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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.
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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.

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Dudley is a student in Media Communications 132