Week of Sports, September 18-23

WSC Football
The Gauls headed out to Canyon Country to play a tough game against the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals. The defense struggled against a strong Santa Clarita passing attack but strong performances were had by Simon Dawson '19 (10 tackles), Ryan Place '18 (9 Tackles), and Chris Nance '21 (8 tackles). On offense Nick Johnson '19 had 140 yards passing connecting on a 48 yard touchdown pass to Spencer Easley '18. Place led the ground game with 51 yards rushing and Zach Hamman '18 had the longest run of the night with a 22 yard TD scamper. Luke Gonzales '19 contributed four points with a PAT and 20 yard field goal. The game finished with a final score of 42-16, in favor of the Cardinals. —Maddie Stoddard '18

Cross Country
Last week Webb hosted a cross country league meet, utilizing a newly designed route for the runners, which expanded into the recently purchased land to the north of Chandler Field.
The VWS cross country team did extremely well in their first San Joaquin League meet with three Vivian Webb girls coming in the top ten, including Lily Miller '21, Sarah Hebb '18 and Anne Lofgren '19. Vivian Webb also came in first overage with a total score of 36, 16 less than the second-place school. The full results can be found at
Jackson Bibbens '18 won the varsity boys race with new course record, while Michael Martinez 21 won for JV boys race which qualified him for the varsity race for the next round. Four Webb runners placed in the top ten, including Jackson Bibbens '18, Kellen Willmore '20, Kevin Wang '18 and Liam Gerken '20. The varsity boys team is ranked 6th in division 5 of CIF. Final full results can be found at —Allegra McDermott 18

VWS Golf
The VWS girls played a long game against league rival South Pasadena at Tuesday’s home game at Marshall Canyon, with a score of 261-200. Although the game was a loss to the Tigers, the individual athletes played well and broke their personal best scores. These notable scores include Cecilia Li '20 with a 41, Crystal Zhu '19 with a 59, Carly Granda '21 with 47, and Ashley Munguia '21 with a 51.
Two days later, the Gauls suffered a disappointing close loss in a match with Rowland (260-242) on our home turf. Players described the game as fair competition. A little more practice should put these girls back on top. Although the team lost, this is the most personal growth each individual has received in terms of increasing their personal scores. Some notable scores include Elaine Liu '20 with a double-par and score of 56 and Cecilia Li '20 with a score of 50. —Victoria Castro '18
VWS Tennis
Last Thursday, the Vivian Webb School tennis team competed against Fairmont Preparatory at La Habra Tennis Center. This was the first league match for the Gaul’s this season and carried big stakes as Webb and Fairmont shared the league title last season. As usual, Emily Schoffman '19 and Macy Huang '18 started off strong in doubles, winning all three sets. The other doubles partners, Bella Kong '18 and Winona Dodds '18, won their matches as well by scoring two sets out of two. Sydney Wuu '20 and Christine Zhang '19 also followed along and won two sets out of three. In singles, Thea Kirkpatrick '18 won her singles games, defeating her opponent with 6-1 in one set and 6-0 in the other two sets. The other two singles player Cindy Zhang '19 and Emma Qin '19 too, completed their games wining 2 sets out of three. The VWS is back on track, bringing their achievement rate even higher by winning 12-6 as a team against Fairmont Prep.
The Vivian Webb School battled against Walnut last Friday and unfortunately lost by a score of 5-13. The game, as described by one of the doubles players Sonny Wang '18, was “tough for all of us,” however as a team, she saw efforts from her partners trying to cheer each other up and felt for a strong connection among members of the team. The team had reflected upon themselves and aim to take Walnut down by the next time in the following season. —Vivian Jia '18

VWS Volleyball
On Tuesday, September 19, Webb traveled to Ramona Convent and unfortunately returned home with a close 3-2 loss. Immediately making a comeback on Friday, September 22, the Gauls successfully ended the week with a 2-3 win against Montclair. A large crowd of students and faculty supported and cheered on our players, who demonstrated resilience, perseverance, and excellent sportsmanship as they held on to win in five after giving up a 2 sets to none advantage. —Ivy Liu '19
WSC Water Polo
It was a busy week for the WSC water polo team! They began the week on Tuesday, September 19, with a strenuous game against Walnut. The game began neck and neck as the Gauls fought hard to keep the score even, but as the game progressed, Walnut took the lead and finished with a strong second half of the game. The game ended in a 9-10 loss for Webb.
Later on in the week, the Diamond Bar Tournament hosted its first day on Friday at the Barbara Mott McCarthy Aquatics Center. The WSC team participated in two games that day, winning both strongly. The first game of the day was against Paramount and Webb won 18-6. The second game was against California and ended in another Webb win, 12-10. Both games were a great effort from both teams and they pushed for each goal. Goalie Euson Hui '18 had many nice saves on Friday, keeping the Webb defense hard to break through for the other teams. On Saturday, the tournament continued in Upland. Webb participated in three games that day, winning a tough game against Los Altos (9-8), a loss to Temecula Valley (8-13), and finally very strenuous game without many goals against El Rancho, which ended in a win for Webb, 6-3. —Sonia Malik '18

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