By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Girls Water Polo (2-0)
The Fischer sisters returned from their USA Water Polo obligations to lead the Breakers to a 19-0 victory over ninth-ranked Edison (2-4) in a match played on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Laguna Community Pool.
Sophomore Aria Fischer took the initial sprint to start the play and Laguna scored just over one minute into the match as Makenzie Fischer found the net for the first of her six goals. Bella Baldrige added the second score 30 seconds later off an assist from Natalie Selin. Aria Fischer fed Mia Salvini for the third goal and Ally Jochim delivered a sharp pass to Aria for the fourth score at the 1:50 mark. Seconds later, Makenzie made it 5-0.
Laguna’s starters limited Edison to poor shots and tough field positions and with a little luck on Laguna’s uncontested shots, the score could have been much worse.
Breakers received nine single ejections but Edison was unable to convert any of the power play opportunities. Holly Parker was credited with five saves in the first half all on weak shots from the frustrated Chargers. Up 11-0 at the half, Laguna kept the pressure on until the final minutes of the third period when the bench took over. Freshman keeper Thea Walsh played the second half recoding 10 saves including some spectacular blocks to help preserve the shutout, only Laguna’s fifth in the program history. Breakers now lead the series verses Edison, 18-0.
Laguna 19, Edison 0 Dec 9 @ LCP
Goals: 6 – M Fischer, 5 – A Fischer, 3 – Salvini, 2 – Jochim, 1 – Baldridge, Lucidi, Selin,
Assists: 4 – A Fischer, Lucas, 1 – Baldridge, Brock, Jochim, Julson, Salvini
Steals: 4 – Baldridge, 3 – A Fischer, M Fischer, 2 – Evans, 1 – Tingler
Last Friday, Dec. 5 Laguna opened the season with a sloppy 19-11 win over Rosary, an 8-7 loser to Edison earlier in the season. Breakers dominated offensively but gave up a rare double-digit amount in goals resulting in the sixth highest combined score match in Laguna history. Breakers led at one point 12-5 but were only 7-6 with the reserves. Breakers now lead the series 7-4
Laguna 19, Rosary 11 Dec 5 @ LCP
Goals: 5 – Salvini, 4 – Burnes, 3 – Baldridge, 2 – Lucas, Selin, 1 – Evans, Lucidi, Tingler
Assists: 3 – Baldridge, 2 – Evans, Julson, Lucas, Salvini, Selin, 1 – Tingler
Steals: 2 – Baldridge, Jochim, Lucas, Parker, Salvini, 1 – Evans, Julson, Lucidi
The freshman dominated JV showed their strength blasting Rosary 21-3. Freshman Delaney Gendron scored four goals, Alana Evans added three and Thea Walsh was stellar in the cage. Veteran player Julia Cox-Kruger scored five goals. On Tuesday, Cox-Kruger and Joie Selin shared keeper duties as three goals by Gendron and by Mia Imbernino helped Laguna to an 8-6 win over Edison. The full JV squad with all the freshmen will be in the Irvine varsity tournament this weekend.
Next week: Breakers are home on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the local pool with the action starting at 3:15. King is ranked No. 5 in D-3, Saturday, Dec. 20. Laguna will face Orange Lutheran (OC #5) at 1 p.m. at Santa Margarita CHS.
SSCIF D-1 Rankings for Dec 8: 1 – Laguna Beach, 2 – Foothill, 3 – Newport Harbor, 4 – Corona del Mar, 5 – San Marcos, 6 – Los Alamitos, 7 – Orange Lutheran, 8 – Dos Pueblos, 9 – Santa Barbara, 10 – Santa Margarita. Others: Edison, Beckman
Photo by Dante Fornaro
Senior Brighid Burnes scores one of her four goals on a penalty shot during Laguna’s season and home opening 19-11 victory over Rosary (Fullerton) on Friday, Dec. 5.
Junior goalie Holly Parker reaches for one of her seven saves during the match against Rosary on Friday, Dec. 5.
Photos courtesy LB Water Polo
Stanford-bound Makenzie Fischer and her sister, sophomore star Aria, return to the pool to trounce Edison 19-0 this past Tuesday, Dec. 9.
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