April 19, 2011 > Spring sports rundown
Spring sports rundown
By Sida Lu
Spring prep sports teams continued their play this past week against a variety of competition in both league, non-league and tournament matches.
Moreau Catholic High School crushed their Hayward Area Athletic League rivals Mt. Eden, 5-2, by sweeping all three doubles matches. Moreau's freshman No. 2 singles player Matthew Leli preserved the victory with a hard-fought victory over Mt. Eden sophomore Alex Lee 7-6 and 6-2. This pushes Moreau to 7-6 in HAAL competition and 8-8 overall.
On April 12, Moreau traveled to John F. Kennedy for a league match, hoping to earn their first league victory. The Mariners fought hard but fell short as they were swept 3-0 by the Kennedy Titans: 25-23, 27-25, 27-25. Kennedy's Campbell led the way with 20 digs, infuriating the Mariners offense as he refused to give up points. Fellow Titan Estabillo anchored the team on offense, recording 15 kills and two aces. On Moreau's side, setter Radich had 19 assists and eight digs to lead the team.
The same day, the Logan Colts attempted to defend their home floor and 3-1 record against the 2-2 American Eagles. The Colts came out hot, racing out to a 25-20 victory behind setter Neal Barrina's distribution of the ball. American's duo of setter Timothy Kim and hitter Allen Tam would be too much for Logan's defense, however, as Kim recorded 47 assists, four kills and six digs and Tam had 18 kills and two blocks to help the Eagles win the next three games, 25-20 25-23 25-23, and drop the Colts to 3-2 on the season.
The Logan Badminton team would avenge their volleyball team's loss to American by destroying the Eagles 16-1. The Colts swept boys and girls singles and doubles matches, before giving up a mixed doubles match to the American duo of Hsu and Kwan. Two days later, Logan hosted Dougherty Valley in a non-league bout and was victorious, 12-5, behind their exceptional doubles play. The Colts swept all the doubles matches and controlled three singles matches to preserve their victory.
Moreau's golf team also came out to play at the Lake Chabot gold course on Thursday, April 14, hoping to improve their 5-1 record against the 5-2 Castro Valley team. Brian Periquet of Castro Valley had the best game of the day, shooting a 38 or 2-over par but his teammates were unable to match his sweet stroke and Castro Valley fell 210-203. The Mariners improved to 6-1 in league play and 7-3 overall while the Castro Valley Trojans dropped to 5-3 in HAAL games and 5-5 overall.
For a complete rundown of prep spring sports scores, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website, http://sports.tricityvoice.com.