Game Recap – El Dorado 04/01/14
Newport Harbor 6 – El Dorado 5
It was a back-and-forth battle between EDHS and NHHS, with the Tars edging the home team in overtime, 6-5. El Dorado fell behind 2-0 in the early part of the game, but took Newport Harbor into halftime with a tie score, 2-2. The second half see-sawed, and regulation play was not enough. Each goalie performed brilliantly: The Hawks’ Sofie Naumovski saved 14 (70%), while Newport’s Cailynn Smethurst saved 10 (67%). Megan Lines scored the go-ahead for El Dorado late in the second half, but Alex Palmer tied the game just a minute later with one of her two goals on the night. In overtime, Kim Comet buried the game-winner for the Sailors off a signature pure-speed transition drive, and this after opening the game with a goal nearly fifty minutes earlier. The Sailor defense, anchored by Jenna Nulty, Mia Bagiu, Katelyn Gallegos, and Montana Mattox, stood stout against the patient El Dorado attack.
Newport Harbor 13 – El Dorado 3
The JV Sailor Girls continued their winning ways on Tuesday evening in Placentia, defeating El Dorado by a score of 13-3. The Sailors jumped to a quick lead and never looked back. Sarah Spence had a terrific Birthday game finding the back of the net four times to lead the girls in scoring. Sarah Farley scored three goals and Colby Shmidilin had two. Carlye Lenk, Caitlin Dwyer, Hannah Clark-Nixon and Jordan Kaufman all contributed a goal to the winning effort. Hayden Allen and Laura Tran had excellent defensive games with may caused turnovers, interceptions and ground ball control between them. Sophia Martinez had a great game allowing only three goals on 12 shots.