The Lady Falcons will be honoring their Seniors this week as they return home for their final matches of the regular season! The team will be recognizing the commitment and leadership of four Seniors – Tessa Easterling ’22, Simone LeForestier ’22, Lena Mikacich ’22, and Elizabeth Stevens ’22.
The team will also be looking to build some momentum as they head into the playoffs after a tough loss on the road against a very good Vista del Lago team. The girls started with some competitive matches on the doubles side, with the team of Mae Steenhausen ’25 and Nicole Archer ’24 breaking through for the 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win. However, the rest of the match did not follow form and the Eagles downed the Falcons 7-1.
Christian Brothers will be back on the court Tuesday, with a home match against El Camino. The team will host Rio Americano on Thursday’s Senior Night.
Varsity: Christian Brothers Women’s Varsity Volleyball came into the week with one league match on the Schedule vs El Camino on Thursday and the much anticipated Holy Court on Saturday vs crosstown rival St. Francis.
On Thursday the Lady Falcons traveled to El Camino to take on the Eagles. The Lady Falcons won in straight sets 25-14 25-19 25-13. With the win the Falcons moved their league record to 10-0.
On Saturday the match everyone has been looking forward to, Holy Court. Huge shout out to the Falcon Force, former alumni and all the families that packed the CB side your support of our Lady Falcons was amazing. Christian Brothers pulled out their first win vs St. Francis since 2016. Scores for the match were 15-25 25-23 25-23 25-19! Great job to all the athletes and to the coaching staff for a great performance.
Overall: 24-6 League: 10-0
JV: JV Volleyball went to El Camino to capture the win in 2. First set was 25-13 and second set was 25-7. in the first set Pagano had 1 Block, Piccione had 1 Ace & 5 Assists, Oshita had 3 Kills, Norman had 1 Kill, Wallin had1 Kill, Johnson had 1 Kill, Ramirez had 3 Assists and Maglinte had 2 Aces. In set two Oshita had 1 Kill, Wallin had 3 Kills, Trasmonte had 2 Kills & 9 Aces, Johnson had 1 Kill, Stinson had 1 Kill, Maglinte had 2 Aces & 1 Assist. We then traveled to St. Francis on Saturday for Holy Court. We fought hard and all our team played their hearts out. We took the first set 25-22 but lost the second set 25-13 and third set 15-11. Our team worked very hard to compete with their rival and we are so happy with their performance and hard work they put in every day. We are getting ready for our final week in league, we visit Vista de Lago on Tuesday and have our Final home match vs. Del Campo on Thursday. Go Falcons!
Freshman: The Freshman Volleyball team split two matches this week with a convincing win over El Camino on Thursday night but a tough loss at the hands of the St Francis Troubadors.
The Falcons had very strong hitting from Amelia Wright, Emmy Allen, Bailey Rakela, Cassie Dugan and Ashley Brandenburger who all hit above a .333% average. 13 Service Aces were also an important factor in the win with Amelia Wright have 5 aces, Grace Carollo with 4 and Maddie Mendonsa with 2. Overall close to a 93% service average.
The Falcons had a great match against the Troubies with a very close first set that went back and forth to only lose in the end 25-22 and in two sets. Strong performances by Grace Carollo with 4 service aces, Amor Corcoran with 2 kills 1 block and 2 service aces, and Emmy Allen with 2 Kills and 1 block were the highlights for the evening. The atmosphere was vibrant and the Falcons look forward to next season on their home floor
Women's Water Polo:
JV: Finished their season with a game against St. Francis under the lights at Jesuit on Tuesday night. The team came out strong and led 2-1 at halftime and 4-3 after the third quarter. Unfortunately St. Francis had a solid 4th quarter and was able to squeak out a win, 6-5. Amili Eceves ’25 anchored the defense with 7 steals, Angelina Rivera ’25 and Ava Flewellyn ’24 each scored goals, and Linnea Fulton ’24 nabbed 4 steals and 3 goals ending the season with a team high of 63 goals and 27 steals. The team ended the season 10-14 but improved considerably and many members will be advancing to varsity next year.
Varsity: Finished their regular season this week with wins over St. Francis on Tuesday and Mira Loma on Thursday. Versus St. Francis, the team was up 4-2 at halftime and never lost the lead with a final of 7-5. Melody Lednicky Lehman ’22 scored 2 goals including one off a steal from the St. Francis goalie and Eliza Mikacich ’22 scored 5 goals with strong play from the right wing. Karina Elliott ’22 played strong defense with 2 steals and Brooke Brandenburger ‘22 drew 4 exclusions setting up a number of the goals. Lastly, goalie Logan Tiska ’23 faced 24 shots and recorded 12 saves and 2 steals. The game against Mira Loma was a good confidence builder and great night for celebrating Senior Night with CB winning 25-4. Almost everyone on the team scored with big nights from Lednicky Lehman notching 5 goals and Brandenburger and Mikacich with 6 goals a piece. The team got 2nd place in the league and begins playoffs with a game against Del Campo on Wednesday, October 20 at 4:45pm at Rio Americano. They play at Rio the next day with game time dependent on Wednesday’s results. Please congratulate them on a great season and come out for the playoffs next week and Sections starting in November.
On Tuesday, we faced Rio Americano in a match at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. It would have been easy to play poorly because of the previous day, but the girls did no such thing, as they shot under 200 for the second time at Hoffman, shooting a 198 and beating Rio by 8 strokes. Nicole had an incredible round, shooting a 2-under par 34! Alison shot a 38, Maddy a 39, Cali a 43 and Hannah an Brie with 44's.
Thursday was Senior Night and we were able to celebrate Alison and Maya Snyder. Unfortunately, Maya was ill and unable to play. We will recognize her at our Golf Banquet, which will come after the season is completed. We hope that it will take place a long time from now, which means we are playing well enough to advance in the playoffs! We also celebrated a 190-236 victory over El Camino. Brie led the effort with a 36, Nicole shot 37 and Alison, Hannah, Maddy and Cali all shot 39.
The JV's played a fun best-ball tournament while we were playing El Camino. Coach Riley Wong and Natasha Reese won the event by shooting a 28. Coach Riley had a chip-in eagle! There was a 29, two 33's and a 35, but unfortunately Coach Boriskin misplaced the score sheet, so I can't tell you who shot which score. I do know that everyone had a lot of fun, as the girls had teammates consisting of Coach Boriskin, his daughter Jessica, Mr. Schumann and Mr. Desmond.
The coaches want to thank the JV girls for their efforts this season and encourage them to continue to work hard on their game.
Varsity: Last Friday, our Falcons had a nail biting finish against the El Camino Eagles, with a thrilling score of 43-36. Once again, the Falcons offense moved the ball down the field at will, with both an effective passing and run game. Quarterback Jake Elorduy '22 threw for 4 touchdowns and 215 yards on 13/15. Carrying the load on the receiving core was Phillip Bell ‘25 with 6 receptions for 118 yards and 3 touchdowns. Moving the ball on the ground was a one-two punch of Jackson Burleson '22 and DJ Crowther '22 with a combined 143 rushing yards. Unfortunately, the defense struggled tonight, allowing the Eagles to get in the endzone numerous times. We had been great on defense for the last two weeks, but struggled to stop the Eagles in this week’s game. This kept them in the game, and didn't allow us to pull away at any point. Thankfully, the offense continued to be productive, allowing us to squeeze out the victory. We hope to keep up this momentum, and prepare for this Friday's homecoming matchup against Vista Del Lago.
JV: Christian Brothers JV football teams 8th game of the season was again dominated by the Falcon defense in a 38-0 win over league foe El Camino HS. The defense scored for the second week in a row on a safety by Dexter Stinson ’24 and Robert Spore ’25. The defense had 9 tackles for loss and two QB sacks, one each by Robert Spore and Dexter Stinson respectfully. Daniel Powers ’25 had an interception for the defense.
The offense scored 5 touchdowns on 244 total yards, 146 passing and 98 rushing. The offense was led by William Littlejohn ’24 who was 5/8 passing with 88 yards and two touchdown passes, Darrius Siddons was 1/1 passing for 58 yards and a touchdown. Joey Pelka was the leading rusher averaging over 9 yards a carry with 67 yards on 7 carriers. Grant Towne ’24 had 1 rush for 15 yards and a touchdown and William Littlejohn had two carries for 9 yards and 1 touchdown. Jack Von Loben Sels ’24 lead all receivers with 1 catch for 58 yards and a touchdown. Next was Adrian Davis ’25 with two catches for 51 yards and 1 touchdown and Kamari Simpson ’24 with 1 catch for 24 yards and a touchdown.
The Falcons will host undefeated Vista del Lago next week at CB. The winner of the JV game will be in prime position to win the league championship.