As the team nears League Finals, it holds a 2-2 league record.
Against Laguna, the surf team triumphed with a score of 81-67 on Tuesday, Oct. 15. In men’s shortboard, sophomore Micah Abadie and Patrick O’Connor took first, and freshman Zachary Perry and junior Chris Leone placed second. In men’s longboard, O’Connor took the win once again, and freshman Callan Emery and junior Matt Massey finished shortly after, in second and fourth place.
“The conditions for the contest were a little small,” O’Connor elaborated, “but every now and then, there were some nugs [waves] that were super ripable.”
The women’s shortboard heat had similar success. Sophomore Ryann Daly finished first, and sophomore Cascia Collins and freshman Caydence Lansford followed in fifth and sixth, respectively.
On her win, Daly commented, “I am stoked about this win! Laguna had some really good surfers, and I am pumped to have gotten a couple waves. They are always a fun school to compete against because it’s usually pretty tight.”
Originally scheduled on Monday, Sept. 30, the competition against San Clemente was moved up to Wednesday, Oct. 9. Unfortunately, the team lost 69-79, but there were some strong wins. O’Connor once again placed first in both men’s shortboard and longboard, and Daly also dominated in women’s shortboard.
The surfing conditions were moderate as the waves were pretty small. However, the sets that did come through “were fun and definitely offered some good scores.”
Daly continued, “For league, I am looking forward to competing against all the girls from this season. I hope to make finals and try to continue surfing my best. This has been such a fun season, so I can’t wait to close it out with hopefully good results.”
At Salt Creek, the team played Laguna Beach on Thursday, Oct. 3, winning the competition with 77 points.
Abadie, O’Connor, and Caplinger won their individual heats for men’s shortboard, and Emery took first in men’s longboard. Junior Camryn Moscato placed first in women’s longboard, and Daly once again was victorious in women’s shortboard.
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