Game Recap – El Toro 03/17/14
Newport Harbor 9 – El Toro 8
Both El Toro and NHHS have been strong out of the gates. As expected, their St. Patrick’s Day meeting went down to the wire, with the Sailors ending up on top, 9-8. Senior captain Cailynn Smethurst was in form between the pipes, saving 14 of 22 shots on goal (64%). In front of her, the Newport defense used its entire bench to deal with a Charger attack led by junior Emily Lackey, who finished with three goals and an assist. For the Sailors, six different sticks contributed, with three goals coming from Alex Palmer and two goals each from Daniela Vazquez, and Brittany McCoy.
Newport Harbor 8 – El Toro 7
A very competitive game was played under the lights in Lake Forest on St. Patrick’s Day with the JV ladies coming out on top by one goal and improving their undefeated record to 5-0. The game was well played by both teams and was a nail biter until the final horn. Eight different Sailor’s scored, while Sophia Martinez had another strong game in goal with 8 saves. Defensively, the team was decent in draw control, ground ball control and especially caused turnovers. The girls take the field next on Thursday at Los Al.