Saturday brought excitement to the St. Vincent campus as the football teams and women’s soccer team had important championship games on the line. The women’s soccer team played in the 2nd round of the NCS tournament against Roseland and came away with a win 4-0. Rebecca Dodele scored 2 goals and goalkeeper Jacalyn Murphy recorded a shutout in goal. Dodele’s first goal came from an assist by Taylor Owen midway through the first half. She then came through with her second goal after intermission. Rounding out the scoring for St. Vincent were Taylor Owen and Grace Jennings. Stephanie Mitchell executed her usual “spot on” corner kick to contribute an assist and another assist went to McKenna Wilson-Kay. The Mustangs will now travel to Sonoma Academy on Wednesday for the semifinal game of the tournament. Sonoma Academy has previously won two games vs. the Mustangs with both games finishing at 2-1. This should be another major battle between these two rivals. Game time has been set at 2:30
The Mustang Varsity football team came away with a win vs. Calistoga 27-14 to tie them for the league championship. After Calistoga scored the first touchdown of the game, Derek Murphy ran 7 yards for a St. Vincent score. He then followed up with two more rushing touchdowns of 4 yards and 44 yards to have the Mustangs ahead 20-7 by halftime. Calistoga responded in the 3rd quarter with a passing touchdown to only trail the Mustangs 20-14 at the end of the third quarter. But the Mustangs came back in the 4th quarter to score the last touchdown of the game with a 33 yard pass completion to Patrick Garcia from Jack Richardson to solidify the win. Exciting times continue this coming Saturday as the Mustangs will play their first round NCS tournament game vs. Salesian at 1:00 at St. Vincent.
The JV football team concluded their season with a tie vs. Calistoga 14-14 which also tied them for the league championship. The Mustangs were down 14-6 with approx. 1:30 left in the game. They put together a drive with only seconds left on the clock to score a touchdown and also succeeded with the 2 point conversion to cap off the 14th point. Calistoga had a few seconds remaining in the game to score, but failed to do so. Congratulations to the JV team on finishing strong after struggling earlier in the season.