The Webb Schools’ cross country team traveled to Catalina Island last week to partake in the league cluster, hosted by Avalon.
Vivian Webb took first place with a score of 33, 18 points ahead of their nearest competitor. Three Vivian Webb runners also earned places in the top five, finishing only seconds apart: Lily Miller '21 in second, Sarah Hebb '18 in third, and Anne Lofgren '19 in fourth.
Webb School of California was ranked 10th for boys division 5 in all of California! This meet was not easy for the cross country team, according to one of the runners, describing it as “extremely hilly.” Training on Mongo and the huge inclines in Webb’s backyard have helped the athletes excel on trails such as Avalon’s. —Allegra McDermott '18
Last Thursday night, Webb pulled out the lights for an amazing night game against Capistrano Valley Christian. The Eagles traveled to Webb from San Juan Capistrano only to lose to the Gauls, 0-49. Webb had a total of 68 recorded tackles during the game led by Jeffrey Ran '18 (12 tackles), Ryan Place '18 (9 tackles), and Matt Martinez '19 (6 tackles). Peter Raus '18 and J.P. Calderoni 19 each had one tackle for loss. Ran also had five sacks out of the 15 made, followed by Spencer Easley '18 with three sacks. Three interceptions were also made by Ryan Vidales '18 (2) and Place (1). Finally, touchdowns were received and completed by Chris Nance '21 (1), Easley (2), JJ Cunningham '19 (2), and Indiana Viramontes '21 (1), and one touchdown was rushed by Nick Johnson '19. —Maddie Stoddard '18
Another wonderful play by the VWS golf team against Azusa at their home course last Tuesday kept the Aztecs on their toes and the game ended in a tie, 288. In this game, the dynamic pair of Cecilia Li '20 and Crystal Zhu '19, along with Carly Granda '21 and Ashely Munguia '21, opted out while senior Isabell Liu kick started her first game in this league battle.
Two days later, the VWS golf team took its second loss from South Pasadena, their toughest rival in the season, at an away match with a score, 253-207. Although the team as a whole took a hit, our players’ individual scores were stable with Li (47) and Zhu (53). —Victoria Castro '18
Last Tuesday, the Vivian Webb School tennis team competed against Tarbut V Torah. This was their second game against the Lions and the team won with a score of 14-4. As usual, Emily Schoffman '19 and Macy Huang '18 started off strong in doubles, winning all three sets. The other doubles partners, Sydney Wuu '20 and Christine Zhang '19 won their matches as well by winning all three sets. Bella Kong '18 and Winona Dodds '19 also followed along and won two sets out of three. In singles, Thea Kirkpatrick '18 won her singles games, defeating her opponent with 6-0, 6-2, and 6-3. The other three singles players Cindy Zhang '19, Sydney Wuu '20 and Jenna Zhao '20 completed their games winning their two sets. Compared to the previous home game against Tarbut, the team attained a higher score this time and is aiming for more wins in the remainder of the season.
The following Thursday, VWS competed in a home league game against Connelly. The team performed well and won 16 out of 18 points. Singles players Kirkpatrick and Jenna Zhao '20 won all three sets and Kirkpatrick specifically, won her game by scoring 6-0 in all three sets. The other singles player, Cindy Zhang '19, won two sets out of three. In doubles, Sonny Wang '18 and Christine Zhang '19 won their matches as well by scoring 6-0, 6-1, and 6-2, respectively. Emma Qin '19 and Sophia Li '19 also won their competition by scoring 6-1 in one set out of one. The VWS team is ambitious in playing their games, wining all league games in the past two weeks.
Last week, VWS volleyball relaxed a little, heading into the break with only one game to tackle, and a league game at that. On Monday, October 3, the Gauls won against Tarbut V’ Torah in a 3-2 game with set scores of 25-16, 24-26, 16-25, 25-10, and 15-11. Team captain Britany Marticorena '18 and players Abby Yang '18, Anam Zahidi '18, Kelli Henry '18, Natalya Bachoura '18, Lydia Toy '20, Malika Neogi '20, and Chiara Filart '21 started off their first set strong, winning with a 25-16 set score, setting a great atmosphere for the following sets. Although the next two sets favored the other team, they were close losses. The last two sets significantly favored our team and put our players in an uplifted mood for the October break. —Ivy Liu 19
WSC Water Polo
The WSC Gauls had two games this past week before a short break for the athletes. The first game of the week was against the Chino Cowboys on Tuesday, October 3. Set player Will Donahue '18 made many strong moves against his defender, which led to a few goals for the Gauls, but in the end the Cowboys triumphed with a winning score of 12-8. Luckily, the game on Thursday against the La Quinta Aztecs had better results for the Gauls. The Gauls started off the game with a lead that continued throughout the game. Coach Howie Kalter was able to substitute out many players to give the starters rest and the newer players more experience. They fought hard and continued to keep up a strong offense and defense the entire game. Jordan Noelte 18 was a consistent help, constantly being ready for the ball and with his defender. This kind of active gameplay leads to great success in games. Their consistency of the level of gameplay was enough to block the other team from scoring many goals, which led to a win for the Gauls 16-2.—Sonia Malik '18