Week of Sports, October 23-28

Cross Country
After three months of a fierce commitment to long-distance running, the girls’ varsity cross country team successfully finished their season as league champions for the third time in a row and Lily Miller '21 was named San Joaquin League MVP, both huge accomplishments! As for the recent San Joaquin League Finals, Vivian Webb placed first overall and Miller also came in first beating her opponents by 32 seconds! Sarah Hebb '18 and Anne Lofgren '19 also put up a great fight coming in third and fourth, respectively. The San Joaquin League Finals this year was held in Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, making it quite a drive for the girls. The team is headed to CIF Prelims coming up on November 11.
The Webb Schools varsity cross country team also placed first in the San Joaquin League finals and Jackson Bibbens '18 was named San Joaquin League MVP. They beat out the other teams by a strong 7 points with top qualifiers such as Bibbens coming in 3rd, Kellen Willmore '20 coming in 5th, Liam Gerken '20 coming in 7th, Tom Liu '18 and Frank Hu '20 coming in 9th and 10th, respectively. With these results, five out of the 10 top finishers come from The Webb Schools. The San Joaquin League Finals was also held in Mile Square Regional Park making it a quite a drive for these competitors who kept up the spirt of the school and pushed their boundaries to finish strong! —Allegra McDermott '18
WSC Football
The Gauls headed out to San Juan Capistrano this past Friday to play against Saddleback Valley Christian. Defense was successful with lots of tackles made by Ryan Place '18 (14 tackles), Jeffrey Ran '18 (12), Simon Dawson '19 (9), Willy Martinez '19 (8), and Matt Martinez '19 (8). Interceptions were made by Willy Martinez (1 interception), Nick Johnson '19 (2), and JJ Cunningham '19 (1). Johnson and Spencer Easley '18 each received one touchdown, while Dawson rushed for one touchdown and Easley returned a fumble for one touchdown. Six extra points were earned by Luke Gonzales '19. Despite not being favored in this game, Webb won with a score of 30-7. This brings the team’s overall record up to 7-2 and league to 3-1. Don’t forget to support Webb against Fairmont Prep on November 2! Good luck at your next game Gauls! —Maddie Stoddard '18
VWS Volleyball
To start off the week, our last home game of the season was held in the gym on Monday, October 23. It definitely left a wonderful memory for the graduating seniors, defeating Connelly 3-1 with set scores of 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, and 25-15. Although this match was not the last of the season, it was an emotional, touching moment for not only our senior players, but also other team members fighting with them for the last time at home, as well as the coaches. The past four years being on the team has taught them how to fight as a team, the importance of courage and confidence, and to have resilience after hardships. On Tuesday, October 24, our team had a close loss against league rival Fairmont Prep, and was defeated by one game (2-3) with set scores: 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, and 16-14. Although the score did not favor us even with the great hits and defense, it is safe to say that the match was a bold, last endeavor of the season. —Ivy Liu '19
WSC Water Polo
As the season winds down, the Webb Gauls have been participating in their last few games of the season, starting off the week with a hard-fought game against Sage Hill. There was a strong volley between this team leading to a low scoring, but exciting game. The game resulted in a loss of 4-5 for the Webb Gauls, despite the great defense by all the players and goalie, Euson Hui '18. This game was also the last home game of the season where seniors were celebrated. The second and final game of the week was a league contest against Crean Lutheran. This game was a strong win for the Gauls, 17-4. Many of these goals were scored within the first quarter of the game setting this game up for success for the varsity Webb boys. Coach Howie Kalter was smart about distributing athletes throughout the game. Set player Will Donahue '18 had many set shots as well as great strong defense position moves, which led to Crean’s standstill because the center was blocked tightly by our team. Overall this week was an emotional but rewarding one for the Gauls. —Sonia Malik '18

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