They toil in the shadows of the "major" Sierra sports, but head coach Kim Silva's women's golf team is making big headlines in the JC golf world. The Wolverine linksters captured Big 8 Tournament #5 Tuesday afternoon with an 18-hole team 328 on the par 72 Ancil Hoffman course in Sacramento. Sierra finished 17 strokes ahead of runner-up Modesto thanks to medalist April Chan's 75. Michelle Latini (83) and Allyson Koehler (84) followed Chang as Sierra's top finishers.
The Wolverines have recorded two first-place, two second-place and a third-place team finish in five conference tourneys.
The games are fast, furious and feature some brutal underwater hand-to-hand combat. The Sierra College men’s and women’s water polo teams hit the pool at the Wolverine Aquatic Center against Modesto Jr. College in the Big 8 opener for both teams. The men start things off at 3:30, followed by the women at 5.
Chris Breitbart's men are 4-1 after destroying Cabrillo (16-8), Ohlone (19-4), De Anza (15-4), and Merced (18-5) at the San Joaquin Delta Tournament last weekend.
The women, under head man Scott Decker, opened the season Sept. 6-7 at the rugged Cypress Tournament, where they blew away Cypress (13-5) and Santa Ana (21-6), before falling to state power Long Beach (8-5).
In addition to today's water polo games, don't forget to get out to:
Volleyball vs. Shasta/Yuba, Wed., Sept. 18, 3pm & 7pm at Goto/Goldenberg Court
Coach Vera Nelson's Wolverines host the Knights and the 49ers in this final home tune-up before the Big 8 home opener against Cosumnes River Oct. 2. Sierra (9-1) is sure to make an appearance in the California JC top ten after last week’s win over state #1 Feather River.
Soccer vs. Feather River, Thurs., Sept. 19, 5pm at the Sierra Soccer Complex
This is the final dress rehearsal for the Big 8 season opener against Diablo Valley College Tuesday, Sept. 24. Jason Gantt's Wolverines are 4-2 after topping Shasta 2-1 last week.
Football vs. Siskiyous, Sat., Sept. 21, 1pm at The Buzz
A rematch of a game that went down to the wire at COS last year, with the Eagles pulling out a 21-19 victory. Siskiyous blasted Redwoods 51-0 at home in the season opener, and fell 45-14 at Butte Saturday.