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.
Both volleyball teams saw action Saturday morning. The 6-7 grade team opened the day off with a three set match against a 5-1 team from St. Patrick. The girls played one of their best matches but came up just a little short. They then took on a talented team from Blessed Sacrament and dropped that match in two sets. The eighth grade team remained undefeated as they downed Blessed Sacrament in two sets. They also got a forfeit victory over St. Margaret Mary who was down to just three players for games today. The two wins raises their record to 8-0 Next week will be the final regular season matches. The Eighth Grade Team will be at Collegiate for their matches.They will play Holy Savior at 8:30 and Magdalen at 10:10. The 6-7 Grade Team will have their matches at St.Thomas.They will be playing St. Mary Derby at 11:00 and St.Anne at 12:40.
Due to a lack of numbers, St. Margaret Mary had to forfeit their matches on Saturday. The eighth grade team will just have the 10:10 match with Blessed Sacrament. There will be no 12:40 match.
The boys soccer team took an early 1-0 lead in their game versus the Classical School but were not able to hold on and fell 2-1. The boys had a number of good looks at goals in the second half but all just missed. The team will have a home game on Thursday against the Wichita Warriors. It will be at Holy Cross and begin at 4:30
The volleyball teams were both in action. The sixth and seventh grade team dropped two close three set matches at S.E.A.S. The first was against St. Mary-Newton and the second St. Margaret Mary. The eighth grade team upped its record to 6-0 with two set victories over a previously undefeated St.Mary Derby and the second over St. Mary Newton.Both teams will be in action next Saturday. The 6-7 Grade team will be at Holy Cross and play St. Patrick at 8:30 and Blessed Sacrament at 9:20. The eighth graders will have their matches at St. Thomas. They will play Blessed Sacrament at 10:10 and St. Margaret Mary at 12:40.
Saturday our 8th Grade Volleyball Team racked up two wins in games played SEAS. In the first match the team defeated St. Jude and the continued their winning ways with a victory over Resurrection. The 6-7 grade played hard but came up short in their matches against St. Peter and St. Thomas. This coming week will be jam packed as the teams work around Outdoor Ed. Both volleyball teams will practice tomorrow and Tuesday, 3:45-5:30. The soccer boys will practice tomorrow and have a game Tuesday with Central Christian. That game will start at 4:00 and the boys will be released at 3:10 and depart at 3:20 for the game at C.C.A. Next Saturday the volleyball teams will be back in action. The 6-7 team will have their matches at S.E.A.S. and will play St. Mary Newton at 8:30 and St. Margaret Mary at 11:00. The eighth graders will play at St. Francis taking on St. Mary-Derby at 12:40 and then go up against St. Mary-Newton at 2:20. Thanks to all volleyball parents who helped the concession stand on Saturday. I really appreciate you taking the time to help out on a day when we had no teams playing at Holy Cross. Also soccer parents will be helping count the fall fundraiser turn-in tomorrow.