PCAC honors IVC’s Montano, MiraCosta’s Baehman

PCAC honors IVC’s Montano, MiraCosta’s Baehman

Imperial Valley College soccer player Oscar Montano and MiraCosta soccer player Colin Baehman have been honored as Men’s Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 9-15.

Last Tuesday, Montano’s goal in the 31st minute lifted Imperial Valley to a 2-2 tie with San Diego Mesa. On Friday, Montano added a goal in the 30th minute in what was nearly an upset stunner in a 3-2 loss to PCAC South leader Southwestern.

Montano, now an IVC freshman, contributed 23 goals, 6 assists and 52 points to lead Holtville High School to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship last season when the Vikings defeated Crawford 2-1 in the finals to go 17-4-2 on the year.

Baehman, a freshman defender out of El Camino High School, led MiraCosta to a 2-0 week. His unassisted started the Spartans on the way to a 6 2-1 upset victory over San Bernardino Valley that knocked the Wolverines out of first place in the PCAC and deposited the Wolverines (6-2-1, 19 points) one point behind new leader Southwestern (6-1-2, 20 points) in the conference standings at the end of the week.

Three days later, Baehman scored off Arturo Rocha’s assist in the 65th minute to give MiraCosta a 1-0 lead and the Spartans went on to beat rival Palomar 2-1.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Logan Vallo, San Diego Mesa Football), a 6-foot-0, 200-pound running back from Yucca Valley High School, rushed for 145 yards and touchdowns of 12 yards, 1 yard and 3 yards to lift the Olympians to a 41-38 win over San Bernardino Valley in the teams’ Mountain Conference opener. Vallo has been one reason the Olympians are 5-1 on the season and top-ranked in Southern California in the non-playoff-eligible American Division. Mesa became bowl eligible with the win.

Chance Eskam (Palomar Wrestling), the defending CCCAA California State heavyweight champion who prepped at Carlsbad High School and transferred from Arizona State, made his 2017 debut with a first-period pin victory in a non-conference match against Rio Hondo. Then, in the Southern California Community College Duals Championships the Comets hosted on Saturday, he won all his matches by either pin in the first period or by default when opposing teams pulled out their heavyweights so they wouldn’t have to face him. Eskam then pinned his final opponent of the tournament in 8 seconds.

Tony Williams (College of the Desert Football), a 5-foot-10, 193-pound running back out of Indio Shadow Hills High School, rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and tacked on a 7-yard reception as the Roadrunners won a rivalry game from Mt. San Jacinto 43-36. COD won the teams’ Mountain Conference opener by scoring with 11 seconds remaining.   

Andre Carruitero, San Bernardino Valley Soccer), a sophomore midfielder from Citrus Hills High School in Perris, scored the first goal of the game in the ninth minute, then broke the game open with another goal in the 49th minute, in a 4-1 victory over San Diego City College.

 

PCAC 2017-18 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Oct 15 Oscar Montano, Imperial Valley
Colin Baehman, MiraCosta 
Soccer
Soccer
Oct 9 Max Perlin, San Diego Mesa       Water Polo
Oct 2 Sergio Ayon, Southwestern Football
Sept 25 Ronald Beeson, Southwestern
Noah Shoeman, College of the Desert
Soccer
Football
Sept 18 Lance Diaz, San Bernardino Valley
Austin Holt, College of the Desert
Soccer
Football
Sept 11 Sheriron Jones, Mt. San Jacinto
Nick Como, San Bernardino Valley
Football
Football
Sept 4 Matt Romero, Palomar                 
Armando Herrera, San Bernardino Valley
Football
Football

  

 

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