop and the team finishes will count towards the final standings at the WSC Championship in November.     

Last Week: The Harriers took last week off and are back in action on September 30 in Bakersfield for the Western State Conference (WSC) Preview Race (1 PM).    

Notes: Cuesta College has not won a conference title since 1993.  The men last won a title in 1981, when Cuesta was part of the Coast Conference.  The women last took home the WSC title in 1993.  The women have won seven conference titles and finished 4th in the WSC in 2015, while the men landed in 3rd place in 2015.    

 

SOCCER-

Women’s Soccer Continues Pre-Conference

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)-This Week:  Women's Soccer continues its pre-conference schedule with three contests this week.  The Cougars kick the week off at home, when they host Clovis on Tuesday (4 PM).  They hit the road for games in Bakersfield and Visalia, against Sequoias, on Friday (7 PM) and Saturday (11:30), respectively.         

Last Week: Cuesta lost to 2015 CCCAA Playoff team Hartnell on Friday, 3-0.  The loss marked the Cougars’ first scoreless game of the year and ended Freshman Alyssa Harris’s (Paso Robles HS) five-game scoring streak.  The Cougars are 2-3-1 on the year. 

 

 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL-

Spikers Begin Swing Through WSC South

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)- This Week: Women's Volleyball is edging closer to the 2016 Western State Conference schedule, but before the Spikers can begin WSC-North play, they must swing through the WSC-South.  The Cougars host West LA on Friday (6 PM) for their first interdivision contest.  They have three more matches against the South before they begin divisional play on October 19.   

Last Week: The Cougars hosted and beat Canada in four games (25-17, 20-25, 25-7, 25-21) on Friday.  The Cougars took the opener, but slipped in Game 2, before finishing strong.  Sophomore Hallie Robertson (Folsom HS) led the Cougars with a career-high 13 kills.   Cuesta is 6-4 on the season.  

 

 

MEN’S WATER POLO-

Poloists Split at 38th Cuesta Invitational

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)- This Week: Men’s Water Polo endured one of the toughest weeks possible with a 2-3 mark against the best teams in the State.  On Thursday, the Cougars hung with 2015 CCCAA State Runner-Up Golden West for a half, before falling to the Rustlers, 15-8.  On Friday the Cougars opened the 38th Cuesta Invitational with a loss to 2015 CCCAA State Champion Long Beach, 10-8, before thumping 2015 CCCAA playoff team American River, 20-5.  The Cougars faced two more playoff teams on Saturday.  The lost a one-goal battle to Riverside, 8-7, before bouncing back against 2015 CCCAA NorCal Champion Diablo Valley, 9-6.  The Cougars are 4-5 on the year.     

Last Week: Men’s water polo begins Western State Conference play at LA Valley on Wednesday (3 PM).   The Monarchs are the defending Western State Conference Champions.  The Cougars have won 27 conference titles over the past 37 seasons and have never gone longer than two seasons without a title- they last won in 2013.      

Notes: Freshman Goaltender Chandler Mankins (Arroyo Grande HS) has spent every second of the season in the goal for the Cougars this season.  He has posted 57 saves in nine games and held opponents to 7.56 goals per game.   

WOMEN’S WATER POLO-

Cuesta Hosts 18th Rabobank Invitational

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)- This Week: Cuesta hosts the 2016 Rabobank Women’s Water Polo Classic.  This is the 18th year of the Rabobank Tournament and it is the premier tournament in the state.  15 of the past 17 CCCAA State Champions have played in the finals of the Rabobank Tournament on their way to their titles.  This year’s field boasts teams that have won 17 of the 20 CCCAA State titles in the sports history, as well as, three of last year’s CCCAA State Finalist- Riverside.   Cuesta opens with Santa Barbara on Friday in a contest that will double as a Western State Conference game.  The Cougars also play a Western State Conference game this Wednesday (4 PM) in Van Nuys against LA Valley.

Last Week: Women's Water Polo won the Bockman Memorial Tournament in Aptos with a 4-0 mark. The Cougars beat 2015 NorCal Champion Diablo Valley, 5-2, in their final game to complete the sweep. They beat host Cabrilo, 13-7, earlier on Saturday and also took down Allan Hancock, 8-7, and Modesto, 13-6, on Friday. The Cougars are 9-3 on the year.

Notes: 2015 All-WSC pick Daci Hughes (Bountiful, UT) led the Cougars to the Bockman Tournament.  Hughes led the Cougars with 15 goals on the weekend, while Goaltender Mia Viss (Modesto) added 30 saves in her three starts, including 11 in the title game.

 

WRESTLING-

Grapplers Finish 10th at West Hills Tourney

SAN LUIS OBISPO (September 26, 2016)- Last Week:  The Cuesta wrestling team travelled to the West Hills Tournament in Lemoore for the second event of the year.  The Cougars had two place winners in the event, including individual champion Alex Garcia (Salinas).  The Cougars placed 10th as a team.

This week: The Cougars take this week off and compete in the Modesto Tournament on October 8. 

Notes: Below is breakdown of the Cougars record at the West Hills Tournament.  The Cougars won of 14-of-30 bouts.

125- Sophomore Isaac Galaviz (Orange Cove HS) was 3-2 and improved to 3-4 on the year. 

133- Freshman Jace Heryford (Sutter) placed 6th with a 4-3 mark and improved to 4-5 on the year.   Sophomore Ross Arve (Clovis) was 1-1 in his first outing of the year.

141- 2015 All-WSC Grappler Modan Goldman (Sunnyvale) was 2-2 and improved to 5-4 on the year.  Freshman Niko Zanarini (Brentwood) was 0-2. 

149- The Cougars did not compete in this division.

157- Sophomore Marvin Apreza (Oceano: Arroyo Grande HS) was 0-2.

165- The Cougars did not compete in this division.

174- Freshman Alex Garcia (Salinas) took first place with a perfect 4-0 mark.  He is 7-1 on the year.    

184- Freshman Jaegeon Choi (Salinas) was 0-2.

197- Freshman Isaias Maganda (Atascadero HS) was 0-2.

285- The Cougars did not compete in this division.



Cuesta TV Project Announces Fall Schedule

SAN LUIS OBISPO (August 25, 2016)- The Cuesta TV Project has announced its schedule for Fall 2016.  The project, an inter-disciplinary undertaking in its fifth year, will feature seven live broadcasts of Cuesta athletic contests and three episodes of the monthly interview show ‘Cuesta Sports Monthly’.   SLOCOE will feature all of the broadcasts on Charter Cable- Channel 2.  Cuesta College content is scheduled to air on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM and during the week beginning at 5 PM.   All events shall be posted on YouTube at CuestaHDTV and are scheduled to be streamed live at http://www.network1sports.com/station/cuesta

Cuesta TV Live Game/Event Schedule (Play-by-Play Randy Scovil)

September 9                  Women’s Water Polo v. Santa Monica         11:45

September 22        Men’s Water Polo v. Golden West              3:30

October 14           Women’s Volleyball v. Santa Barbara           6 PM

October 21           Wrestling v. West Hills                               6:30

October 25           Women’s Soccer v. Allan Hancock             4 PM

November 4          Men’s Basketball v. TBA                            8 PM

December 1          Women’s Basketball v. TBA                       8 PM

 

Cuesta Sports Monthly (with Peter Schuler)- Taping at 3:15 PM

September 20        Soccer/Volleyball

October 4             M/W Water Polo

November 8          X-Country/Wrestling/Basketball

                                                                                                                  Cuesta Film, TV and Electronic Media Professor John Arno, and his students, produces all of the shows and leads the Cuesta TV Project.   SLOCOE Media Operations Specialist Pat Renshaw, Cuesta Computer Science Professor Randy Scovil, Cuesta Marketing Coordinator Ritchie Bermudez and Cuesta’s Peter Schuler round out the project team.  

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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