After two straight victories, Cedar Park Christian’s football squad suffered its first loss of the season against rival school Cascade Christian, falling 55-0 last Saturday.
Senior Josh Starbard remarks on this year’s team, “This year the team is coming together more as team that cares for each other.”
Coach Craig Shetterly says, ‘When you get a group of guys that genuinely cares about each other, they become awfully hard to beat. Look at it like a chain with 11 links because of 11 people on the field. Well, when one link fails, the chain breaks. It is the same on the field. If one of us fails, the team breaks. So when someone fails, we pick each other up to keep the chain intact.”
With numerous players out with the flu, and a few on the sidelines injured, Cedar Park fought to survive against University Prep last Tuesday. Through the 80-degree weather, both teams nailed shots, but with Cedar Park having a 12-4 shot advantage it was disappointing not adding a goal. Finally in overtime, U-Prep sought a chance and took it for a 1-0 victory over the Eagles.
In the second game of the week, the Eagles took on Bush at Marymoor Park. Junior goalkeeper Kari Johnson kept the Eagles in the game, by sacrificing her body shot after shot. Though Bush fought and scratched hard, Cedar Park held its own and played true soccer that night, even though the score remained 0-0.
Cedar Park volleyball also took its first loss of the season against Bellevue Christian on Wednesday. After playing four sets, in which they won two and lost two, they went on to lose in the fifth set, 15-13. Candice Whipple proved the Eagles’ intensity with 22 kills, 24 digs and three aces. With 38 assists and 24 digs, Lyndsay Palmer added points to the board, but not enough to instill a final victory.