Cathedral CYO 8th Grade Champions 6 Year Sweep!


11-8-spike-cathedral-championsCathedral Coaches: Christian Buchholz & Megan Aguon.  Players: Alison, Cierra, Claire, Meaghan, Scout, Grace, Abigail & Ava.

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St. Cecilia Coaches: Francis Brown, Hannah Brown, Kelly Larson, Mary Massey.  Players: Sydney, Emma, Grace, Mackenzie, Zoe, Emma, Grace, Emelia, Megan, Lauren.

Game Highlights:

St. Cecilia jumped out to a quick lead and Cathedral, five time defending CYO Championship team quickly tied it up at 8-8.  Cathedral began pouring it to St. Cecilia and a timeout was called at 20 – 10 Cathedral.  Not satisfied with a 10 point lead, Cathedral let St. Cecilia back into the game closing in at 18 – 24 Cathedral. A missed spike by St. Cecilia went out of bounds giving Cathedral the first game 25 – 18.

Game 2 Cathedral started strong and never let St. Cecilia back into the game.  The game however was fantastic volleyball played by two teams filled with players who have developed skills to a very high level.  We will see many of them on high school teams next year without a doubt.  Congratulations to the CYO coaches who have worked with the girls over the years to develop them to this level.  A wonderful game to watch! Cathedral 25 – 16.

CYO 7th Grade Girls – St. Joseph Takes it in Two


9-7-spike-st-joseph-championsSt. Joseph, Vancouver, WA Coaches: Casey Moltrum & Eileen Stemple.  Players: Alyssa, Caroline, Sydney, Rylie, Tyra, Lauren, Renee, Bridget, and Taylor.

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Cathedral Portland, OR. Coaches: Fergie Bush, Tully Bush and Patrick Ryan.  Players: Maisie, Nathalie, Chloe, Harper, Elliott, Alli, Madeleine, Avery, Lily and Maggie.

Game Highlights:

St. Joseph jumped to an early lead in game one and and did not look back, winning the game by 18 points.  Cathedral got on the stick in game 2 and reminded St. Joseph’s they had history at the CYO Championship tournament with an early 8-4 lead.  St. Joseph’s not willing to lay down and take it, fought back every inch of the way to a 15 – 15 tie.  Cathedral went ahead by three and St. Joseph tied it up at 22.  St. Joseph had Cathedral on the ropes at 24 – 23 with the serve. Lauren Stemple served the final ball and scored for St. Joseph and the CYO Championship.  A great game by both teams.

Both teams have high school varsity potential and we will see them playing for local high schools in the future for sure.