Around the Horn #3

Around the Horn #3

Oh, they didn’t need it to win, but former Antioch High football star Ryan Payne added the cherry on the cake with a 40-yard Pick-Six on the game’s final play, capping DVC’s 41-21 triumph over host Feather River on Saturday.
After a long, and temporarily stalled, bus trip to Quincy in rural Plumas County, the Vikings didn’t have time to properly warm up, which explained their slow start. 
They led just 11-7 at halftime and then reeled off 24 straight points in the third quarter, courtesy of a Desmond Nisby 8-yard scoring run; Christian Fuca 27-yard TD reception from Jadon Brisendine; Manny Lopez 43-yard field goal; and a 17-yard Marquese Surrell TD catch.
DVC (3-1), which has won three in a row after a heartbreaking opening 23-20 loss to American River, will host San Joaquin Delta (1-3) on Friday night at 7. 
Then comes the biggie – an Oct. 14 date with City College of San Francisco, ranked No. 2 in Northern California, at Viking Stadium to open play in the National-Bay 6.
Feather River (0-4) rallied with back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 35-21, but the freshman Payne’s climactic interception return sent the Vikings home happy.
Brisendine, a freshman transfer from Humboldt State, continued his steady play, completing 17 of 27 attempts for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
Nisby gained 71 yards on 17 carries, and former Clayton Valley Charter star Miles Harrison made the most of his four carries, gaining 40 yards. Surrell, Brisendine’s top target, had his fourth 100-plus yard receiving game with 10 catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Surrell is tied for first in the state with seven touchdown receptions and is No. 2 in receiving yards per game with 146.3. He is also tied for first with 40 catches.
Sophomore Kory Lamberts of Alhambra led the balanced defense with seven total tackles, and Ville Valasti had a monster game with three tackles for losses, including two sacks. Peter Moa also had a sack, and Daron Bowles had an interception.
Despite being held without a sack, Dylan Gilfoy still leads the state with 7.5 sacks.

CROSS COUNTRY
DVC coach Shelly Pierson said the team had a “super day of great performances” at the Lou Vasquez Invitational at Golden Gate Park. The Vikings women placed fourth and the men were sixth.
In the women’s 5K, the Vikings were 20-Something. Leading the was Ariana Corwin, who placed 20th in a time of 20:56. Next were Jessica Mendez (22nd, 21:02.5), Laura Becerra (27th, 21:29.2), and Ella Hymel (29th,21:38.9). Rounding out the DVC top five, Angelina DazaSanchez was 30th in 21:45.4.
Standout Sayed Opeyany led the DVC men’s team by finishing 38th in the 4-mile event in 21:45.1. Ian Rider was 47th in 21:52.9. Also cracking the top 60 were Ata Ozmen, who finished 56th in 22:17.6, and Jules Korman (60th, 22:22.7). Ken Orellana rounded out the Vikings' top five, taking 69th in 22:35.1.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Vikings (7-0-2, 2-0-2) followed seven straight wins to open the season with back-to-back ties last week against Folsom Lake (0-0) and Modesto (1-1). 
Noelle Lemos scored off a Vanessa Ruvalcaba assist in the 2nd minute to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead against Modesto (6-1-1, 2-1-1) in an early season Big 8 showdown, but the hosts equalized in the 27th minute. 
Katie McLaughlin managed three saves. DVC coach Cailin Mullins called the result “disappointing.”
McLaughlin had a clean sheet against Folsom, making seven saves.
The unbeaten Vikings are at Sacramento City on Tuesday and at San Joaquin Delta on Friday.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
The Vikings (5-5, 1-2) split games last week in the tough Big 8, sweeping Cosumnes River 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-17) and falling to Sacramento City 3-1 (24-26, 25-10, 25-20, 25-11).
DVC could make up some ground this week. The Vikings will host struggling Santa Rosa (1-8, 0-3) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, before traveling to Modesto (3-8, 0-3) on Friday.
Against Cosumnes River, Jasmine Assia amassed 25 assists, Jamie Chow had 19 assists and eight digs, and Cailey Rocquemore and Isabel Villalobos both had nine digs. Jade Lee had a game-high 16 kills.

MEN’S WATER POLO
The Vikings (7-5, 1-1) completed the Cuesta Tournament with impressive wins over rival American River 11-2 and host Cuesta 7-0, after dropping two games against SoCal powers Riverside 18-5 and Long Beach 12-3.
Max Murphy and Zac Hudson each had three goals against Cuesta, and Will Simpson rounded out the scoring. Hudson and Will Simpson had assists. Goalie Tim Sweeney made seven saves in the shutout.
Murphy led the way against American River with four goals and two steals. Gordon Kerns and Will Simpson had two goals apiece. Pat Hallahan, Brock Garcia and Hudson also scored.
The Vikings will travel to rival American River on Wednesday, and then head to the Riverside Tournament next week.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO
After a tough week with five losses, the Vikings (2-8, 1-1) will travel to rival American River on Wednesday in the Big 8.