Heat wave made it a strange week for Cub Athletics but with some big wins
It has been a strange week and a half in Cubs Athletics. Due to the high temperatures, we have been forced to postpone or cancel practices and matches for cross country, golf and tennis—all of our outdoor sports. Then, oddly enough, on Tuesday, we were forced to postpone our Varsity volleyball match with Rio Hondo Prep due to a power outage on campus. Strange times indeed!
Despite the difficulties with the conditions, the Cubs did compete in some important, early season matches and races this week. On Tuesday, the cross country teams traveled to Palos Verdes (where it was about 20 degrees cooler) to compete in their season opener, the Prep League cluster meet, against the other five teams in the league. It was nice to take a break from 100 degree temperatures, but the course was very challenging, the most difficult course the Cubs will run on all season. And with more than half the team making their debut for the Cubs, there were a lot of question marks. However, the Cubs literally ran away from their competition in posting victories on both the Varsity and JV levels. In a sport where the lowest score wins, the Cubs scored 38 points, while the schools that took 2nd-4th scored 76, 87 and 89 points respectively. The Cubs were led by Jayde Lim '24, who placed 4th overall. In the JV race, the Cubs were even more dominant, placing five runners in the top-7 overall and winning the meet with only 25 points. Lara Georgian '25 paced the Cubs with her 3rd place finish. They will run next week in the Woodbridge Invitational, one of the largest cross country meets in the country each season.
The volleyball program continued their hot start to the 2022 season. Before the power went out on Tuesday, the Frosh/Soph and JV teams both were able to pick up wins over Rio Hondo Prep. Coupled with yesterday's wins over Pasadena Poly—the Frosh/Soph team is now 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Prep League, while the JV team is 7-1 overall and 5-0 in league. Frosh/Soph will compete in the Crescenta Valley HS tournament tomorrow. The Varsity volleyball team has been dealing with a variety of issues to get their games in. Games have been canceled due to COVID outbreaks at another school and then this week the power outage forced the postponement of another game. Last night, however, it was a matchup of the two best teams in the Prep League (who also tied for the 2021 league title), as Pasadena Poly came into the Cubs Cave. Poly entered the match with a perfect 8-0 record. In fact, Poly had not even lost a set in any of their eight matches this season. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead in the first set and never looked back. The Cubs won sets one and two, then dropped set three, before winning the 4th set before a raucous crowd. The win improves the Varsity record to 6-1, 4-0 in league. The two teams will meet again at Poly on 10/3 in what is sure to be another great match.
Golf and Tennis both had the week off from competition as they dealt with the heat, however, all four teams will be back in action next week! Check out the schedules on the Mayfield Athletics site and follow along for live results on our Twitter feed. And don't forget to become a supporter of the Booster Club and make your donation today! See you at a game. GO CUBS!
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.