Well, another one in the books for CB XC. We were out at Folsom Lake College for the Cougar 10 mile Co-Ed Relay. In the inaugural race for what El Dorado hopes will be an annual event, CB was able to place second in the Varsity division and took 2nd and 3rd in the F/S division. It was a fun event for all the participants. Next up…CAL Center Meet at Willow Hills, Wednesday October 13. The first race ( women’s F/S) is scheduled for 4:00 PM. F/S men will go off at 4:30 and the Varsity races will follow at 5:00 and 5:30.
The Lady Falcons rolled into the second half of league play with a pair of matches on the road. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Gold River to take on undefeated Rio Americano – the team they beat last season to clinch their spot as co-champions of the Capital Athletic League.
On the singles side, Mae Steenhausen ’25 moved up the ladder to notch a 6-2, 6-4 win. The doubles team of Malia Scullary ’23 and Jolie Utter ’24 got hyped and battled back from a 2-5 deficit in the first match to win 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4. However, in the end the Raiders held serve on their home court and won by a score of 7-2.
Things got much brighter on Thursday, even under dark skies and scattered raindrops, when the team swept the Del Campo Cougars 9-0.
The girls dominated on the singles side with Tessa Easterling ’22 (6-1, 6-0), Lena Mikacich ’22 (6-1, 6-0), Jamie Ancog ’23 (6-1, 6-3), Ashley Ancog ’23 (6-4, 6-2), Mae Steenhausen ’25 (6-1, 6-1) and Alessandra Salvini ’23 (6-4, 7-5) all winning on straight sets.
On the doubles side, the girls showed their strength and resilience, as all three matches went to tiebreakers. Scullary ’23 and Utter ’24 prevailed in the longest match of the day (6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 10-1). Courtney Chin ’25and Nicole Archer ’24 (6-4, 4-6, 10-4) and Natalya Negroni ’24 and Magi Beistert ’24 (6-4, 3-6, 10-5) also notched victories.
The Lady Falcons are 3-2 in league play, and will travel to Folsom on Thursday in an important rematch with the Vista del Lago Eagles.
Varsity: Women’s Varsity Volleyball had another busy week with two league matches and a tournament on the schedule.
On Tuesday they had a home match at home vs the Capital Christian Cougars. The Lady Falcons came out with the victory in straight sets 25-6 25-11 25-2.
On Thursday the Lady Falcons traveled to Rio Americano to take on one of the tougher teams in the league. Once again they came out with a victory to keep their league record unblemished. Final scores for the game 25-14 25-12 25-22.
On Saturday the Falcons traveled to Stockton to compete at the Lincoln Classic. This tourney is composed of the best teams in Northern California. The Lady Falcons went 2-2 beating Granite Bay in 3 and Pleasant Grove in 2. They lost two tough matches vs Bishop O’ Dowd and Oakridge in 3.
The Lady Falcons resume league play on Thursday at El Camino. The much anticipated Holy Court is on Saturday.
Freshman: The Freshman team had another solid performance last week with an away victory over Rio Americano High School. The Falcons prevailed in two sets to defeat the Raiders 25-10, 25-22. Strong serving was a huge factor in the win as the team combined for 16 aces. The team was over 90% in their serving accuracy. Raegan Dineen and Amelia Wright were major contributors with 4 service aces each, followed closely by Audrey Smith with 3 service aces.
LAST WEEK - The JV team finished off their week on Thursday with a fun mixed-scramble format at Teal Bend Golf Course with Inderkum and McClatchy. There are no individual scores to report because of the format, but the coaches have continued to see improvement and feel that the girls are learning and enjoying the game more each week!
The VARSITY team had a mixed result as they were defeated by 5 strokes by Vista Del Lago (206-201) at Empire Ranch on Tuesday, but won by 105 strokes (192-297) over Capital Christian on Thursday at Bing Maloney. Tuesday's defeat was our first for the season. We struggled right from the start but were able to close the gap over the last four holes. Hannah Stouder had a 39 to lead our team and Nicole Staggs was close behind with a 40. Alison Oliveira and Maddy McFall both shot 41. Annalise Gay had her best putting performance of the season with three one-putts.
Everyone played well in the Capital Christian match, with Nicole and Brie Briggs shooting 37 to lead the way. Maddy and Hannah shot 39, Cali Rapolla a 40 and Alison a 41. Maya Snyder also had her best round of the season.
Men's Water Polo:
Mens Varsity Water Polo participated in the Jesuit Classic Invitational. This tournament is known for bringing together the best water polo teams in all of Northern California . Although the scoresheet shows a losing record against the highest tier of high school water polo, CBHS Men's Varsity team truly played up to their level.
It has been a long season but every single player is showing improvement in most aspects of their abilities. They are becoming cohesive and unselfish as a collective. Encouragement and education, along with discipline, does not come just from assistant coach Julien and myself. It comes from everyone on the team.
Women's Water Polo:
Varsity: Women’s water polo played a league game against Rio Americano last week. The team was down a couple of players due to the Kairos retreat but battled hard and were tied after the first quarter 1-1 on a goal by the goalkeeper Logan Tiska ’23. The team drew nine kickouts against the Raiders but were unable to convert on any of them and eventually lost 10-1. The team hopes to have an opportunity for a rematch in the section qualifiers. In the meantime, please come out to support the team at the Holy Cage contest on Tuesday night (8pm) against St. Francis at Jesuit and on Senior Night on Thursday (4:45pm) against Mira Loma at Sac City College.
JV: Women’s water polo played a strong game in a league match against Rio Americano last Thursday as well. They lost 9-4 but looked solid with two goals by Natalia Parfenova ’25 and one each from Linnea Fulton ’24 and Maddy Perrault ’25. The team played in their final tournament of the year on Saturday losing a close one to El Camino 8-6 and then beating St. Francis in a buzzer beater 8-7. Fulton scored five goals in each of the games. They lost the third game to McClatchy 13-3 but with contributions from everyone on the team. JV’s final game of the season is this Tuesday night (7pm) against St. Francis at Jesuit. C’mon out and show your support.
Varsity: Last Thursday the Falcons took on the McNair Eagles in a non-league battle. CB came out victorious with a dominant score of 55-12, this improves their overall record to 4-3. The Falcons offense came out hot, scoring on their first drive with a run by RB Jackson Burleson '22. After that, it was complete dominance for the CB offense. QB Jake Elorduy '22 and WR Phillip Bell ‘25 connected on passes all game long. Out of Elorduy's 293 passing yards and 4 TDs, Bell accounted for 174 yards and 2 TDs. With an outstanding offensive performance by the Falcons, the defense stepped up in big ways as well. Lead by Marcus Price '23, the defense was fast and physical from start to finish. CB's next game is this Friday at home against El Camino for Senior Night. JV at 5 P.M. and Varsity at 7 P.M.
JV: Christian Brothers JV football team entered their 7 game of the season 4-1-1 and in second place in league. The defense set the tone again against McNair scoring a TD on the first play of the game, Xander Irving-Ramero ’24 intercepted the pass and ran 43 yards for a TD. The defense had 8 tackles for loss and two sacks. Lead by Isaiah Jordan ’25 with two tackles for loss.
The Offense had 251 yards of total offense with 239 yards rushing and six TD’s. On the first play of offense Alan Cordano ’25, ran 15 yards for a TD. Darrius Siddons ‘25 led all rushers with 80 yards on two carries for two touchdowns. Ryan Hamerton ’25 had 3 carries for 52 yards and two TD’s. Grant Towne ’24 had 8 carries for 58 yards and a TD.
The JV team won their third straight 46-6 over McNair improving their record to 5-1-1. Next week the Falcons take on El Camino as they continue their quest for the league title.