Coaches Box October 27th

Cross Country:  For the Varsity Men’s Team, they entered this stacked D4-D5 race as a solid underdog and then proved to the field that, “This outstanding team from the Sac-Joaquin Section…” is the real deal.  Finishing behind perennial favorite Sage Creek and our sister School, Cathedral of LA, the team of Isiah Jimenez, Nevin Afong, Pat Wiseman, Alberto Mujica, Sam Copley, Enrique Verschoor and Nico Sanchez rewrote the CBXC “All-time Bests” list in one fell swoop.   The Falcons were able to finish 4th overall and 3rd in the D4 race at the very prestigious and stacked Mt. SAC Invitational in Southern California.

For the remainder of the CBXC team,  they headed to Flat SAC, at Gibson Ranch in Rio Linda.  The 9th/10th grade girls who are content to make their own waves, finished one point behind a very good Whitney High School Team. Relative newcomer Malia Gay, led the team of Paige Sparks, Rain Cheng, Riley Vigil, Lindsey Cooper, Layla Airola and Jessica Martinez to this second place finish. F/SA boys finished 5th overall and the Varsity Women’s team finished 9th out of the 20 teams.  Several individuals, including Margaret Donovan,  Aileen Fortin, Julia Padilla, Abigail Donovan, Jack O’Connor, Rafa Fernandez, Mike Ma, and Avery Dana were able to record season’s bests on this fast and flat course.  CBXC…congratulations on a very successful weekend of racing.

On Thursday the team took on the CAL League for our finals at a very difficult Willow Hills course in Folsom.  On an unseasonably hot October afternoon, the CB Falcons secured two 2nd place finishes for our F/S teams and a League Championship for our Men’s team…the first League Championship for CB XC!

Next up Sub Section finals in Angel’s Camp next Saturday before coming back to Folsom to defend our DV Section Title against a very formidable Placer HS team. Could it be a three-peat for CBXC?

Varsity Football: The varsity football team beat El Camino High School 52-12 last Friday night at the annual homecoming game. The Falcons were led on offense by senior Gunnor Faulk who broke the previous school record for touchdown passes in a season. Junior Freddie Fiske also had a stellar game for Brothers racking up 90 yards rushing on just three carries. Defensively, the Falcons were led by the performances of seniors Dan Simoes and Jake Regino. The team looks to continue its pursuit of a second consecutive CAL league title with tomorrow’s game against Casa Roble at 6:00pm.

Overall record: 6 – 2, League record: 4 – 0.

JV FootballOn Friday, our JV Football team took on El Camino. They stayed hot and pounded the Eagles 55-0. Luke Jones and John Nelson provided the fire power with 3 touchdowns a piece. John also played defense for the first time and recorded a few sacks. The Falcon defense, anchored by linebacker Brandon Guillen, didn’t let El Camino reach the redzone. Our record is now 6-2 and 3-0 in league. Next up Casa Roble on Saturday.

Freshman FootballThe Freshman football team took on Marin Catholic last Saturday.  It was a tough battle, but the freshman came out on the short side losing 14 – 0.  Yesterday, the freshman took on Casa Roble in a rematch from 3 week ago.  Casa jumped out to a 6 – 0 lead, but the Falcons reared back on a pass from George Rios to Bryan Garrett. Unfortunately, the Falcons could not find the endzone after that losing 21 – 6.  They take on Vista Del Lago next Thursday in the season finale.

Overall Record:  3 – 4 – 1.

 

Women’s Varsity Volleyball:  Christian Brothers Women’s Volleyball came into this week needing two wins to be league champions.  On Tuesday they traveled on the road to take on Rio Americano. Rio took the first two sets and was also up 8-3 in the 3rd. Brothers rallied back and won the set 25-14 and the next two sets 25-14 and 15-5!

On Thursday they took on El Camino on Senior Night with the outright league championship on the line. Brothers carried the momentum from the Rio match and swept EC in 3 to be crowned league champs once again.

Overall: 18-14, League: 9-1

JV Volleyball: Junior Varsity volleyball team met up with Rio on Tuesday and had an exciting match! We as a team were down 4 teammates and had to make adjustments to our lineup. We won our first set 25-21. We then started out our second set with a struggle, we were down 15 to 5, took a time out, regrouped made a few adjustments and went out and fought. We did lose 24 to 26 but we were not done. Our third set was point for point but we conquered 18 to 16! Overall beating Rio!

We than met up with El Camino at home. We struggled in our first set, energy was low and we beat ourselves giving up the set 25 to 20. Lady Falcons decided this was our home and our last time as a team together and we were taking this game back! They set out in the second set and took the set 25 to 16. Our third set was again point for point. We had a tie, 13- 13 and timed out. We went back on the court played with our hearts and everyone from who was on the court to the bench gave everything they could and we took the final set 16 to 14! Overall, we are Co-Champions with Rio for our league!  Our varsity is now onto playoffs and we are Super proud for Paige Salyer, Dylan DeGuzman and Whitney Hunt to continue their volleyball journey with the varsity team! Go Lady Falcons!

Freshman VolleyballThis week our ladies finished the season sweeping wins from both Rio and El Camino. We could not be more proud of the team for working hard and earning their league champions title! We set a goal in the beginning of the season to be undefeated in league and we did it! The amount of growth these freshmen displayed after such a short period of time is just astonishing. We wish them luck as they head out to club tryouts and look forwarded to seeing them again at next year’s school tryouts.

Overall Season 12-8, Overall League 10-0 (League Champs)

 

Women’s Tennis: This past Tuesday, October 24 was our singles league playoffs where Sophomore, Kennedy Gudmann represented Christian Brothers in the championship bracket.  In the first set she fought her way back from 1-4 to a set tiebreaker (10-8), earning the victory 7-6 and 6-2 moving to quarter finals to face the number 1 seed where she played admirably. Way to go Kennedy!!!

Thursday, October 26 was our doubles league playoffs where Freshmen, Fiona Babcock and Senior, Karly Kiefer took the stage as the number 4 seed winning their first match 6-2, 6-2 moving on to the quarter finals facing the number 1 seed, losing a close first set 5-7 and second 2-6.  Despite the loss, Fiona and Karly showed great sportsmanship and poise.

Freshmen team, Bianca Cabanag and Ai-Linh Tran also entered the doubles league playoff facing the number 2 seed in the first round.  The girls had reservations about their match-up, but competed beautifully in a 3-6 and 2-6 loss.

Our team is young and full of spirit, if we continue at this pace we will be favored in years to come. Please congratulate the women’s tennis team on a season well played! GO FALCONS

 

 

Men’s Varsity Water Polo: Varsity boys’ water polo placed second in CAL championships. The boys started off the week beating El Camino on Tuesday, 10 – 4.  On Thursday, they faced Rio Americano for the league championship and lost 15 – 7. Opening round of sections is next Friday.

Overall record: 16 – 11, League Record: 5-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Water Polo:  The Varsity Women’s Water Polo Team finishes second in league, with Maddie Mercer, Olivia Busch, and Sierra Martin making the CAL All-League Team. CB Varsity Women beat Bear River 12-5 in the semi-final CAL League game, and lost 14-6 against Rio Americano in the CAL league Championship game. The team awaits the CIF Sac-Joaquin Playoffs. Section playoffs are set to begin 11/03. First round matchups are TBA.

 

 

Women’s Golf: The Falcons managed a third-place finish in the section tournament yesterday at Tracy CC.  In difficult conditions, two seniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen played their hearts out for the Blue and Red.  It is a bit of shock when scores are posted and everyone’s seasons end in a few brief moments.

CB, take pride in how these ladies worked so hard and represented CB as Ambassadors in the sport they love and for the school, they care so much about.  This was a team of six, supported by 18 their fellow teammates, wonderful families and dedicated coaches.  They play in virtual solitude with passion and conviction in a manner that represents all they we try to do as educators.

Oakdale won the title and Vista Del Lago was the runner-up.  Our team, lead by Courtney congratulated both teams and then we gathered briefly to support each other.

I want to thank all the teachers of these young women for your patience with the difficult golf schedule.  Leaving early or missing days is unavoidable, but I want to assure I count you all among the supporters of these players so they have a chance to do what they love. Be assured on the rides to matches and the talk around the course their obligations to school work is always a topic and they don’t want to let you down either.  Fourteen of the twenty-four members received honors as Scholar Athletes from the CAL.  In fact, the last words after we gathered were ‘boy I have a lot of homework to do!”.