Sports Wrap: Girls water polo treads its way to two victories


El Cid Staff

Girls Varsity Water Polo

Overall Record: 10-17
League Record: 1-4
Looking Back: The girls water polo team competed in Irvine in a tournament consisting of five games spanning from last Thursday to Saturday. Coming off of an eight-game losing streak, the girls turned it around on Friday, beating Harvard-Westlake High School 14-4 and Canyon-Anaheim High School 11-4. Continuing with their wins, the girls scored another two wins, beating local rivals Coronado High School 7-6 and Augora High School 6-3.
Golden Moment: CCHS lost to CHS last Wednesday in Nado’s pool, making the Lady Don’s win against CHS this weekend even better.  
Around the Corner: CCHS will take on Torrey Pines High School this Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the University of California San Diego. The girls hope to boost their CIF power ranking this week as they approach CIF quarterfinals next Friday.
— Kelsey Bacinett and Melissa Vorndran

Fencing Team

Looking back: The fencing team competed in its fourth and final tournament, which took place Jan. 31 at Griphon Studios, Placentia CA.  None of the fencers received any rankings in the tournament, however many of them learned new techniques for next year’s season.  
About: CCHS completed its last tournament for the season. While no one received a ranking, many of the fencers performed well in their unrated bouts. Co-Captain Kamea Campbell ’16, who previously received rankings in other tournaments, was unable to compete in the last tournament due to a knee injury. This week, the team will focus on their skills and techniques in the final week of practice.  Many underclassmen joined the team this season, and they plan on returning next season.  While some of the seasoned members are graduating this year, the new players have the potential to fill their roles and succeed as a team next year.
Player’s Comment: “I think it has been a pretty good season,” Miya McLaughlin ’16 said. “We have been more organized, and more people participated this season.”
Around the corner: The team finished its last official tournament.  However, the team’s season does not end until next Wednesday. In the meantime, the fencers are honing their skills in practice and preparing for next year’s season.
— Monica Inoue

Varsity Wrestling

Overall Record: 6-5
League Record: 2-3
Player of the Week: Garrett Seaver placed second in most recent tournament.
Coach’s Comment: “We hope to place five or six players into CIF this year,” Head Coach Jason Gigliotti wrestling said.” So that we can place as high as we did last year.”
Around the Corner: Next competition is this Saturday and it is the City Championship Tournament. Then after the tournament the team will train for two more weeks for CIF.
— Tommy Lyle-Temple and Lauryn Sanchez

Boys Varsity Inline Hockey

Looking back: Cathedral Catholic High School played Scripps Ranch at Kit Carson park on Feb. 3 and barely pulled out with a 7-5 win.
Notable Don(s): Adam Stocker ’16 played considerably well last Wednesday and scored the winning goal.
Student comment: “Our coach was getting pretty angry at us toward the end because we weren’t doing so great. We ended up winning anyway, but it was a huge difference from our game against Saints last week when we had about a ten point lead over them,” Stocker ’16 said.
Golden moment: CCHS didn’t play up to their standards on Wednesday despite winning the match. Stocker’s winning goal towards the end of the game cemented the Dons’ victory over Scripps Ranch.
Around the Corner: CCHS will be playing West Hills on Feb. 8 and Rancho Bernardo on Feb. 10.
— Matt Bailey and Chris Lucio

Girls Varsity Basketball

Overall Record: 6-16
League Record: 4-5
Looking Back: Last Friday, the Cathedral Catholic High School varsity girls basketball team put up a hard fight against rivals, Our Lady of Peace.  They lost a close game ending in a final score of 60-68.
Player’s Comment: “Even though we didn’t win, we played hard and reached our team goal,” team captain Alaina Alvarez ‘16 said.
Coach’s Comment: “I am very proud – I thought they gave the best effort all season. Today they really responded to every run OLP had. We came to play and we fought back,” Head Coach Jackie Turpin said.
Around The Corner: CCHS will have two away games next week as they take on Scripps Ranch High School on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m and Mission Bay High School on Thursday at 5:15 p.m.
Los Locos: 5 out of 5. Every seat was filled forcing security to keep students outside due to the capacity level.
— Sydney Calhoun and Megan Faraimo

Girls Varsity Soccer

Overall record: 18-3-1
League record: 6-0
Looking Back: Last week, Cathedral Catholic High School enjoyed an undefeated weekend against University City High School with a score of 6-1 and Coronado High School with a score of 4-0. In the first half against UCHS, CCHS led with a score of 3-0. Finishing the second half with three more goals, the team ended the game with a final score of 6-1. This win kicked off the team’s week, and it finished the week winning against Coronado as well. For both games, the scorers consisted of forward and midfield positions.  CCHS also played in the tournament “Cure for Cancer Cup” held at Canyon Crest Academy last weekend. They played two games that weekend, winning both.
Highlights: “These last two works have been in our favor. We’ve really worked hard at practice and it really shows at our games. Each week is getting better,” Bianca Ferrai ’18 said.
Los Locos: 3 out of 5 for both games.
Around the Corner: Next week CCHS will play against Point Loma High School, 3 p.m. at Point Loma High School, and Scripps Ranch High School, 3 p.m. at Manchester Stadium.
— Michaela Jacobs and Joe Baini

Boys Varsity Rugby

Overall Record: 6-2
League record: 4-2
Looking back: Cathedral Catholic High School rugby lost to Torrey Pines High School 21-25. CCHS led for most of the game, but TPHS scored a try, which put them ahead of CCHS to win the game.
Around the corner: CCHS will play Fallbrook High School at Fallbrook Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.
— Chris LeClair and Julia Way

Boys Varsity Soccer

Overall: 8-5-2
League: 7-0-2
Looking Back: The Cathedral Catholic High School boys soccer trumped Canyon Crest Academy last Wednesday in the Manchester Stadium at 3:30 with a final score of 3-1.
Notable Don: Milo Barton ’16 held the team together with strong defensive and a thought out offense.  He constantly handled the ball with precision and gave his team a winning chance.
Around the Corner: In the CCHS Manchester Stadium the team will play University on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
— LeeAnne Bates and Kelsey Bacinett