The La Jolla Country Day volleyball season is off to a solid start. The team enter this week’s competition with a 5-3 record after making the semifinals of the Fall Classic Tournament. The Torreys are coming off a state championship last season, but are also replacing several seniors who went on to play at the Division I level.
The season started on Wednesday, Sept. 7 against a good Bonita Vista team, but the Torreys came up just short after winning the first two games. The Torreys avenged the loss during the tournament on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Bonita in the quarterfinals. The win landed the team in the semis against Parker, but the Lancers were too strong.
Other wins last week came against Our Lady of Peace, Del Norte, Horizon and Carlsbad. The other loss was to Canyon Crest Academy.
This week the Torreys play at home versus Cathedral Catholic, today at Scripps Ranch and Friday at home against Pt. Loma.
Here are last week’s scores:
Tuesday, Sept. 6
— Bishop’s 216, Poway 258 at La Jolla Country Club
Hooton was the medalist for the Knights, shooting a 36.
— La Jolla 213, Patrick Henry 294 at Mission Trails
Marisa Liang was the medalist for the Vikings, carding a 36.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
— La Jolla 227, Mira Mesa 264 at Torrey Pines North
Juliette Garay was the medalist for the Vikings, shooting a 37.
— Canyon Crest 257, La Jolla Country Day forfeit at Encinitas Ranch
Mizutani was the medalist for the Torreys, carding a 36.
— Bonita Vista def. La Jolla Country Day (18-25, 13-25, 25-10, 25-19, 15-6)
— Canyon Crest 3, La Jolla 1
Thursday, Sept. 8
— La Jolla 204, Morse 269 at
Manci Rasmussen was the medalist for the Vikings, shooting a 39.
— La Jolla Country Day 14,
Lindsey Kostas and Danielle Devor won all three of their singles matches.
Friday, Sept. 9
— La Jolla Country Day 56,Calipatria 6
Sage Burmeister took the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and Country Day never looked back. The Torreys scored in all three phases of the game and after leading 14-6 at the end of the first quarter, Country Day went on a second quarter tear, scoring 35 points to put the game away by halftime, 49-6. Adding to his kickoff return, Burmeister scored two more touchdowns on runs of 9- and 10-yards for the Torreys.
— La Jolla 23, West Hills 21
Kenneth Martey led the Vikings with 94 yards rushing and one touchdown, while teammates Chance Abbott and Mark Pollan also added TDs in the win.
Boys cross country
— La Jolla finished third behind St. Augustine and Point Loma.
— La Jolla Country Day’s Noah Wolfenzon took third with a time of 10:13, David Castillejos was 15th (10:51), Jeff Clancy was 21st (10:55) and J.J. Juarez-Uribe was 39th (11:15).
Girls cross country
— La Jolla won the silver division which included top finishes from Atnip Piper (14:02), Daniel Collins (14:33), Meagan Carroll (14:34) and Jordan Linsky (14:38).