Week in Sports: CCA, TPHS teams win Championships

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The Torrey Pines High School girls volleyball team won the open division CIF championship over Francis Parker. Photo/Anna Scipione
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Nov. 23 was a historic day for CCA athletics as the school won two Division II CIF championships. The girls field hockey team defeated Serra 2-1 in double overtime when senior Katie Carlson scored late in the sudden death period. At Morley Field, the CCA boys cross country team won its first CIF title and advanced to next weekend’s California CIF Cross Country State Championships in Fresno. Photo/Anna Scipione

By Gideon Rubin

Golf:

Torrey Pines High golf standouts Sarah Cho and Jennifer Peng were freshman when they helped launch the Falcons dynasty.They finished their careers with the program still in pretty good shape. Cho and Peng led the Falcons to an unheard of fourth straight state championship on Nov. 20. They are believed to be the first two players in state history to win state championships all four years in which they were eligible.

Torrey Pines shot a combined 364 five-player score at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. The Falcons finished 32 strokes ahead of their nearest competitors, Diamond Bar and Walnut. The victory caps an amazing season that included the Falcons winning their unheard of 100th straight match.

Cho and Peng and junior Shiyan Fan each contributed even-par 71 scores, as the Falcons teammates finished in a three-way tie for second.

Freshman Muni He contributed a 74 score, and sophomore Sung Eun Park and senior Georgia Lacey each added 77 scores.

Football:

Cathedral Catholic defeated Olympian 43-7 in a San Diego Section Division I quarterfinal on Nov. 21.

Dons quarterback Clayton Dale threw for three touchdowns to lead the Dons. Two of his scoring passes came in a first quarter in which the Dons opened up a 21-0 lead.

Chris Moliga’s 45-yard scoring run in the second quarter broke the game open.

Drew Cowell contributed a 71-yard punt return that went for a touchdown and Nicholas Gamez had three interceptions to lead the Dons defensively.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 9-2.


Santa Fe Christian lost to San Marcos 3-0 in a Division III semifinal on Nov. 22.

The Eagles fell to 6-5 overall for the season.

Volleyball:

Torrey Pines won the San Diego Section Open Division championship, as the Falcons defeated Francis Parker 3-1 (28-26, 18-25, 25-15, 27-25) in the Nov. 23. championship game.

Reily Buechler had 25 kills to lead the Falcons and Rebecca Seaberry added 11 kills. The victory followed a 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-21, 25-8) semifinal victory over Westview on Nov. 20.

Buechler had 23 kills to lead the Falcons and Rennie added nine kills.

The Falcons improved to 30-3 going into the state tournament.

Santa Fe Christian lost to Bishop’s 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-23) in the San Diego Section Division II finals on Nov. 23.

The Eagles advanced to the finals after defeating Otay Ranch 3-0 on Nov. 19.

Lexi Sun had 13 kills to lead the Eagles and Hannah Mathiesen added 11 kills in defeat for the Eagles in the finals.

Eagles setter Ellis Adamson contributed 28 assists.

Mathiesen had 15 kills and Sun had 14 kills to lead the Dons in the Otay Ranch game.

Adamson had 29 assists.

The Eagles advanced to the state championship tournament with a 15-17 overall record for the season.

Field hockey:

Canyon Crest Academy won the Division II championship in dramatic fashion, as the Ravens defeated Serra 2-1 in double overtime on Nov. 23.

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