Winter sports will begin practices next week. We also will have a parent meeting on Wednesday 6:30-7:00. The schedule of practices for the teams is as follows Cheerleaders: Monday and Friday 3:30-5:30 Girls Basketball: Monday and Tuesday 3:30-5:30 Thursday 5:30-7:30 Boys Basketball: Tuesday 5:30-7:30, Thursday 3:30-5:30 Friday 3:30-5:00
The boys soccer team defeated C.C.A. in an exciting game for the K.C.A.A. tournament championship. The game was a great defensive battle by the Eagles as they game ended knotted at 0-0 at the end of regulation. During the two five minute overtime halves defense once again was the story as several key saves kept the score at 0-0. That left things to be settled with penalty kicks and at that the Eagles were perfect as they scored on their first three kicks and they held the Lions to just one goal in four attempts.
The boys soccer team played one of their games of the season and were rewarded with 2-1 victory over top seeded Classical in the KCAA soccer tournament. The team scored both their goals in the first half and had a number of other near misses in the game. The aggressive offense and tough defense led the way the win.The team will play C.C.A. Friday at 5:15 for the championship. The tournament is being played at C.C.A. so come out and cheer the team on as they go for the crown. There is no admission charge for the games.
The 6-7 grade volleyball team opened the C.S.A.L. volleyball tournament with a match against All Saints. The Cougars had tied for first place in league play and our girls were not able to pull the upset despite a great effort and having fun playing and competing together. With the loss the team will play tomorrow at 6:30.
Both the 8th grade and 6-7 grade volleyball teams played well in their final regular season games. The eighth graders began the day with a two win over Holy Savior. The girls started out a little slow but soon took control of the match. The win made their record 9-0 and set things up for a showdown with Magdalen. In that game the Eagles took an early lead in the first set but saw the Mustangs come back for the win. The second set was the reverse as the girls finished strong to tie the match at 1-1. The third was a back and forth set but in the end the Eagles came up short 13-15 to suffer their first loss of the season. The 6-7 team had a close hard fought three set match with St. Mary Derby. The Eagles jumped out to a quick lead only to have the Bobcats fight back to win the set. The Eagles fought hard and took control late to win the second set. The third set was close but the St. Mary was able to hold off a late rally by Holy Cross to win the match. In the second match against St. Anne the girls fought hard and played well at times but ended up losing the two sets. Both teams will begin tournament play next week. I will post the schedules as soon as they become available.
The boys soccer team had a great game today as they defeated the Wichita Defenders 2-1 in a game play at the AYSO field. The boys scored first only to see the Defenders tie the game at the start of the second half. The Eagles answered with a goal and then played strong defense to secure the win. The team will have their final game of the regular season next Thursday against the Wichita Warriors with a 4:30 game also at AYSO.
With Saturday being the final regular season volleyball matches, next week will be the start of the post-season tournaments. While we will not know exact time or even day the tournament will begin until Sunday night, I can tell you that the seventh grade tournament is being hosted by St. Peter Schulte. The first evening of matches will be Tuesday October 9. All opening round games will be played either then or on Wednesday. There are 16 teams in this double elimination tournament which will conclude October 18. The eighth grade tournament is being hosted here at Holy Cross. The first day of those matches is Thursday October 13 and will also be played on Saturday the 15th and finish up the following Monday and Tuesday. Once brackets are finalized I will send them out to parents and post them here as well.
The boy's soccer team dropped a hard fought game to the Classical School in the final home game of the season on Monday. It was a tight first half but Classical pulled away in the second half for a 4-0 victory. The B-Team played a third half game and the young team played well and showed how much they have improved during the season with a 1-0 loss. The team has two remaining regular season game both on Thursday and both at the A.Y.S.O. field. This week they will take on the Wichita Defenders in a game with a 5:00 start. Then on the 11th they will finish the regular season with a game with the Wichita Warriors. This is a make-up game for one scheduled earlier in the season but was rained out. It will start at 4:30.