Cambridge-Isanti started off this week at home with matches against Annandale on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Chloe Hajek was the only Bluejacket to win her singles match, with the team going 1-3 in singles. Sarah Baker and Maddie Lawrence were the only girls to win their doubles match out of all three, leading to a 5-2 loss.
C-I had more action two days later versus Mora and Grand Rapids. The team rolled through Mora, winning all seven matches. Grand Rapids didn’t go as smoothly with the Jackets going 2-5.
Despite the losses, which have come against strong teams, the team is feeling good about their early-season record.
The boys soccer team matched up with Proctor on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The guys couldn’t get it done, losing 2-4. Alex Thompson gave C-I an early lead in the game, but Proctor answered with three straight goals before James Moran scored the Jackets’ second goal of the game.
The Jackets also had a game Thursday against Zimmerman and lost 0-2. The team is still looking for their first “W” this week after starting the season 0-4.
The girls kicked off this week’s action on Tuesday, Aug. 27, against Proctor, with a huge 5-1 win showing off more of this team’s dominance. Larissa Block picked up a pair of goals to lead the Jackets in scoring.
They now sit with a 3-2 record for the season, with a 1-0 non-conference loss to Big Lake and a 3-2 loss to Forest Lake.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, was the volleyball squad’s first home match against the Princeton Tigers in a non-conference match. Their home-opener went very well with a dominant performance winning in three matches by scores of 25-13, 25-14, 26-24.
During their first meet of the season, held in Princeton on thursday, Aug. 29,Henry Abraham led the boys in the first meet of the season, getting 10th among all boys runners.
C-I’s Jordan Merwin finished fourth among the girls.
Overall, both the Jacket teams placed third in the Princeton invitational.
The Jackets hauled their pads up north for the season opener against the Duluth East Greyhounds. The Jackets showed up to play, blowing the Greyhounds out in the fourth quarter after being tied or each team leading by no more than seven points throughout the first three quarters.
The Jackets’ 42-28 win was compliments of a great running game led by junior Gaven Ziebarth with 158 yards and three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Connor Braaten added 78 yards and three touchdowns on the ground to round out C-I’s scoring.
Girls swimming and diving
The Jackets started their season at the St. Cloud Apollo relays, coming in fourth out of seven teams in a unique meet that featured only relay events.