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Fall Sports are Back

The Grossmont Griffins return for autumn sports.
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It’s fall sports time again for the Grossmont Griffins!

After going 2-3 to start the season, the Grossmont Women’s Volleyball team went on an unprecedented 19-game winning streak, including capturing the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) championship, going undefeated in conference play with an overall win-loss record of 23-4.

Although regular season play ended, the Griffins continued their dominance in the playoffs, despite being ranked ninth in the SoCal regional bracket for the state playoffs. Grossmont barely squeaked out a win against Pasadena City College, three sets to two, ultimately beating Ventura College – the top seed in the region – three sets to one to clinch its berth in the state championship playoffs. Unfortunately, the Griffins’ season came to an end in the quarterfinals of the tournament against Feather River College in a sweep. Expectations are high for this next great season of Griffin women’s volleyball.

The men’s water polo team had an equally successful season. After winning three of its first four games, the team kept a regular winning streak going throughout the season, going undefeated in conference play, and ultimately finishing 17-10. The Griffins went on to capture their second straight PCAC Conference Championship, outscoring Mesa and Southwestern Colleges in a combined 26-11. Their determination ended in the Southern California Regional Championships, however, as Grossmont lost to Riverside Community College 12-8. Despite this setback, the team still has hopes for another successful season in the fall.

After starting the season on a three-game losing streak, the women’s soccer team recorded its first win, shutting out Imperial Valley 3-0. They the Griffins rebounded from a loss to Palomar, to beat City College 4-2. After holding their own against Southwestern College, who ended the season undefeated in conference play, the Griffins would win six of their last nine games to end the season at .500 with an 8-8 record. Despite missing the playoffs, the team hopes to have a successful season and to capture its first conference championship since 2006. Players spots are still open if anyone is interested in trying out for the team.

After a spectacular win against Southwestern, the football team hit a bit of a snag, losing four of their next six games. Those two wins were close, however, as the Griffins managed to hold off Orange Coast College at home 31-26 and to come from behind against Pasadena City 24-21. In the game, both teams went point for point, until Grossmont kicked a late field goal with three and a half minutes left in the game. Their last three games ended in two losses and a forfeit by Compton Community College. Despite the losing record, the Griffins recorded more rushing and passing yards than allowed throughout the season. The team hopes to rebound from last year and improve on their four and six record. 

 

Make sure to come and support all of the athletes on game days the schedule for September is as follows.

Football

Sept.16 vs. Citrus (3 p.m.)

Sept. 23 vs. Mesa (3 p.m.)

Sept. 30 at Palomar (6 p.m.)

Oct.14 at Riverside (12 p.m.)

 

Men’s Water Polo

Sept. 21 at Ventra (1:30 p.m.)

Sept. 22-23 Cuesta Tournament (TBA)

Sept. 27 at Miramar (3:30 p.m.)

Oct. 4 at Palomar (3:30 p.m.)

Oct. 5 vs. Chaffey (10:15 a.m.),vs. Crafton Hills (11:30 a.m.), vs. University of La Verne (4 p.m.)

Oct. 6-7 RCC Tournament (TBA)

Women’s Basketball

Sept. 23 at Santa Ana Showcase (TBA) 

 

Women’s Soccer 

Sept. 12 vs. Mesa (1 p.m.)

Sept. 15 at MiraCosta (4 p.m.)

Sept. 22 Imperial Valley (1 p.m.)

Sept. 26 Palomar (1 p.m.)

Sept. 29 at City (3 p.m.)

Oct. 6 vs. Southwestern (1 p.m.)

Oct. 10 vs. San Diego Miramar (1 p.m.)

Oct. 13 at San Diego Mesa (1 p.m.)

 

Women’s Volleyball

Sept. 18 at Miramar (5 p.m.)

Sept. 20 at Palomar (3 p.m.)

Sept. 22 at MiraCosta (6 p.m.)

Sept. 29 vs. Southwestern (6 p.m.)

Oct. 4 at San Diego Mesa (5 p.m.)

Oct. 6 vs. San Diego City (6 p.m.)

Oct. 11 at Imperial Valley (6 p.m.)

Oct. 13 vs. Cuyamaca (6 p.m.)

 

Women’s Water Polo

Sept. 8 at Palomar vs. Mesa (10:10 a.m.), Palomar (12:30 p.m.)

Sept. 16 at Southwestern (8 a.m.) vs. Ventura (8 a.m.), Chaffey (10:40 a.m.), El Camino (1:20 p.m.)

Sept. 22 at Mt. San Antonio vs. West Valley (11:40 a.m.), Ventura (12:50 p.m.), Southwestern 4:20 p.m.

Sept. 23 at Mt. San Antonio vs. Marin (8 a.m.), San Antonio College (12:40 p.m.)

Sept. 27 at Miramar (2 p.m.)

Oct. 4 at Palomar (2 p.m.)

Oct. 7 at LA Valley (11 a.m.), at Crafton Hills (1 p.m.)

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Aaron Luna, Deputy Editor
 Journalism major with career aspirations in the sports industry. Enjoys sports photography and recently won an award in the field.
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