The Falcons opened up their last home stand of the season hosting 6th ranked Valley Christian. North Pointe fought hard in each of the three games, but ultimately fell, 3-0. The team was led by Emma Wales with five kills, seven digs and Jaci Norton with five kills and five digs, and Abbie Barajas with four kills and an ace. “There is a reason Valley Christian is ranked so highly, they have a lot of weapons, and it was too much for us to overcome tonight. We played as a team, fought for everything and challenged them deep into the third game. We gave them everything we had, which is all we can ask for,” said Coach Walsh.
The North Pointe JV Volleyball lost in two straight games to Valley Christian. The JV started slow, then had some really good rallies. They played much better in game two but lost. Serving well tonight for North Pointe were: Gen Agsaulio, Kristen Ryba, Shavonne Street and Ayannah Glesmann. Shavonne Street contributed with two blocks. “We are getting a little better with each game and will continue to always work hard,” coach Keith.
Our North Pointe Falcon Football Team made the long trek to face the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks tonight and suffered a loss of 58-0. Defensively, the Falcons held Yuma Catholic to one score in the 2nd half and was led by Daniel Ritchie’s eight tackles and David Vargas’ six tackles. On offense, the Falcons had a balanced rushing attack with Joe Soriano leading the running back group with 30 rushing yards. Nijel Rosado added 29 yards on the ground and Daniel Ritchie had 22 yards. Quarterback Cylar Alley completed three of his four passes for 41 yards with the longest going to Nijel Rosado for 20 yards. After the game Coach Norris said, “As always, tonight was a learning experience for our young team. I see some fight in our players eyes and that is encouraging as a coach to know your players desire greatness. Even though our win/loss record does not reflect the hard work our young men have put in, I know in my heart that these difficult games will pay off in the future.”
North Pointe hosted ASU Prep for their last game before their tournament this weekend, and made it a clean sweep for the win. Game 1 was a point for trade off throughout most of the game, until your Falcons clinched it with the final three points. Game 2 the Falcons were down 11-18, and went on a run to go ahead 20-18, before finally winning 25-22. Game 3 the Falcons were in control the entire way, before closing it out 25-18. Emma Wales led the team with six kills and five Aces, while Jaci Norton added six kills and Abby Rice had five kills. “It was about finding ourselves again tonight, and they responded and had fun,” said Coach Walsh.
Cross Country had a meet at Cactus Shadows today against Cactus Shadows and Notre Dame Prep. Noah Stroupe got first for our boys today with a season best of 21:02. Matt Rice, Elijah Flannery, Kevin Medina, Minh Nguyen, Jacob Wood, Shane Morris, and Israel Hurtado all had their best times of the season. Paula Dellinger was first for our girls and got a new personal best with a time of 25:07. Emily Barkley,, Nydia Villegas and Kimberly Roche Montes also had their best times of the season. “It is great to see the team continuing to improve on their times as the season winds down. We will continue to work hard and hope to finish the season strong and see a few more personal bests,” said Coach Harrison.
The Lady Falcons A Team competed against North Phoenix Prep. They lost the double header 25-6, 25-8 and 25-9, 25-6. Vanessa Sempoalt contributed to the score with a couple of excellent serves. “The Falcons encouraged one another on the court and worked hard,” said Coach Erickson.