The Athletics Minute is a recap of the prior week's action in Lancer varsity sports.
Each season, one athlete from each sport is selected as a profile athlete. This week’s profile features senior football player Gabe Morin.
It was a back-and-forth affair between OLu and Santa Margarita on Friday night, but ultimately a stopped 2-point conversion in the final seconds helped the Lancers secure victory 28-26 to open league play.
The Eagles jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but senior Rex Barrera would not be denied on a 14-yard score late in the 1st to get OLu back in front 7-6. Following another Eagles touchdown and a second consecutive blocked XP by Jireh Moe, the Lancers capitalized off a Santa Margarita fumble deep in their own territory. TJ Lateef found AJ Ia on a well-executed tight end throwback to give the Lancers a 14-12 lead into the break.
Down 20-14 early in the 4th, the Lancers used multiple 4th down conversions to keep the drive alive, and it eventually paid off when Barrera scored his 2nd touchdown of the game, a 2-yard score on 4th and 2, to take a 21-20 lead.
Keon Washington picked off the Eagles on the ensuing drive setting up the Lancers in plus territory, and Lateef used a 4th down QB sneak touchdown to take a 28-20 lead.
The Eagles scored with 17 seconds left, but the 2-point conversion fell short, and the Lancers hung on for a big victory.
OLu is now 5-1 overall, and 1-0 in Trinity League play. They continue their season next Friday at home against Servite at Orange Coast College. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm.
The Lancers dropped two hard-fought matches this past week in league play against JSerra and Santa Margarita. The Lancers lost both games in 5 sets.
On Friday against Walnut, OLu bounced back with a 3-0 win.
The Lancers are currently 24-9 with two weeks left in the regular season.
It was a short week for the Lancers on the golf course as they hosted only one match against Mater Dei on Wednesday. The girls posted a team score of 191 to win by 12 strokes over the Monarchs. The win moved the Lancers to 13-1 overall and 2-1 in league play.
Back on the ice, OLu used two third-period goals to overcome Fairmont Prep and move to 3-1 on Friday night.
The game was tied at 1 entering the final frame when the Lancers got the game-winning goal from Logan Baum. James Dean added a shorthanded tally later in the 3rd to secure the win.
They are right back at it on Saturday with a date with Santa Margarita.
Boys Water Polo
OLu opened Trinity League play this past week with a decisive 9-7 win over Santa Margarita.
They headed into the S&R Tournament on Friday with a 6-6 record and came away with a win and a loss in pool play. They beat Davis 12-6 in the opener before falling to Los Alamitos 13-8.
The Lancers wrap up the tournament on Saturday with two more games.
The Lancers tennis team split their two matches in league play this past week. The girls beat Rosary on Tuesday but fell on Thursday to Mater Dei. With five matches remaining in the regular season, the girls record stands at 5-6 overall.
OLu ran two meets during the past six days, starting with the Dana Hills Invitational last Saturday.
Seniors Caroline Karegian and Joseph O’Donnell each won their respective divisions for OLu. The full results were:
- Caroline Kargenian: 19:04 (1st)
- Kira Anderson: 20:06 (5th)
- Audrie Russo: 24:53
- Joseph O’Donnell: 15:59 (1st)
- Hank Reynoso: 16:37 (7th)
- Josh Wonderlick: 17:30 (11th)
- Ronan Santaniello: 17:33 (13th)
They were back on the course at the Trinity League Prelims Friday at Huntington Beach Central Park. The girls finished 4th, with Kargenian leading the way with a 14th-place finish. Kira Anderson finished 19th, Sarabella Stakley finished 21st, and Ireland Eggert finished 24th.
The boys finished 5th, with O’Donnell placing 13th to lead the group. Hank Reynoso placed 18th, Jackson Schaller 27th, and Josh Wonderlick 30th.
The group next runs at the Clovis Invitational in Fresno on Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8.
The Lancers surf season opened on Thursday with a meet against Corona del Mar. OLu fell in a tight battle 85-84. Reed Wilson, George Choura, Andrew Urian, and Seb Toro each got 1st place in their respective heats and events.
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