Crystal Squash competed in the Division 1 Squash finals in early February in Connecticut. They faced a tough first round, losing 4-3 to St. Paul's (Amy Richards current school--she was on hand to root on both teams!), but ended up winning the consolation bracket against St. Anne's and McDonough Schools to nab a top ten finish for the year. View photos
The girls took some time to get into game mode; however, once they started connecting passes, it was clear that Crystal was the stronger team. CSUS scored the first goal in the 17th minute, with freshman Naila N scoring from a pass by freshman Camille L. The second CSUS goal came from an own goal by Mercy’s defender trying to clear the call, in the 35th minute.
The US Boys Basketball team tipped off against Harker at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Arena on Jan 12. CSUS kept it close in the first half — with both teams spending a lot of time at the foul line — but ultimately dropped the game 37-57. Nevertheless, it was a thrilling experience playing on an NBA court. Go Gryphons! (photo courtesy of parent Durga B)