Game Recap – Yorba Linda 04/02/14

Newport Harbor 12 – Yorba Linda 11

Newport charged out of the gates with three goals in five minutes, but Yorba rallied back immediately, scoring four in the next ten. After a 5-5 halftime, the teams exchanged blows for another 25 minutes. At the horn, the Sailors were the team on top, 12-11. The Mustangs’ senior captain Ashlynn Braithwaite performed phenomenally, adding six goals and an assist to her season total eleven points against NHHS. But Daniela Vazquez and Alex Palmer gave the edge to the Tars. Vazquez scored three clutch goals in the second half, two of which gave her visiting Sailors temporary leads; she finished the game with two ground balls and a caused turnover. Palmer added her two cents in the form of four goals, five ground balls, a draw control, and two forced turnovers.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Daniela Vazquez









Newport Harbor 11 – Yorba Linda 1

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Emily Peschong
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Game Recap – El Dorado 04/01/14

Newport Harbor 6 – El Dorado 5

It was a back-and-forth battle between EDHS and NHHS, with the Tars edging the home team in overtime, 6-5. El Dorado fell behind 2-0 in the early part of the game, but took Newport Harbor into halftime with a tie score, 2-2. The second half see-sawed, and regulation play was not enough. Each goalie performed brilliantly: The Hawks’ Sofie Naumovski saved 14 (70%), while Newport’s Cailynn Smethurst saved 10 (67%). Megan Lines scored the go-ahead for El Dorado late in the second half, but Alex Palmer tied the game just a minute later with one of her two goals on the night. In overtime, Kim Comet buried the game-winner for the Sailors off a signature pure-speed transition drive, and this after opening the game with a goal nearly fifty minutes earlier. The Sailor defense, anchored by Jenna Nulty, Mia Bagiu, Katelyn Gallegos, and Montana Mattox, stood stout against the patient El Dorado attack.

PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Cailynn Smethurst









Newport Harbor 13 – El Dorado 3

The JV Sailor Girls continued their winning ways on Tuesday evening in Placentia, defeating El Dorado by a score of 13-3. The Sailors jumped to a quick lead and never looked back. Sarah Spence had a terrific Birthday game finding the back of the net four times to lead the girls in scoring. Sarah Farley scored three goals and Colby Shmidilin had two. Carlye Lenk, Caitlin Dwyer, Hannah Clark-Nixon and Jordan Kaufman all contributed a goal to the winning effort. Hayden Allen and Laura Tran had excellent defensive games with may caused turnovers, interceptions and ground ball control between them. Sophia Martinez had a great game allowing only three goals on 12 shots.

PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Hayden Allen & Sarah Spence
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Sticks & Stones JV Tournament Recap


On a warm sunny day in Mission Viejo, the JV Sailor Girls dominated their bracket at the annual Sticks & Stones Tournament and came home Champions. It was truly a team effort and some very tired girls that pulled off a great win in the Championship Game after a three hour wait to retake the field. The coaches did a great job keeping the girls loose, engaged and focused.

Newport Harbor 10 – El Toro 1 (Game 1)
In the opening game of the tournament, the Sailor Girls handily defeated El Toro by a score of 10-1. With crisp passing, good goal shooting and excellent defense, El Toro was held to just one goal on five shots. Sarah Farley led the scoring with four goals, followed by Sara Spence and Colby Schmidlin who both had two goals. Nicole Newman and Marissa Cislaw each contributed a goal each for the double digit win. Jessica Woodruff and Corinne Reuter had excellent assists on two of the goals. Bridget Nolan had a great game on defense with four ground controls and a caused turnover. Natalie Valente and Jordan Kaufman also had very strong defensive efforts both contributing with caused turnovers and ground ball control.

Player of the Game: Natalia Valente
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Newport Harbor 11 – Dana Hills 5 (Game 2)
Game two was also a game dominated by the JV Sailor Girls. Opposing Dana Hills, the girls again controlled the pace for most of the game defeating Dana Hills by a score of 11-5. Caitlin Dwyer led the scoring with four goals. The girls spread the remaining goals around with Nina Robinson, Heather Roberts, Bridget Nolan, Taylor Long, Natalie Valente, Corinne Reuter and Colby Schmidlin all scoring. Emily Perschong showed great defensive skills all game consistently closing down offensive attacks. Jordan Blosser, Laura Tran and Hannah Shepherd also all had great games on defense with excellent ground ball control and caused turnovers.

Player of the Game: Taylor Long
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Newport Harbor 6 – San Clemente 5 (Pink Bracket Championship Game)
In a game worthy of being called a Championship, Newport took home the championship trophy for the Pink Bracket of the Sticks and Stones Tournament by defeating San Clemente by a score of 6-5. Jessica Woodruff scored two goals to lead the girls with Sarah Farley, Nicole Newman, Hannah Shepard, Sarah Spence and Corinne Reuter finding the back of the net. Sophia Riggan and Hayden Allen played well on defense with turnovers and ground ball control. Amber Skytte, Oriana Rosseau and Grace Muenchow all played great all around games.In Goal, Sophia Martinez had some great saves in all three games, but really stood her ground in the game against San Clemente stopping several free position shots in the final minutes of the second period.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jessica Woodruff
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And finally, a special thanks to Hannah Sanders for being such a help at the Stats table and to all the parents that came out to help and cheer!

Player of the Tournament: Sarah Farley
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Scoop Weekly – March 31st-April 4th, 2014

*If you will not be attending, please contact Coach Armstrong by email or text @ (949) 444-3898.

3/31: PRACTICE 2:30 – 4:30pm TEAM DINNER 5pm @ The O’Connor’s
4/01: GAME @ El Dorado 4:30pm; Bus departs senior lot at 2:30pm.
4/02: GAME @ Yorba Linda 5:30pm; Bus departs senior lot at 3:30pm.
4/03: GAME vs. Esperanza 6:30pm; At field 4:45pm to watch JV first half prior to warm-up.
4/04: PRACTICE 2:30 – 4:30pm

*If you will not be attending, please contact Coach Carly Prober by email or text @ (858) 229-7922.

3/31: PRACTICE 2:30 – 4:30pm TEAM DINNER 5pm @ The Peschong’s
4/01: GAME @ El Dorado 6:00pm; Bus departs senior lot at 2:30pm.
4/02: GAME @ Yorba Linda 7:00pm; Bus departs senior lot at 3:30pm.
4/03: GAME vs. Esperanza 4:45pm; At field 3:45pm for warm-up – watch Varsity game.
4/04: PRACTICE 2:30 – 4:30pm


Game Recap – Valenica 03/27/14

Newport Harbor 8 – Valencia 5

Valencia fought hard against Newport Harbor and gave the home team a scare. Behind Jenna Fogliasso who posted two goals in the last minute of the first half, the visitors rallied to within one at halftime. And though the Tiger defense held the Sailors to five fewer goals than they had scored in the previous matchup, the second half belonged to the Sailors, who took the win, 8-5. For the Sailors, sophomore midfielder Rylie Siegfried was a bull on the ride, and pulled off another great game against the Tigers, snagging an astounding five draw controls and two ground balls; she added two caused turnovers and a goal for the complete game. Senior captain Cailynn Smethurst kicked and caught ten Valencia shots (67%). Junior attacker Daniela Vazquez added her signature game-winner, and added an insurance goal for good measure, tying senior captain Alex Palmer for the scoring lead with two. Senior exchange student Birgit Drevvatne netted the first of her varsity career.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Rylie Siegfried