It was a beautiful bright sunny afternoon! LA had finally shaken off the oppressing heat to deliver a perfect day for a soccer game! Parents lined the benches as both teams went through their warm up drills. All the kids from PILGRIM and CEE looked raring to go! Read more
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Get Ready this Summer! Try Outs Start in the Fall!
We are excited to announce the inception of a new sports league for the participating schools in the Hollywood/Wilshire area. This league will be for our 4th -6th Graders in the sports Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball. Read more
So the Huskies had one more opportunity to square off against Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) on the Volleyball Court. It was a full house with parents eagerly waiting for the games to begin! With one match under their belts both teams came ready to play! Read more
Sam Ashbrook stunned the Pilgrim team in the first 2 minutes of the match with a surgical goal assisted from a sublime pass from Jackie Zhang! Jackie Zhang went on to rack up 2 more goals carving through the Pilgrim defense. Pilgrim answered the challenge with 1 goal of their own. 3-1 at halftime.
The first minute of the second half Pilgrim gave the Huskies another scare, scoring a beautiful goal from outside the box making it a close nail biting 3-2 match.
But St James was ready as Jackie Zhang scored 2 more goals for a hat trick. In the final minutes Pilgrim scored but was quickly answered by one time laser strike by Coleman Park assisted from newcomer Conor Murphy as he threaded a pass from his own defensive end.
The team would not have survived the continual pressure applied by Pilgrim if it were not for the display of AMAZING teamwork by the Huskies. Our solid defense of Willa Mockler, Fiona Loughran, Patrick Hindman anchored by Coleman Park created THE GREAT WALL that Pilgrim could not scale. A special note: The girls showed great courage, never turning away from any of the the Pilgrim boys’ challenge stripping the ball away from the oncoming strikers.
Our mid-fielders Shine Park, Jamieson Park, and newcomer Alex Morrison had the task of both offense and defense creating that transition game from defense to offense. Soccer matches are won and lost in the midfield and the Huskies howled their way to victory!!!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST WIN AGAINST PILGRIM!
Final score 6-3
We are very happy to report that our first Volleyball match against TIOH (Temple Israel of Hollywood) was a success! TIOH hosted the game at their school. And once we got the parking figured out and chairs for the parents set up, the kids were warmed up and ready to go!
We set this match up like we do for our soccer games, a practice-game hybrid. Putting the teams in a game setting was the perfect way to get the students all fired up, teach them the rules of the game, positioning and communication. The players had the opportunity to practice the skills that they’ve been learning and apply it in a game setting under pressure.
The first set we played rally scoring to 25, win by 2 points. A point is scored on each play. If the ball is served out or into the net, the other team gets the serve and a point. The players were allowed 2 tries at serve if necessary. STJ won this easily 25 to 10.
The second set wasn’t going to be as easy. This time we played with no do overs for serving. TIOH returned to the court full of fire and determination. This was a great game! We were treated to several nail biting volleys that went back and forth at least 4-5 times! STJ’s Sekai Beard was given a beautiful set (by the other team) and took full advantage of the opportunity performing a beautiful spike, putting the Huskies one step closer to match. But TIOH rallied and were neck and neck for about 10 points! Remember you have to win by 2, so the score see-sawed between game point and match point with TIOH finally beating STJ 27-25!
We were allowed a little extra time to play a tie breaker to 15. Hats off to Husky, Valeria Barientos for her serving streak that helped the Huskies win 15-3 and taking the Match winning 2 out of 3 sets. Extra thanks to Coach Jimmy and Coach Becky for their coaching and support.
I also want to point out that unlike soccer it’s harder to pinpoint the key players like the goalie or the goal scorers. Volleyball is really a team sport. It’s not just the one that serves or spikes. It’s the team that talks to each other, tells each other when a ball is going out or to go for it if it’s in. Everyone rotates and plays every position. The best teams are the ones that support and talk to each other. And I saw a good amount of that on the court this week!
Good job everyone!
It was beautifully clear and sunny Spring afternoon, May 3rd, 2015. Parents lined the benches to route their kids to victory! The St. James 1st to 3rd Graders prepared, once again to meet their rivals, Good Shepherd, on the pitch. Read more
Sunday, March 8
(K-3 Graders vs Good Shepherd)
It was an unseasonably warm spring Sunday and the Huskies were raring to go. The parents were very happy to be under the newly provide shade.
Officially St. James already claimed their victory as Good Shepherd came with only 3 players. Teams were split up and everyone had a great time. Both Coach Tony and Coach Kat worked on positioning with an emphasis on defending and marking up. The first half Nico Tsai and Conor Murphy scored one for each team. The second half Henry Miller and Nico scored for Good Shepherd.
Tuesday, March 10
(4-6 Graders v Pilgrim)
Once again into the breach! This time the Huskies traveled to Pilgrim School for an Away Game. With Marcel Pullard and Stephen Purdum switching off in goal and St. James back and midfield determined to mark up, we had a really close game!
The first half exciting and fast paced as Harry Robbins and Nico Tsai scoring the first two goals working in concert with Coco Kelly-Patino. Pilgrim’s lead scorer Angus Hillcrest answered back with a goal of his own, only to have Marcel and Nico score two more! Angus scored the last two goals before half with STJ leading 5-4.
The second half was yet another nail biter. Pilgrim managed to score 3 more goals and an own goal. Finishing the match at 6-7. The Huskies did an amazing job holding their own against an aggressive team. Extra thanks goes out to Coach Josef who refereed a fair game.