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.