Winter Sports Roundup
Boys Basketball (7-9)
Laguna was off until this past Wednesday when league play opened with Estancia (9-8), which was fresh off a big win over Newport Harbor last weekend. Eagles, Costa Mesa (10-5), Saddleback (7-7) and Godinez (11-5) should give Laguna a tough time this season as Breakers shoot for their sixth straight title.
Girls Basketball (0-7)
Jane Wallin scored 18 points but her effort was not enough as Estancia (1-0, 8-9) defeated the Breakers in their Orange Coast League opening contest 51-34 on Tuesday night at Dugger Gym. Laguna had streaks of solid play put could not get enough momentum to catch the Eagles. Laguna played at Calvary Chapel this past Thursday and play at Godinez on Tuesday before hosting St Margaret’s on Wednesday in a non-league contest. Next home league contest is against Costa Mesa next Thursday, Jan. 19.
Girls Soccer (5-6-2)
Breakers surprised defending Orange Coast League champs with a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Guyer Field over Estancia (0-1, 5-7-2). Janie Crawford broke the scoreless contest with just over 13 minutes left in the first half and Marina Paul added a score about four minutes later. Estancia came out strong in the second half, but Laguna fought off a number of shots before giving up a penalty kick score. Estancia continued to pressure Laguna but the Breakers regained their composure to hold off the Eagles for the win. Kylie George had some great stops in-goal while Sarah Hewlett played well on defense.
Last week Laguna also shocked host Ocean View with a 2-0 victory over the Sea Hawks on Thursday, Jan. 5, in Huntington Beach. Breakers took a first half 1-0 lead as Georgetown-bound Marina Paul scored off a corner kick from April Carlson. Breakers added their second goal after intermission as Janie Crawford scored with an assist from Emma Barker.
Girls Water Polo (10-1)
Breakers prepped for their big trip to Santa Barbara this weekend with a pair of non-league wins at the local pool. On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Breakers blasted Los Osos 20-3 as the top-ranked Division IV school could not compete with Laguna. Makenzie Fischer led the scorers with six goals, Yoshi Anderson scored five while Stanford-bound Melena Masson added four more. Sydney Saxe added two goals and was credited with five steals. Last Saturday, Jan. 7, Breakers rolled past Coronado 18-5 with Lexie Del Toro leading all scorers with five goals. The Islanders are San Diego’s fifth-ranked team.
This week Laguna opened league play on Wednesday at Saddleback expecting to notch their 20th consecutive Orange Coast League win since it was established in 2006. Breakers faced defending CIF champions Dos Pueblos this past Thursday in a non-league match and open play today Friday, Jan. 13, at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. Laguna is seeded fifth behind Foothill, Santa Barbara, Corona del Mar, and Newport Harbor and face Montebello at 2:30 p.m. in the Dos Pueblos pool. Should they win, Newport would be the most likely opponent Friday night. Breakers upset the Tars last year in CIF for their first win ever over Harbor High.
Laguna will face top-ranked Foothill in a non-league match next Friday, Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m. at the local pool. Come out and cheer the Breakers as they try to improve their county and CIF ranking.