Week in Sports for Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe

The TPHS girls volleyball team defeated Poway 3-0 on Sept. 25. Photos/Anna Scipione

By Gideon Rubin


Cathedral Catholic exacted a measure of revenge against Vista Murrieta as the Dons defeated the perennial Southern Section power 35-28 in a nonleague game on Sept. 27.

The Dons experienced a 14-6 loss at the hands of Vista Murrieta last season.

Chris Moliga rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries to lead the Dons, who were coming off a bye week.

The Dons had lost to Helix 21-16 in their most recent game on Sept. 13.

Cathedral Catholic took an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter and led 21-7 at halftime, but Vista Murrieta scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter to tie the game.

The Dons rebounded in the fourth quarter with consecutive touchdowns to take a 35-21 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Cathedral Catholic improved to 3-1 overall for the season.

Torrey Pines trounced Mt. Carmel 21-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 27.

The victory was the Falcons third straight after an 0-2 start. Torrey Pines has outscored its three most recent opponents by a combined 82-16.

Santa Fe Christian rolled to a 31-2 nonleague victory over Central (El Centro, Imperial County) on Sept. 27.

Tony Miro led the route, rushing for 158 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries.

Carter Roberts was 4-for-4 passing for 70 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Jerry Harper rushed for 54 yards on seven carries and Slater Howe gained 42 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Jake Bailey had two interceptions and returned both for touchdowns - a 105-yarder in the first quarter that gave the Eagles a quick 7-0 lead and a 69-yard return in the second quarter that stretched the lead to 14-0.

Sam Ray had 10 tackles and two sacks and Darrian Borboa had 11 tackles for the Eagles. Slater Howe added 10 tackles.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 3-2.

Field hockey:

Canyon Crest Academy defeated San Dieguito Academy 6-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 27.

The victory followed a 5-0 nonleague win against Valley Center on Sept. 25.

Katie Carlson scored three goals and had one assist to lead the Ravens in the SDA game and Haley Schroeder added one goal and two assists.

Ravens goalie Madi McIntyre had two saves. She combined with Julia Elihu on the shutout.

Carlson scored three goals and Gabby De Petro added four goals to lead the Ravens in the Valley Center game.

Sandy Taylor contributed two assists.

McIntyre had two saves.

The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 11-1.

Torrey Pines lost to Scripps Ranch 2-1 in the title game of the Serra tournament on Sept. 28.

The Falcons went 2-1 in the one-day tournament with a 5-1 win against Vista in the opener and a 2-1 victory over Serra.

Alie Zimmer and Shannon Yogerst each scored two goals and Madison Cohen contributed three assists to lead the Falcons in the Vista game.

Falcons goalie Grace Trupe had two saves.

Yogerst scored one goal and also had an assist in the Serra game. Gabi Jimenez added one goal and Trupe had six saves.

Cohen scored the Falcons only goal in the Scripps Ranch game off an assist from Jimenez.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-3.

Water polo:

Santa Fe Christian placed 10th in the prestigious San Diego Fall Classic tournament (Sept. 23-27).

Bennett Royce scored eight goals and Jack Atkinson had seven saves to lead the Eagles to 14-9 victory over Bonita Vista in the Sept. 23 opener that set the tone for a 3-2 tournament.

Royce led the Eagles with 33 goals in the tournament and Atkinson contributed 49 saves.

The Eagles defeated Clairemont 15-12 on Sept. 27 before losing to Helix 17-10 later in the day in their tournament finale.

Royce scored seven goals in the Clairemont game and Atkinson had 11 saves.

Brennan Epps scored four goals to lead the Eagles in the Helix game.


Santa Fe Christian defeated Carlsbad 3-0 (25-21, 24-13,25-19) in a nonleague game on Sept. 25.

Hannah Mathiesen had 19 kills to lead the Eagles and Emily Hubbard added six kills.

Mia Kelter contributed 12 assists and Ellie Adamson added seven assists.

Tennis Standouts:

Two Torrey Pines standouts more than held their own at the Sept. 20-22 Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena.

The USTA-sanctioned tournament involved junior level players competing against those at the college level.

Sophomore Taylor Fritz went 2-1 with victories over two collegians and Junior Kalman Boyd went 1-2 including a victory over a collegian.

Fritz defeated Stanford University’s Maciek Romanowicz and Marco Nunez (Florida State University) 7-5, 4-6, 10-6.

Boyd defeated Stanford’s Daniel Ho 6-4, 6-4.