Archive for the ‘Women’s Soccer’ Category

Fall Sports begin at Grossmont

By Vince Ruffino

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Put away the surfboards and sunscreen, its time to get focused on school, but  not without something to look forward too, Fall Sports!

For many Grossmont College students, the beginning of the Fall Semester marks  not only the end of summer and the beginning of the academic year, but also the  beginning of their respected sports season. But a novice sports fanatic might question, ‘What are the Fall Sports?’ Here’s a look at four Fall Sports at Grossmont Community College.

Football: Grossmont’s team comes off a modest season in 2010 finishing 6-4  with a post season loss to East Conference Runner Up Santa Ana College Dons in the Beach Bowl, 52-43. This year, Coach Mike Jordan looks to lead his Griffins  in the season opener on the road against rival San Diego Mesa College on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 6p.m.

Women’s Soccer: New Head Coach Dave Ridenour and The Lady Griffins dropped the season opener, 1-0, at home against Golden West. They look to rebound Friday September 2, 2011, on their home pitch against El Camino at  1pm.
Continue reading

Former women’s soccer coach Howard Hawver dies


By Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The recent Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year recipient, Howard Hawver  died early morning on Sunday December, 5th, after courageously battling Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), campus officials announced.

He will be remembered here at Grossmont as part-time faculty member in Grossmont College’s  Exercise Science Department and as the inspiration of the women’s soccer program, serving as the team’s coach for 15 seasons.

In 2008, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive ailment that  forced a leave of absence for this season. The PCAC Coach of the year award is annually awarded to one women’s coach and one men’s coach.

During his years of coaching, he’s led the Griffins to 12 different playoffs and of those has won 5 conference championships. His legacy will surely be remembered here at Grossmont College.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 26, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on Lake Murray Blvd and Jackson. A  reception celebrating his life will follow.

Wasan is a student in Media Comm 132

Grossmont teams distinguish themselves in various sports

GROSSMONT COLLEGE– Jim Spillers, the associate dean and athletic director,  has some good reasons to smile.

Two Grossmont teams — Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Water Polo–have won championships in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Cross country runner, Janine Ramos, meanwhile, has advanced to the cross country state championships.  The Men’s Volleyball team, meanwhile, has advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.

As reported here previously, the Griffin Football team will play in the Beach Bowl this Saturday against Santa Ana College in Santa Ana.

Preceding provided by the Grossmont Athletics Department

Grossmont defeats Southwestern 5-1 in home soccer closer

Grossmont's Tiffani Sperling (20) and Viviana Martinez (3) of Southwestern give chase. Grossmont went on last Friday, Nov. 12, to defeat Southwestern 5-1. (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

  Continue reading

Palomar defeats Grossmont 2-1 in women’s soccer

Grossmont's Elisa Maganuco dribbles downfield during battle in which Palomar bested Grossmont 2-1 Friday, Oct. 29 (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

Staff report

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — In a seesaw battle, Palomar College women’s soccer team defeated Grossmont’s 2-1 on Friday, Oct. 29.    Down 1-0 after the first half, Grossmont tied the game with  a goal by Ashley Schramm.  But eight minutes later, Palomar took the lead back with the final goal of the afternoon.

Women’s soccer team defeated by Mesa; drops to third in standings

Summit staff report

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–One goal was the difference for the Women’s Soccer team between leading the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and standing third in the rankings.

When the Lady Griffins played Mesa College on Tuesday, they were standing at the top of the rankings with an 8-1-1 record.

Matters started well  on Tuesday, Oct. 26, with Ashley Schramm scoring the first goal on an assist from Annie Roberts in the first half of a game at Grossmont Stadium.

But the second half was a different story.  An energized Mesa player –Brenda Coronel–scored two goals, the first on an assist by Katyna Angle; the second on an assist by Joanna Ortega.

The 1-2 defeat for Grossmont put its League record at 8-2-1.  Another league game, against Palomar, will be played tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 29).

Preceding based on material provided by John Rollo, game director

Grossmont women’s soccer team undefeated in conference

By Brennan Wasan

Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — With another win on Sept. 28, the Grossmont Women’s soccer team is undefeated in conference play as it beat the Palomar Comets, 4-1.

The Griffins began the game attacking with an immediate goal in the 3rd minute to give them a comfortable 1-0 lead early in the half. Elisa Maganuco took a long ball down the sideline and sent a cross on the ground for Annie Roberts to put the ball in the back of the net.

Moments later, in the 15th minute, Ashley Schramm extended the lead after receiving a perfect pass from Roberts. It was a clinical finish as Schramm was able to bury it in the side netting of the goal. The goals didn’t end there though, Maganuco broke free from her defender and finished the play perfectly with a goal of her own in the 38th minute.
Continue reading

Schramm uses her head in women’s 1-0 soccer victory

SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE –After both teams were held scoreless in the first half, Grossmont College’s Ashley Schramm headed the ball into the San Diego Mesa goal 5 minutes into the second half, accounting for the only score in Grossmont’s 1-0 victory on Friday, Sept. 24.

Photographer Andy Wilhelm, a student at Grossmont College, caught some of the other action during the close contest:

Grossmont's Elisa Maganuco and Thoraya Maronesy of Mesa College fight for position as the referee watches closely (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

Grossmont's Ashley Schramm streaks down the field as Thoraya Maronesy and Bianca Moreria of Mesa College converge. (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

Annie Roberts of Grossmont jumps to block a ball off the foot of Mesa College's Jennifer Jimenez (Photo: Andy Wilhelm)

Legacy of Howard Hawver in view as Grossmont dominates Mira Costa in women’s soccer

By Brennan Wasan

Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The Grossmont Women’s Soccer team has  advanced its record to 3-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference while honoring its coach with the 2010 PCAC women’s coach of the year award.
Howard Hawver coached the Griffins Women’s soccer team for 15 years up until he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2008, forcing a leave of absence for this season. The PCAC Coach of the year award is annually awarded to one women’s coach and one men’s coach.


Coach Hawver's Plaque

During his years of coaching, he’s led the Griffins to 12 different playoffs and of those has won 5 conference  championships.


On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Griffins came out very strong in the opening minutes of the match providing their fans with the excitement of multiple shots on goal. After a cross came from the right side of the field, it was connected with a header to only find the right post. Moments later, the ball didn’t neglect the left post as it hit that side as well.
After three shots on goal and on target, freshman Janeth Bahena, #17 , finally found the back of the net in the 8th minute of the half. Thereafter, the goals began to pour in.

Continue reading

A tie and a loss for women’s soccer team

By William Dudley

William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE, Sept. 1–The Grossmont  College women’s soccer team began its 2010 season with two nonconference road games, returning home with a tie and a loss.

The Lady Griffins  tied Golden West 2-2 on August 27, but  lost on August 31 to El Camino 0-1 when they gave up a last-minute goal.

Grossmont’s pair of goals in the first game came from forwards Ashley Schramm and Elisa Maganuco. Maganuco assisted on Schramm’s goal in the 25th minute; Schramm returned the favor for Maganuco’s 84th minute score. However, Golden West struck back twice in the time between Grossmont’s goals.

Head coach Dave Ridenour was able to find “a lot of positives” in the Golden West game, “considering it was our first time on the field and we learned a lot from each other.”   The Grossmont lineup is loaded with freshmen, with only four players returning from last year’s 8-9-1 squad.

Ridenour said Grossmont showed significant improvement in the second game “against a much better opponent.” But Grossmont‘s three shots on goal were unable to get past star El Camino goalkeeper Alicia Sala.  Hopes of salvaging a scoreless tie vanished when El Camino put together an extended passing sequence in the 85th minute that resulted in a goal by Venessa Reid.

The team’s home opener is this Friday, September 3, at 3 p.m against Chaffey (who, incidentally, beat El Camino this season).  The first Pacific Coast Conference game will be at Cuyamaca on September 14. Grossmont will host its first conference game against Mira Costa at 1:00 p.m  on September 21.

Dudley is a student in Media Communications 132