Foothill Gets Past Yorba Linda

Top-seed Foothill High showed off its depth both during the game in their 16-1 victory over Yorba Linda in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday, and after the game.   Perhaps more impressive than 11 Knights contributing to the scoring was the post-game gathering of 14 seniors who posed for post-game Senior Night pictures.

Senior attack Nate Marano (Denver; pictured above) led the way with eight goals. Attack-midfield Kevin Kodzis (Holy Cross) added two goals and Andrew Boyd, Austin Babb, Cole Falbo, Ellis Geis, Evan Brown, and Rafael Fernandez all scored, with Falbo adding two assists. Jake Haigh, Matt Harris and Steven Oberly all had assists.  Geis led the team with five ground balls; long pole Matt Marano and midfielder Alec Telson had three ground balls each.  Long poles Danny Carter and George Dalis harassed on defense, with three and two forced turnovers, respectively.  Senior goalie Danny DiPietrantonio made three saves in the team’s first close call with a shutout this season.   Yorba Linda’s Alex Vega spoiled the shutout bid with :50 left in the game).

Matt Marano saves the groundball for Foothill.
Matt Marano saves the groundball for Foothill. (

Yorba Linda finishes 14-5.   Foothill is 19-1 as it prepares for No. 8 Aliso Niguel on Thursday.

Nathan Skeen dodges for Foothill. (

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