The St. Dominic Savio Eagle football team opened the 2015 season at home in grand style with a 27-13 win over San Antonio Cornerstone Christian.
The Eagles were dominant on both sides of the ball as the offense rolled up over 400 yards of total offense, and the defense came up with big plays to thwart Cornerstone drives. Senior running back George Miksch was a workhorse for the Eagles carrying the ball and rushing for over 100 yards, and senior QB J.R. Flores threw two touchdown passes to senior Marty Sedlacek. Sedlacek was also a force on defense coming up with two interceptions.
Coach Gutilla said, "The win was a great way to start, and we had a number of players step it up, but it was our offensive and defensive lines that should get the credit for giving us the spark we needed." Leading the charge was senior Simon Scales and junior Will Bradley. Coach Gutilla was also pleased with the performance of kicker Santi Sustaeta. "It was Santi's first football game ever, and he did a great job filling in for injured returning kicker Victor Martinez."
This Friday the Eagles will head north on I-35 for a 7:30 showdown with arch-rival Waco Reicher. The Cougars lost their opener to Regents. The Eagles have revenge on their minds after last year's 13-6 loss to Reicher.
Last night the Lady Eagles volleyball team swept San Juan Diego Catholic High School three sets to none, advancing to 5 wins for the season.
Caleigh Johnson & Sarah Greiner put 7 kills to the floor each.
Olivia Ramirez had 12 digs.
Brooke Price had 14 assists.
Sarah Greiner had 8 aces.
The Lady Eagles have 2 more home matches this week. The theme for tonight's match being Nerd Night as they take on Lago Vista. Thursday night get your groove on for Disco Night as the Lady Eagles square off against the Austin Royals.
Come on out and cheer your Lady Eagles on!
The Volleyball home opener on Wednesday night was Hawaiian Night as the Savio Lady Eagles volleyball team said "Aloha" making history with their victory over St. Andrews in four sets. Until last night, no Savio volleyball team had defeated St. Andrews.
The Lady Eagles defense was scintillating, including 2 triple blocks and a whopping 91 Digs!
Junior Middle Blocker Caleigh Johnson put the roof down with 3 blocks as well as sophomore Libero Olivia Ramirez keeping the floor clean with 29 tenacious digs. Senior Setter Sarah Greiner and Freshmen Setter Brooke Price combined to dish out 38 assists on offense--every player on the team earned kills in a balanced attack.
False meteor showers were reported as Sophomore Isabella Young served up 5 aces while Junior Outside Hitter Maddie Miksch hammered 13 kills to the deck. Senior Middle Blocker Christionna Hawkins was free swingin' and high flyin', spiking for over a .250 hitting efficiency and raised the iron curtain with 2 blocks.
The Lady Eagles next match is away against San Juan Diego on Monday. The next home match is Nerd Night on Aug. 25th when the Lady Eagles square off against Lago Vista. So, get your geek on and get out to the home match next week!
On Wed. July 29th, Sr. Maria Catherine, who taught English at Savio 2012-13, made her Perpetual Vows as a Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The next day, the postulants of the Dominican Sisters received the habit and their religious names, so we’d like to introduce our Savio alumnae, Sister Maria Reginald Aanstoos and Sr. Monica Marie Lynk, pictured here with Sr. Maria Catherine. Sr. Maria Reginald is named for Blessed Reginald, OP, an early Dominican, and Sr. Monica Marie is named for St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine.
Other Savio Sisters gathered with these Sisters during the festivities: Sr. Maria Guadalupe, Sr. John Michael, Sr. Maria Reginald, Sr. Maria Catherine, Sr. Monica Marie, Sr. Dominica, and Sr. Mary Elizabeth.
The Sisters are looking forward to the entrance of Caroline Smith to the postulancy on August 28th.
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