Fall sports recap

Football, Field Hockey, and Water Polo qualify for Open Division in CIF playoffs


Jonny Richardson, Sports Editor

   Boys’ Cross Country finished their best race at Woodbridge, placing second among 22 teams on Sep. 15-16. They opened the season finishing fourth in the Vaquero Stampede on Aug. 20 and the Bronco Round-Up on Aug. 27. In the Palomar League, they currently place second with the League Championship Friday, Nov. 4 at Kit Carson Park.

   Girls’ Cross Country began the running season with a first place finish in the Vaquero Stampede on Aug. 20. They finished fifth at Woodbridge on Sep. 15-16 and seventh at Mt. Sac on Oct. 21-22. They placed fifth in the first two Palomar League races with their League Championship Nov. 4.

   Girls’ Field Hockey went 18-7 with a 6-4 league record through Oct. 26, finishing second in the Avocado League. They began the season winning eight of 10 games, including games against San Dieguito Academy (10-1), Mt. Carmel (13-1), and San Pasqual (5-0). As the four-seed in the Open Division of the CIF playoffs, they will host San Marcos on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the opening round at the Titan Stadium.

   Football was the only undefeated 11-man football team in the San Diego Section throughout the regular season that featured big league wins against Del Norte (51-20), Grossmont (49-0), and Westview (56-7). Their 42-20 senior night victory on Oct. 21 over Mt. Carmel had six touchdowns and 42 points in one quarter alone. They were seeded fourth in the Open Division and will face the top-seeded Carlsbad Lancers on the road on Thursday, Nov. 10.

   Girls’ Golf finished the season 4-9 overall and 3-7 in league play, placing fifth in the Palomar League. With wins against Ramona, San Marcos, and Mission Hills, they qualified for the play-in round of the CIF bracket, but fell to Torrey Pines (195-243).

   Girls’ Tennis went 3-11 over the regular season with wins over Rancho Buena Vista (11-7), Mission Hills (11-7), and Valley Center (14-4). As the eight-seed in the Division III Championship Bracket, they took down nine-seed Christian (14-4) in the opening round and one-seed Otay Ranch (11-7) in the quarterfinals.

   Girls’ Volleyball finished 23-10 with a 7-3 league record. Their league season ended with six consecutive wins with 3-0 victories over Ramona and Rancho Bernardo. They beat Scripps Ranch, 3-0, Oct. 25 in the opening round of CIF playoffs but lost to El Capitan at home for the quarterfinals Oct. 28.

   Boys’ Water Polo went 22-6 and finished league play with an unbeaten 5-0 league record, In league play, they beat San Pasqual (20-4), Mission Hills (23-3), and Del Norte (20-9). They lost their first round CIF matchup in the Open Division against Cathedral Catholic, 8-11, on Nov. 2.