Kacey Schaffer Wrestling Feature
First, click HERE to watch “The Walk” with sophomore female wrestler Kacey Schafer.
Then click HERE to read a full feature on Kacey by Jenelyn Russo and her journey to the wrestling mat.
What a week it was for the boys basketball team in the Holiday Invitational in Rancho Mirage. The Lancers won the Big Baller Brand Division completing a 4-0 weekend with their 2nd tournament win of the young season. The Lancers won the following 4 games:
- 52-41 over Oak Ridge
- 75-61 over American Fork (Utah)
- 76-51 over Bishop Blanchet (Wash.)
- 72-64 over Mater Dei (San Diego) in the Championship Game.
Senior Tibet Gorener was the tournament MVP while TJ Tittlefitz and Yigit Arcan were both named to the All-Tournament team. The Lancers are 12-2 entering Trinity League play.
Up Next: Wednesday, January 8 @ Mater Dei - 7:00 pm | Friday, January 10 vs Santa Margarita - 7:00 pm | Saturday, January 11 vs Redondo Union @ Long Beach City College - 7:30 pm
The boys soccer team lost their 3 games in the Hawks Invitational over Christmas Break. Christopher Magallanes scored a goal in the Lancers loss to Trabuco Hills.
- Click HERE for photos of boys soccer vs girls soccer
- Click HERE for photos of varsity soccer vs Canyon
*Photo credit Hank Tran
Up Next: Wednesday, January 8 @ Mater Dei - 5:00 pm | Friday, January 10 vs Santa Margarita - 3:15 pm
The girls basketball team went 2-4 over Christmas Break. In the Santa Barbara Tournament OLu went 1-2. Their win came against Santa Barbara in a tight 43-41 win. Caitlin Muller hit a game-tying 3 with 40 seconds left and the game-winning 3 with 8 seconds left. Talia Sonsma went for 13, Maddie Hahn had three 3’s and the team hit 9 overall. The Lancers other victory came against Palmdale Aerospace Academy 54-11. Ashley Massey had 10 points and Mikayla Holmes had 8. The Lancers opened up Trinity League play on Thursday, January 3 vs Mater Dei and lost 71-26. Caitlin Muller reeled off 16 points in the 3rd quarter. The Lancers are 10-7 overall.
- Click HERE for photos of varsity basketball vs Esperanza.
- Click HERE for photos of varsity basketball vs Mater Dei.
- Click HERE for photos of JV basketball vs Mater Dei.
- Click HERE for photos of varsity basketball vs Palmdale Aerospace Academy.
*Photo credit Mike Holmes
Up Next: Tuesday, January 7 vs Santa Margarita - 6:00 pm
The girls soccer team went 1-2-1 over the Christmas holiday. The Lancers picked up their first win of the season 4-1 over Beckman. They tied Norco 1-1. In the Trinity League opener, they fell to 1-0 to Mater Dei. The Lancers are 1-8-3 on the year.
- Click HERE for photos of girls varsity soccer vs Mater Dei.
- Click HERE for photos of girls JV soccer vs Mater Dei.
- Click HERE for photos of girls varsity soccer vs University.
- Click HERE for photos of girls varsity soccer vs Beckman.
- Click HERE for photos of girls varsity soccer vs Norco.
Up Next: Tuesday, January 7 vs Santa Margarita - 3:15 pm | Saturday, January 11 @ St. Margaret’s - 1:00 pm
Girls Water Polo
Orange Lutheran went 4-2 over the holiday break. The Lancers put in a dominant performance against Corona del Mar defeating them 10-3. Anna Pearson had 5 goals while Izzy Gazzaniga chipped in 3. Alissa Salgado made 5 saves and had an assist. In the Bill Barnett Holiday Invitational, the Lancers finished 5th with 3 wins. The wins are below:
- San Clemente 11-9
- Corona del Mar 8-3
- Santa Margarita 8-6
The Lancers are 8-4 overall.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Long Beach Poly.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Redondo Union.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Agoura.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Santa Barbara.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Los Alamitos.
- Click HERE for water polo photos vs Corona del Mar.
*Photo Credit Regina Cuozzo
Up Next: Wednesday, January 8 @ Mater Dei - 5:00 pm | Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11 - Santa Barbara TOC
The Lancers lost their first game of the season to Pacific Ridge 5-4 in overtime. They defeated St. Mary’s in the first game of 2020 8-4. Jackson Ferry recorded a hat trick and 2 assists. Talen Garcia added 2 goals in the win, while Thomas Stift, Tianshu Liu, and Ethan Hirst each had one. Zach Martinez saved 22 of 26 shots faced. OLu currently sits at the top of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League standings with 34 points.
Five Lancers were also named to the 2020 ADHSL All-Star Game. The five were:
- Jackson Ferry
- Ethan Hirst
- Thomas Stift
- Caleb Martinez
- Josh Renton
- Click HERE for the boxscore vs Pacific Ridge.
- Click HERE for the boxscore vs St. Mary’s.
- Click HERE for a view of the team standings.
Up Next: Saturday, January 11 vs Santa Margarita @ Great Park Ice - 2:10 pm
It was an awesome Christmas break run for the OLu wrestling team. The boys varsity squad competed in the Blackwatch Tournament finishing 9th out of 52 teams. Jacob Solkamans won at 170 lbs. Dominic Lobo won at 126 lbs. Zack Stone finished 2nd in 120 lbs. Kacey Schaffer finished 2nd in the girls Blackwatch Tournament falling in a tight 13-12 decision.
In the state rankings OLu has the following:
- Zack Stone - #20 at 120 lbs
- Jacob Solkamans - #38 at 170 lbs
- Alexander Subias - Honorable Mention at 113 lbs
Up Next: Boys Varsity Wrestling - Tuesday, January 7 - Team Duals vs Servite/Bosco @ Bosco - 5:00 pm | Boys Varsity Wrestling - Five Counties Competition @ Fountain Valley High School | Girls Varsity Wrestling - Saturday, January 11 - Lady Mat Cat @ Brea Olinda HS
Follow Lancer Athletics all season long on social media:
- Twitter: @OLu_Athletics
- Instagram: @olu_athletics