Girls volleyball

   October 1 -The Carpinteria High School girls volleyball team played Fillmore, winning 3-1. In the position of setter, Sarah Weitzman had 25 assists. Captain and outside hitter Malia Shellabarger led with 12 kills for the night. Outside hitter Sadie Mead had nine digs and 10 kills for Carpinteria. Middle blocker Eva Gropper had two blocks and five kills for the Warriors. Libero Emily Montoya had 28 digs. Carpinteria’s overall record is 7-5 and Citrus Coast League Record is 4-2. 

Girls Tennis 

   October 3 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team dropped a non-league match to visiting St. Bonaventure, 11-7. In doubles, Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh and Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres each went 2-1. Natalia Perez/Abbie Delwiche went 1-1 for the Warriors’ other doubles point. In singles, Emma Lapidus and Sydney Endow each went 1-2 on the day. “Although she did not win a set, Xochitl Moctezuma played well, she battled and I think came away from the day a much stronger and more confident player,” said Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant. Carpinteria is now 6-5 overall and still 3-0 in the Citrus Coast League.

   October 4 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team dropped their first Citrus Coast League match of the year against Malibu, falling 11-7. “In singles, Emma Lapidus had a stellar day, winning all of her sets and beating a talented player who was a thorn in our side last season,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Xochitl Moctezuma went 2-1. In doubles, Jeannette Carrillo/Sydney Endow went 2-1 in their first pairing together. “The Sharks had a very balanced and strong lineup even without one of their top players,” explained Bryant. Carpinteria is now 6-6 overall and 3-1 in the Citrus Coast League.

   October 8 - The Carpinteria High School girls tennis team defeated Nordhoff in a Citrus Coast League (CCL) match, 12-6. Emma Lapidus and Sydney Endow each went 3-0 on the day. Xochitl Moctezuma went 2-1. Jeannette Carrillo/Zahra Porinsh went 3-0, dropping five games. Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres went 1-1 together. “Although they did not win a set, Natalia Perez/Valerie Ojeda were competitive in all three of their matches,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. Carpinteria is now 7-6 overall and 4-1 in the CCL.

Girls golf

   October 3 - The Carpinteria High School girls golf team came in fifth in the second Citrus Coast League tournament of the year hosted by Fillmore at Elkins Ranch. “Daisy Martinez played like a little tiger and led the team with a 52,” said Warriors coach Chris Cochrane about the second-year player. Cochrane also praised newcomer Alejandra Ceja who shot a 56. “It’s awesome for someone who has only been playing one month,” exclaimed Cochrane. Nordhoff won with a 425-team score and is two-for-two this season. Fillmore and Santa Paula were second and third. Individual medalists were Sophia Leighton of Hueneme who shot a 46, followed by Hanna Ignacio of Nordhoff with a 48.


Girls tennis

   October 4 - The Cate School girls tennis team defeated St. Bonaventure by a final score of 14-4. “The victory was not without some challenges, as both Grace Fuss and Carol Cai saw their unbeaten season records ended by St. Bonny standout Helena Insua,” said Rams coach Trevor Thorpe. Aminah Hill also fell to Insua, finishing the day, 2-1. The Rams won doubles, finishing with a 9-0 sweep. Pairings Fritze Mayer/Ashi Kamra and Julianna Forry/Maesa Vongkusolkit each took tie break victories. Mia Foster and Madeline Vanica took their sets 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 at the Number-three spot. The match moves Cate to 5-0 on the season, while St. Bonaventure falls to 4-7. 

   October 8 - The Cate School girls tennis team without three team members in a Tri-Valley League match, prevailed behind the new lineup in a 13-5 win over Foothill Tech. “Freshman Ellie Tunnell, playing for the first time in the singles starting lineup, took a big win in the first round over Foothill Tech’s Clare Duganne, while Carol Cai moved at the last minute from the doubles lineup to beat Ella Duganne, 6-0,” said Rams coach Trevor Thorpe. Cai’s win matched top Cate player Grace Fuss’ 6-0 victory over Noelle Haywood for a Cate singles sweep in the first round.Moving Cai from the doubles lineup meant that first-year varsity player Emily May made her debut as a starter, pairing with junior Fritze Mayer at the Number-one position. The two ended up falling to Foothill Tech’s senior tandem of Alyssa McClain and Jolie Seemayer, but the duo also took 6-1, 6-2 victories in their remaining rounds. “The Cate doubles pairings of Mia Foster/Ashi Kamra and Julianna Forry/Maesa Vongkusolkit fared equally well against Foothill’s Number-two and Number-three doubles team, but no one could take down the experienced McClain/Seemayer combo on the day,” explained Thorpe. 

Girls volleyball

   October 3 - The Cate School girls volleyball team beat La Reina in four sets to capture another league victory. “Any time a team is hitting a .258, they are going to win and it was Kenzie Davidson, Riley Borchardt, Maya Blattberg, Grace Johnson, and Chidera Chukwumerije who hit over a .300 to contribute to the team’s solid hitting performance,” said Rams coach Greg Novak. “Once again, senior libero, Grace Blankenhorn was a digging machine,” explained Novak. Sophomore hitter, Elise Guerrand-Hermes complemented Blankenhorn to collect 23 and 22 digs respectively. “Freshman hitter, Gigi Geyer stepped up tonight by creating point scoring opportunities off of tough serves and defense,” added Novak. The win keeps Cate on top of the Tri-Valley league with a 5-1 record, 14-3 overall. 

Cate Football

   October 4 - The Cate School football team traveled to Malibu to take on the Sharks in the first ever meeting between the two schools in football, walking away with a 40-9 win. After some back and forth play, the first quarter ended with the score 0-0. On the ensuing Malibu drive, the Sharks kicked a field goal to take the lead, 3-0. The Rams went on to score 27 unanswered points to end the first half with a 27-3 lead. Sophomore QB Will Bouma connected on touchdown passes of 15 (to Will Deardorff), 30 (to Mason Oetgen) and 22 yards (again to Deardorff). In the second half, Deardorff capped the opening drive with an 11-yard TD run. 

Following a Malibu touchdown, backup QB Matt Holmes led the Rams on a 56-yard drive of his own. This drive culminated in a Jack Ludviksen one-yard  run for the final score of the evening. Junior defensive end Michael Armstrong came up with a sack to stop a Malibu drive late in the second half. Freshman Matthew Stewart had three open field tackles to keep the Sharks out of the end zone late in the game. Sophomore Theo Hansen closed the night’s action with a fourth down tackle on the Rams 25-yard line right before time expired. Cate Head Coach Ben Soto said, “This was a good win for us coming off of two straight losses. We were able to get back to executing our offense and came up with some strong defensive plays when we needed to this evening.” The Rams move to 3-2 on the season.  

Cross country

   October 2 - The Cate School cross country team hosted a meet with sophomore Anna DiSorbo setting a course record. DiSorbo recorded a time of 18:49 which bested the mark of 20:02 set in 2002 by Sorel Carradine. Sophomore Meehan Baher took second with a time of 20:26, third place was captured by yet another sophomore, Ella Gardner who clocked in with a time of 22:22. Three freshman earned the next few spots with Kendall Thorne finishing in 22:27, Lylie Bechtel in 22:37 and Talia Tom in 22:50. Sophomore Kennedy Simpson placed seventh with a time of 22:55 and freshman Pheobe Hancock took eighth in 23:03. As for the boys, Midland finished first in the team scoring with Will Goddard crossing the finish line in first with a time of 16:12. The Rams took second as a team, as senior co-captain Tesfa Asmara secured fifth place with a time of 17:30. Sophomore Nick Patrick took seventh in 18:18 and another sophomore Peter Wood corralled the 11th spot with a time of 18:52.

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