Sports Wrap: Boys soccer remains undefeated in league

El Cid Staff

Varsity boys soccer

Overall Record: 7-4
League Record: 6-0
Looking Back: The Cathedral Catholic High School boys soccer team beat University city at University High School with a final score of 3-0.
Notable Don: Nick Giacalone ’17 caught a dummy shot from Grant Allgood ’17 to score the first goal for the team.
Around the Corner: The next game will be against La Jolla High School at CCHS. The game will be played on Wednesday Jan. 27 at 6:45 p.m.
— LeeAnne Bates and Melissa Vorndran

Varsity girls water polo

Overall: 7-13
League: 1-2
Looking back: The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity girls water polo competed in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions last week, posting a record of 2-3. The tournament featured highly-ranked teams, including San Marcos High School in Santa Barbra, Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga and Santa Barbara High School. The event offered CCHS valuable experience for the remainder of the season. Upon returning home, CCHS dropped a match against La Jolla High School 10-5.
Notable Don: Playing with a busted lip, Laura Larkin ’18 scored all five goals for CCHS in the La Jolla match.
Golden moment: CCHS player Carmen Vejar-Preece ’16 turned 18 years old, giving the Lady Dons something to celebrate in an otherwise tough yet beneficial week.
— LeeAnne Bates and Kelsey Bacinett

Varsity girls soccer

Overall: 11-2-3
League: 3-1
Looking back: The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity girls soccer team topped Coronado High School with a score of 6-0. CCHS started the game with a smash, with a score in the first half of 3-0. Throughout the second half they kept up the goal scoring to finish with a final score of 6-0.
Los Locos Rating: 3 out of 5
Golden Moment: Despite squandering several scoring opportunities, the CCHS standout Olivia Erlbeck ‘16 punched one into the net to tie the match 1-1. Playing the position of a defender, Niamh Nelson ‘16 scored a goal in the second half.
Around the corner: The Lady Dons will play La Jolla Vikings Jan. 26 at CCHS and Patrick Henry Jan. 28 at PHHS.
— Michaela Jacobs and Joe Baini



League Record: 1-2
Looking Back: The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity wrestling team won against Mission Bay High School last Wednesday.
Notable Don: Devin McDaniel ‘19 landed a major decision, a win determined by an individual’s points rather than by a fall.
Coach’s Comment: “It was an unfortunate match despite the win. Both teams could not fill their weight classes and there was disqualifications on both sides. Still, we took advantage of the opportunity to practice our technique,” Head Coach Jason Gigliotti said.
Around the Corner: The wrestling team will compete against University City on Jan. 27.
— Lauryn Sanchez and Tommy Lyle-Temple



About: The practice takes place three days a week, two of which are at Team Touché. The team typically starts practices by warming up, learning lessons and techniques from the coaches, and practicing drills and applying those skills with their team mates. In addition to its normal practice, the fencing team, as the members prepare for their upcoming tournament, held a scrimmage and competed against other high schools.
Looking Back: The Fencing team competed in three tournaments, which took place in Los Angeles and San Diego. Co-Captain Kamea Campbell placed in the last tournament.
Around the corner: The team’s next tournament takes place Jan. 31 at Griphon Studios, Placentia CA.
Monica Inoue


Varsity boys basketball

Overall Record: 11-4
League Record: 5-0
Looking Back: The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity boys basketball team smashed Mission Bay High School with a final score of 71-59.
Los Locos: 5 out of 5. The game was a white out, and the student section was filled. There were strategic cheers that were performed after making each free throw and when certain players would dunk.
Around the Corner: The Dons will play an away game versus Lincoln High School on Jan. 26
— Jackie Heitman and Arcelita Martin


Equestrian Team

About: The Cathedral Catholic High School equestrian team finished 3rd in the Orange County Interscholastic Equestrian League (OCIEL) among 40 schools.
Notable Dons: Phoebe Fleming finished the season strong with a 2nd place ribbon in her JV Medal jumper class. Morgan Beyler consistently finished in the top three last weekend, placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in her jumper classes.
Golden Moment: Emma Crosbie is the OCIEL Varsity medal champion in the hunter-jumper discipline.

Around the Corner: The equestrian team has finished its season this year.
— Sarah Scherer and Megan Faraimo


Varsity boys rugby

League Record: 4-0
Looking Back: The Dons played last Saturday against Saint Augustine High School. CCHS took the game with a score of 31-14.
Los Locos: 2 out of 5
Around the Corner: The Dons will play La Costa Canyon High School this Saturday at 11:35 a.m.
— Chris LeClair and Julia Way


Varsity girls basketball

League Record: 3-2
Looking Back: The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity girls basketball team defeated Mission Bay High School 50-26.
Player’s Comment: “During practice, we focus a lot on breaking down game-like situations so that we make the right decision during games,” team captain Molly Melican ’16 said.
Notable Don: Freshman center, Kaylee Stiffler has been putting out a stiff arm against their rivals, helping the girls score major points in all their games.
Around the Corner: This Friday, the team will be playing an away game at University City starting at 6 p.m.
— Celine Aubry-Dumand and Sydney Calhoun


Inline Hockey

Overall Record: 7-2-0
League Record: 7-2-0
Looking back: Last Wednesday, the Cathedral Catholic High School inline hockey team dominated West Hills High School 15-0 after losing two consecutive games the week prior. The next day, the CCHS played against Escondido Charter High School’s White Tigers and narrowly pulled out with a 5-4 victory. Both games were played at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.
Notable Don(s): Performing with exceptional skill and poise with the puck, Drew Jones ’17 and John Leone ’16 excel in every game they participate in. John Leone was most notably the star athlete of the Cathedral Catholic-West Hills match.
Los Locos Rating: 0. Los Locos didn’t show up to any of the matches, and Leone attracted four of his friends to come and support during the Cathedral Catholic-West Hills match.
Golden moment. Remaining in the rink practically the entire game, Leone scored a beautiful goal against the White Tigers at a time when CCHS was short-benched. He offered amazing defense when CCHS was under penalty-kill mode just two minutes left in the match.
Around the Corner: CCHS plays St. Augustine High School this Friday at 7 p.m. Attendees can look forward to a fast-paced game with lots of scoring.
— Matt Bailey and Chris Lucio