Newport clinches D1 Playoff Spot

The Sailors came into the week needing 2 wins against two tough Sunset League Opponents, CDM and Los Al. On Tuesday, the team made the short journey over to East Bluff and built a 10-7 first half lead, with Olivia Gritzmacher leading the scoring with 8 goals to that point and Lucy Valdes making some big saves. Some halftime defensive adjustments propelled the team to shut out the Sea Queens the rest of the way and Newport came way victorious with a 13-7 victory.

On Thursday night, the team entered the opening faceoff without the services of some key players, due to injuries and other ailments. To add to that, after the first 8 mins of the contest, Newport was assessed with 4 yellow cards and had to compete player down basically the entire game. In what could go down as the grittiest ever victory for the Girl’s Program at Davidson Field, the Sailors dug deep and prevailed 13-11, to lock in on one of the two automatic qualification spots in Sunset League. The team will battle the League Title on Tuesday 5/18 against Edison.