High School Sports Results: Dec. 19-25

Noah You -- AHS players celebrate after Chandler Lau’s first goal in the Island Derby.
Noah You -- AHS players celebrate after Chandler Lau’s first goal in the Island Derby.

High School Sports Results: Dec. 19-25

Men’s Basketball
• St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) lost to Moreau Catholic of Hayward, 84-44 (Dec. 20); defeated Washington High of San Francisco, 66-64 (Dec. 21).
• Alameda High School (AHS) defeated Acalanes High of Lafayette, 70-42 (Dec. 21); defeated Oakland Tech, 71-70 (Dec. 22).
• Encinal High School (EHS) lost to Tamalpais High, 70-65 (Dec. 19); lost to Fremont High, 49-46 (Dec. 20).

Women’s Basketball
• SJND: no games
• AHS: no games
• EHS: no games

Men’s Soccer
• AHS defeated EHS, 2-0 (Dec. 21), Island Derby.
• EHS lost to AHS, 2-0 (Dec. 21), Island Derby.

The long-awaited Island Derby between the Hornets and Jets’ men’s soccer teams took place on Dec. 21 at Estuary Park. AHS senior Chandler Lau scored both goals for the Hornets, including one in the final minutes that put the game out of contention.

“When I was moved back to striker, which is my original position, I knew that Encinal defenders played a high line and I could expose this weakness with the wonderful through balls my midfielders played,” AHS’ Chandler Lau told the Encinal Horizon. “The trash talking from the opposing side made the win feel even better. Scoring in front of a huge crowd at home is a feeling I can’t describe in words.”

Women’s Soccer
• SJND: no matches.
• AHS: no matches.
• EHS defeated Rancho Cotate of Rohnert Park, 5-0 (Dec. 19); loss to Castro Valley High, 2-3 (Dec. 22).

On Dec. 19, the EHS women’s varsity soccer team defeated Rancho Cotate, 5-0. After a scoreless first half the Jets turned on the after burners in the second. EHS junior Josie Ferris got the scoring started. Then senior Alison Jenson scored twice, followed by seniors Angie St. Denis and Sadie Merry who added another goal each.

On Dec. 22, the Jets took on the Castro Valley High Trojans. The game was a tale of two halves. The Trojans were unstoppable in the first, putting up three unanswered goals against the Jets. The second half was all Encinal. St. Denis got her head on a Catherine Price corner kick for the Jets’ first goal. St. Denis soon followed that with a second goal.

Down only 3-2, the Jets appeared primed to score again, but the clock proved to be the Trojans’ best defense as time ran out leaving the Jets on the losing end of an otherwise exciting game.

Jim Price, Mia Schneider and the Encinal Horizon staff contributed to this story.

Ryan Jenson -- EHS senior Angie St. Denis races past a Castro Valley High defender.