CCSF 'Triple Header' Release

Photo: Khaled Sayed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CCSF Athletics’ Breakout Season Culminates in Playoff Triple-Header


(SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, November 19th, 2014) Continuing a breakout season for its three Conference Champion teams (Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer), City College of San Francisco will host three 1st round Regional playoffs this Saturday (11/22) when all three squads will play in the biggest games of the year at home on the same day.

Each team will play with everything on the line: a loss will end the season while a win will seal a ticket to Regional Finals to vie for supremacy of Northern California. Stacked with Conference Players of the Year and lead by masterful Head Coaches, these three teams will play steadfastly backed by one of the largest fan bases of any College in California.

The proverbial fireworks are set, and City College’s 77,000 students are primed, as this Saturday’s blowout triple-header on home turf proves to be the most electric gameday yet.

Football

After slaying bitter rival College of San Mateo in a hard-fought win (23-7) at home last weekend for the Conference Championship, the CCSF Rams (9-1) will take on Chabot College (6-4) in Regional playoffs.

With Quarterback Anthony Rodriguez gunslinging for 2144 yards this season, running backs Jahray Hayes and Elijah Dale ranked 1st and 8th statewide in touchdowns, and a shutout defense lead by Free Safety Shalom Luani, the Rams are in top form.

Statewide rankings put CCSF in rarified air: 3rd in Points per Game scored (44.7), 1st in rushing touchdowns (35), 1st in 3rd down conversions (50%) and 2nd in Points per game let in (14.7), overall ranking No.1 in Northern California and No.3 in the State.

Women’s Soccer
They’ve done it again. For the fifth year in a row out of the six he’s been in charge, Coach Gabe Saucedo has led CCSF’s Women’s Soccer to a Conference-North Conference Championship Title and beyond to regional playoffs.

Ranked No. 6 in the region, No. 12 in the State, and led by Conference-North Player of the Year Midfielder Natasha Gosiaco, the Rams (10-2-6) will clash head on against Conference-South Champion Cabrillo College Seahawks (11-6-1, Regional Rank No. 13). With both teams sporting dominant midfields and possession-based playing styles, this Saturday’s playoff game at home is a battle of wills against two Conference Champion teams.

Men’s Soccer
Men’s Soccer (13-5-2) became 2014 Coast-North Conference Champions with an authoritative 2-0 victory over Foothill College last Saturday. Anchored in the back by Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Emmanuel Jimenez, the Rams have only lost once since October 17th (1-0 loss to Las Positas College), winning the other seven matches in shutouts home and away.

After having lost the Conference Championship last year to the very same Las Positas Hawks (8-4-1), October’s loss stung deep. Now kings of the Conference and gifted an opportunity for vengeance, the Rams look to make a statement as they face their conference rivals in the first round of Regionals.

Details
City College Fields, City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco CA
Football


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1pm vs Chabot College

$10 students/$15 general Women’s Soccer


2pm vs Cabrillo College

$8 students/$10 general Men’s Soccer


10am vs Las Positas College

$8 students/$10 general

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All games are 1st Round Northern California Regional Playoffs. Winners go on to Regional Finals of Northern California against opponents TBA.

We’ll have all-access field passes available for on-site press as well as postgame play-by-play accounts, stats, and game narratives available directly after each match for your convenience.


Media Coverage
We made a meal of CCSF’s Football Team Playoff push (the above release is just one example of a series), getting story after story for every game–including pitching and scoring TV coverage of multiple games from CSN Bay Area.

SF Chronicle

SF Examiner

Yahoo! Sports

CSN Bay Area