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This Week in Sports: Girls Flag Football Shines (September 3 - 9, 2023)


Senior Bella Enciso, Junior Alison Kellerman, and Senior Josi Poston congratulate Senior Katherine Le after a touchdown at El Toro


This week in sports: girls flag football looks strong, but boys football struggles.


GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL

Girls flag football won both games in their league series against El Toro. On Tuesday, September 5, the girls traveled to El Toro High School to take on the Chargers. Rebounding from their loss against the nationally ranked #1 Newport Harbor the week before, our Lady Titans led by quarterback Alison Kellerman got it done with a 19-10 victory.


The next day, the Titans had their home opener against the same Chargers team, but this time their victory would not come as easily. The Titans struck first thanks to Kellerman’s jump ball pass to Josi Poston at the back of the end zone followed by a successful one point conversion. After a score and missed conversion from both sides, the score was 6-13 until the Chargers intercepted the ball and successfully returned it for six points. The Titans defense stopped the conversion attempt, and no more points were scored, ending the game 12-13 Titans.


The Girls Flag Football team is now 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in league play as they prepare for their series against 0-2 Capistrano Valley next week.


“I love playing football with my friends who play different sports. It is so much fun and a really great feeling to be making history at Tesoro,” said middle linebacker and quarterback Kiara Cisneros.


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Girls Volleyball played one match and a tournament this week, winning two and losing one. On Tuesday, September 5, they traveled to Trabuco Hills High School and faced the Mustangs for a three set match. Losing their first and second sets to the Mustangs 22-25 and 24-26, our Titans got caught into a difficult two set hole. Tesoro rallied back, winning the next two sets 25-19 and 25-21 respectively, forcing a fifth and final set. With the momentum on their side, our Lady Titans came away with the 15-13 set victory and a match win.


Three days later, Tesoro suited up for a tournament of three set matches. In their first game, the Titans made quick work of the Laguna Beach Breakers, winning the first two sets and the match with scores of 25-17 and 25-19 respectively.


The Titans moved on to face the Ontario Christian Knights. The Titans won the first set 28-23, but the Knights responded with a 28-23 victory of their own on the second set, forcing a third set. Tesoro went on to lose this set 9-15 and therefore the match, ending their tournament and pushing their overall record to 7-6.


Next week, the girls begin league play against San Juan Hills High School and Dana Hills High School.


GIRLS TENNIS

Girls Tennis played their only match of the week on Thursday, September 7 at Capistrano Valley High School. The away court posed no threat or challenge to the Lady Titans as they won 10-8, pushing their overall record to 3-1.


Next week, the tennis team begins league games against Aliso Niguel High School and Trabuco Hills High School.


BOYS FOOTBALL

Boys football played their second home game of the season against the La Serna Lancers. As the game began, the yellow “Minion Out” crowd rallied for the Titans. La Serna struck first with a touchdown, but Tesoro quickly responded with a 57-yard completion from quarterback Cash O’Byrne to running back Lance Guerrero for a touchdown. Unfortunately, this was the last time the game would be close. The Lancers proceeded to outscore the Titans 23-3 over the next 30 minutes of play forcing three turnovers and recovering an onside kick. In the fourth quarter, O’Byrne completed a 34-yard pass to Campbell Schamel for a touchdown. After Guerrero knocked the PAT through, the score was 30-17, which would remain for the remainder of the game. Tesoro is now 2-2 on the season, but still boasts a positive point differential of +9.


Next week, football plays an away match against a strong Cypress High School team, hoping to bounce back from this week’s loss.


BOYS WATER POLO

Boys Water Polo did not play any matches this week.


CROSS COUNTRY

Although some invitationals took place, neither the boys team nor the girls team ran as both teams are preparing for the largest high school cross country meet in the country next week.


That does it for this week’s sports news and results, be sure to check in next Monday for more sports scores!


Did I miss your sport or 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 @tesorogirlsflagfootball on Instagram


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