High School Sports Update



No. 8 Cora Borkovec, the USC-bound transfer, scored six goals, two assists and two steals against Dana Hills on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Todd Miller
No. 8 Cora Borkovec, the USC-bound transfer, scored six goals, two assists and two steals against Dana Hills on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Todd Miller

Girls Water Polo (1-0)

Southern California’s top team opened their 17th season this past week with a 22-9 thrashing of Dana Hills on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the local community pool. Missing the team’s top player, Makenzie Fischer, who was with USA Water Polo’s Jr National Team, the Breakers were a little sloppy defensively in the first half but never seemed threatened by the Dolphins.

Leading 12-7 at the intermission, the squad’s lone senior field player, transfer Cora Borkovec, picked up the pace scoring three times in the third quarter as Laguna pulled away. She accounted for six goals overall while the freshmen players, Bella Baldridge with four and Aria Fischer with three were the other top shooters. Brighid Burns, Ally Jochim, Taylor Julson, and Natalie Selin added two each. Daniela Lucidi added a single score in the final period.

Breakers hosted Santiago/Corona this past Thursday, Dec. 5, and next week will host Edison on Tuesday, Dec. 10  at 3:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball (1-0)

The 80th season of boys basketball opened on Monday, Dec. 2, in the third annual Godinez tournament, a 24-team event played at Loara and Godinez High Schools this past week. Breakers won the opener, defeating Katella 48-43 at the Loara gym as Laguna dominated play in the first half on hot shooting by Alec Wulff.  After the intermission, the Knights stormed back on an 11-4 run to take a 32-30 lead entering the final period. Laguna regrouped for the final eight minutes after missing nearly every opportunity in the third quarter.  Josh Adams got the momentum going with a pair of baskets and Isaac Wulff hit a shot off the backboard at the 3:57 mark to extend Laguna’s lead to 38-34.  A three-pointer by Adams extended the lead to 41-34 while Noah Blanton added three points. During the final minute, Matt Jones hit on two sets of free throws to seal the victory.

Girls Basketball (0-2)

Jackie Cenan scored 16 points but Laguna fell to host Newport Harbor on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the season opener for both schools. Breakers used a 13-4 second quarter run to lead 20-15 at the intermission but were unable to hold the Tars in the second half. Breakers participated in the Oxford Academy Tournament this past week losing their opening contest to La Quinta/Westminster (1-3)  35-29 on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Laguna will participate in the Ocean View tournament before opening at home on Dec. 18 with Anaheim. 

Boys Soccer (0-0-1)

Breakers tied St Margaret’s on Monday, Dec. 2, 2-2 and faced Irvine this past Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Vaqueros’ Field. Laguna opens at home today, Friday, Dec. 6, with Crean Lutheran at 4:45 p.m. Next week, the Breakers host Northwood on Monday, Dec. 9, Trabuco Hills on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Tesoro on Friday, Dec. 13. All three matches start at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer (0-0-0)

Laguna opened at Tustin this past Tuesday, Dec. 2, and will participate in the Ocean View Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14.

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