Reliving an exciting experience at CIF


Woodbridge varsity golf celebrates their victory for achieving second place in CIF

The 2014-15 sports season has drawn to an end, with several teams dominating the Pacific Coast League and continuing on with post-season success in CIF.
Girls basketball (20-8) had a successful run through league, capturing the Pacific Coast League title and advancing to the quarterfinals in CIF.
“They went into CIF as the first place team in the Pacific Coast League,” head coach Eric Bangs said. “Our first game was a win against Silverado High School, and we won the game 67-53. Annika Walker, our senior, had 21 points, and Jasmine Rachal, a freshman, had 18 points. We lost [against NorCo High School] with a final score of 58-38.”
Advancing to the quarterfinals in the highly competitive CIF post-season is a significant achievement and Bangs said he looks forward to next year’s team and season.
“Winning 20 games is a good marker, and we’ll have several returning players next year,” Bangs said. “We can always try to get a little better, but we had eight sophomores and freshmen on the team this year, so we had a very young team.”
Boys soccer (7-2-2) also captured the league title and advanced to CIF. Throughout the year, including preseason, the team made great strides and improved tremendously from last year, when they did not qualify for CIF.
The team, playing under the direction of new varsity coach Luis Barahona, won 4-3 in penalties in the first round of CIF, advancing to the second round where they were finally defeated. The season was a success, and Barahona said he looks forward to building on this momentum next season.
Boys golf (20-1) also won league for the second time in three years and advanced to the CIF Southern Section finals at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs. The team, ranked number one in Orange County, unfortunately fell three strokes short from further advancing to the state championship.
However, head coach Tracy Roberts said he is proud of how far his team has come.
“It was very bittersweet,” Roberts said. “I was very proud that they finished as runner-up and qualified for the CIF regionals. But at the same time it was very tough to see that we came up just a few strokes short of winning the championship.”
“It just wasn’t our day,” senior and co-captain Andy Bhushan said. “Still, this has been a memorable team and one that I will never forget.”