This past week myself and our athletes have been road warriors with CCS Playoffs starting. Last Saturday our Volleyball team opened up CCS playoffs at Gonzalez High School. To keep the team motivated I offered to treat everyone to Taco Bell for team favorite Baja Blasts after the game. Mrs. CB walked into the gym with a smile on her face ready to root our team onto victory. Olivia Langridge '23 and Mia Gonzalez '23 also made the trip south to support our team. After the game Mrs. CB jokingly said we should be like the Warriors and pass out spirit shirts to all of our fans on Tuesday. I loved the idea, yet wasn't sure we would be able to pull it off in 24 hours. Our families spent more time on the road that day than we did in the gymnasium that evening but it was good momentum for Tuesday. Tuesday morning I started on the Central Coast and walked 9 holes with Eva Denten '23 and Jaylyn Remolona '24 as they competed in their CCS Championship. Later that evening we were some of the first in the gym laying out 150 spirit t shirts for our fans and team to wear for our first ever Black Out Theme game. We packed the stands and brought the energy in a straight set victory over Notre Dame Belmont. On Thursday we headed back down 101 for a semifinal match up with Carmel High School. I am superstitious and as a creature of habit we had sandwiches on the same picnic tables as last year when we made the trip to Carmel. After we won we headed to taco bell for more Baja Blasts. Looking forward to the CCS Championships tomorrow and hoping to celebrate with another round of Baja Blasts.
On Tuesday morning Eva Denten '23 and Jaylyn Remolona '23 competed in the CCS Golf Championships. They set out to Laguna Seca Golf Ranch for an 8:10 am and 8:20 am tee time. They started on the 10th tee and took on the most challenging holes while the sun was still shinning. Both Eva Denten '23 and Jaylyn Remolona '24 scored a 93 and finished in the top half of 119 golfers.
On Saturday Mercy Volleyball headed south to Gonzalez High School. While the Spartans packed the stands Mercy dominated the evening with a score of 25-9, 25-14, 25-9.
On Tuesday Mercy headed to Notre Dame Belmont for our first ever Black Out. In a sea of black our team and fans brought the energy and Mercy came out strong with a 25-17 first set. In the second set Notre Dame Belmont tried to mount a comeback, however late in the second set Mercy took control 25-22. The third set was all Mercy as they swept Notre Dame Belmont 25-19. On Thursday Mercy hit the road again to play the number 1 seed Carmel High School. Our girls are road tested and passed the test. The team came out strong in the first set and rolled to a quick 25-18 first set victory. Mercy continued to apply pressure in the second set winning 25-20. The third set was close to begin with but Mercy completed the sweep with another 25-20.