Winter Sports Update
Boys Basketball (5-6)
Laguna completed the Westminster Tournament with a string of losses. On Dec. 14, Laguna lost to Artesia 52-45 with Jake Dalke scoring 19 points in the effort. On Dec. 16, Breakers faded in the second half losing to Trabuco Hills 59-37. On Dec. 17, the Breakers dropped a 60-57 contest to Culver City. Brandon Lewis scored 16 including four, three-point shots while Cole Kesler also hit for 16 with three long-rangers in that contest. The Estancia Tournament begins on Dec. 27.
Girls Soccer (1-4-1)
From a report by Coach Bill Rolfing, the Breakers girls’ soccer squad battled through for a hard fought 2-1 victory over Laguna Hills on Thursday, Dec. 15. In driving rain, the Breakers won their first victory over the Hawks since 1991 with solid defense behind the Hewlett sisters, Sarah (11th grade) and Amy (ninth grade) as well as 10th grader Emma Barker and veteran senior defender Hannah Magstadt. Ninth-grrade keeper Kylie George again was outstanding in the goal. Breakers tallied first from a penalty kick taken by standout midfielder Marina Paul. Melissa Chapman was fouled in the area at the 20th minute and Paul placed the ball in the upper corner without difficulty.
Breakers rallied to draw even at the half with a close-in shot. The second half began with Breaker Tessa Hopper following up on a lengthy shot by Paul. With the ball at her feet, she smashed it home for what would be the winning goal. The wind, rain and cold continued through the second half, but the Breakers packed in and preserved the dramatic victory.
Breakers played University this past Tuesday and travel next week to Palm Desert to play Xavier Prep, Indio and Coachella. League play opens on Jan. 10 when Laguna hosts Estancia.
Girls Water Polo (3-0)
Makenzie Fisher fired four goals and Yoshi Anderson added three as Laguna breezed by Mater Dei 12-9 on Dec. 16 at the local pool. Breakers will be tested next week at the Newport Holiday tournament.