Sports roundup: October promising for Viking sports
The La Jolla High School Viking teams are in full gear this month — the football team prepares for homecoming, girl’s golf remains undefeated and girl’s volleyball is picking up steam.
When the La Jolla High School Vikings – who have split their season thus far at three wins and three losses – win, they win big. In their first victory of the season, they beat La Jolla Country Day 64-19. Their two other victories were 41-0 and 38-7 against Clairemont and Coronado, respectively. Aside from their 42-7 loss to Bishop’s, their narrow losses show they still have the fighting spirit, with a 55-52 loss to Fallbrook and 26-24 loss to West Hills.
In their next home game, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, the Vikings take on Madison High School, which also has a split season. A few weeks later, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, they take on Kearny High in their homecoming game.
The Girls Golf team continues its undefeated streak in the Western League with seven wins. At the La Jolla Country Club Sept. 30, the Lady Vikings overcame University High School, with low scorers Waverly Whiston at 36 and Madeleine Garay at 37. On Oct. 2, La Jolla defeated Scripps Ranch, also with low scorers Waverly Whiston at 37 and Madeleine Garay at 38.
Under the guise of new coach Drew Burdette, the girl’s volleyball team had a slow start in early September, but they continued steadily on to victory. According to MaxPreps.com, the Vikings won the best of three on Sept. 24, 26 and 27, and continued the streak Oct. 1, 3, 4 and 10. The ladies will participate in the SoCal Invitational this week. Their season closes Nov. 5 in a matchup against Scripps Ranch, but not before they take on The Bishop’s School Knights, 4:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.