Game Recap – Yorba Linda 03/25/14
Newport Harbor 9 – Yorba Linda 5
The fans came out in droves for the NHHS “Game of the Month,” and the Sailors did not disappoint as they defeated league opponent Yorba Linda, 9-5. For the home team, Alex Palmer did her best Alex Palmer impression, scoring five goals, causing two turnovers, digging up two ground balls, and snagging a draw control. But it was the Newport Harbor defense that stole the show, holding the Mustangs potent 12-goal-a-game offense to a meager 5. Still, for Yorba Linda, superstar midfielder Ashlynn Braithwaite was able to park 3 balls in the back of the net. But the crew of Sailor defenders, led by senior captain Jenna Nulty, battened down the hatches to YLHS. Mia Bagiu, Allana Rockwell, Montana Mattox, and Katelyn Gallegos showed strong for the rowdy Newport fans.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Mia Bagiu, Katelyn Gallegos, Montana Mattox, Allana Rockwell
Newport Harbor 15 – Yorba Linda 2
In their final tune up prior to the Sticks and Stones Tournament this weekend, the JV Sailor Girls handily defeated the Yorba Linda Mustangs by a score of 15-2 Tuesday afternoon, improving their record to 6-1. Scoring was led by Caitlin Dwyer with three goals and Hannah Clark-Nixon, Carlye Lenk and Sarah Spence who each had two. Sarah Farley did an excellent job at midfield with six draw control wins. The girls were patient all game, with crisp passing and excellent defense backed up by Sophia Martinez who was impressive in goal, allowing only 2 goals on 12 shots.