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.
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.
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.
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!
CONGRATULATIONS SAILORS – WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!