Vargas, King sail away with weekly honor from PCCSC

Menlo's Torres is Cal Pac Offensive Player of the Week again

Stanford underclassmen Mateo Vargas and Rebecca King were named the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference's coed sailors of the week for the second time this month.

Vargas, as skipper, and King, as crew, posted the top divisional score of any of the 20 teams at Dartmouth's Captain Hurst Trophy. The duo helped the Cardinal finish second, upsetting No. 3 Yale in the process.

The team finished in the top-10 in 13 of the 14 races over the two-day event, finishing in the top-five a remarkable nine times.

This weekend will be the last of the fall conference championships, as UC Irvine hosts the Match Racing Championship this weekend. The Cardinal also returns to the East Coast, sailing in the coed race at Brown and the women's event at Connecticut College.

Women's soccer

Mexico invited Stanford sophomore Alina Garciamendez and San Diego junior Natalie Garcia, both defenders, to take part in the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament that runs Oct. 28-Nov. 8 in Cancun.

Garciamendez and Garcia started all four games for Mexico at this year's Under-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.

They remained with their college teams while Mexico has been in South Korea for the Women's Peace Cup.

Men's gymnastics

Earlier this fall, Alex Buscaglia traveled south across the border to compete in the Pan American Championships. The Cardinal senior helped team USA to the Gold medal as well as winning an individual gold of his own.

In the team competition, Buscaglia competed in the floor exercise, the rings, the vault and the high bar. He led team USA with a score of 15.250 on the high bar and 16.200 on the vault.

The Americans captured the gold medal with 352.150 points as Brazil and Canada tied for the silver with 343.950.

Individually, Buscaglia qualified for the event finals in the high bar and the vault. In the high bar, Buscaglia dominated the competition, scoring 15.475 points to win gold. His total was over a half point better than the next competitor.

Menlo College sports

Menlo College junior midfielder Amanda Torres was named Cal Pac Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for the second time in three weeks. Torres scored two impressive goals and added an assist last week as the Oaks split two matches.

Torres has a team-high seven goals and six assists for the Oaks (3-2, 3-8-1), who are currently tied with Simpson for second place in the conference.

Menlo plays at first-place Holy Names (4-1, 6-3-2) Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The men's soccer game follows at 3 p.m.

The Menlo College women's volleyball team hosts Mills on Friday at 7 p.m., while the men's and women's cross country teams will run in the Cal Pac Preview meet at Mills College, also Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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