Jesuit soccer drops in national poll to No. 9
Jesuit fell five spots to No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's second national fall boys soccer poll.
The Marauders moved down in the poll after a 1-1 tie with Granite Bay in Friday's Capital Challenge at Capital Christian High School.
The Marauders remained No. 1 in the NSCAA's Region VIII poll and bolstered their position with a 3-1 win over No. 13 Marin Academy on Monday. Cal Poly verbal commit Kaba Alkebulan led Jesuit with two goals.
The Marauders are in Oregon and will play Jesuit-Portland today and Central Catholic-Portland on Friday.
Defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion Bella Vista, led by its senior trio of Trevor Jackson, Tyler Miguel and Mathew Waldron, is undefeated after beating Capital Christian 3-2 in the Capital Challenge on Friday and Grant 3-1 Tuesday.
Jackson has eight goals and three assists, Miguel five goals and two assists and Waldron three goals and three assists.
The Broncos host Rio Americano at 4 p.m. Friday and visit Rocklin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
With its tie against Jesuit and 1-0 win over Davis on Sept. 5, Granite Bay is No. 7 in this week's NSCAA Region VIII poll. The Grizzlies, however, may have lost star junior forward Tommy Thompson to a knee injury. He was hurt against Jesuit.
Tommy and brother Tanner, a senior midfielder, have verbally committed to play at Indiana. Their father, Gregg Thompson, played on Indiana's 1982 national championship team and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame.
Placer boys win team cross country meet
Led by Toby Qualls' third-place finish, the Placer boys' cross country team won the University of Nevada Twilight Invitational on Saturday in Sparks, Nev.
Running among 141 competitors, Qualls covered the 4,000-meter course in 13 minutes, 13 seconds.
Placer's Gama Gomez finished eighth (13:41) and Viktor Dorofeyev ninth (13:57).
Competing against schools from Idaho and Nevada as well as California, Placer took the title with 59 points. Galena of Nevada placed second with 73.
With Fiona O'Keefe (third, 18.01.3), Sophie Meads (fourth, 18:49.4) and Maggie McManis (seventh, 19.05) finishing among the top 10 individual runners in the three-mile race, Davis won the girls' team championship at the Sacramento State Jamboree at Granite Regional Park on Saturday.
Madeleine Ankhelyi (17:26.9) and Clare Carroll (17.53.4) finished first and second, respectively, to lead Vista del Lago to second place.
Del Campo won the boys' varsity race. Granite Bay's Trent Brendel was the top individual finisher in 15:20.
Roseville's Neilson Powless won the boys' three-mile race (15:40) and Whitney's Jenica Dodge the girls' three-mile race (19:00) at Thursday's Whitney Invitational in Rocklin.