Sailors Drown in Monarch Goals, March 2nd, 2017
Newport Harbor – 1
Mater Dei – 16
Costa Mesa, March 2 – The score really tells the story of this one. Just after the midpoint of the first half, the Monarchs pushed the game into running time. Newport could not string together more than a handful of passes, as the reigning champions pursued the ball relentlessly. At the end, senior Laura Tran saved the Sailors from a shutout with a last-minute free position ripper. For Mater Dei, senior Lauren Gonzalez ended with five goals, senior Grace Houser scored four, senior Mackenzie Wallevand dominated the midfield and finished with two goals, sophomore Tess Keiser netted two; sophomore Peyton Smith, junior Syndey Payne, and senior Maddie Hooks each scored one. There were zero assists in the contest.