Mission Bay sports teams improve as fall season ends
by DAVE THOMAS
Published - 11/18/16 - 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pacific Beach Middle School surf team, The PB Locals, took first place in the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School Division II contest in Ocean Beach on Sunday, Oct. 23. Coach Scott Cadam remarked, ‘It was a fun day filled with excellent individual performances and support and enthusiasm from the entire team.’
The Pacific Beach Middle School surf team, The PB Locals, took first place in the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School Division II contest in Ocean Beach on Sunday, Oct. 23. Coach Scott Cadam remarked, ‘It was a fun day filled with excellent individual performances and support and enthusiasm from the entire team.’
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With the days growing shorter and the holidays approaching, thoughts for high school athletes turn from fall to winter sports.

That scenario is no different at Mission Bay, as the Bucs begin to think about a number of winter sports sooner rather than later. Before reaching that point, however, a number of fall teams recently concluded their seasons.

Field hockey

In field hockey action, head coach Kris Auer’s team ended up 11-8.

Auer noted a number of key players, including Kylie Kroeger, Emery Reyna, Claire Fitzsimmons and Sophia Sobel. According to Auer, his senior class did a tremendous job this season.

“It was my pleasure to coach these girls,” Auer noted. “They are fun to be around and they represent our school and community in the most positive way.”

Sand volleyball

In boys sand volleyball action, head coach Nikki Caufield’s squad ended up 4-2 overall in their second season, winning the Division II title along the way. Mission Bay finished its season strong with a 2-1 win against Bishop’s School. 

Caufield said of the team's finish, "Last year was our first year and we didn't win any matches. This year, with a great group of returning players and some strong freshmen, we ended up winning the Division II championship." 

Key contributors included seniors Kieran Wills, Jacob Cayetano, Alex Torres, Dylan Kasper; and freshmen Ian Briski and Dusty Schuder. 

"We are extremely proud of our finish and the boys earned the championship. We had five solid teams this year and some great underclassmen that we hope will be able to step up and help us step up another level next year,” Caufield added.

Girls tennis

In girls tennis, Mission Bay wound up at 10-7 overall (9-3 in league action) for head coach Trong Tong.

The Bucs lost 11-7 in the first round of CIF Division III play to eventual champ Granite Hills.

Among some of the accomplishments this season: McKenna Mountain (freshman) won the City League Finals tournament without dropping a single game, and then won two rounds in CIF Play; Ludmila Raynal and Sabina Hagey (seniors) won the City League Finals tournament as well, in doubles, lost in Individual CIF’s to Serra High; Amanda Edmunds, Jeanne Picard and Rosina Valia (all freshmen) added some needed depth to the roster, and all showed vast improvements through the season.

“As a result of the league realignment and the promising potential from our new crop of freshmen, this season has by far been our girls' best season in my coaching tenure at Mission Bay,” Tong commented. “It certainly exceeded my expectations.”

Editor’s note: More MBHS fall sports end-of-season information will appear in the next Beach & Bay Press.

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