Prep Wrapup: SI’s Murphy and Hacker win first WCAL cross country meet

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Cross Country: WCAL I Meet

St. Ignatius runners Ciaran Murphy (boys) and Kendall Hacker (girls) won both individual varsity races at the first West Catholic Athletic League cross country meet, but the Wildcats fell just short in each team competition, behind Bellarmine in the boys race and Mitty in the girls.

Murphy finished 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher with a time of 15:52 on the 3.1-mile course at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, while Hacker finished 43 seconds ahead of the pack with a time of 18:48.

St. Ignatius senior Thomas Sayre was the only other SI boy in the top 10, with a fifth-place time of 16:30. The SI girls had two other top-10 finishers in Ana Duffy (fifth, 20:23) and Jackie Martinez (ninth, 20:37).

Sacred Heart Cathedral junior Brendan Foti led the Irish in the boys race with a 21st-place finish (17:42) and Riordan’s top finisher was Rouhani Gabriel (40th, 18:46). Sacred Heart finished fifth as a team in the boys race and Riordan finished seventh.

On the girls side, the Irish were paced by senior Emily Hipp (12th, 21:03) and finished fifth overall as a team.

Boys Soccer: University 4, Urban 1

University junior Josiah Corbus was the difference for the Red Devils (9-4-2, 4-2-0), scoring three goals in the win. Fellow junior Sam Reyes scored the other University goal and assisted on two of Corbus’ scores.

Girls Water Polo: St. Ignatius 16, Notre Dame (Belmont) 2

The Wildcats (4-7, 1-3) jumped out to an 8-1 in the first quarter to secure their first WCAL win of the season over the Tigers (0-7, 0-4). Senior Carla Tocchini led all scorers with four goals, senior Susan Providenza and junior Audrey Murray added three goals apiece, and Catherine Summa and Fiona Shorrock finished with two goals each.

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  1. I’m liking the cross country article. I’m pretty sure the next WCAL race is in GGP. SI may have a shot at beating the bells. They have a freshman that didn’t race who is supposed to be pretty good.

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