September 30 – The OVS middle and high school fall sports season began this past week with our soccer, volleyball, and cross country teams competing against other schools in the region.
At Lower, the middle school boys’ soccer team opened the season with a win over Santa Barbara Middle School 3-1. Eighth-grader Henry Fisher scored all three OVS goals and earned a celebratory ice bath after the game. The girls’ volleyball team also won 3-1 against SBMS, led by strong performances by Grace McHale and Sophia Valenzuela. The girls lost 0-2 against St. Raphael School, but are showing great potential as their skills develop. There are six more games this season following the fall camping trips. All future games start at 4:00 p.m. Please check the schedule for details.
At Upper, the high school girls traveled to Oak Grove for their first volleyball match of the season. The JV team won in 2 sets and varsity won in 3 sets. Meanwhile, the boys’ cross country team traveled to Cate School for a meet on September 28. They were joined by solo runner Gilim Bae, a member of last year’s CIF qualifying girls’ cross country team, who placed 19th in the field of 61 girls on the Cate’s three-mile course. The boys, led by juniors Jacob Tadlock (L14) and Erick Liang, show strong potential and are running hard in preparation for a tough fall schedule. The Spuds host the opening Condor League meet on Wednesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. on the always-tough Pi course at Upper Campus.