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Week in Sports: May 31, 2007

Girls lacrosse

La Jolla High School advanced to within one win of a CIF-SDS championship last week, capping off a fine season that saw the Vikings finish 24-5 with a 9-1 league record.

After beating Mt. Carmel in the first round of the playoffs last week, La Jolla eased to a 14-5 victory over Torrey Pines in the quarterfinals on May 22. Stefi Kalkstein scored four goals for the Vikings in the win, and Hannah Novick and Briana Wright each added three. Taryn Olson and Mackenzie Gloven both netted two goals.

The Vikings’ remarkable run came to an end, though, with a 15-5 defeat to Poway in the semifinals on May 24. Gloven scored twice in the season-ending defeat.

Boys lacrosse

The Bishop’s School dropped its quarterfinals-round game in the CIF-SDS playoffs on May 22, falling by a 14-4 score to perennial powerhouse Poway.
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Boys volleyball

La Jolla High School’s season nearly ended with a CIF-SDS Division III championship, as the Vikings advanced all the way to the championship game last week before losing to Valley Center in five games.

The top-seeded Vikings had a bye in the first round of the playoffs, then beat Ramona and Valhalla to advance to the title game. They fell to Valley Center, 26-24, 25-13, 12-25, 16-25, 15-7 on May 24.

Baseball

La Jolla High School dropped its first-round game in the CIF-San Diego Section Divison III playoffs on May 23, falling to University City, 7-0. University City scored five runs in the third inning.

La Jolla fell, 6-5, to Ramona on May 25, and with its second defeat in the double-elimination tournament, was eliminated from the playoffs. La Jolla led, 4-0, through three innings, but allowed four runs in the fourth and two in the sixth.

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The Vikings finished the 2007 season with a 21-10 record, one of their best marks in recent history.

La Jolla Country Day got off on the right foot in the CIF-SDS Division IV playoffs, beating Calvary Christian, 13-3, in a bracket play-in game on May 22.

The Torreys stumbled in their first-round game on May 23, though, falling, 9-1, to Santa Fe Christian.

The Torreys righted the ship on May 25, beating Imperial in a slugfest, 19-13. Country Day pounded out 20 hits and exploded for a whopping 15 runs in the fourth inning after Imperial had plated seven in the first inning.

Country Day’s season came to a close on May 26 with an 8-4 playoff loss to Coronado. The Torreys finished with a 17-15 record.

The Bishop’s School dropped a 9-7 game to Santa Fe Christian in a CIF-SDS Division IV bracket play-in game on May 22, as the Knights allowed six runs in the fifth inning. The Knights finished the 2007 season with a record of 9-16. They went 3-5 in Coastal League South play.

Boys tennis

La Jolla Country Day singles standout Greg Hirshman missed a chance at winning the CIF-SDS individual singles championship, falling in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, to Poway’s Bradley Klahn in the title match on May 25. Klahn was the top-seeded player in the singles bracket; Hirshman was seeded second.

Hirshman had beat Michael Lin from Torrey Pines, 6-0, 6-1, in the semifinals on May 24.

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La Jolla High School’s Kyle Van Buskirk and Scotty Rogers from The Bishop’s School lost in the third round on May 23.

Boys golf

La Jolla High School finished fifth in the CIF-SDS Division II Championship tournament, held May 22 at Warner Springs Ranch.

The Vikings’ five-player, 36-hole total score was 820, to first-place Cathedral Catholic’s 737.