Week in sports: Defending champs off to solid start to season

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

Girls Golf

— 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

Girls golf

— 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.

Girls volleyball

— Bonita Vista def. La Jolla Country Day (18-25, 13-25, 25-10, 25-19, 15-6)

Field hockey

— Canyon Crest 3, La Jolla 1

Thursday, Sept. 8

Girls golf

— La Jolla 204, Morse 269 at

National City

Manci Rasmussen was the medalist for the Vikings, shooting a 39.

Girls tennis

— La Jolla Country Day 14,

Westview 4

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

Mustang Relays

— La Jolla finished third behind St. Augustine and Point Loma.

Bronco Roundup

— 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

Mustang Relays

— 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).

Bronco Roundup

— Sam Staszak led Country Day with a time of 14:05, finishing 41st

Girls volleyball

Varsity Fall Classic

— La Jolla County Day def. Our Lady Peace, 25-12, 25-16

Saturday, Sept. 10

Girls volleyball

Lakeland Invitational

(Rathdrum, Idaho)

Pool play — La Jolla def. Kellogg (Idaho) 3-0; La Jolla def. Moscow (Idaho) 3-0l Coeur d’ Alene (Idaho) def. La Jolla 2-0)

Quarterfinals — La Jolla def. Gonzaga Prep (Wash.) 25-17, 25-14

Semifinals — Colville (Wash.) def. La Jolla 25-22, 25-22

Boys water polo

Poway Invitational

— Mission Bay 9, La Jolla Country Day 6

— Canyon Crest 10, La Jolla Country Day 9

Girls volleyball

San Diego Fall Classic

— La Jolla Country Day def. Bonita Vista, 25-22, 25-13, 19-17

— Parker def. La Jolla Country Day, 25-18, 25-15

Monday, Sept. 12

Girls golf

— La Jolla 211, Madison 313 at Balboa

Juliette Garay took medalist honors for the Vikings, carding a 38.