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Winter Sports Update 1/25/13

Sophomore Bryan Ludloff floats one to the hoop against Godinez in Laguna’s 48-24 home win last Friday.

Sophomore Bryan Ludloff floats one to the hoop against Godinez in Laguna’s 48-24 home win last Friday.

Boys Basketball (15-6, 4-0)

The Breakers quest for a 10-0 league season continued as Laguna easily defeated Godinez (10-11, 3-1) in the showdown for the conference lead. Alec Wulff returned to action hitting on five second-half three-point shots to help seal the victory. Noah Blanton tied Wulff for the scoring lead with 15 points. Josh Adams added 10.

Breakers traveled to Costa Mesa (7-13, 2-2) on Wednesday and start the second round of league play hosting Estancia at 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 25, at Dugger Gym. Next week Breakers are on the road at Saddleback and Godinez.

Junior Kyra Humphries goes up for two on a break away layup against Godinez in Laguna’s 43-36 home loss Jan. 17.

Junior Kyra Humphries goes up for two on a break away layup against Godinez in Laguna’s 43-36 home loss Jan. 17.

Girls Basketball (15-3, 3-2)

Last Thursday at Dugger Gym, a cold shooting Laguna squad went a dismal eight for 23 from the charity stripe and lost 43-36 to Godinez (6-12, 2-2) in a critical league contest that has crowded the race for the three automatic playoff spots. Jackie Cenan scored only 12 and Jane Wallin added 10, Kyra Humphries 8.

On Tuesday night at Costa Mesa (12-8, 3-2) Laguna blasted the Mustangs 56-27 as Cenan scored 24 to lead the Breakers back into second place, tied with the Mustangs and Grizzlies at 3-2. The victory also tied the school record for season wins covering the 39 seasons of CIF sponsorship of girls basketball.

 

Junior Reece Barton in action against Godinez in Laguna’s 3-1 home loss Jan. 18.

Junior Reece Barton in action against Godinez in Laguna’s 3-1 home loss Jan. 18.

Boys Soccer (7-2-2, 2-2)

Breakers kept pace for a playoff spot last week with a 5-0 victory over Calvary Chapel on Wednesday evening at Guyer Field.  Chris Tellez scored twice while single goals were scored by as Noah Radach, Jake Hexberg, and Grifan Fair. Laguna’s defense limited the Eagles’ shots as Bryce Williamson had three saves.

On Friday, Godinez (8-2-2, 2-1-1) rallied to defeat the Breakers 3-1 scoring two goals in the final 15 minutes of the contest. Grizzlies scored just before half and Laguna knotted the contest when Zach Jacobs scored early in the second half.

This past week, Laguna traveled to first place Costa Mesa (3-3-2, 2-0-2) on Wednesday, and host Estancia (7-5-3, 2-2)on Friday, Jan. 25 at Guyer Field.

 

Girls Soccer (3-8-3, 0-3-1)

Sophomore Audrey Pillsbury on the move against Godinez in Laguna’s 1-0 home loss Jan. 17.

Sophomore Audrey Pillsbury on the move against Godinez in Laguna’s 1-0 home loss Jan. 17.

Laguna fell further behind in the league race dropping a hard-fought 1-0 contest last Thursday evening at Guyer Field to the first place Godinez Grizzlies, who hold a 4-0-1 league record after the conclusion of the first round of league play. Breakers concluded their first round this past Tuesday at Costa Mesa and started the second round this past Tuesday hosting Estancia.

 

Girls Water Polo (12-5, 2-0)

Breakers dropped an exciting 9-8 match in double-overtime against Division I leader Foothill last Friday afternoon at the local pool. Laguna was down 7-3 at the intermission but battled back to take an 8-7 lead as Makenzie Fischer scored on a power play with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. The Knights countered and tied the game with still just over a minute remaining, but neither squad could score in the remaining regulation time to send the contest to extra periods. Overtime in high school water polo starts with two three-minute overtime periods and the Knights scored on a lob shot with 1:40 remaining in the first OT period.  Foothill held on earning their third victory over Laguna this season.

Fischer led the Breakers with four goals, Lexi Del Toro added two, with Natalie Selin and Mackenzie Baldridge each added one score. Jenna Knott and Holly Parker shared the cage with Parker recording eight saves. Foothill holds a 10-6 lead in the all-time series.

Earlier in the week, Laguna blasted Saddleback 22-2 as 13 players scored for the Breakers who won their 25th consecutive Orange Coast League contest. Laguna played two matches this past week traveling to Estancia on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and hosting third-ranked Newport Harbor on Friday, Jan. 25.

 

Photos by Robert Campbell

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