Although the game against Jesuit was not titled “Holy Bowl” the CB Varsity football team went out with the same intensity as if it was Holy Bowl. Jesuit led CB most of the game, but in the 4th quarter CB tied the score to take it into overtime. It was a battle to the finish, but unfortunately, CB lost the game in OT 34-28. QB Jake Elorduy ’22 threw for 258 yards, Senior Bryan Garrett started CB off with their first TD of the night. RB DJ Crowther ‘22 not only rushed for 208 yards, he also scored the remaining 3 touchdowns. Sophomore WR Jared “Jet” Wiley didn’t hold back either, he led the team in receiving yards with 143 yards. Our defensive player of the night was Lemisio Vaea ’21 who led the team with 14 total tackles. Next up – El Camino at El Camino at 7:00 on Thursday April 1, 2021.
The Lady Falcons wrapped up the final week of their season with a dramatic return to the top of the Capital Athletic League. The girls started the week hot (powered by Coach Gil’s fabled salsa) and finished even hotter.
The week started with a dominating shutout at El Camino on Tuesday. On the singles side, Lena Mikacich '22 (4-0, 4-2), Ai-Linh Tran '21 (4-1, 4-2), Lola Jan '21 (4-1, 4-3 (7-5)), Jamie Ancog '23 (4-1, 4-3 (7-1)), Mariana Garcia '21 (4-0, 4-0), and Sophia Garcia '23 (4-1, 4-0) all prevailed without losing a set.
The same story played out on the doubles side as Ashley Ancog '23 and Simone LeForestier '22 (4-1,4-1), as well as Harper Barankin '24 and Sofia Jordana '24 (4-0, 4-2), completed the sweep and set the stage for the most important match of the year.
On Thursday, Christian Brothers traveled to Gold River for a rematch with undefeated Rio Americano – the only team to beat the Lady Falcons this year – with the league championship on the line.
The battle lived up to expectations as both teams went back and forth on the hottest day of the year. Senior Fiona Babcock '21 (4-2, 4-2) got the girls off to a fast start, while Bianca Cabanag '21 pushed her opponent to a third set before falling (4-1, 1-4, 3-10).
On the doubles side, just as they did in their first encounter with the Eagles, the Lady Falcons swept their matches. Emma Emigh '21 and LeForestier (4-3 (7-4), 4-2), Sophia Garcia and Ashley Ancog (4-1, 4-0), and Jamie Ancog and Jordana (4-0, 4-0) all winning.
With those victories wrapped up, everyone’s eyes turned to the battle of the top seeds on the singles side. In the longest match of the day Tessa Easterling '22 went to tiebreakers twice (4-3 (7-5), 4-3 (7-5) before winning the pivotal contest that provided a 5-4 victory.
In a year that featured so much change and uncertainty, the team relied on their training, their coaches and each other to clinch their spot as co-champions of the Capital Athletic League for the second straight season.
“We prepared from day one to defend our league title, and the girls seized the opportunity,” said Coach Sean Mar. “I’m so proud of everyone on the team, because they gave it everything they had and left it all on the court.”
A big thanks goes to everyone who helped the girls throughout the year, from the coaching staff to the parents and volunteers.
League Record: 9 - 1 (Final Record) - Co-Champions
On a blustery, beautiful spring day at very tough course Brie Briggs '23 led her team to a 214 267 victory over El Camino HS. Ancil Hoffman GC has always been a tough course for the Falcons. Brie's 38 was supported by rounds of 41 by Anna Horan '21 and Cali Rapolla '23. Spring conditions are always changing and present new challenges on the course for the team. CB continued their undefeated ways in this 2020 season and look to finish strong. Thursday, April 1st is Senior Night for the Falcons, Annabelle Horan '21 and Bella Esquivel '21 will be honored for their four-year career as prominent varsity golfers and first class ambassadors for Christian Brothers HS. Way to go Anna and Bella!
Senior Night went out in style for the 2020 Falcons Women's Golf Team. CBHS routed RAHS 204-248, led by sophomore Brie Briggs who third sub 40 round (39) led her team. Scores of 40 by Nicole Staggs '23 and Maddy McFall'24 also moved the Falcons to a victory and an undefeated league season.
Seniors Annabelle Horan and Isabella Esquivel were honored, and the team also had its year end event at Bing Maloney along the ninth fairway. CB's team is a class act all the way the Team Parents, and families all chipped in to make it a memorable post-match celebration.
A special guest, Clair Sorenson '12, who last played on the CIF state championship team in 2011 was there for support and to assist in handing out awards.
The 2020 Falcons were a truly great team to twice score under 200, were undefeated, demonstrated perseverance in the Covid season and gelled as the finest young women in town.
A recap of the awards from yesterday...
Scholar Athletes (6) for the CAL
Calista Rapoll '23 4.71
Annalise Gay '23 4.57
Brie Briggs '23 4.29
Nicole Staggs'23 4.29
Anna Horan '21 4.14
Isabella Esquivel '21 3.86
As elected by the team...
Maddy McFall '24
Most Improved Player
Cali Rapolla '23
Anna Horan '21
The Team Captains for 2020
Anna Horan '21 and Isabella Esquivel '21
CB has one more mountain to climb on Wednesday April 7th at Alister McKenzie GC in the final league tournament for the CAL. This will complete a full season of league play during the pandemic. Nothing stopped these young ladies from being the best in the area!