David Kim fired a 43 and Thomas Zeilinger nearly matched him with a 44 as the SCCS varsity golf team beat Yeshiva, 326-367 at Debell in Burbank.
Jenna Jensen led the way for the girls, shooting a 53.
Samantha Villapando shot of 56. Sally Go recorded a 63 and Kristina Yun came in at 67.
With two meets to go before the CIF-SS Division IV prelims in Riverside, the SCCS boys and girls varsity swimmers are rounding into form.
In Friday’s meet at the Castaic Aquatic Center, sophomore standout Victoria Kirshner set a league record in the 200 Individual Medley, taking first in a time of 2:13.93. The time also earned her a fifth automatic invitation to compete in the event at the CIF prelims next month.
Kirshner also set a league record in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in first in 1:11.94 — another CIF qualifying time.
Connor Burkhardt, the Cardinals’ lone male swimmer, earned his first event victory, winning the 100 backstroke in 1:28.11. It was his first time ever swimming in the event. Burkhardt also dropped 0.7 seconds off of his time in the 50 freestyle to finish fourth.
Not to be outdone, Cardinal Madeleine Perrault shaved 0.11 seconds off of her time in the 50 freestyle (34.67) to finish in fourth. In the 100 breaststroke, Perrault came in 1.59 seconds faster than her time last week to finish fourth (1:41.34).
The CIF prelims will take place on May 13, with the finals scheduled for May 15.
Cardinal midfielder Megan Lord punched in three goals as the SCCS junior high girls soccer team defeated Legacy Christian Academy Monday, 5-4 at the Indoor Soccer Center. Fellow midfielder Briana Lowry also scored a goal and added one assist.
Sarah Olemedo played goalkeeper for 30 minutes of the 40-minute game, making multiple saves to help keep SCCS (3-3) in the game.
Defender Kylie Rowsey also made multiple stops before stepping as goalkeeper for the game’s final minutes.
Up next for SCCS is the playoffs.
Gianna Pelletier scored 14 points, including the winning basket with seconds remaining in the game to seal a 26-24 double-overtime win over Albert Einstein Academy Monday in the SCCS gym.
With the win, the SCCS elementary girls basketball team improved to 3-1.
Fellow Cardinals Emily Bernards, Emma Norton and Cassie Fawzi scored four points apiece, and it was Norton’s defensive rebound as time expired that put the game away for SCCS.
Team devotion at Pismo Beach
The SCCS varsity softball team took a pair of games from Coastal Christian, 15-3 and 10-0.
Cardinal Hailey Aguilar went 6-for-8 in the two games, driving in four runs. Picher Shelby Boswell recorded wins in both contests. She struck out nine batters in Game 1 and seven in game two. She also went 4-for-6 at the plate.
Coastal Christian 3
Hailey Aguilar 4-4 , 3 RBI , SB
Shelby Boswell 2-3 , 9 K’s
Jenny Curry 1-1 , 2 SB
Jazzy Walker 1-2
Coastal Christian 0
Hailey Aguilar 2-4 , 1 RBI
Sydney Skinner 2-4 , RBI
Shelby Boswell 2-3 , 2 RBI , 7 K’s
Cassidy Oliver 2-2 , RBI
Anna Rose Back 1-2 , 2 RBI
Lauren Lockart 1-3 , RBI
3-4, 2-3 in league
264 per match (5 top scores)
Team Players Scoring Average
(Per Nine Hole Match)
Cardinal swimmer Victoria Kirshner continued her dominance as SCCS swam in its second swim meet of the season on March 26 at the Canyon Aquatic Center. The SCCS standout set a new league record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.25 and also took first place in the 200 freestyle (2:00.68).
Both times earned Kirshner automatic bids to the CIF championships at the end of the season.
In the school’s first swim meet the week prior, Kirshner recorded automatic CIF qualifying times in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Four events is the maximum a swimmer can compete in at the CIF championships.
Fellow Cardinal Madeline Perrault carved more than a half second off her time in the 50 freestyle, coming in fifth place in 33.57. She also dropped 0.56 seconds off of her 100 breaststroke (1:43.51) to take fifth.
Connor Burkhardt, SCCS’ first-ever male varsity swimmer, was sick, but competed anyway. His time of 28.29 was still good enough for a fourth-place finish.