Second-year head coach Javier Ayala-Hil has led the San Francisco State University men’s soccer team to its best start to a season since 1968. The Gators are 5-0, becoming one of just two teams in program history to open a season that successfully. SFSU reached that plateau by beating the Academy of Art University on Sunday, 5-0. Richard Leon was responsible for two goals in the contest. Jonny Villeda, Ranier Plantinos and Tariq Pulskamp each scored as well. “Guys are buying into what we want to do as a team and it’s great to see a lot of different players contributing at both ends of the field,” Ayala-Hil said after the game.
— The City College of San Francisco football team is off to an uncharacteristically rough start to the season. After losing to Laney College in their first game of the season, the Rams fell to Siskiyous — 20-14 — to fall to 0-2 over the weekend. Running back Isaiah Floyd was a bright spot for CCSF in the overtime loss, running for 193 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. In OT, the City College defense allowed a 27-yard touchdown pass and its offense couldn’t answer when it took possession.
— The CCSF volleyball team also had a rough week. The Rams won two of their six matches last week. They beat Napa Valley and Taft in the Golden Gate Classic and Delta College Classic, respectively. City College is 4-4 and will host the Rams Classic, which begins Thursday.
— The Rams men’s soccer team improved to 1-0-1 over the weekend, beating Lassen and tying American River. Ramzi Agoune scored the former game’s only goal, leading to a 1-0 victory. In the tie, Agoune assisted Alejandro Sorto’s strike at the five-minute mark.
The Academy of Art University volleyball team won a five-set showdown against San Francisco State University on Saturday. The Knights were victorious — 25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 11-25, 15-13 — in the D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase on the Gators’ campus. Bailey Soolsma logged 23 kills with five blocks, Kimiah Johnson added 16 kills and Ashley Pawlak had 12.