Mark your calendars…Retro Night!

December 31, 2008

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Consolation Championship game…

December 30, 2008

Final score:

Solano 52

Cosumnes River 79

 

Location:

De Anza College, Gervasoni Memorial Tournament

 

High Scorers:

Leilanie Lewis 11

Nicole Menzie 8

Theresa Keith 7

Soroya Blunt 7

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 8

Leilanie Lewis 6

Theresa Keith 6

Nicole Menzie 5

 

High Assists:

Bree Domingo 3

Goli Tavassoli 3

 

High Steals:

Theresa Keith 4

 

Game summary:

Solano finished their preseason with a loss to Cosumnes River, 52-79, in the Consolation Championship game of the Gervasoni Memorial Tournament at De Anza College.  The Falcons will go into Bay Valley Conference play with a 3-10 record and will look to take the lessons learned through the difficult preseason into their venture for another conference title.  They will travel to Contra Costa for their first conference game on Friday, January 2nd for their 5:30 game.

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


Ah yeah!!!

December 29, 2008

Final score:

Solano 67

Ohlone 66

 

Location:

De Anza College, Gervasoni Memorial Tournament

 

High Scorers:

Bree Domingo 14

Theresa Keith 10

Goli Tavassoli 9

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 15

Ashley Daniels 6

Theresa Keith 5

 

High Assists:

Bree Domingo 8

 

High Steals:

Bree Domingo 5

 

Game summary:

Solano battled for 40 minutes and saw 15 lead changes as they beat Ohlone 67-66 in the second round of the Gervasoni Memorial Tournament.  With the win, the Falcons put an end to their 8 game losing streak.  Soroya Blunt hit a field goal with 2.6 seconds in the game to give the Falcons the 1 point lead they needed to clinch the win.  All ten of the Solano players contributed to the win, and because of their efforts, the team will play in the Consolation Championship on Tuesday at 11:00.

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


Gerv Memorial, Game 1 results…

December 28, 2008

Final score:

Solano 52

Merced 63

 

Location:

De Anza College, Gervasoni Memorial Tournament

 

High Scorers:

Soroya Blunt 12

Theresa Keith 11

Ashley Daniels 9

 

High Rebounders:

Soroya Blunt 8

Theresa Keith 6

 

High Assists:

Bree Domingo 7

 

High Steals:

Ashley Daniels 3

 

Game summary:

The Falcons began the first round of the Gervasoni Memorial Tournament at De Anza College with a heartbreaking loss, falling to Merced, 52-63.  Solano battled the entire game, and came within 5 points with three minutes to go in the game.  They will look to turn around their eight game losing streak against Ohlone at 2:00 in the second round of the tournament tomorrow. 

 

Kim Nunley, assistant women’s basketball coach

Angela Borchert, sports information


Gervasoni Memorial Tournament…

December 28, 2008

Today we have our first round game against Merced in the Gervasoni Memorial Tournament at De Anza College in Cupertino. This tournament is a big one for a lot of reasons.

For our team this year, it’s our last opportunity to play before we start conference play and our journey towards another Bay Valley Conference title. Because of that, it’s exciting.

But for most of our staff, it’s a bittersweet return to the school where we all have a lot of history and memories.

This tournament used to be called the De Anza tournament, but after former coach Mike Gervasoni passed away in a car accident in 2004, it was changed to the Gervasoni Memorial.

Mikey Gervasoni

“Mikey” Gervasoni

Both Coach Matt and Coach George used to coach as assistants at De Anza under Mike, and it’s where both of them developed most of their basketball philosophies and ideologies.

More importantly, Coach Matt is coming back to the place where he spent most of his time with his former best friend.

I never played for or coached under Mike, but I knew him well because I played for his wife, Kim Gervasoni, at Solano. I spent a lot of time with both of them, watching basketball and working in the gym individually with them.

A lot of former players called Mike “Gerv,” shortening his last name. I used to call him “Mikey,” my own term of endearment, and though he’d always look at me funny when I called him that, he allowed it.

To me, Mike was one of those people I’ve had in my life who believed in me and helped teach me to believe in myself. Along with Kim, I started my adulthood with two people outside of my family who always had my back and who pushed me to always be better.

So today I’ll be looking ridiculous at our game as my skrawny 120 pound frame dawns a Men’s size large “Gervasoni” polo. I know I, along with Coach Matt and Coach George, will be thinking about Mike as we participate in this tournament over the next few days.


Merry Christmas

December 24, 2008

Last night we all got together for our Christmas party!   The girls gave their “secret santa” gifts and we all pigged out…

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…oh, and we gave Coach George and Soroya their first taste of The Christmas Story.  “Fra-gee-lee!”

Merry Christmas to all of our friends, fans, and family!


The Solano Showdown

December 14, 2008

So I’m sitting with my fellow coaches on the last day of the Solano Showdown, and unfortunately our team is not playing today. We were double-eliminated from our own tournament. It’s frustrating, somewhat depressing, and yet as a staff we are still optimistic about the group that we have.

We have the talent to compete with anybody, we really do. Do we need to work on our skills? Of course, and as a coaching staff we decided that we’re going to devote more time into improving our players’ basic skills.

But, what we’re really lacking right now is fight. We don’t have that “refuse to lose” attitude that we need to have. We let balls get taken from us, don’t dive on the floor. We downright get outworked.

We have one more tournament before we start conference play. We’re going to spend this upcoming week on improving our skills and working on learning how to compete.

Again, like in all of our games, there were some really good things that happened this weekend. I have some of Angela’s photos from our loss last night to Chabot, below.

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