By Elias Vallejo
On Wednesday the Christian Brothers Falcon Varsity Men’s Volleyball played another pre-season game away at Oak Ridge. The Falcons had a scrappy start, barely winning the first set 25-23.The next two sets were very close, but the Trojans won both sets. Christian Brothers Varsity Coach Polo Lopez ’08 made some changes with his game plan and had his whole back row play closer to the front. This helped them pick up more of Oak Ridge’s short hits. Libero Elias Hensley ’20 stepped up with the most digs he had a total of 16. This helped the Falcon’s lose fewer points and win the 4th set 25-22. Both teams had very high intensity to the last set, but the Falcons kept their cool and came out winning the the set 15-12 and the match 3-2, bringing their record to 2-0.
By Sam Tanberg
On Wednesday, our Falcon softball team played the Kennedy Cougars at Kennedy. They ended up getting their second win of the season, and it happened in blowout fashion with a score of 13-5. Cece Sidley ’19 got her first start and win of the season. She pitched all seven innings and got through the Cougar lineup in a breeze. But no matter how good Cece pitched, there was no chance of defeat when the Falcons hit the way they did.
Starting shortstop Giana Hays ’19 had a rough first game of the season going 0-4, against Kennedy her bat finally came alive and she had a monster game. She went 4-5 with 2 RBI and a double to lead off the game. Another star player for the Falcon’s was starting outfielder Gina Matista ’19. Gina had a 3-4 game at the plate and scored four times. Two of those runs were critical runs scored in the first couple of innings to give the Falcons the upper hand. This performance of hers awarded her Player of the Game given by Coach Clay.
Starting third baseman Macy Mendoza ’18 also had a great performance, going 2-3 with two doubles. Along with her extra base hits, outfielder Jessie Hennelly ’19 had a stand up triple with 2 RBI, giving her team the lead in the fourth inning.
The Falcons next game is scheduled for Friday against Granite Bay, but recent rain is threatening their chances of play. The flooded field will cause for a need to reschedule the game, and CB Athletics will be right there waiting to watch more Falcon Softball.