Santa Cruz surfer Sam Coffey finishes 25th at WRV Outer Banks Pro in North Carolina

Santa Cruz’s Sam Coffey is tied for 25th at the World Surfing League’s WRV Outer Banks Pro, a 1,000-point qualifying event in Nags Head, North Carolina on Saturday.

He placed fourth in his round of 32 with a total of 5.30. He finished behind Americans Taro Watanabe (9.20) and Dylan Hord (9.10), both advanced, as well as Malakai Martinez of Costa Rica (7.25), who was eliminated and tied for 17th.

Coffey posted a total of 11.65 over two waves in 1-4 foot surfing during his streak of 64 and was second to Tyler Gunter (12.25) as both surfers topped their streak of four athletes.

John Mel of Santa Cruz took fourth with an 8.50 total in his round of 64 and was eliminated. He finished tied for 49th.

In the women’s competition, three locals – Autumn Hays of Santa Cuz, Keanna Miller and Esme Brigham – were eliminated in the round of 16, including Hays and Miller by the narrowest of margins.

Hays (7.80) took third place in round 6 behind Havanna Cabrero of Puerto Rico (8.90) and American Talia Swindal (7.80) and placed 17th overall.

Miller also placed 17th after taking third place in heat 8. She posted a total of 8.60 and finished behind Chelsea Tuach of Barbados (10.50) and American Lanea Mons (8, 65).

Brigham (2.30) took fourth place in heat 4 and finished tied for 25th.

men’s football

At UC Santa Cruz 1, Macalester 1: The Banana Slugs were unable to hold a lead for the second straight game and settled for a draw on Saturday, the opening day of the UCSC Labor Day Tournament.

UCSC’s Will Barba scored from a Tanner Boyea pass in the 45th minute, but Macalester’s Milosz Fernandez-Kepka leveled the score in the 75th minute when he finished off a pass from Parker Etzbach.

Goalkeeper Arman Salimi made a save in 90 minutes.

The Banana Slugs (0-0-2) host Saint John’s University (1-0-0) Monday at noon at UCSC’s Lower East Field.

Chez Clovis 1, Cabrillo 0: Julio Hernandez scored on a pass from Maurisio Marquez Martinez in the 65th minute, and the Seahawks lost their non-conference game on Friday.

The Seahawks had four shots on goal.

Cabrillo (1-1-0) hosts Allan Hancock (0-2-0) Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country

USF invite: UCSC’s Luke Holland took 31st place in 19:11.4 at the 8k USF Invitational at Golden Gate Park on Saturday. The Banana Slugs (246 points) finished 10th out of 14 teams.

USF’s Ed Buck (18:36.0) won the individual title and Stanford (50) won the team title.

Women’s Cross Country

USF invite: Abbey Meck of Santa Clara (21:41.2), an alumnus of San Lorenzo Valley High, took 12th place in the 6k USF Invitational at Golden Gate Park on Saturday.

Stanford’s Riley Stewart (20:48.6) and Lucy Jenks (20:58.8) finished one-two to help the Cardinal (21) win the tag team title in the 13-team field.

Faith Dyogi (23:30.2) took 63rd place to lead the Banana Slugs. UCSC (329) took 11th place.

Women’s volleyball

UCSC opens with a split: UCSC opened its season with a split Friday at the Pacific Coast Classic in Claremont.

The Banana Slugs rebounded from a 25-18, 25-23, 25-13 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by beating Chapman 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20.

Junior Samantha Taylor had six kills, two aces and two blocks in the UCSC loss, senior setter Sinead Beaupain had eight assists and junior Emily Pasion had 15 digs.

Taylor had 21 kills and three aces in the win. Junior facing Sydney Ahrendt had 10 kills, and sophomore Audrey Gilbert had 10 kills and two blocks. Junior setter Lauren Bliss had 25 assists, eight digs and three aces. Beaupain also had 25 assists and Pasion had 15 digs, five assists and four aces.

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