Canyons looks to ‘run the table’

first_img The Cougars play host to Oxnard on Friday, then close out the season with games at Glendale and Moorpark and a home matchup against first-place Hancock (7-7-5, 5-4-0). Sean Ceglinsky, (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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s ridiculous, it really is,” Lyon said. “There’s a lot of reasons why we’re doing as well as we are. We bring good kids into the program. My coaching staff does a great job. There’s plenty of hard work being done around here. Everyone has bought into what we’re doing.” Gut-check time: The women’s volleyball team’s optimism entering the season has been dimmed after losses in the first three matches and in five of the first seven. Canyons (4-8, 3-4) is in danger of missing the postseason. The Cougars, who have six remaining regular-season matches, are at home Friday against Glendale, which it swept in mid-October. They likely need four or more wins to reach the Southern California Regional playoffs, which begin Nov. 22. Anything can happen: David Kurzius and the men’s soccer team are back in the WSC race after successive victories over Moorpark, Hancock and Glendale. Kurzius has scored a team-high four goals for Canyons (5-9-2, 3-4-2), which is sixth in the conference, one point behind Glendale (4-9-4, 3-3-3), Santa Barbara (5-8-5, 3-3-3) and Moorpark (7-5-3, 3-3-3), which are tied for third. College of the Canyons’ football team, the defending state champion, is two wins from a third consecutive undefeated regular season. “Running the table is very feasible,” Cougars coach Chuck Lyon said. “But, really, we don’t talk about those types of things. That’s for you guys – the press – to deal with it. We just go out and play football.” Canyons has done so remarkably well, winning 47 consecutive Western State Conference games, 36 straight regular-season games and 25 in a row at home. The Cougars (8-0 overall, 5-0 WSC) take a 22-game winning streak into Saturday’s game at Santa Barbara City College. They have lost just two games in the past five years. last_img