C-I Tennis opens with five victories

Bluejacket girls golf began the 2014 fall season by winning its first fiveteam matches, including going 2-0 at the North Branch Invitational on Saturday.

Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis seniors Emily Baker (left) and Jade Lamb took third place at first doubles in the Delano/Orono Invitational.  Photo submitted

Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis seniors Emily Baker (left) and Jade Lamb took third place at first doubles in the Delano/Orono Invitational. Photo submitted

In that tourney, the Cambridge-Isanti girls began by defeating Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 6-1. Winning their matches at singles were Jade Newman (6-1, 6-0), Kate Hanson (6-0, 6-1), Abby Schoeneck (6-0, 6-0) and Emily Baker (6-0, 6-0). Taking doubles matches against the Lumberjacks were Emily Logan & Lili Marlton (6-4, 6-1) and Abby Benson & Shelby Parent (6-2, 6-1).

In the afternoon, the Bluejackets worked past Andover for a 4-3 win. Gaining points at singles were Newman (6-3, 6-3), Hanson (6-4, 6-1) and Baker (6-2, 6-1). Adding the clincher at No. 3 doubles were Benson & Parent (6-3, 4-6, 11-9).

“It was a big day for our team. We were playing without a key veteran, but we still pulled out two important section wins,” noted C-I Coach Lee Orvik. “Defeating a very good Andover team was extremely exciting for our team. The girls stepped up to the challenge and played with a lot of heart. I’m very proud of their drive and their desire to improve every day.”

The C-I girls opened the season Aug. 19 with a home invitational. They held off Hibbing 6-1, followed by a 6-1 victory over Hermantown. Winning both their matches at singles were Newman and Hanson. Sweeping their doubles matches on the day were Baker & Jade Lamb, Logan & Marlton, and Benson & Kenzie Niedzielski.

• In between, the Bluejackets also placed seventh at the Aug. 21 Delano/Orono Invitational. Baker and Lamb led the squad by placing third in the No. 1 doubles brackets, posting wins over duos from Forest Lake and Osakis. Placing fourth in singles were Hanson at second singles and Kosel at third singles. Delano won the team total at the invite, and Princeton placed second.

• The Bluejackets kept on their roll with a 4-3 win over tough Foley in non-conference play Aug. 26. Newman (6-1, 6-7, 6-3), Hanson (6-4, 6-4) and Kosel (6-4, 6-2) picked up singles victories on the Falcons, with the fourth point coming from Lamb & Baker in doubles (6-4, 2-6, 7-5).

Coach Orvik:  “Foley had already defeated two very good AA teams, Alexandria and Monticello, both by the score of 5-2.  They had been ranked in the Class A top 10 in the latest poll…

“…The girls again proved their strength of heart by stepping up their play against a very good team. This was another excellent team effort with all of the girls giving it all they had; they all played well. Jade Newman, Kate Hanson, and Tori Kosel played gutsy singles matches to defeat tough opponents.  Emily Baker and Jade Lamb continued to play solidly at first doubles.”

 

C-I Volleyball beats Mounds View

Cambridge-Isanti volleyball was invited to attend the 1st Annual Breakdown Side Out Classic hosted at Hopkins H.S. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Bluejackets were among the winners that day when they swept Mounds View 25-15, 25-12, 25-18.

Claire Sheehan led the attack with 17 kills for the Bluejackets. Following her were Korbyn Felde (9 kills), Chloey Sheehan (3 kills) and Sydney Larkin (3 kills). Larkin dished out 25 assists, while Claire Sheehan and Larkin finished with 16 and 13 digs on defense.

 

C-I Soccer teams  get underway

The Cambridge-Isanti boys soccer squad also kicked off it season last week with two games. On Aug. 21, the Bluejackets fell to Duluth Denfeld 2-1. But the squad rebounded nicely with a 4-1 victory over St. John’s Prep on Saturday afternoon.

The Cambridge-Isanti girls got in their first game on the road Aug. 23, falling to Sauk Rapids-Rice 4-0.

 

CC teams at Olson

The Cambridge-Isanti boys varsity finished third at the Aug. 25 Olson Invite at Milaca, led by Henry Boettcher placing second. C-I’s Bree Erickson placed fourth among varsity girls.

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