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This Week in Sports: Byes and Mixed Results (September 17 - 23)

Updated: Oct 1, 2023


This week in sports: byes and a mixed bag of performances for the Tesoro Athletics Department.


GIRLS TENNIS

Girls Tennis played their one and only match of the week at home against the Trabuco Hills Mustangs on Thursday, September 21.


Bouncing back from their previous matchup against Aliso Niguel High School in which they lost 1-17, the Lady Titans attempted to improve their league record to 1-1. Eager to win, the Titans emerged victorious against the Mustangs 7-11 improving their record to 4-2 (1-1) on the season.


Next week, Girls tennis plays at home against the Tritons of San Clemente in an important league match Tuesday, September 26.


GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL

Girls Flag Football played a two game series against the Mission Viejo Diablos.


The series started Monday, September 18 at Mission as the Titans looked to continue their league dominance. In a close, hard fought game, the Titans emerged victorious with a 13-7 victory.


Wednesday, September 20 marked the second game of the series -- this time at Titan Stadium. Tesoro started the scoring with a quick touchdown in the first quarter but no conversion. Following the touchdown, scoring would stagnate for both teams until the fourth quarter where the Diablos would score a touchdown. But, on the extra point, Mission threw an interception to senior Kennedy Proctor who returned the ball all the way to the other end zone for two points. Unfazed, Mission would get a stop on the Titans and score another touchdown and successfully convert the two point attempt to go up 14-8 with a few minutes remaining. Despite the momentum being against them, the Lady Titans rallied and scored a touchdown with a few minutes remaining. Unfortunately, due to an incomplete pass call that sparked controversy in the Tesoro fan section, the one-point conversion attempt was deemed no good, tying the game at 14 apiece until the end of regulation. In overtime, the Diablos would get a quick stop and then score a touchdown, winning the game 20-14 and handing the Titans their first league loss of the season as they fell to 6-2 (5-1).


Next week, our Lady Titans look to bounce back from the loss at mission as they take on the Aliso Niguel Wolverines in a two game series.


BOYS WATER POLO

Boys Water Polo played one game this week, taking on the Hawks of Laguna Hills in foreign waters on Thursday, September 21.


In a low scoring match, the Hawks came out swinging, scoring four times in the first quarter and two times in the second quarter, putting Laguna Hills up 6-1 at the half. The third quarter was the unusual scoreless quarter between both teams, and so the fourth quarter began 6-1 as well. Tesoro would rally this quarter, scoring four goals and only allowing one, but it was not enough for the victory, losing 5-7 and falling to 1-7 (0-0) on the season.


Next week, Boys Water Polo begins league play as they face off against the Wolverines of Aliso Niguel at home and the Diablos of Mission Viejo High School away.


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Girls Volleyball played only one match this week, facing Aliso Niguel on the Titans’ home court in a three-set match on Tuesday, September 19.


After losing to the Wolverines 3-0 in the previous matchup, Tesoro was eager to win. Unfortunately, the Lady Titans lost the first set 25-21 and then the second set 25-16. With a 2-0 set lead in the match, Aliso Niguel quickly wrapped up the third set winning 25-14 and handing Tesoro their 3rd league loss of the season as they fell to 9-11 (1-3) on the season.


Next week, Girls Volleyball travels to San Clemente and San Juan Hills to play two crucial league matches against the Tritons and Stallions.


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Boys Cross Country did not have any meets this week as the Varsity and Junior Varsity boys prepare for the Nike Portland 5K Invitational in Portland, Oregon.


GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Girls Cross Country also did not have any meets this week as the Varsity and Junior Varsity girls prepare for the Nike Portland 5K Invitational in Portland, Oregon.


BOYS FOOTBALL

Boys Football had their only bye of the season this week following their 31-14 Homecoming spoiler at Cypress High School.


Next week, the Titans head to San Juan Hills to take on the Stallions in the annual Battle of the Bell rivalry game.



That wraps up this week’s sports news and scores, come back next week to stay updated on all things Tesoro Athletics!


Did I miss your sport? Do I have incorrect information? Any questions or comments? Contact me at (949)-709-6086, rttrojak@gmail.com, or @rileytrojak on Instagram, and I’ll be sure to fix it!

Rankings and scores provided by MaxPreps.com. Cover photo from @tesoroaquatics on Instagram


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