Vikings water polo squad drops tough match
By Phil Dailey
LA JOLLA HIGH
• Water Polo
La Jolla’s Vikings lost a heartbreaker last week to Coronado. With the game tied at 7-7 in the final minute, the Vikings were unable to stop the Islanders, who scored with a little more than 30 seconds left on the clock. James Hixson led the team with three goals, while Tanner Denaro and Dylan Hallman each added two goals.
The Vikings will host both Cathedral Catholic and Santana this week.
The Vikings fell to 0-6 on the season as they lost 21-7 against Point Loma. Bobby Schuman was effective throwing the ball as he connected on 7-of-15 passes for 152 yards. Schuman connected with bobby Hill for the lone TD of the game, a 10-yard pass in the fourth quarter. Vincent Cheng led all La Jolla receivers with 127 yards.
Up next for the Vikings is a road game at Hoover on Friday night.
The Knights continued to remain perfect on the season as they beat Santa Fe Christian 31-10. Running back Austin Fisher led the way with two rushing touchdowns as well as one touchdown pass. Micah Seau had two touchdown grabs; the final one was an 80-yard strike from Fisher in the third quarter to give the Knights the 31-10 lead.
Up next for Bishop’s is a home game against Francis Parker on Friday night.
• Water Polo
The Knights held a crucial home match last week against visiting Cathedral Catholic and came away with a 14-4 win. Leading the way for the Knights was senior Drew Hoffenberg, who notched seven goals. Teammates Blake Lee and Travis Webster each scored two goals as well. Senior goal JP Engh also had a goal on a shot that went in from the length of the pool.
Bishop’s lost a tough one to Santa Fe Christian in three straight — 21-25, 23-25,
23-25 — despite having a lead in the middle of all three games. Maddle Lord led the way with 13 kills, and Kristen Casey added nine kills. Sydney Seau provided some excellent serving, and Claire Riedman played some inspired defense.
The team also played in the California Challenge hosted by Torrey Pines, defeating both Canyon Crest and Mater Dei in close matches before falling to La Costa Canyon and Vista Murrieta. A.J. Kiyoizumi was excellent from both the service line and in the back row, while Kelly McPherson ran a balanced attack from the setter position. Maddie Lord again led the way with 35 kills in the four matches.
During the tournament Saturday, the team lost to Liberty and Rancho Buena Vista.
Kelly Boutelle stepped in off the bench and was excellent with some tough serving to go along with six kills and no attacking errors.
The team has the week off before hosting Country Day next Wednesday night.
La Jolla Country Day
The Torreys (4-2, 3-0) stayed perfect in league play as they topped visiting Escondido Charter 41-21 on Senior Night.
Senior Frankie Brown led the team with 127 yards rushing, including a 67-yard touchdown run. It was the third straight week that Brown has gone over 100 yards rushing. Quarterback Ruben Pena rushed for 69 yards on 12 carries, while receiver Colin McMahon added 77 yards and two touchdowns for the Torreys.
Senior kicker Hunter Kahalghi was a perfect 5-for-5 kicking PAT’s and he nailed two field goals, one from 35 yards and the other from 24.
The Torreys struggled on defense, however, giving up 381 yards rushing on 41 carries to the White Tiger’s offense.
Country Day is on the road out in the desert vs. Calipatria High School next Friday night. The Torrey’s next home game will be Homecoming on Friday night, Oct. 29.
• JV football
The JV Torreys (3-3) dropped a hard fought game to the ECHS team, 14-7.
The Torreys started last week with a league game Wednesday against Parker with a 3-0 win. The team was led by Sheridan Rice’s 11 kills, Mollie Rogers’ 10 kills and Gillian Howard’s eights kills. Chloe Mathis had 35 assists as well. The junior varsity also notched a win, 2-1. On Friday, the team played in the California Challenge Tournament. The first match was against Mira Costa, which won, 2-0. Next up was Rancho Buena Vista and the Torreys picked up their game, winning 2-0. Rodgers had seven kills and Maya Hood had six kills in the win.
The team’s third match was against Long Beach Wilson and again the Torreys were victorious 2-0, which was the same result as the Torreys’ match against Laguna Beach, giving the team a 3-1 record during the first day of the tournament. On Saturday, the team faced Centennial in the quarterfinals, winning 2-1. The Torreys then faced La Costa Canyon in the semifinals and played a solid match, but were defeated, 2-1. The team finished the tournament with a 4-2 record.
This week is another busy one with a league game at Santa Fe Christian then the team leaves for the Nike National Tournament in Phoenix this weekend.
• Girl’s golf
The Country Day Lady Torrey golf squad heads into the last week of regular play with an overall record of 7-5 and a Coastal Conference record of 2-2. On Oct. 13, the Torreys hosted Escondido Charter at Encinitas Ranch and fired their low team round of the year in defeating the White Tigers, 242-300. Kristen Mizutani lead the team with a 40 and was supported by Brook Mehregany’s 43, Francis Kim’s 47 and Natasha Moss’ 51. On Thursday Oct. 14, the team traveled to Riverwalk to take on the Francis Parker Lancers. Parker fired a solid 225 and the Torreys were not on their game and lost the Coastal Conference match. Sophomore Kristin Mizutani led the team with a 46.
This week, the team has four matches in as many days. They play Horizon Christian at the Del Mar Country Club, and travel to Mission Trails on Tuesday to again play the Panthers on their home course. The Torreys will also host Parker at Del Mar Country Club and the regular season ends on Thursday with a nonconference match against the Lancers at Encinitas Ranch.
• Cross country
In the team’s only home cross country meet of the season, the Torreys boys team was far and away the best as it beat Bishop’s, Francis Parker and Santa Fe Christian. For the girls, the team finished third behind Bishop’s and Francis Parker.
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