The Webb Schools cross country team fought hard in a battle between 18 schools in the division 5 race, competing in an incredibly hilly area at Mt. San Antonio College last week. Outstanding achievements earned by VWS include Lily Miller '21 coming in 5th with a time of 19:45, and Anne Lofgren coming in 17th with a time of 21:26. Vivian Webb came in 5th overall in the invitational with a score of 185, and an average time of 22:26, which is 7:28 per mile. WSC placed 5th out of 24 teams. The boys fought hard and came out with a total score of 151. They had the second shortest 5-man gap with a time of 55 seconds! Top runners came in at 21 (Jackson Bibbens '18), 22 (Liam Gerken '20), and 23 (Kellen Willmore '20) place overall. A full report of results can be found at http://events.mtsac.edu/ccinvite/results/2017/hs/18.pdf
—Allegra McDermott '18
Last Saturday afternoon, the Gauls played Southlands Christian in front of cheering alumni, current students, and parents as a part of Webb’s annual Alumni Weekend. Webb’s efforts lead to a victory of 55-0. Tackles were led by Chris Nance '21 (9 tackles), Chris Haliburton '20 (7 tackles), Jeffrey Ran '18 (6 tackles), and Simon Dawson '19 (6 tackles). Four players each had one interception: Willy Martinez '19, Robbie Reimer '20, Dawson, and Ryan Vidales '18. Receiving touchdowns belonged to Nick Johnson '19 (1 touchdown), and Spencer Easley '18 (1). Rushing touchdowns included Johnson (3 touchdowns), Ryan Place '18 (1), and Zach Hamman '18 (1). One touchdown was made through interception by Dawson. Luke Gonzales '19 made seven extra points as well. Webb now has an overall record this season of 6-2. Congrats Gauls!! —Maddie Stoddard '18
Congratulations to VWS player, Ashley Munguia '21 for advancing to league finals this season! The prerequisite to attend finals are the top 12 players from prelims to maintain an overall individual score under 50 strokes. Players who came close and deserve mention are Cecilia Li '20 (51) and Carly Granda '21 (56).
Currently in 7th place, Munguia is the only VWS player to advance to finals with an overall individual score of under 50 points. (When more details become available, we will blog her results. Check back to read what happens!) As for the rest of the season, there are no more upcoming games; thus concluding this fantastic season! VWS ended the season with a 5-5 overall and league record. This has been one of the most, if not the most, successful VWS golf season since its establishment in 2014. —Victoria Castro '18
On Monday October 16, the Vivian Webb School tennis team competed against Connelly at the Anaheim Tennis Center. The team performed outstanding and won 10 out of 13 points in a match shortened due to heat. Singles player Thea Kirkpatrick '18 and Cindy Zhang '19 won all of their sets, and Kirkpatrick had a great day winning her games by scoring 6-0 in two of her sets and 6-2 in the other. In doubles, Bella Kong '18 and Winona Dodds '19 won their matches as well by scoring 6-1 and 6-2, respectively. Macy Huang '18 and Emily Schoffman '19 also beat their competition by scoring 7-6 in one set out of one.
On Thursday October 19, VWS competed at home against Fairmont Prep and won 13-5. As usual, Schoffman and Huang started off strong in doubles, winning two sets out of three. The other doubles partners, Sonny Wang '18 and Christine Zhang '19, won their matches as well by scoring two sets out of two. In singles, Kirkpatrick won all her singles games, defeating her opponent with 6-2 in two sets and 6-0 in the other one set. The other two singles player completed their games winning all three sets.
Last Friday, VWS traveled to Sage Hill, losing 15 out of 18 matches against the Lightning. This was the VWS tennis team’s last game of the season and the team succeeded in winning league champions, four years in a row. —Vivian Jia 18
Last week, VWS volleyball played three league games against Fairmont, Saddleback Valley Christian, and Tarbut V Torah and we took home two loses and a win. On Monday, October 16, Webb unfortunately lost against Fairmont Prep, 1-3. In fact, this game was probably one of the closest losses of the season with set scores 25-21, 25-17, 26-28, and 28-26. Players had mixed feelings toward this game. Players thought they could defeat Fairmont if we just did a little better, but we did put all our effort into the game so there is nothing to regret. On Tuesday, October 17, the score again did not favor our team, a 0-3 loss against Saddleback Valley Christian with set scores of 25-5, 25-11, and 25-12. To end the week, Webb defeated Tarbut V Torah on their home turf with a 3-1 scores (23-25-23, 25-17, 25-23, and 25-16). Our team was in a stable position throughout the match which overall gave us an advantage. As the past week ended, we are looking forward to the final home game for senior players at Webb against league rival Connelly. —Ivy Liu 19
WSC Water Polo
WSC water polo got back into the water after the October break last week and played two water polo games on Thursday and Friday. The Thursday game (10/19) was against Whitney. The team played extremely well with great coaching from Coach Howie Kalter. Kalter made sure many players got playing time and lots of rest while still scoring lots of points and leading to the eventual 12-1 win in favor of Webb. On Friday, October 20, the Gauls hosted Los Altos in a tight non-league contest. The game totaled 18 points, showing that it was quite high scoring. Sadly, Los Altos beat out the Webb Gauls 10-8. This game was quite a strenuous workout for our players, but great experience as the Gauls finish up the regular season. —Sonia Malik '18