Freshman leads golfers to first

first_imgWhen a team has as much talent as the College of the Canyons’ men’s golf team does, it’s in for some surprises. Freshman Edgar Reyes, struggling at season’s start, the shot a 1-under-par 71 to win a Western State Conference match Monday at Tierra Rejada Country Club in Moorpark and help the Cougars catch nemesis Santa Barbara in the conference standings. COC (20-4) finished second to host Moorpark in the team scoring and is knotted with Santa Barbara (20-4), which finished fourth, atop the WSC. “(Reyes is) as talented as anyone else,” coach Gary Peterson said. “It’s really a level of confidence. When you start to roll, you get more aggressive, more confident, and that’s probably what happened out there.” Robbins, from Village Christian of Sun Valley, remembered playing against freshman Michael Notaro (Westlake) and sophomore Willy Cabrera (Chatsworth). “I knew that they were good hitters,” Robbins said. “I got Willy (Cabrera) out, but I left a curveball up for Michael (Notaro). He got the best of me there.” Notaro singled in his only at-bat against Robbins, who took the loss in the 12-1 defeat to Pierce. Cabrera went 0 for 1. Robbins is the Cougars’ top pitcher with a 4-2 record. He leads the team with 32 innings pitched. Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Reyes (Alemany High of Mission Hills) credits his teammates and the atmosphere within the program. “It’s been fun playing on this team,” he said. “That takes away some of the pressure.” COC could take sole possession of first place Monday when it is host to a WSC match at TPC Valencia, its home course. All-WSC: Guards Derrick Williams and Andre Murray accorded All-Western State Conference honors for men’s basketball. Murray, a 6-foot-2 Cleveland of Reseda product, led COC in scoring, averaging 20 points per game. Williams, a 6-3 sophomore from Price High in Los Angeles, averaged 14.8 points per game during the regular season. I know you: Freshman left-hander Mike Robbins, No. 2 in the baseball team’s starting rotation, distinctly recognized two hitters when he faced Pierce College of Woodland Hills on Feb. 25. last_img

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