Varsity: On a Saturday afternoon, our Falcons traveled down the street to take on the Sacramento Dragons. CB jumped to an early 21-7 lead with 3 touchdown passes from Jake Elorduy ’22 to Jayden Nero ’23, Phillip Bell ’25, and John Marengo ’22. But CB’s defense couldn’t contain the rushing attack of the Dragons. Sac High scored 3 straight touchdowns to take a 34-28 lead. Elorduy threw his 4th TD pass to Nero to take a 35-34 lead in the 4th quarter. Sac High marched back down the field behind their 250 pound sophomore running back and took the lead for good 39-34. CB had a chance to win the game but fell short by turning the ball over on downs. CB faces the defending league champion, Capital Christian, on the road this Friday.
Amazing trip. Impressive running. Remarkable results.
As I review all the results from our latest outing several things stuck out. The most impressive was that the CB Women’s squad fielded the youngest team in the race. And maybe even in the entirety of all varsity races! CB women toed the line Friday night with one junior, 4 freshman, and a sophomore. This group of neophyte runners, having won their last three Frosh/Soph races, did not disappoint finishing third overall in their small school varsity race.
The group, led by Allie Moya’s 12th place overall finish, ran as a pack, and managed to outpace several much older and more experienced teams. Ninth grader, Marina Noey executed the best race of the night finishing a scant 24 seconds behind Moya and was followed by another ninth grader, Elise Henderson, who finished only 3 seconds behind her! As if trying to show they will be a force in the future, ninth grader Elise Perkins followed 5 seconds behind her! The other ninth grader, Ella Johl came in 31 seconds later to complete the scoring with Sophomore, Tara Cooper, the sixth and final CB runner, coming in less than a minute later. These incredible times, in their first Varsity level 3-mile race, put the State on notice that these young ladies will be the face of NorCal XC in the future.
In the varsity men’s race, senior, Ryan Dong, showed that he is back from his injuries by leading all CB runners in the small school division. Ryan’s 18th place finish was followed by sophomore Sam Nealon who finished eleven seconds after. Senior, Sami Bateman, who has struggled in the last couple of races, seemed to find his mojo Friday under the lights, running third behind Nealon. Junior, Tyler Simi, put the pedal to the medal in the final 600m to finish just a few seconds behind Sami. And sophomore, Reign Saldana, was able to out sprint ninth grader Alex Potter in the last 500m finish the scoring. Junior, Nikos Burciaga who celebrated his 17th birthday while on the trip, had a tough night but was still able to run a solid 18:00 on the flat, fast, Silverlake course.
Way to go Falcons!
Cheer: CB cheer has been hard at work gaining new skills, they both participated in last weeks games Vs Sac high!
Last week proved to be very successful for both the JV and Varsity teams.
The JV's worked on their game during practices and ended the week with a fun event, where the girls had family playing partners participate in a best-ball tournament. I didn't receive any results but heard from a couple of the girls that it was very enjoyable! Thanks to Coaches, Riley, John and Sean for their work, especially in the absence of Coach Boriskin.
The Varsity team earned two wins in league play, beating Cordova on Tuesday by a score of 205-284. Nicole Staggs had a great putting day and she and Maddy McFall led the team with a pair of 39's. Maddy had a great chip-in for birdie on the 8th hole. Hannah Stouder was back in action and shot 41, Cali Rapolla had a 42, Brie Briggs a 44 and Maya Snyder played in her first match of the season and scored 6.5 league points. Alison sat out with an injury, but took some amazing photos that are on our team page on the school website. Check them out!
On Thursday, we played a very good Vista Del Lago team and came away with a 192-198 victory, to take the early lead in the CAL league race. Brie had a tremendous bounce back from her Tuesday round, as she played head-to-head with the league's returning MVP and led us with an outstanding even-par 36! Hannah shot 37, Cali a 38, Alison Oliveira a 40, Maddy a 41 and Nicole a 42. Congratulations to Nicole, who was voted in by her teammates to be a Vice-Captain of the team, alongside Alison! Annalise Gay had her best round of the season.
Varsity: Christian Brothers Women's Varsity Volleyball had two really tough matches coming into this past week. On Tuesday the Lady Falcons took on the Rio Americano Raiders at home. It was a match our ladies have been looking forward to and they came out focused and won the match in straight sets 25-8 25-18 -25-16.
On Thursday the Lady Falcons hit the road to Rocklin for another Non Conference match vs one of the tougher teams in the area the Whitney Wildcats. Our Women's Varsity team came out victorious again winning in straight sets 25-17 28-26 26-24.
The Lady Falcons look to keep their 11 game winning streak alive as they take on El Camino at home on Thursday.
Overall- 12-2 League- 3-0
JV: Women's Volleyball had an Exciting week! We met up with Rio Americano at home on Tuesday and took the win in two. First set was 25-18 and second set was 25-13. In set one Johnson had 3 Kills, 1 Block & 3 Aces, Trasmonte had 1 Ace, Jordana had 3 Aces, Pagano had 1 Kill, Wallin had 1 Kill & 1 Block, Wiest had 1 Kill, Oshita had 2 Kills. In set two Maglinte had 4 Aces, Johnson had 1 Ace, Wallin had 5 Kills, Constancio had 1 Kill, Wiest had 1 Kill, Oshita had 3 Kills and Delucchi had 1 Kill!
We then met up with Whitney for a nonleague match at Whitney and took home the Win in 2! First set was, First set Wallin had 1 Block & 1 Kill, Maglinte had 2 Aces, Constancio had 3 Aces, Johnson had 1 Ace & 2 Kills, Oshita had 1 Kill, Stinson had 1 Kill. In second set Oshita had 1 Block & 4 Kills, Delucchi had 2 Kills, Maglinte had 1 Kill, Piccione had 2 Aces and Trasmonte had 1 Ace.
We then had a tournament at Oakridge, we took First place in pool and lost to PG in the first round of playoffs and ending up 5th in the Tournament.
We look forward to meeting up with El Camino and Vista De Lago this week!
Freshman: The Freshman VB team had a very exciting week starting off with a win League win over Rio Americano at home. The team then battled Whitney High School in an away non-league game but came up short in three sets for the loss.
The Stockton Classic was conducted on Saturday where the Freshman ended up taking 4th place out of 16 teams. A great week of volleyball for the Falcons!
Women's Water Polo:
Women’s water polo had a very busy week last week. The excitement started on Tuesday with a JV victory over Bella Vista, 12-10. Natalia Parfenova ’25 won all four sprints and Linnea Fulton, ’24 scored 9 goals in the comeback win. The next game was the varsity women vs. BV and it was a thriller, sudden death, triple overtime 10-9 victory. The team was led by Melody Lednicky Lehman ‘22 with 4 goals and two goals each by Brooke Brandenburger ’22 and Liza Mikacich ’22 who scored the game winner.
The entertainment continued on Thursday with a 10-5 victory by the JV Girls. Taylor Thrower ’24 and Abigail Gonong ’25 each put two in the back of the net and Fulton added three to her scoring with another hat trick. Then it was the Varsity Women’s turn to turn up the intensity with another triple overtime sudden death 5-4 victory. Maddie Brennan ’23 got two early goals, Lednicky Lehman, scored a pair including the game tying goal late in the 4th, and Brandenburger gave the fans what they were looking for netting the golden goal with 10 seconds left in the third OT period.
Both teams also played in tournaments on Friday and Saturday with the JV team up against some fierce competition going 1 and 3 in the Granite Bay tourney. Angelina Rivera ’25 led the team with 8 goals over the four games, Fulton put in 7 and Marnie Herda ’25 scored her first multiple goal game in a rematch with Del Campo. Varsity played in the Championship Gold division of the Sierra Shootout coming in as the 10th ranked team and ending up 6th out of the 16 teams. They chalked up wins against Beyer and Buhach but lost a close one 6-5 to the eventual runner-up Del Oro Friday afternoon and fell to Ponderosa 4-2 in the final game of the tourney with a couple of starters out.
The Lady Falcons have a league game at El Camino on Thursday and another pair of tournaments this weekend. Please also mark your calendar for a neighborhood game at McClatchy on September 28 and Holy Water, polo’s version of the Holy Bowl against St. Francis under the lights at Jesuit on Tuesday, October 12, JV at 7pm and Varsity at 8pm, primetime! We have invited ESPN.
Men's Water Polo:
Mens Varsity Water Polo had a losing streak this past week. However, their performance should prove that they have been getting better at the fundamentals and playing with each matchup. Their current record does reflect how good they are. All games were close, especially the games we played in the Vintage Valley tournament. We played some of the more well known programs from the bay area, a hotspot for water polo in the USA. They learned many types of approaches to compete against different styles of gameplay. Experience is what matters most and the boys earned the right to say they gained experience this weekend.
The boys also learned what it is like to arrive, warm up, and play with class and purpose. Some teams were very unsportsmanlike and paid the consequence. Our boys did not project their frustration on any other team, coach, or official. Instead they would tell me so that I can voice their concerns to officials in gameplay. We were praised for being one of the classier presences on the pool deck.