Lancers Pull Away from Cardinals, Move to 4-0
For the third time in four weeks, the Lancers were road warriors, traveling to Hoover high school on Friday night and defeating the Cardinals 28-0 to move their record to 4-0 on the season.
The Lancers got off a fast start in the 1st quarter, as they scored on their opening drive when Junior Trevor Brokowski broke through for a 20-yard touchdown run. Just a few snaps later, the Lancers quickly added to their lead, this time scoring of defense when Jonathan Gordon scooped up a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a score.
A back and forth 2nd quarter during which Hoover dominated the time of possession saw the Lancers take that 14-0 lead into the halftime locker room. Second half touchdown runs from Sam Camposeco and Ryan Sanborn would put the game out of reach, resulting in the 28-0 final score.
It was a balanced effort offensively for the Lancers. Junior Russell Childs rushed 6 times for 99 yards. Brokowski added 55 yards rushing on 5 carries and also had 1 reception for 29 yards. Camposeco had 11 carries for 65 yards.
Camposeco also led the Lancers defensively, making a career best 22 tackles on the night. Childs added 13 tackles of his own, and Gordon had a highlight-reel interception to go along with his fumble return for a touchdown. Senior Ryan Sanborn and Sophomore Yahir Burboa both had key fumble recoveries to stall the Cardinals offense and preserve the shutout victory.
The Lancers will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 14, when they host the Crawford Colts for a 7 pm kickoff.
Parker girls volleyball dropped both of its matches this past week. On Tuesday, La Jolla Country Day, who is ranked 4th in San Diego County swept Parker 3-0. Rio Lacey led the Lancers with 5 kills, while Sophia Galdamez and Jordan Stuart added 4 each. Chloe Hooker, Callie Keating, and Berkley Hayes had 8 digs each for Parker’s defensive effort.
On Thursday, defending D-III state champion Point Loma topped the Lancers 3-1 in a spirited matchup. Keating led the way with 14 kills, while Galdamez added 11 kills. Hooker tallied 35 assists, while Keating and Hayes combined for 27 digs.
Parker Girls Volleyball has back-to-back home matches this week, hosting University City on Tuesday and Classical Academy on Wednesday. Both matches start at 5:30 pm.
The boys and girls cross country teams had their first competition on Friday, as they ran in the Sea World Time Trial. Both the boys and girls teams had several excellent performances. Top 3 finishers for the boys were Freshman Kenan Pala, Sophomore Spencer Ruff, and Senior Alex Olmeta. Top 3 finishers on the girls’ side were Freshman Alexa Gibson, Sophomore Sophia McGrath, and Senior Ellie Hansen.
Both teams will have their first interscholastic competition when they participate in the Mt. Carmel Invitational this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 15. The first runners go off at 12 pm.
The Girls Tennis team played their first match of the season, defeating San Diego Jewish Academy 12-6 to start off 1-0. They will be back in action twice next week, hosting Helix High School at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and then traveling to Coronado High School for a 4 pm match on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The Girls Golf team lost their only match of last week, falling 182-241 vs. Mater Dei Catholic, who is currently ranked as the top team in San Diego County. Two Lancers shot under par, as seniors Brooke Seay and Caroline Garay shot a 4-under 32 and a 1-under 35, respectively.
They will be back in action this week, playing in 3 matches. On Monday, Sept. 10, they will play vs. La Jolla Country Day and Point Loma at 3:30 pm at Riverwalk Golf Club. On Tuesday, they will play at 3:30 pm in a dual match vs. Orange Glen High School, again at Riverwalk. Finally, on Thursday, they will play in a Coastal League Cluster match at Riverwalk Golf Club, this one starting at 3 pm.
The water polo team had a busy first week of competition, playing 6 times, and getting off to a 4-2 start. After splitting their defeat of Otay Ranch and Rancho Buena Vista in their first two games, the team dropped a tough match to Helix by a 13-7 final. They rebounded in strong fashion, winning their next two games with a 14-6 win over West Hills and a 17-10 win over Mt. Carmel. Their final game was lost in dramatic fashion, as they fell to El Camino in overtime by a final of 9-7.
The team will be back in action this week on Friday, Sept. 14 when they play at Santa Fe Christian at 8 pm. Then on Saturday Sept. 15, they host Serra High School for a 3:30 pm match.
The boys sand volleyball team kicked off their season with a win against La Jolla on Friday. They won each match of the duel, a deserved result after all their hard work in the preseason and over the summer.
The varsity team includes talents from each class, such as freshman Andreas Cardenas-Marouf, who worked his way up to join senior Nick Gustafson in our one spot. Andreas served Nick some nice sets, which Nick rewarded with several impressive kills. Seniors Bijan Sagart and Spencer Thoene also put some divets in the sand with their swings.
Our last win of the day was our five team, composed of juniors Will Murray and Drew Beamer. These two have shown commendable improvement in their years on the beach, and through consistent effort and commitment made it onto the varsity squad, securing a victory after three hard-fought games. After losing 16-21, they battled back and won the next two 21-10 and 15-11, showing their determination and unwillingness to give up.
Next week, the boys will travel to Coronado for what will likely shape up to be another fierce battle with their opponents and the elements as they seek a second win. Thanks to all those who came out and supported us during our first match. We hope to see you on the sand!

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