by Steve Breazeale
Through the use of numbers, we break down the week (and season) that Triton athletes are having.
539 The number of total yards of offense Triton senior wide receiver/running back Christian Bailey has this season. Bailey has been a versatile weapon for the Tritons, rushing for 271 yards while racking up 268 receiving yards. He has nine touchdowns.
8 The number of sacks junior defensive end Kelsey Benoit has tallied in six games played.
2 Interceptions by the Tritons defense off of El Toro’s senior star quarterback Connor Manning on October 4. Manning came into the game having thrown only one interception all season. One of those interceptions was caught by Benoit, who ran the ball the other way for a Triton touchdown.
31 Total tackles senior linebacker Landon Cook has this season, 25 of which are solo tackles. Cook also has four sacks.
20 Number of points the San Clemente boys water polo team put up against Tesoro on October 1 in a 20-9 South Coast League victory. It was the teams’ highest scoring match this season.
11 Total amount of goals scored by both Derek Cousineau and Robby Stiefel in the boys water polo victory over Tesoro on October 1. The two captains outscored Tesoro by themselves, as Cousineau had six goals and Stiefel had five.
11.6 The Tritons boys water polo team goals per game average through 20 games played.
17 Number of aces junior outside hitter Lucee Fitzgerald has for the Tritons girls volleyball team. Fitzgerald leads the team in the category. Against Trabuco Hills on October 2 Fitzgerald had a season high four aces in the Tritons three set win.
260 Digs recorded by senior libero Makenzie Northrup so far this season. Northrup is averaging 5.2 digs per set. She had a team leading 33 digs in a 3-1 Triton loss to Tesoro on October 4.
112 Total number of kills recorded by freshman outside hitter Cali Hoye on the season. The freshman leads the team in total kills and is averaging 2.2 kills per set.
1 Amount of total strokes the Tritons girls golf team lost to Tesoro by on September 27 in a 216-215 Titan victory. The Tritons are still searching for their first win of the season.
17:36 The first place time posted by Triton junior Melissa Eisele in the first South Coast League Cluster Meet of the season at Irvine Regional Park on October 3. The Triton girls cross country team finished first in the meet, giving them an edge in the race for a league title.
6 Seconds by which Eisele edged out her next closest competitor at the South Coast League Cluster Meet.