May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

SANTA ANA COLLEGE UPDATE: Football team finishes with three straight wins

Santa Ana College players celebrate a big play during Saturday’s win. (Photo courtesy Santa Ana College sports information, For OC Sports Zone)

Santa Ana College’s football team made it three straight wins to finish the 2019 season as it defeated the Los Angeles Valley Monarchs (3-7, 2-4) 55-21 on Saturday at Santa Ana Stadium.

With 415 yards of total offense and a 35:23 to 24:37 advantage in time of possession, the Dons were in control for the majority of the game.

SAC used two plays to jump on top after the first drive of the game as Cross Faletoi connected with Tyler Shimomura for a 49 yard pass followed by a two yard rushing touchdown by Cole Nequette to put the Dons up 7-0.

On the ensuing LA Valley possession, Michael Kizer logged his sixth sack of the season and forced a fumble that was recovered by Justin Stepanian to give the Dons the ball back.

The Dons offense then picked up right where it left off with another quick touchdown drive, giving them a 14-0 lead just three minutes into the game.

LAVC responded by scoring touchdowns on two of their next three drives but had no answers for the Santa Ana offense that put up 14 more points before half to push the lead to 28-14.

In the second half, Santa Ana continued to poor it on as they extended the lead to as much as 34 by the fourth quarter.

The Dons walked away with the win to improve to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in league and secure third place in the American Metro League standings.

WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ADVANCES TO PLAYOFFS

The  Santa Ana women’s soccer saw its offense explode with a 5-0 win against Orange Coast College in Friday’s match. Their late season push has landed them a spot in the CCCAA Regional Playoffs. The Dons will go on the road to face Cuesta on Thursday at 2 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER TEAM OPENS PLAYOFFS ON SATURDAY

The SAC men’s soccer team fell to Orange Coast 2-0 in its last game of the 2019 regular season  but still has qualified for the 2019 CCCAA Regional Playoffs. The Dons will match up with Golden West on the road this Saturday at 2 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM NOTCHES VICTORY

Sophomore guard Ramon Lopez scored 25 points with five assists to lead the Santa Ana men’s basketball to its first win of the season as the Dons defeated El Camino 85-71 on Friday night.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTS TOURNEY

After winning the consolation championship at the Riverside City “Earning Our Stripes” Tournament, the SAC women’s basketball team is set to host its own tournament starting Thursday at 2 p.m.

The Dons will play College of the Desert in the final game of the night at 8 p.m.

–Courtesy Santa Ana College sports information