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Week of Sports, April 23-28

VWS Softball
VWS softball had a home game on Tuesday, April 24, against Saddleback Valley Christian. Webb played hard but unfortunately ended the game with a 1-16 loss to the Saddleback Warriors. We saw six runs for Saddleback within the first two innings, another six in the fourth, and four more in the fifth. Webb got their first and only run of the game in the fourth inning. It was a tough game in which Webb worked hard, with Chloe Stewart '20 getting a run and Juliana Base '19 getting a hit. VWS also had at least one plate appearance from each player for the second game in a row! VWS softball plays again Thursday, April 26, against Southlands Christian. —Natalya Bachoura '18

On Thursday, March 26, VWS softball played against Southlands Christian at home. The Gauls did a great battling for the ball, with many plate appearances and runs by each team player. Throughout the game, we saw lots of back-and-forth between the Gauls and the Eagles as each tried to pull ahead. Chloe Stewart '20 had six runs throughout the whole game and Emily Arias '20 had four. Keigan McCullagh '21 and Juliana Base '19 each had two, and Maya Gutierrez '21 had three. Every other team member had one run as well. We also saw Hannah Botnick '19 get a great steal in the fourth inning. The Eagles were ahead by 15 runs by the fourth inning, however after they had to switch up their pitcher, Webb was able to get a lot of walks and some great hits. Arias got a triple and Base a double, both of which helped the Gauls catch up significantly within the last inning. It was a great team effort to catch up to the Eagles, however, in the end, the Gauls lost 22-29. —Natalya Bachoura '18
VWS varsity softball won Friday’s home rescheduled tournament game against Western Christian with the final score of 5-3. Webb started out the game with a bang, with two home runs and the opposing side 0. Outstanding plays include Angela Xie ’21 with a great catch in right field, Keigan McCallagh ’21 throwing seven strikeouts, and Chole Stewart ’20 with two hits and four stolen bases. —Allegra McDermott '18
 
VWS and WSC Badminton
Webb badminton played league games for individual titles on April 25 as part of the San Joaquin League. This was the first round. Many Webb athletes have moved on. In women’s doubles, Macy Huang '18 and Abby Yang '18 won 21-10 and 21-11 against Wilson High School. In consolation, Isabella Kong '18 and Catherine Lou '21 won 21-12 against another Webb team. In men’s doubles, Eric Liu '20 and Kevin Wang '18 won 21-3 and 21-5 to Chino Hills High School. Oren Wei '18 and Alex Oei '18 won their game against Chino Hills High School 21-7 and 21-6. Albert Zhang '18 and Jeremy Pandji '18 won both their games against Chino Hills High School, 21-5. In men’s singles, Ping Fong '20 won his games against Wilson High School, 21-11. In women’s singles, Breckelle Zheng '19 won her game against Wilson High School, 21-11 and 21-13. Deanna Oei '20 won her game with scores of 21-7 and 21-12. Finally, in mixed doubles, Kong and Pandji won their game against Chino Hills High School, 21-12 and 21-14, but lost to Diamond Bar High School in the second round. Huang and Wang won their game against Wilson High School, 22-20 and 21-17, but lost in the second round to Diamond Bar High School. Lou and Zhang were the final consolation winners. —Tara Helou '19

Badminton on Friday, April 27, had round two of fighting for individual titles during the San Joaquin individual finals. The prior Wednesday, the only match that was completed was mixed doubles, with Webb being consolation winners for players Albert Zhang '18 and Catherine Lou '21. In the women’s doubles, Webb made 6th place with Macy Huang '18 and Abby Yang '18 against Chino Hills High School scoring 14-21 and 6-21. Webb also had the consolation winners Isabella Kong '18 and Lou scoring 21-8 and 21-5. In men’s doubles, Webb got 3rd place with Albert Zhang '18 and Jeremy Pandji '18 in a score of 21-13, 18-21, and 15-21 against Diamond Bar High School. Webb also got 5th place men’s doubles with Kevin Wang '18 and Eric Liu '20 with a score of 19-21, 25-23, and 21-19 against Diamond Bar High School. In women’s singles, Breckelle Zheng '19 got 4th place in a game of 13-21 and 14-21 against Diamond Bar High School. In men’s singles, Jayden Chiu '20 was the consolation winner with a final game score of 21-15 and 21-13 against Chino Hills High School. This concluded their league individual achievements and they will continue to team league next week. —Claire Wagner '19

VWS and WSC Swim
Webb had a great start at league prelims on Wednesday, which took place at Pasadena Poly. The VWS varsity team started off strong in the 200 IM when Riley Brick '19 swam it in just 2:15.23, earning first and auto qualifying for CIF. On a roll, she swam the 100 breaststroke in just 1:09.23, again coming in first and auto qualifying for CIF. In the 50 freestyle Kennedy Becher '21 came in second with a time of 25.77. Lindsay Jung '19 came in first in the 500 free with a time of 5:42.03. The girls 400 freestyle relay was impressive with the team of Becher, Laura Haushalter '21, Allison Lilley '19, and Mary Davis '19 coming in third with a time of 4:13.61.
 
Varsity boys also had some strong prelims with the 200-freestyle relay team of Euson Hui '18, Jordan Noelte '18, Marty Hild '19, and Robert Torrance '19, coming in first place with a time of 1:38.38. Hild and Torrance placed first and second respectively in the 100 freestyle with times of 51.73 and 51.99. Hui placed second and Torrance placed third in the 50 freestyle with times of 23.56 and 23.65. Hui also placed third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:07.63. Overall Webb had some very successful prelims and heads to finals on Saturday, April 28. —Claire Wagner '19

Webb’s varsity swim had a very successful day on Saturday at league finals. VWS Varsity started off strong with Rylie Brick '19 breaking meet and pool records with her 100 breaststroke, finishing in just 1:05.6 and coming in first. She continued her winning streak in the 200 IM coming in first with a time of 2:09.62. Lindsay Jung '19 swam her best 500 freestyle yet with a time of 5:34.01, coming in first and breaking the school record. Kennedy Becher '21 swam the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly with times of 55.21 and 1:02.80 respectively, breaking school records both times. The girls 200 freestyle relay team of Becher, Allison Lilley '19, Brick, and Jung came in first with a time of 1:43.75. The relay team of Becher, Mary Davis '19, Jung, and Brick came in third in the 400-freestyle relay, breaking school records with a time of 3:47.02.
 
Boys varsity 200 freestyle relay was also great with the team of Robert Torrance '19, Marty Hild '19, Euson Hui '18, and Will Donahue '18 coming in first with a time of 1:33.51. Hui also came in first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.30.
 
Overall Webb placed third for both varsity teams but still had some great heats with several swimmers moving on to CIF. —Claire Wagner '19

VWS and WSC Track
The Webb Schools track team traveled to Pasadena Poly for league finals last Friday, April 27. This meet was extremely successful, with the VWS team earning fourth place and the WSC team earning second place. Chris Haliburton '20 came in second in both the 100m and 200m dashes and qualified for CIF prelims in the 200m. Spencer Easley '18 earned first place in the 300m hurdles and Simon Dawson '19 finished second; Easley finished second place in the 110m hurdles and Dawson third, each qualifying for prelims in both races. The 4x400m relay team of Easley, Haliburton, Nick Martinez '18, and Nick Johnson '19 finished in second place, which qualified them for CIF. Johnson came in first place in both the long jump and triple jump (46'10" which qualifies him as tenth best in all of California as well as setting both a league and school record). Kelli Henry '18 placed second in high jump, jumping at 5'0" (best jump in 2018), which qualified her for CIF and got third in shot put. Victoria Romero '20 got third place in long jump and qualified for CIF. Lily Miller '21 broke her 1600m run record with a time of 5:21.34 and established a new school record in the 3200m with 11:37.26 and qualified for CIF in both events. Chris Conte '20 finished in third place for shot put. Justice Thomas '21 finished third in the triple jump. Jacob Borello 19 got second place in pole vault. —Sophia Jahadhmy '18

WSC Baseball
On Thursday, April 25, WSC varsity baseball played Southlands Christian and unfortunately lost but still played a good game. WSC scored 5 runs to Southland Christian’s 6 runs, and although the score was especially close, WSC fell behind early in the first inning. Stephan Park '18 led the strong offense while Blake Pederson '18 allowed ten hits and six runs over six innings, striking out six and walking one. WSC tallies 9 hits. Park and Alex Cardenas '20 each collected multiple hits. Overall, the team gave a strong effort. Up next for the Gauls, an away game against Southlands on Friday, April 27. —Anjali Reddy '18

WSC baseball played a game against Southlands Christian Eagles on Friday, April 27. The game went for all seven innings with the Gauls playing a great game, but ultimately losing 4-8 in the end. Within the first and second innings, the Eagles scored five runs. The third inning was quiet on both sides, and then in the fourth inning, the Gauls scored three runs and Eagles scored two. Each team ran in another player, one for the Gauls in the fifth and one for the Eagles in the sixth, finishing the game with a four-run gap. Webb had some great plays by many of the players including a double by Alex Cardenas '20 and a single by Blake Pederson '18. Indiana Viramontes '21 and Gabe Bustamante '21 pitched the game and each got multiple hits, two of which led to runs scored by the Gauls. Stephan Park '18, JJ Cunningham '19, and Ryan Bridges '20 each had four plate appearances. WSC baseball plays again Wednesday, May 2, against Capistrano Valley Christian. Go Gauls! —Natalya Bachoura '18
 
WSC Golf
The Webb Schools golf team traveled to Long Beach to play 18 holes at the par 72 Recreation Park golf course on Tuesday, April 24, for the first day of the individual preliminary tournament. Jin Song '21, Kellen Willmore '20, and Jacob Weigand '20 all qualified for the second day with the scores of 82, 85, and 85, respectively. They were also part of the top 12 players from all the teams playing that day. The Gauls’ overall score is 6-2 and league 5-1. —Camille Ylagan '18

WSC Tennis
On Monday, April 23, the Gauls held a tennis game at home against Arrowhead Christian, setting itself up for a potential fourth consecutive league championship. After numerous matches played in both singles and doubles teams, Webb took the victory with an ending score of 11-7, just a week after they lost to Arrowhead in their first round, 7-11. Just one more win against Aquinas a few days later would secure the league championship.
 
Harrison Lee '20 played two very important singles matches and won both, helping the team gain their win. For the doubles teams, Kia Nalbandi '18 and Juan Pablo Calderoni '19 won all of their matches which was crucial to the team’s win. The team looks forward to more wins and will continue training to finish out their season strong as they head into prelims and finals next week. —Grace Kirkland '18

On Thursday, April 26, the WSC tennis team played against Aquinas High School. The game was held at Webb’s home courts. The game ended with a final score of 15-3, with the Gauls taking the victory. This win was particularly important in the team’s tennis season because it earned them the league championship for the fourth year in a row. All doubles teams won their matches and Tom Liu '18 won all of his games in singles. This was a clean sweep by Webb which earned them yet another win, setting a hopeful and exciting tone for the rest of their season. —Grace Kirkland '18
 
WSC Volleyball
WSC volleyball played a tough game against Saddleback, who is one of the highest ranked teams in the league. Webb lost three sets with scores of 25-13, 25-4, and 25-9. They did their best to put up a fight against the strong team; Willy Martinez '19, in particular, put up some big blocks against Saddleback’s heavy hitters. Webb hopes to use the experience of this game to their advantage as their next game is this Thursday, April 26, at home vs. the Orangewood Spartans. —Britany Marticorena '18

Webb played a tough game against Orangewood this Thursday, April 26. Although the match started off rocky for Webb, they steadily improved with each set. Highlights included several kills by Bill King '19 and Hoyin Tsoi '19. Also, a big block in the second set by Willy Martinez '19 and a few nice saves at the net by Alex Xiao '21. The match ended with a 0-3 loss to Orangewood with scores of 25-6, 25-15 and 25-14. —Britany Marticorena '18

On Friday, April 27, the WSC volleyball team played against Pacifica Christian. Unfortunately, the Gauls lost 3-2, with sets 3 and 5 going to extra points. The boys played their hearts out, by far the best game of the season but came up a little short. Some highlights from the game include Bill King 19 and Hoyin Tsoi 19 crushing the ball off of an amazing set from rookie standout Roger Yen '22 and outstanding blocking and digging by Willy Martinez '19, Alex Xiao '21, Charles Wu '21, and Wing Chow '19! The team finishes out the season on Monday at home against Saddleback and Tuesday on the road against Capo Christian. We wish good luck to this team for their upcoming games! —Camille Ylagan '18
 
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