Game Recap – Esperanza 04/03/14
Newport Harbor 6 – Esperanza 4
Newport once again opened with three goals in the opening minutes, but Esperanza stemmed the tide and went into halftime down 4-2. The second half was an even matchup, but despite a two-goal effort from Esperanza’s top attacker, Elly Mosher, the Aztecs were never able to overcome the early deficit, and the game ended 6-4. Assisted by the outstanding efforts of her defensive corps, Sailor goalie Cailynn Smethurst stepped up big, with twelve saves (75%). Rylie Siegfried continued her physical dominance up and down the field, earning top marks in all the non-quantifiables: hustle, will, poise, and game IQ. Kim Comet and Alex Palmer led scoring with two goals apiece. With the victory, NHHS posts the second ten-win season in program history.
Newport Harbor 11 – Esperanza 3