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Weekly Sports Roundup: Volleyball, Cross Country, Water Polo, and Football Recaps


Prep vs. Westridge, September 8: The girls volleyball teams had their first league away game of the season taking on the Westridge Tigers. The frosh team took the win in the first set 25-11 and then in the second set 25-19 behind their tried and true serving specialists with a combined 18 aces. They were led by freshman Juliet Oberley with a team high four aces and five digs. The junior varsity team also had a great win, taking care of the first set 25-11 and 25-16 in the second, with a combined 18 kills and hitting .300. Junior Kaylie Sheng, sophomore Gia Moutes, and freshman Jaycee Sullivan tied team high in kills at four. Finally, in a big league match up, varsity came up against a Tigers team on a roll and a big home crowd deep for their country themed night. They dropped the first two sets 19-25 and then 16-25 but didn’t go down without a fight. Winning the third set in a battle, 26-24, then dropping the fourth 21-25. The game was led by freshman Abbie Calloway with 18 kills and junior Marissa Halley with 18 digs and five aces.  

Prep vs. Providence, September 9:

girls volleyball huddles

The Wolves were looking for a sweep with all teams taking victories against Pioneers at home. Frosh had to dig deep for a win after they dropped their first set 19-25. After being down early behind Providence’s tough serving and great defense, they were able to rally behind freshman Emma Carmack’s game high seven aces to take the second set 25-17 and pull out a comeback and take the third set 15-13. Junior varsity also had a win taking the first set 25-10 and muscling through the second 27-25 behind another team effort with 19 kills and 13 digs from junior libero Ava Burlingame. Varsity came back home looking for redemption and another league win, taking commanding wins with 25-10, 25-15, 25-16. As a team, the Wolves hit an efficient .596 hitting percentage with 34 kills and only 3 errors. A season high! The Wolves look to keep the momentum going in a rematch away against Mayfield on Tuesday, September 20.


Boys Cross Country
The Flintridge Prep boys cross country team traveled to Palos Verdes to run in their first league cluster meet on Tuesday (9/6). The varsity boys finished second among the four teams. They ran together as a pack, with Carter Sakai ’25 and Nico Stanton ’24 leading the way. The JV boys swept the first five spots to win their race. Declan Mansbridge ’26 and Max Goodman ’24 were the top two finishers for the squad.

On Saturday (9/10), the team competed in the Lancer Invitational at La Serna High School in Whittier. In the varsity race, Kevin Martinez ’24 and Bryan Taniguchi ’23 finished within a second of each other to lead the team to a ninth place finish out of fourteen teams. In the Frosh/Soph race, Declan Mansbridge ’26 placed tenth overall, pacing the boys to a fifth place finish out of thirteen teams. Luwi Gorocica ’26 was the second finisher for the team. In the last race of the day, medalists Max Goodman ’24 (twelfth) and Leo McDonald ’24 (fourteenth) were the top finishers in the junior varsity race, which did not have enough runners for a team score. The team will resume racing at the Palos Verdes Invitational on September 30.

Boys Varsity Water Polo
While we lost to Carpinteria 8-11 on September 9, we subsequently landed two victories: Brentwood 11-6 and Rio Mesa 13-10.

Varsity Football
We won against Lone Pine HS on their turf, 21-14, on Friday, September 9.