COS Sports Recap: Week of October 10-14


On Friday, October 16, the College of the Sequoias football team lost on the road in their first in-conference game against the Fresno City College Rams, 21-13. Despite the end result, COS was able to take many positives from this game, especially in terms of offensive production.

COS Quarterback, Nathan Lamb, (Tulare Union) passed for a total of 155 yards on 12 completed catches and 29 total attempts.

The rushing game is where the Giants shined today, running for a total of 45 yards compared to 10 yards from the Rams. Runningback Danny Olivera (Firebaugh) led the team with 11 rushing attempts and finished the game with 22 yards.

Three separate receivers caught over 20 yards, with those being TE Anthony Valencia (Mt. Whitney) WR William James (Tulare Union), and WR Willie Neal Jr, who combined for five catches and 107 of the total passing yardage.

Defensively, COS managed two sacks for a loss of 14, while FCC was able to drop Nathan Lamb five times for a massive loss of 47 yards.

COS will move onto next week, where they will play at home against Reedley College on Oct. 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

COS Men’s Soccer split the two games they played last week, losing to Taft 2-1 on Oct. 11 and beating West Hills Lemoore on Oct. 14 to a score of 5-2.

For the 2-1 loss against Taft, Striker Joshua Aguirre-Ramos (Orange Cove) was able to score the Giant’s only goal of the game at the 70-minute mark and would end the day with six goals on the season.

However, that total would soon climb after his performance against West Hills, in which he added two more to his season total, and would end the week with eight, which leads the team.

Players Ramon Meraz (Mission Oak), Gustavo Ledesma (Reedley), and Brian Perez (Redwood) each added one goal and rounded out the score at 5-2.

Even though both games saw COS down within the first few minutes, they were able to put pressure on the opposing team and even mount a great comeback in the second game.

Head Coach Renato Bustamante commented after the game on Friday how the team was able to recuperate from early deficits, saying,

“It’s disappointing to allow an early goal in back-to-back games, but the big thing we talked about prior to the game was, independent of what happens, we need to stay focused on what we’ve gotta do, and I’m happy for the boys to do the little things that were able to get us back into this game.”

COS Men’s soccer will play at home against Modesto College on Oct. 18.

Women’s Soccer

The Women’s Soccer team lost both of their games this week, with the first ending at 2-0 against Reedley College on Oct. 11, and the second finishing at 2-1 against Fresno City College on Oct. 14.

Gissel Mora (Mission Oak) scored the only goal of the week against Fresno City and was assisted by Litzy Munoz.

They will look to improve their in-conference record against Merced College at home on Oct. 18 at 12:00 p.m.


COS Women’s Volleyball continues to extend its winning streak and now sits at six in a row with a 3-0 sweep against both West Hills Coalinga on Oct. 12 and Columbia on Oct. 14.

In the game against West Hills, Outside Hitter Mia Gilcrest (Redwood) added another 22 kills on top of her already massive kills total in the season and was followed by Daniela Gonzalez (Delano High) with nine and Yajaira Gahagan (Tulare Union) with five.

Gilcrest now leads the state in kills with 374, and in kills per set with 5.42.

Their next home game will be against Fresno City College on Oct. 21 at 6:00 p.m.