The Aptos High boys’ soccer team is off to a hot start after a 2-1 win against North Salinas High in non-league action on Nov. 27.
Joey Mackle scored on a cross from Chuy Muñoz 55 seconds into the match that gave the Mariners an early lead from the get-go.
Fredys Abrego added a penalty kick in the 59th minute. Ulises Hernández made nine saves for Aptos, which was coming off a smashing 10-0 win against Ceiba College Prep in last week’s season opener.
Diego Tiran scored twice in the first half and Joey Mackle had two goals in the second half.
Carlos Gutierrez and Abrego each had one goal and one assist. Nate Dow, Roberto Muñoz, Kai Walsh and Nami Banks also scored goals.
Both of Mackle’s goals were assisted by his twin brother, Patrick. Eddie Alvarez also had two assists.
Aptos (2-0) will play at Salinas on Wednesday at 5:45pm
Watsonville 3, Monterey 0: Senior Mateo Arias scored twice and teammate Isaac Vargas added a goal in the Wildcatz’s non-league win Monday.
Sebastian Abonce had two assists and junior goalie Jorge Magdaleno made three saves in the shutout win for Watsonville (1-0).
Palo Alto 59, Aptos 42: Jaylen Dang had 14 points and five rebounds in the Mariners’ loss to the Vikings in the Mission 831 Basketball Shootout championship at MVC on Nov. 23.
Aptos’ Jasmine Ackerman had 10 points and 15 rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team.
Aptos 58, Oak Grove 44: Jasmine Ackerman had 17 points and six rebounds and the Mariners won in the opening round of the Mission 831 Basketball Shootout at MVC on Nov. 22.
Jaylen Dang scored 13 points for the Mariners and Grace Parry added 10 points.
At Cabrillo 77, Cuesta 56: Jonel Aponte scored 15 points in the Seahawks’ non-conference win on Nov. 27.
Myron Dews scored 12 points and Austin James added 10 points for Cabrillo, which bounced back after a heartbreaking 66-65 loss in overtime to Las Positas.
The Seahawks (4-5) made 31 of their 61 shots (50.8%) from the field.
Sierra 3, Cabrillo 0: The No. 6 Seahawks were eliminated in the second round of the CCCAA NorCal regional playoffs after a loss to No. 3 Sierra on Nov. 23 in Rocklin.
Cabrillo (11‐3‐5) — the Coast Conference South Division champions — was attempting to get past the second round for the first time in the program’s history.
The Seahawks were coming off their first postseason win since 2005 after an 8-7 victory against No. 11 Taft on Nov. 20 that went into penalty kicks.
Fresno City 3, Cabrillo 0: The No. 6 seed Seahawks were eliminated by the No. 3 Rams, 25-22, 25-17, 25-12, in the second round of the CCCAA NorCal playoffs Nov. 27 in Fresno.
Freshman outside hitter Lexi Pagani had a team-high 16 kills along with three digs for Fresno City. Sophomore middle blocker Diamond’Nique Young had nine kills and sophomore outside hitter Shelby Saporetti had eight kills.
Sophomore setter Julia Pagani made 37 assists and sophomore defensive specialist Ali Santoyo had 10 digs for the Rams.