The Acalanes High boys soccer team has a long history of fielding quality sides.
But this season, the Dons might have something special going, as evidenced by their 5-0 win Saturday against host College Park.
"We're just a very deep team," Acalanes coach Paul Curtis said. "We have a tremendous bench and they're a lot of fun to coach because of that."
Acalanes (12-0-0) remained unbeaten and untied thanks to a flurry of goals midway through the first half.
"It takes awhile for us to get settled into the match," Curtis said. "But once we do we figure out how to take advantage of the other team, and I think we saw that again today."
Luc Van Oss scored in the 24th minute with a header after Ben Croze's cross. Two more goals came in the next four minutes as Mark Helfrich blasted home a goal after Dan Glascock's cross, and then Helfrich returned the favor as he assisted a goal by Stuart Lee.
Helfrich and Glascock each added a goal in the second half.
It was the third straight loss for the Falcons (5-7-3). In the middle of last season, through, they had a similar stretch but still played well enough in the Diablo Valley Athletic League to advance to the North Coast Section Division I playoffs.
James Logan 4, Castro Valley 0: Christian Alvarado had two goals and an assist in the first half as the host Colts (6-5-3) topped the Trojans in a nonleague game.
Justyn Raygoza added a goal and an assist for James Logan, which has five wins and one tie in its past six games. Alvarado and Raygoza have combined for 11 goals and six assists this season. Goalkeeper Alexis Sainz made three saves for the Colts, and Sam Hanson made three saves for Castro Valley (3-4-3).
Gonzaga-Washington, D.C. 65, Salesian 59: The Eagles outscored the Pride 11-6 in the final 3:34 in the nationally televised Cancer Research Classic at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.
Forward Kris Jenkins, who has signed with Villanova, had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Gonzaga (9-2). Salesian (10-3) begins Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division play Wednesday against St. Patrick-St. Vincent.
Kennedy-Fremont 33, Tennyson 27: Senior forward Rebecca Jacobson had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the host Titans past the Lancers in a nonleague game. Sarah Buchter added five points for Kennedy (6-7), which won its fourth straight. Harpreet Aujla and Cymia Alexander each had nine points for Tennyson (1-6).