Timberwolves Roar Past Laguna, 38-14
By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Northwood (4-1) scored on their first four possessions then added two more scores off Laguna interceptions to easily handle the Breakers in a non-league contest Thursday, Oct. 2 at Irvine High School.
Laguna could manage only one first down in their first four possessions then followed this up with two pick off on the second play of the next two drives, with both interceptions returned for scores.
Laguna netted only five yards in their first try with the ball following the opening kickoff that saw Matt Hayes gain good field possession with a 32-yard return. Northwood took the Jack Simon punt on their own 38-yard mark and proceeded to march 62 yards in 11 plays for the game’s first score. Laguna’s next try went nowhere and following the punt, the Timberwolves went 55 yards in seven plays to make it 14-0. Breakers went seven plays to the Laguna 44 yard line on their third possession, failing to convert a fourth down try. Northwood took over and a one-play bomb made it 21-0. Laguna defense held Northwood’s fourth possession forcing a field goal after three straight incomplete passes stopped them at the Laguna eight yard mark.
Breakers scored their first touchdown in their first drive of the second half, going 68 yards in seven plays with two Jack Simon to Brett Tracy pass plays making 61 of the yards.
Laguna’s other touchdown came on their first try in the final period as the Breakers went 52 yards in eight plays for the score. Timberwolves now lead the series 8-2 and the Breakers are now 5-13 all time at the Irvine High School Field.
This Friday, Oct. 10, the Breakers travel to Scott Field at Estancia High School to take on winless Costa Mesa in the opening league game. This is the 35th meeting between the two schools dating back to 1960 with the Mustangs leading 23-11-0. Breakers hold the edge over the last five meetings at 3-2 and the two schools are tied at 6-6 since 2002.
The following Friday, Oct. 17, is the 59th homecoming game at Guyer Field when Laguna takes on Saddleback (2-3). This will be the 11th meeting between the two schools with the series tied at 5-5.
N – 15 pass (kick) 7:00 1st Q
N – 12 run (kick) 3:36 1st Q
N – 44 pass (kick) 11:48 2nd Q
N – 25 FG 6:15 2nd Q
N – 36 Interception return (kick) 5:26 2nd Q
N – 28 Interception return (kick) 4:37 2nd Q
L – Knill 2 run (Knill kick) 6:44 3rd Q
L – Tracy 29 pass from Simon (Knill kick) 7:37 4th Q
Rushing: Krantz 18-70 , Knill 11-36, Simon 3-6, Tracy 2-15, Hayes 1-1, Monacell 1-(2)
Passing: Simon 14-6-2 102 yds 1 TD 99.1 rating, Receiving: Tracy 5-94, Krantz 1-8, Kickoff Returns: Hayes 3-78, Punting: Simon 5-171 34.2 average, Milestones: Bruce Knill (So) is tied for 7th in career extra points with 39, 8th in career field goals with 4, 8th in career kick scoring with 51 points, 33rd in total career scoring with 81 points.
Boys Sand Volleyball (4-0)
Breakers met Huntington Beach this past Tuesday at the Grant Street courts in Newport.
Girls Golf (6-5, 6-0)
Breakers appear on cruise control towards their second straight league title with a two-match lead over second place Estancia with only two meetings left between the two rivals. On Oct. 1 the Breakers out-shot the Eagles 210-239 at the Mesa Linda course in Costa Mesa. Laguna scores : Marykate Quellmalz – 37, BellaRose Robinson – 38, Leslie Dwight – 40, Halle Readfern – 44, Hailey McCullough – 51, Hannah Burnett – 53.
On Oct. 6 on the local course at The Ranch, the Breakers defeated Estancia 225-264, Calvary Chapel 225-266 and Costa Mesa 225-272. Laguna scoring : BellaRose Robinson – 41, Leslie Dwight – 45, MaryKate Quellmalz – 45, Halle Redfearn – 47, Anna Kunkel – 47, Hailey McCullough – 49. Laguna returns to the links at Costa Mesa on Oct. 8, at Calvary Chapel on Oct. 13 and at Estancia on Oct. 15.
Girls Volleyball (8-10, 2-0)
Laguna extended their consecutive league win streak to 82 with an expected pair of opening league victories.
On Thursday, Oct. 2 at Costa Mesa (5-8, 1-1), the Breakers swept the Mustangs 25-14, 25-4, 25-14 as Laguna recorded 19 service aces including six by Jamie Robbins and five by Sabrina Stillwell. The Mesa player mishandled the serve receive resulting in the ball going through the basket behind the court.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 7, Laguna defeated Saddleback (6-8, 0-2) 25-10, 25-13, 25-13 as Laguna hit .531 for the match and recorded 18 aces. Kill leader was Cameron Dorn with 13 while Jamie Robbins added six kills, five aces and seven assists. Aspen Rocha had seven aces and 17 assists.
The lower level teams continued to roll with the frosh soph (9-3, 2-0) breaking the school record for consecutive league victories picking up wins No. 78 and 79. The old consecutive win streak was 77 set between 1988 and 1996. The junior varsity (9-3, 2-0) is currently on a 67-match league win streak after defeating Saddleback 25-2, 25-5.
Breakers were at Estancia (1-8) this past Thursday, Oct. 9, will face Calvary Chapel (8-9, 2-0) at home on Monday, Oct. 13, and will be at Godinez (9-3, 1-1) on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
SSCIF D-IIA Poll for Oct 6: 1 – Village Christian, 2 – South Torrance, 3 – North Torrance, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – Pasadena Poly, 6 – La Canada, 7 – Mayfield, 8 – Westridge, 9 – Brea Olinda, 10 – Valley Christian/Cerritos, others: Arroyo Grande, Esperanza, Downey, Chadwick
Girls Tennis (9-2, 4-0)
Laguna continued to roll through the Orange Coast League picking up their 84th and 85th consecutive league match wins. On Sept. 30 they took Calvary Chapel (7-5, 3-1) 16-2 and Estancia (5-6, 2-2) on Oct. 2 by a 15-3 score. Laguna closed out the first half of league play this past Tuesday with winless Saddleback. This past Monday, Oct. 6, Laguna defeated Beckman 12-6 in a non-league match.
Breakers final big non-league match that will help their county and post-season standing will be this Monday, Oct. 13, when Laguna hosts Santa Margarita ranked # 8 in D-1. The match will begin at 3:15 on the Park Avenue courts.
SSCIF D-2 Poll for October 6: 1 – Valencia/Valencia, 2 – Beverly Hills, 3 – Murrieta Valley, 4 – William S Hart, 5 – Vista Murrieta, 6 – St Margaret’s, 7 – Burbank, 8 – Laguna Beach, 9 – La Reina, 10 – Sage Hill, Others: Troy, Arroyo Grande, Carpinteria, ML King, Santiago/Corona
Boys Water Polo (9-4)
Breakers Revenge Orange Lutheran Upset
Laguna cooled off a very hot Lancer squad from O Lutheran with a 13-11 win on Oct. 2 at the local pool. Breakers jumped out to an early lead and held off the visitors for the victory. Cade Baldridge led the Laguna scorers with four goals while Jakob Colliday and Jack Dodson each added three scores. Aki Anderson scored twice and Tent Sadler added a goal, steal and an assist. Tops on thefts were Jack Dodson with four steals while Colliday and Sebastian Jacobs added three each. Garret Hartley recorded seven saves in the cage. Breakers returned to action this past week on October 8 hosting Godinez (9-5, 1-0) in league play where Laguna has won 40 consecutive league matches since 2006. The following day, Oct. 9, the Breakers will meet seventh-ranked Dana Hills in an always hotly contested match at the local pool. Next week Laguna travels to Estancia (3-9, 0-1) on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and then has the big division showdown with Murrieta Valley on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4:15 p.m. at the Laguna Community Pool. Next Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., Laguna will host Los Alamitos.
SSCIF D-3 Poll for October 6: 1 – Laguna Beach, 2 – Murrieta Valley, 3 – Montebello, 4 – Capistrano Valley, 5 – Aliso Niguel, 6 – Trabuco Hills, 7 – La Canada, 8 – Great Oak, 9 – Moorpark, 10 – Yorba Linda.View Our User Comment Policy