The Falcons opened up a three game home stand tonight taking on Odyssey Institute and once again has continued improving on offense. The Falcons dropped the match, 3-0. Tonight’s standouts were Jaci Norton with six kills while Emily Wales added another five kills and five aces. “Our defense played tough, but it is hard to stop ball being hit over the block. We will had some chances and hung tough against a very strong opponent,” said Coach Dan.
Tonight North Pointe traveled to Queen Creek taking on Casteel losing, 3-0. It was a strong rebound from the previous game, as the Falcons played strong defense and had long rally after long rally. Abby Rice and Jaci Norton led the way with four kills a piece, and Jaci Norton also added a pair of aces. “Overall, the score didn’t reflect how well they played together. It was statistically our best game of the season, we just weren’t able to close out points,” said Coach Dan.
Tonight North Pointe’s JV Volleyball team fell to another very good team at Casteel High School, 2-0. Casteel’s serves caused us the Falcons problems and we just couldn’t stop them. North Pointe showed great serves of our own from Gen Agsaulio, Gabbie Garcia, Shavonne Street, Haley Flannagan, and Madi Honesto. Shavonne Street had an outstanding block against Casteel. “We’ll keep trying and working to get better,” said coach Keith.
The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to the Panthers by a score of 16-6. The offense was led by Kevin Valenzuela who tossed a 96 yard touchdown pass to Corey Hines. Defensively, linebacker Devin Covarrubias led the charge with an interception that helped spark the team. “Overall, I found some great things to build on, but we also have a lot to work on as we prepare to face Trivium next week,” Coach Scott said after the game.
Today the Falcon Cross Country team ran in the Fountain Hills Invitational at Fountain Hills Park. Nearly everyone on the team improved their times from last week. For the boys Israel Hurtado improved his time by over two minutes. Freshman Kevin Medina had a great run with a time of 23:16. For the girls Alena Cass improved by over six minutes and Faith Guy improved by almost four. “We have another meet on Wednesday that we hope to continue seeing better times,” said Coach Harrison.
The North Pointe Jr. High Cross Country team competed well in their first meet of the season at Espee Park. 7th grader Nico Gamboa led the boys with a 2-mile time of 15:06, and 8th grader Kailyn Banks led the girls with a time of 15:47. “It was a great start to the season, and I look forward to seeing them improve each meet,” said Coach Stephenson.