September Sports Column

Nearly two months into the school year, fall sports are now in full swing. There are big expectations this season, especially as volleyball and tennis look to defend their league titles. By early September, volleyball was off to a strong start, going undefeated in all of their games, including their 3-1 wins over Carmel and Salinas High. Tennis began with a rough match, losing 3-4 against Stevenson and being ranked the fourth team in the Monterey Herald’s sports blog. Later, a busy week of matches ended with a win over Monte Vista Christian and a close loss to Carmel. But as expected, they bounced back with wins over Gonzales and Oakwood! Water polo has also had an impressive start, with a 14-7 win over rival school, Stevenson, and a 19-1 score over Alvarez. Field hockey came up short in their first game, tying York 0-0, followed by a few more ties and losses. With the talent and passion on this year’s team, however, Catalina field hockey has a chance to improve its record as the season progresses. The cross country team is working their way up to their first meet, which will take place at Jack’s Peak, versus Greenfield and Stevenson. In addition, golf is starting off the year extremely well with a 10-stroke win against Carmel High and a first-place rank over Stevenson, Carmel, Salinas, and Notre Dame. Get excited for this fall season, because it’s going to be a great one for Catalina athletics!