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Chabot sports roundup


The Chabot women’s basketball team pulled off a highly satisfying road win in Round 2 of the CCCAA Northern California playoffs on Friday.
The ninth-seeded Gladiators rallied from 11 down entering the fourth quarter to beat No. 8 Feather River 85-78 in Quincy.
“We hung in there and got it done,” said Chabot coach Mark Anger, whose team has won five in a row.
Anger said his team’s depth “showed” during the fourth quarter when the Gladiators outscored the hosts by a stunning 31-13. Olivia Vezaldenos led Chabot with 29 points and Sierra Hillman added 19.
A big key for Chabot was the return of point guard Alyssa Pluth from an injury. She scored 12 points.
Vezaldenos is ranked 17th in the state in scoring at 19.2 points a game.
The Gladiators (22-5) will next travel to No. 1 seed Sierra of Rocklin (28-1) in Round 3 on Saturday. Sierra is ranked No. 3 in the state in scoring at 83.2 points a game, and Chabot is sixth at 79.3 ppg.
The game will pit two of the state’s top guards in Vezaldenos and Sierra star Bri Moore (24.2 ppg). Shanel Jamison contributes 13.7 ppg for Sierra, which shared first place in the Big 8 with DVC.
The Gladiators won the 2014-15 state title.


The Chabot men’s and women’s teams continued piling up wins, with the women taking two of three in the prestigious North vs. South tournament on President’s Day Weekend.
The Gladiators’ women beat Foothill 8-1 on Feb. 23 as the doubles team of Stephanie Huang and Sophie Moeckelmann cruised to an 8-2 win. Sharon Cahill breezed by Lisette Eslobedo 6-0, 6-1.
On Feb. 20, Chabot whipped Mission 9-0 as Monique Tran and Brianna Wong prevailed 8-2 and Wong won over Moy Troung 6-3, 6-0 in singles.
In the North-South tourney, Chabot, College of Sequoias and Fresno City represented the North.
The Gladiators fell 5-0 to Cerritos and defeated Ventura 6-3 and Saddleback 5-2.
Against Ventura, Huang beat Leah Meschke 6-0, 6-1, Diana Rodriguez bested Jule Lauinger 6-3, 6-2, Angelina Battur beat Karesa Garland 6-4, 6-0, and Monique Tran defeated Trish McClain 6-2, 7-6.
Huang highlighted the effort against Saddleback with a win over Jackie Melkanian 6-1, 6-3.
On Feb. 15, Chabot walloped Folsom Lake 9-0 as Moeckelmann showed moxie in a thrilling win over Abriana Rowe 6-3, 6-7 (10-7). Sharon Cahill gutted out the first set and beat Erin Cline 7-6, 6-0. Rodriguez defeated Laura Poukyn 6-3, 6-0.
Chabot’s women also dropped 5-4 heartbreaker against De Anza. Huang and Moeckelmann and Cahill and Battur took doubles wins.
The Chabot men also looked sharp with two wins and a close loss. The Gladiators, like the women’s team, fell 5-4 to De Anza. Jay Pandit and Roger win took a tough doubles win, 8-4, and Pandi beat Aditya Goyal in singles 6-2, 7-6.
Wen won in singles over JT Gaviano 6-2, 6-1. Noah Moeckelmann bested Nooh Palizi 7-6, 6-0.
Chabot also cruised past Folsom Lake 7-2. The gutsy Pandit overcame Stephen Morley 6-3, 7-5. Wen beat Brian Lee 6-1, 6-1, Eli Gonzalez defeated Diego Villamil 6-1, 6-2, and Andrew Wirjadisastra outlasted Dan Lee 7-6, 7-5.
On February 13, the Gladiators drubbed Diablo Valley 8-1 as Pandit defeated Bryant Taylor 7-6, 7-5.


The Gladiators (5-9) won for the third time in their past four games with a 10-3 throttling of Solano at Gene Wellman Field on Saturday.
Grant Mendoza (2-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Jack Delmore, allowing one hit and striking out two over 2.1 innings. Shortstop David Langer paced an 11-hit offense going 3 for 4 with four RBIs, highlighted by a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
Chabot scored three in the eighth and five in the ninth to overcome a 3-2 deficit with gusto.
Left fielder Francisco Pedraza was 2 for 3 with a home run and three runs scored. Leadoff Troy Bachand and third baseman Tyler Rourke both had two hits. Tim O’Dalaigh doubled and had an RBI.
In an 8-5 win over Consumnes River on Feb. 20, Grant Mendoza picked up his first pitching win of the season, allowing five hits and two earned runs over five innings with two strikeouts and no walks. Logan Caton got the save.






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