COS Sports Recap: Week of 10/28


COS Football dismantled Sacramento City College in their game on Oct. 29, winning at home 42-10, putting them at 4-4 on the year and just one win away from bowl eligibility.

The Giants were able to sustain dominance across the board throughout this game, led by a phenomenal performance from Quarterback Nathan Lamb (Tulare Union).

Lamb connected with 20 of his 24 passing attempts and threw for a total of 276 yards and four touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing yards, putting up 60 yards on eight carries with 7.5 yards per carry, while also scoring another touchdown on the run.

In terms of rushing from the running backs, Aidan Galvan (Monache) had the most yardage on 11 carries for 36 yards. RB Danny Olivera (Firebaugh) was second in rush attempts, with five for a gain of nine yards, and receiver DeWayne Coleman (Exeter) was able to get a single carry for 15 yards.

The COS receiving core had one of their best games all season, headlined by WR William James (Tulare Union) who, on six catches, had 140 yards for himself. With his longest play of 67 yards, combined with his other catches, he made up for nearly 51% of all of the receiving yards on the day.

He wasn’t the only one though, with three other receivers having over 20 yards for themselves: Tae Marks (Evergreen) with 46 yards on two catches, Rolondo Holmes (Tulare Western) with 36 on three, and DeWayne Coleman with 23 on three.

On defense, the Giants had two sacks for a loss in yardage, with one coming from DL Isaiah Jackson (Tulare Union) for a loss of 12, and another coming from LB Michael Gary (Golden West) for a loss of 6.

As a whole, COS had 45 tackles, with eight of them causing negative yardage, totaling up to a loss of 42.

COS will now go into next week, where they will play on the road against Modesto on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

COS Men’s Soccer played only one game this last week and were defeated by rival Fresno City College in a tight 2-1 contest on Oct. 28.

COS is now 9-4-3 on the season overall, and in-conference, they are now 2-3-1 after the loss. The Giants have now lost to the Rams both of the times they have played one another this season and will look towards this next series of in-conference games to improve their record.

Their next home game will take place on Nov. 1 against Merced at 2:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

COS Women’s soccer lost both of their games last week, with one of the losses coming in a 1-0 contest against Clovis college at home on Oct. 25, and the other in a 2-1 matchup against Taft on Oct. 28.

Although COS only managed to score one goal this week against their two opponents combined, they will look forward to next week where they will play against a Porterville squad that they beat 6-0 on Oct. 7.

The game against Porterville will be on Nov. 1 at home, at 12:00 p.m.


COS Volleyball won both games they played last week in decisive a 3-0 fashion, once against West Hills Lemoore on Oct. 26 and another time against Reedley on Oct. 28.

In the games against West Hills Lemoore, Outside Hitter Mia Gilcrest (Redwood) lead the team in kills with 24, followed up by Daniela Gonzalez (Delano High) with 7, which factored in for the bulk of the individual scoring. Other than that, scoring was mostly spread across the team evenly, leading to the victory.

Against Reedley, Gonzalez took up the bulk of the scoring, getting 16 kills compared to Gilcrest’s 15, with Yajaira Gahagan (Tulare Union) following them with 8. While this trio of players often finds themselves at the top of the scorecards, Gonzalez found herself at the top of the three in this game, which is the spot Gilcrest usually finds herself in.

Mia Gilcrest currently sits at 485 kills and 5.64 kills per set this season, leading all of California in these statistics.

Their next home game will be on November 9 against Porterville at 6:00 p.m.

Cross Country

COS Men’s Cross Country won the Central Valley Conference Championship by one point over Clovis on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Runners Juan Santacruz and Fernando Hernandez finished second and third overall in the race, respectively.

COS women’s team finished second behind Clovis with Liliana Salado taking home the first individual trophy. Sherlyn Hernandez, Mariah Fuentes, Anahi Loza, and Andrea Hernandez finished ninth through twelfth respectively for the Giants to capture second place overall.

Both the COS men’s and women’s cross country teams next compete in the Nor Cal Finals hosted by the College of the Redwoods on November 4th.