Coach’s Box 2/1

Falcon’s Sports News

 

Quote of the day:

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible. PERIOD!”

Lou Holtz

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Women’s Freshman Basketball

The 12-10 Freshmen Lady Falcons had a spirited win against Davis last Friday January 25th with a final score of 29-21. COLUMBA EFFIONG ‘22 led all scorers with 14. The entire team played the best defense of the season holding Davis to just 3 points in the 4th Quarter. ADELINA CASTELLANO ‘22 had 3 steals , ERICA WILLIS ‘22 and ERIN WILLIS ‘22 combined for 11 rebounds. KAYLA GANNON ‘22 made a key basket to ice the game down the stretch.

 

On Monday January 28 Th. The Lady Falcons had an away game at Rio Americano in which they won 42-8.  ADELINA CASTEANN0 ‘22 had 22 points. KAYLA GANNON ’22 had 12 points and  COLUMBA EFFIONG ‘22 had 3 steals . OLIVIA CEPEDA’22 had 5 blocked shots.

 

The Lady Falcons resume play at home Monday night February 4 th against Vista Del Lago.

GO FALCONS!!!

Women’s Varsity Basketball

Christian brothers carried on in league play and hosted the visiting El Camino Eagles. The Falcons would win by an impressive score of 68-21. Bria Shine ’20 would lead all scorers with 19 points. She would be followed by Donnelli Allen ’22 with 18 points. Chance Sims ’19 would add 11 points. The Falcons would then travel to take on the Rio Raiders. Again, the Lady Falcons would work well together to pull out a 66-18 win. Bria Shine ’20 led all scorers with 17 points followed by Donnelli Allen ’22  with 13 points. Chance Sims ’19 would add 11 points. Christian Brothers travels to Sacramento High School to take on the Dragons in league play tonight at 7pm. Go Falcons!!

Men’s Varsity Basketball

Friday January 25 Christian Brothers 35 El Camino 57: Brothers Varsity traveled to El Camino looking to avenge their 2 point loss to the Eagles during the 1st half of league but unfortunately came up short on the offensive end and could not knock off the 3rd place Eagles. In the 1st quarter Michael Moreno ’21 hit 3 three pointers on his way to a 9 point quarter to pace the early offensive attack and keep the Falcons in the game trailing 13-15 heading to the 2nd quarter. However the Falcons struggled to score in the 2nd quarter shooting 2-19 from the field and went into the locker room trailing 18-34. The Falcons continued to battle on the defensive end in the second half and held El Camino to 23 points but the team continued to struggle to find a rhythm on offense and came up short on the road. Michael Moreno ’21 had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists, Anthony Zavala ’19 led the team with 4 assists and 2 steals and Ryan Toschi ’20 & Luke Jones ’20 each had 6 rebounds.

 

Wednesday January 30 Christian Brothers 42 Rio Americano 51: The Falcons hosted The Raiders in a rematch against their league rival and despite an inspiring effort from the bench the Falcons fell short in their comeback attempt and lost. Trailing by as much as 23 points, Brothers Varsity rallied behind the defensive efforts of Solomon Orr ’20, Luke Jones ’20, Andrew Tanjuakio ’20 and Miguel Gonzalez ’20 to cut the deficit to 7 points with just over a minute remaining in the game. Ryan Toschi ’20 led the team with 10 points & 7 rebounds, Luke Jones ’20 had 7 points, 5 steals, 3 rebounds and took a charge, Shahkai Nichols ’20 took 2 charges to go along with 4 rebounds & 2 steals, Michael Moreno ’21 had 6 points & 6 rebounds and Anthony Zavala ’19 had 9 points.

 

Next Game: 2/1/19 vs Sacramento High School 7pm at Christian Brothers

Upcoming Event: SENIOR NIGHT, Friday February 8th 7pm vs Capital Christian

League Record: 1-9 Overall Record 5-19

 

Men’s Junior Varsity Soccer

Last night our JV boys soccer team brought a four game winning streak to their league matchup against the Eagles of El Camino HS. In the first half our young Falcons keep the ball on the Eagles’ side of the field for the majority of the time, creating opportunity after opportunity but unable to capitalize. On a error by our back line the Eagles were able to capitalize and take a 1-0 lead. With 5 minutes before the end of the half Everett McAvoy-Jensen ’21 was able to get through a few defenders and tied the game at one. The boys continued their dominance in the 2nd half creating many scoring opportunities and playing solid defense. Until Miguel Cornejo ’22 made a run down the left sideline, placed the ball at the penalty spot with a diagonal pass  that Antonio Jacobo ’21 put it pass the Eagles’ keeper for a game winning goal. A well-rounded game by our young Falcons. With the win the boys increase their winning streak to five.

 

League Record 4-1-1

 

Overall Record 7-2-3

Men’s Varsity Soccer

The Falcons Men’s Soccer team brought home their third win in a row on Thursday night at SCC. On a balmy mid-50s evening, the Brothers got off to a strong start with a goal by Colin Quinn ’20, assisted by Hunter Dierlam ’20. Dierlam then found the El Camino goal just before halftime off a pass from Declan Simonovich ’20 to bring the score to 2-0. Jackson Ryan ’20 and Clark Jacobson ‘20 led a strong defense as Ben Kessler ’19 and Johnnie White ‘20 sealed off the goal. During the second half, a hand ball in the goal resulted in a successful penalty kick by El Camino to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Falcons. This goal woke up the CB offense, as they continued to create chances in the goal. The Falcons put one more in the net off a header goal by Colin Quinn on a well-designed free kick. Final score, 3-1 in favor of CB.

 

The win clinched a playoff berth and built the Brothers’ confidence for next Tuesday’s game against Vista, who is tied for first place with Rio. At 7-2-1 in league play (10-7-1 overall), CB is solidly in third place but a win would tie Vista’s 8-1-1 record. Depending on the outcome of each of the top three team’s remaining two games, a first or second place finish is possible.  Let’s encourage a big contingent at Tuesday’s game to cheer the team to victory! 7:30 pm at SCC, is also Senior Night as well as Teacher Appreciation Night.

Women’s Junior Varsity Soccer

On Thursday 1/31 our CB JV women’s soccer took on El Camino high school. CB was able spread the field offensively to dominate the game and win 7-0.

Goals were scored by Lexi Stephens ‘22, Grace Cloete ‘22, Anjalina Dandoun ‘22, Gracelyn Selleaze ‘21, Natalie Dudensing ’21.

Up next: Vista Del Lago on Tuesday at 5:30.

Women’s Varsity Soccer

Last night out Lady Falcons travel to El Camino to try to play spoiler on El Camino’s Senior night. As always the game was very physical from the start. We were minus our starting goalkeeper Junior Lauren Towne ‘20 out with injury, but Freshman Lilly Smith ‘22 had an excellent performance in the box! CB was excellent on taking the ball from El Camino but would have a hard time finding simple passes to teammates. We were a victim of our own mistakes. We had very few shots on goal and it was a frustrating night. In the end El Camino would score late in the second half and held off CB’s attacking tactics lead by Senior Dior Dupavillon19, Senior Ashley Valerio ‘19, Senior Sophie Mattos ’19,  Junior Sara Cruz ‘20 and Sophomore Lexi Rakela ‘21. Next up for CB a Tuesday night visit to Vista Del Lago.

Rugby

(Sunday 1/27/19) Rancho Cordova, CA. – Kickoff Tournament:

 

CB Rugby participated in the 35th Annual Kickoff Tournament (KOT) with many other high school rugby teams and played a total of 6 games (30 minute games).  JV went 3-0 and Varsity went 2-1.  Great start to the season!

 

There were so many noteworthy performances and Try’s scored that they cannot all be listed but here are a few highlights.  The Varsity team was led by outstanding performances by captains Owen Clark ’19 and Aidan O’Malley ’19 who showed great leadership along with their usual hard tackling, rucking, and strong running.  The forward pack played very well as a unit and Anthony Richardson ’20, Jonathan Pearson ’20, and Ramu Lotima ’21 had particularly strong games and gave our opponents all they could handle.

 

The backs also played well and were led by scrumhalf Jared Hunter ’21 who had 3 Try’s on the day with some electric runs, Joey Sequeira ’20 who had a strong performance and scored a Try on a long run right down the middle of the field, and Matt Snyder ’20 who intercepted a pass and went the distance for a Try.  Drew Blessing ’19 made some great passes and wise decisions to set his teammates up for scoring opportunities and Ryan Pamatian ‘19 was a tackling machine that came through with some key stops on defense.

 

There were a few players that scored their first career Try’s which should be noted: Brady Johnson ’19 blazed down the sideline to score a Try in his first weekend of rugby; Xavier Metcalf ’21 (also in his first weekend of rugby) scored his first Try after he timed his run perfectly and took the offload pass from Jared Hunter ’21; and Jonathan Ferguson ’21 scored an impressive Try to round out the trifecta of first time Try scorers.  Jonathan is a lineman in football but in rugby he gets to run with the ball sometimes and cashed in on his opportunity.  Another reason that rugby is such a great sport.  Jeremy Delgado ’22 is a freshman and got his first taste of high school rugby and had a strong performance.

 

Finally, there was some great teamwork shown at the KOT as we needed players to play in positions they had never played before due to the fact that we had 6 games.  Jimmy Hernandez ’21 and Zach Mendoza ’21 typically play in the back line but the team needed them to play in the forward pack for a couple of games and they filled in brilliantly without complaint and showed what good team players they are.

 

Baseball

 

CB Baseball is finishing up the week of Pitchers and Catchers, and all three levels are shaping up nicely with great Attitude and Effort.

Starting next week we’ll have tryouts for two weeks before our season opener on March 2nd.  Numbers look great for Varsity and JV, but any Freshman interested in trying out please report February 4th at 3:30 in baseball attire to compete.

Coaches are excited and looking forward to the 2019 season.

 

Go CB, FALCONS FIRST!!!

 

 

 

Games of the Week

Men’s Soccer vs Vista Del Lago

Tuesday at SCC (6:00/7:30)

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Women’s Soccer vs Del Campo

Thursday at SCC (6:00/7:30)