Falcon Sports Update 3/12/18

Swim

By Alyce Munoz

This weekend the Falcons swim team made a trip to Woodcreek for the annual Woodcreek Invitational. Among 23 teams there, CB was able to place 9th overall. Kristina Murphy (’18) set three meet records in 50 breast, 100 breast, and 100 IM. Coach Brian Peck ’98 is excited to work with the men’s relay team of Zack Byrne (’18), Andy Chen (’18), Owen “The Triton” Hunt (’18), Sam Noonan (’20).

“It’s a group of talented boys, and I think they can make it far this weekend,” Coach Peck says.

Hunt made a huge difference in the men’s A-relay (200 medley/400medley/100 free), helping them to place 2nd in men’s varsity relays. As for the rest of the team coach ,Erica Gormley plans on working them harder each day to help them succeed. These next few weeks at practice and league meets will be dedicated to stroke work and stamina in preparation for league champs and sections. Their season will start this week on Thursday as they battle Casa Roble in a home meet.

Women’s Lacrosse

By Nick Smith

Subsequently following their first narrow loss to College Park High School and their cancelled match against University High School, our Lady Falcons Lax-ers have been facing some quite difficult competition in the beginning of their season. On Wednesday, our girls hit the road for their second time, traveling up to Napa, California to battle against the Justin-Siena Braves. The team had a sense of vibrant energy as they took to the field and team composition was at a high. However, their competition proved itself worthy. The Justin-Siena offense had a swift sense of power, and our girls could not truly counter against it. Though our girls played excellently, the Lady Falcons ultimately fell to the Braves by a score of 7-6. This second narrow loss is unfortunate for the team, but it does not disprove their strength.
Two days and one practice later, the Lady Falcons hit the road once again as they traveled to Bishop O’Dowd on Friday to battle against the respected Dragons. Our girls carried on their sense of pride and passion as their match began, but the Dragons were a very different team than what was seen before. The Dragons struck hard and fast against the Lady Falcons defense, and CB struggled to convert their counters. Ultimately, our girls fell to the Dragons by a score of 13-3.
Now with a record of 0-3, our Lady Falcons will be working incredibly hard to gain back their team superiority. Our girls will be facing the Rio Americano Raiders on Tuesday on our home field at 4 PM.

Men’s Lacrosse

By Natalie Garcia

In the fourth game of the season for our Men’s Lacrosse team, the Falcons hoped to come out with their first win after starting the season slow with an 0-3 record. Last Wednesday, CB took on the Casa Roble Rams and came out with a 12-3 game. In the first quarter, Erik Oushakoff (’18) scored three goals while Aaron Apel (’18) and Kelilah Tarver (’19) both had two goals. David Ledesma (’18) then scored two more goals to make it 10-2 to end the half. Oushakoff again scored two more goals to make the score 12-3 to end the game. Oushakoff ended the game with 5 goals, Apel with three goals, Tarver with two goals, and Ledsema with two goals.

“I hope we continue to grow closer as a team and we can get better each game,” Ledesma says. On Tuesday, the team will travel to Cardinal Newman High School to take on the Cardinals.

Track

By Claire Jahns

The Falcons track and field team competed in the 4th Annual Randy Sturgeon Invitational on Saturday .  The Falcons had a great meet, taking home four medals.  Nick Mederios (’18) came in 2nd place in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 15.47 seconds.  Rafael Fernandez (’21) also came in 2nd place in the frosh/soph 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.46 seconds.  Brett Petkus (’20) came in first in the frosh/soph men’s long jump with a jump of 19-10.00.  Katherine Stenger (’18) placed 3rd in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.87 seconds.  The Falcons look to continue their success at the first CAL Center Meet at Vista Del Lago this Thursday at 3:30.

Baseball

By Jonny Stone

The Christian Brothers Falcons baseball team faced the Del Campo cougars last Thursday. Coming off a tough loss from McClatchy, the boys prepared to come back and take a win. But due to a couple of errors in the second inning and not enough hits, the boys unfortunately left Joe Marty Field with a tough loss. The Cougars started the second inning with a base hit, then a ground ball to Michael Ingram (’18) that was thrown away allowed the Cougars to score. With a walk and another hit, the Cougars went up 3-0. After that the boys tried their hardest, but couldn’t come up with a run. The boys are trying their hardest to turn around the losing record coming this week with games against Vacaville Bulldogs and Chavez Titans.