A Sacramento Country Day School Newspaper

The Octagon

Varsity girls find chink in Buckingham Knights’ armor, make comeback of the century

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Date: Sept. 19   Opponent: Buckingham Charter Magnet High School   Final score: 3-2 Cavs’ victory.   Game synopsis: The girls’ varsity volleyball team lost the first two sets but were able to pick up their game in the second half, taking the last three sets and wi...

Varsity girls have ‘outstanding’ game despite losing to tough opponent

Varsity girls have ‘outstanding’ game despite losing to tough opponent

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It's games like these that are not only fun but give us the opportunity to grow as a team,” said sophomore Jewel Turner in response to the varsity volleyball team’s defeat by Woodland Christian School on Sept. 18. The game started off neck-and-neck in the beginning of the first set. ...

Expectations meet reality as JV volleyball loses to Woodland Christian

Expectations meet reality as JV volleyball loses to Woodland Christian

Bri Davies, Social Media Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Right off the bat freshman Alexa Chertkov felt the pressure. “I was scared because I (had) heard (the Woodland Christian Cardinals) were a really good team,” Chertkov said. She knew going into the game that it was going to be a tough match, but watching them warm up only intimidated the Cavs more. This didn’t bode well for the JV girls. They started off the ga...

Varsity volleyball triumphs over Eagles after three close sets

Varsity volleyball triumphs over Eagles after three close sets

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Date: Sept. 13 Opponent: El Dorado Adventist School Eagles  Location: El Dorado Adventist School Final score: 3-0 First set: 25-18 Second set:  25-18 Third set: 25-23 Inside info from senior Lea Gorny: We won because we got some lucky serving streaks and the other team ...

Varsity team reaches new heights against formidable Foresthill girls

Varsity team reaches new heights against formidable Foresthill girls

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When senior Annya Dahmani first glimpsed Foresthill High School’s varsity volleyball team, she was intimidated. That’s because the undefeated Wildfires had significant height on the Cavaliers, including Dahmani, who stands at five feet four inches. However, once the Sept. 11 home game star...

JV team falls to Foresthill in close, hard-fought match

JV team falls to Foresthill in close, hard-fought match

Sarina Rye, Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The intense girls’ JV volleyball game against Foresthill High School began with a 4-point Foresthill run. As the set continued, the Cavs were close behind, usually lagging by 3-4 points as the audience anxiously watched. They eventually lost the first set, 17-25. However, the second set,...

Varsity girls triumph over Cristo Rey Saints

Varsity girls triumph over Cristo Rey Saints

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The varsity volleyball team dominated its first league game of the season on Sept. 8, when the girls defeated Cristo Rey High School, 3-0, at home. The energetic team was able to get a huge lead in the first set, crushing the Saints, 25-7. The second and third sets went very similarly, with the Cavs’ taking the second, 25-11, and ending the game in the third, ...

JV volleyball gets first win of season

JV volleyball gets first win of season

Mehdi Lacombe, Page Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After establishing a commanding lead in the first few minutes of the Sept. 8 game, the JV volleyball girls were shocked to see Cristo Rey High School bounce back, scoring 14 points to Country Day’s eight. However, the Cavs had already built up enough of a lead, allowing them to win the first set...

Varsity team defeats Mira Loma in preseason game

Varsity team defeats Mira Loma in preseason game

Anna Frankel, Page Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

The girls’ varsity volleyball team came out victorious for the second time this season when they defeated the Mira Loma High School varsity team, 3-0, on September 6 at home. The girls had a good start, winning their first set, 25-19. They then defeated their opponents in the second se...

After winning first set, JV volleyball falls to Mira Loma

After winning first set, JV volleyball falls to Mira Loma

Bryce Longoria, Online Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

After winning their first set, 25-21, the girls’ volleyball team looked poised to take their first win of the season against the Mira Loma Matadors on Sept. 6. Unfortunately, like their first game, the momentum shifted in favor of the Matadors in the second set, 16-25. In the final set the girls were off to a competitive...