PLHS fall sports produce champions
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Published - 11/09/17 - 07:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lady Pointer tennis team shows off their CIF Div. II runner-up patches and trophy after dropping the championship match against top-seeded Helix. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
The Lady Pointer tennis team shows off their CIF Div. II runner-up patches and trophy after dropping the championship match against top-seeded Helix. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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Fall sports teams at Point Loma High produced championships and individual honors in several sports.

Girls tennis

The girls tennis team finished 12-0 to take the Eastern League title.

Individually, senior Crystal Bozarth won the league singles crown. Seniors Shelby Smith and Lexie Kobey won the league doubles event.

Sophomore Tatum Berblinger was a singles semi-finalist. All four of the girls were named to the All-Eastern League team.

The team, under coach Mark Truver, went all the way to the D-II finals before losing to Helix 11-7.

Water polo

Boys water polo ended the regular season with a 16-16 record (2-4, third place in Eastern League).

They received the No. 10 seed in Div. I playoffs and defeated No. 7 Valley Center 8-4 before being eliminated in a quarterfinal match agains No. 2 Grossmont by an 11-5 score. Head coach is Ken Toma.

Field hockey

Girls field hockey, with head coach Lisa Hauck, is having its best record in several years, currently 10-6 (7-1 for second place in Eastern League). Their season concluded earlier this week, so playoff pairings have not been announced at press time.

Girls volleyball

The girls volleyball squad finished its regular season with an 18-11 mark (5-3, tied for second place in Western League).

Computer rankings gave the Pointers the No. 1 seed in Div. I and they played Tuesday (Nov. 8) against Del Norte in a semi-final match on their home court in Lee Trepanier Gym. If they are successful, the D-I finals are set for Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at Cathedral Catholic school.

Leading up to this pairing, the girls, under head coach Paul Araiza, defeated No. 16 Rancho Buena Vista 3 sets to 0 and No. 8 Academy of Our Lady of Peace 3-1.

Cross country

Cross country season for coach Keith DeLong and his boys and girls remains underway with Eastern League championships taking place today (Nov. 9), CIF championships on Saturday, Nov. 18 and the state meet at Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Nov. 25.

The top seven varsity finishers at the local CIF meet qualify for the state meet.

Girls golf

In girls golf, a freshman player stunned the local community by winning the CIF individual championship. Lauren Gomez became the third straight ninth-grader to win the tournament, shooting a 7-under-par 65 with eight birdies for a three-stroke lead after one round.

Two days later she came back to shoot a 70 for a four-stroke victory over her nearest competitor in the second and final round.

Gomez was also honored as an all-CIF first team member.

The golf team finished as league champions, with Mary Damian, Kailee Miller, Breegan O'Hearn, and Gomez earning all-league first team honors. Coral Rouch was named to the second team.

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