Parker Sports Wrap for the Week of Sept. 26-30, 2016

Girls Golf

Our golf team played three matches last week.  On Monday, September 26, the Lancers defeated La Jolla High 240-270, at Riverwalk on the Friars Course.  Brooke Seay was the low scorer for the match shooting a two under par 34.  Madison Parker was next low scorer for the Lancers tying her low score for the season.

On Tuesday, the Lancers travelled to the La Jolla Country Club where they defeated Bishops.  As a team, they recorded a score of 236, which is their lowest of the year.  Brooke Seay was again the medalist firing a 34 on the challenging course.  Caroline Garay played in her first match of the season, bolstered the Lancer lineup shooting a 39.  Madison Parker and Ana Russell tied for third.

The Lancers won their ninth straight match with a victory over Horizon at Mission Trails Golf Club on Thursday.  Brooke Seay and Caroline Garay both shot 37.  Also contributing to the Lancer victory were Madison Parker, Sofia Carrillo and Teia Wright.  

The Lancers will be back in action on Tuesday, October 4, against LJCD, at Riverwalk.

Girls Tennis

Our tennis team played one match last week, a 7-11 loss to Mater Dei on Wednesday, September 28.  In singles action, Samantha Clarke scored a point for the Lancers winning a set 6-4.  The Lancers scored six points in doubles play.  Avi Anklesaria/Caitlin Rowlings, Amanda Wasserman/Lara Wellis and Cameron Engh/Sabrina Soffer each won two of their three sets.  Sabrina was outstanding in her first varsity match of the year playing with freshman, Cameron Engh.

The Lancers will travel to to the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club on Tuesday, October 4, to play against Pacific Ridge.

Boys Sand Volleyball

Our sand team ran their record to 2-1 with a 5-0 victory over St. Augustine on Thursday, September 29, on a beautiful day at Ocean Beach.  Our #1 doubles team of Adam Gordon/David Barrett won their third straight match 21-16, 21-18.  Zach Thoene/Chris Fromm won their match 21-12, 21-16 and  Adam Nussbaum/Nick Gustafson won 21-13, 21-16.  Matt Zeko/Bijan Sagart, and Spencer Thoene/Axel Youngdale also won their matches.  The Lancers will be back in action on Thursday, October 6, against Eastlake, at Ocean Beach.

Cross Country

Our cross country teams competed in the Coach Downey Classic on Friday, September 30, at Morley Field. Our girls team won their race by a sizable margin over second place Bishops.  Brooke Trossen  ran a time of 19:07 over the 5000m course to win the race.  Sophia Gamboa came in third place in a field of 94 runners.  Behind her in fourth place was Frannie Lang.  Also scoring for the Lancers were Maya Pratt Freedman and Haley Gale.

Our boys team also won their race over 21 other schools. Tanner Penrose finished in second place in a field of 153 runners.  Right behind him in third place was Ben Baranski in a time of 17:42 over the 5000m course.  James Greer-Gentis and Carson Cook finished in the top fifteen.  The other scoring time for the Lancers was turned in by Alex Olmeta.

The Lancers will return to action, on Thursday, October 13 in their first Coastal League race.

Girls Volleyball

Our volleyball team was busy last week.  On Wednesday, September 28, the Lancers travelled to Santa Fe Christian where they lost 3-1 to the Eagles.  Bea Thomas was the kill leader with 8 and Sophia Galdamez led the team in digs with 12.

On Friday, the Lancers played in day one of pool play in the Scripps Ranch Tournament.  The Lancers opened with a 17-25, 25-20, 7-15 loss to Mt. Carmel.  Maggie Oswald led the team with 11 kills.  Next  was a 27-25, 20-25, 7-15 loss to San Dieguito.  Sophia Galdamez finished with 8 kills and 10 digs.  Maggie Oswald also had 8 kills.  The Lancers finished the night with a 25-18, 25-12 victory over Christian.  The kill leader as Bea Thomas with 7 and Sophia Galdamez had 6 digs.

On Saturday, the Lancers won all four of their matches to win the Silver Division of the Scripps Ranch Tournament.  In the first round the Lancers defeated Vista 26-24, 22-25, 15-8.  In the quarterfinals, the Lancers dispatched of Mira Mesa 25-20,25-18 on the Marauders home court. The Lancers continued to roll in the semifinals,  defeating Mission Hills 25-23,14-25,15-13.  The victory set up a rematch with Christian in the finals, which saw the Lancers defeat the Patriots 25-21, 25-22 for the tournament title.  Bea Thomas was on the all tournament team.


Our football team lost 55-24 to Horizon on Friday, September 30, at Balboa Stadium.  The Lancers jumped out to a early 7-0 lead, but the Panthers scored on a long pass play late in the first quarter and never looked back.

Lancer quarterback, Ryan Sanborn completed 6 of 14 pass attempt for 72 yards and a TD.  Ryan Zupkas carried the ball 37 times for 201 yards and 2 TD’s.  Jonathan Gordon had 4 catches for 57 yards and a TD.  Cam Miller led the defense with 10 tackles. Bryan Shaw caused a fumble and Russell Childs recovered it.  Finally, Ryan Sanborn averaged 41.4 yards on his 5 punts and he made a 34 yard field goal.

The Lancers will be back in action when they travel to the Army-Navy Academy in Carlsbad on Friday, October 7.  Game time is 7pm.   

Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

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San Diego, CA 92103

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