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GOOD TO GREAT FUNDRAISING
3/21/18: Newport Harbor took down the previously undefeated Esperanza Aztecs 15-10 at home on Tuesday night. After falling behind 0-1, the Sailors regrouped strongly to reel off 6 consecutive goals, on route to a 9-4 halftime advantage. Strong mid-field play by the trio of Joelle Rothbard, Caroline Farley and Delaney Knipp, was complimented by the return of Ella Kenney (2 goals), and a goal a piece by seniors Kobe Richardson and Lysie Kenney.
The defensive unit, who has been working hard on their slides, cut off many Aztec drives. Paris Kozlowski, Zoe Palmquist and Elise Skytte all made strong end to end runs to stabilize the transition, which lead to a number of successful possessions. J. Rothbard (4 goals) and Farley (3 goals and a assist) led the offensive production, along with Delaney Knipp, who was super crafty the entire night, and tossed in 3 pretty goals as well.
JV Wins 8-4
VARSITY Wins 15-10
LET’S GO SAILOR GIRLS!!!
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday evening May 30th for the Season ending Program Banquet for both JV and Varsity. More information to come regarding location and time.
3/13/18: 10-7 Win Against The Tesoro Titans: At the very beginning of the game, Megan Baldwin scooped up a ground ball and ran to set up on the eight meter against the Tesoro crashing defense. A wild pass flew behind the goal, but Abby Sweetser gathered it up before it went out of bounds, and then she outran her defender, and slammed the ball into the goal! Later in the first half, Chloe Parsel rolled around the crease to rocket the ball into the goal. Right after, Birthday Girl Abby Sweetser shot the ball into the bottom left of the goal for her second goal of the game. And finally with 30 seconds left in the first half, Ava Matsunami made a brilliant assist pass to Alexis Lozano, who shot and scored, which gave Harbor a 4-3 Lead.
In the 2nd Half, attacker Maile Burns wrapped around the crease and scored twice and Kirsten Odum added a pretty goal with a shot that went straight between the legs of Tesoro’s goalie! Megan Baldwin, sprinted down the field as a Middy and found the back of the goal twice! With 52 seconds left in the game, Kirsten Odum iced the game for the Sailors with a crazy hard shot! Tessa Chapman stood tall and made some great saves, and Newport Harbor JV won the game 10-7!
Story written by Sophomore Cori Ryan
3/8/18: 12-2 Loss SJH: JV started strong from the opening whistle, with a draw control by Abby Sweetser. A rapid pace to the game saw back-and-forth action between both teams, which captured the attention of everyone watching, and left everyone hanging on the edge of their seats. Within the first ten minutes, Mary Jones bolted straight forward to scoop up a ground ball, running all the way down the field, and keeping control of the ball, even as she was attacked on all sides by three girls. Gracefully cradling, she rushed through the eight meter and scored, the ball flying straight past the goalie and into the back of the net.
In the second half, even though the mid-field was struggling a bit on the draw, the defense kept the team going and was on fire! Kylie Howard and Nicole Bowen worked together to cause at least three turnovers and successfully won possessions and got the ball back to the attack. As a result, attacker Hannah Martinez got possession of a ball behind the goal and executed a strong crease roll to score the Sailor’s second goal of the game! In the end, SJH came away with a 12-2 victory, but the team had a great experience, and everyone was happy with the strong effort of the team. Goalie Reynah Carter made some AMAZING saves throughout the entire game!
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