The Athletics Minute is a recap of the prior week's action in Lancer varsity sports.
OLu baseball drew the #1 seed in the Division 1 CIF-SS playoffs. They were awarded a bye and will open the playoffs against the winner of Damien/Bonita on Tuesday at Hart Park at 3:15 pm.
The Lancers bats picked up right where they left off at the end of the regular season en route to a 10-0 win over Poly Riverside in round 1 of the Division 1 CIF-SS playoffs. It was the 3rd straight double-digit run performance by the Lancers offense.
Mak Motis got it going in the first with 2 RBI double. In the second, freshman Kai Minor doubled in 2 more to extend the lead to 5-0. She wasn't done, as she ripped a three-run homer in the 3rd. Minor finished 2-4 with 5 RBIs. Tessa Jerue and Emi Todoroki also had RBIs in the win.
On the mound, Brianne Weiss was her dominant self striking out eight over five innings. The win propels the Lancers into the second round, where they will face Villa Park on Tuesday, May 10. The game will be played at Foothill High School, with first pitch slated for 3:15 pm.
The Lancers girls lacrosse team started fast and never looked back in an 18-1 win over Long Beach Wilson in round 1 of the Division 3 CIF-SS playoffs. The win secured the program's first-ever playoff win in their first playoff appearance.
Natalie Rodriguez led all scorers with four goals. Jessi Borton, Julia Schlacter, and Riley Sanchez each had 3 while Alex Strauch and Chloe Mora had 2. Daphne Stift had three ground balls. Kiara Price had four saves on five shots.
OLu moves onto the second round of the playoffs, where they will play Chapparal on Saturday. The game is at Concordia University at 3:15 pm.
On a sunny afternoon at Damien High School, the OLu boys lacrosse team beat the Spartans 10-2 in the Division 3 CIF Wildcard game for the program's first-ever CIF playoff win in school history.
Following an even 1st quarter, the Lancers broke out in the 2nd, scoring four goals, including two by Mason Mateus, to lead by three at the break. They never looked back. Trevor Hassenplug scored 2 of his three goals in the 4th quarter, while Jack Hartwig had 2 in the second half. Ashton Alexander had 12 saves in net, including a second-half shutout.
In the second round of the CIF Playoffs, OLu beat Millikan 10-6. The Rams entered the contest with a 13-1 record, but that didn't phase the Lancers. Senior Trevor Hassenplug, a Colorado commit, had five goals, while junior Lance Dunwoody had 3. Ashton Alexander had 11 saves in net, with many coming in the second half.
OLu now will host Crescenta Valley on Friday at 3:15 at Concordia University.
Track & Field
Following a fantastic day at Trinity League finals this past Friday, the Lancers are ready for the CIF Prelims. OLu will have 21 athletes compete at Estancia High School on Saturday, May 7. Below is the complete list of athletes competing.
- Boys 4x1 - Desmin Jackson, Matthew Kaloustian, Xane Uipi, and Deuce Frierson-Cotter
- 400m - Jaylen Lynch and Alex Vasquez
- 100m - Matthew Kaloustian and Desmin Jackson
- 300H - Amelia Trautman
- 3200 - Lauren Landrith
- Boys 4x4 - Desmin Jackson, Gavin Gallegos, Alex Vasquez, and Jaylen Lynch
- Girls 4x4 - Amelia Trautman, Caroline Kargenian, Shelby Perez, Kennedy Cunningham
- Shotput - Pesi Tauaika, Rebel Tuinuknafe, Leah Gilmore, and Heaven Johnson
- Discus - Rebel Tuinuknafe and Pesi Tauaika
- High Jump - Kennedy Cunningham and Blake Brewer
- Pole Vault - Nicholas Ling and Van Rhodus
- Long Jump - Hannah Wons, Kennedy Cunningham, and Samson Seiler
On the course, the Lancers are officially headed to the CIF Playoffs! They wrapped up the season with two matches against JSerra. OLu won 191-199 to secure 3rd place in the league and an automatic bid into the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs on Tuesday. Ian Shahwan and Cooper Nelson each shot one-under in the victory.
The Lancers finished the season with a 9-5 record. On Monday, May 9, Ian Shahwan will compete in CIF Individuals. The team playoffs are on Monday, May 16.
Coming off a historic day in the Trinity League finals, the boys tennis team took the court in the team CIF event when they traveled to Capo Valley for round one of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Capo entered with a 13-6 mark on the year and home-court advantage, but the Lancers controlled most of the day.
The singles grouping of Paul Dandler, Nathanael Rider, and Jacob Eusebio each swept their matches on the day. The Lancers led 8-1 after the first round of matches and didn't look back en route to a 13-5 win.
They will host El Dorado in round 2 of the playoffs on Friday at Anaheim Tennis Center. The match starts at 2 pm.
Swim & Dive
The Lancers swim season wrapped up this past week at CIF Prelims. The Lancers had several swimmers compete, and the complete list is below.
- 200 Medley Relay (Sean Hernandez, Leo Giessmann, Brian Marinescu, Reed Pantaleon)
- 200 IM Leo Giessmann
- 50 Free - Reed Pantaleon
- 100 Fly - Brian Marinescu
- 100 Free - Reed Pantaleon & Wade Sherlock
- 200 Free Relay (Reed Pantaleon, Brian Marinescu, Wade Sherlock, Leo Giessmann)
- 100 Breast - Brian Marinescu & Leo Geissmann
It was a successful season for the swim team.