Placentia, March 20, – Valencia girls lacrosse opened the seasons with a 5-0 record, but Newport came off the bus strong and brought home the victory, 13-4. For the Sailors, sophomore midfielder Rylie Siegfried slashed through the arc to open scoring on two identical goals fed from junior attacker Kim Comet.
The Tigers regrouped after falling behind 3-0 and went goal-for-goal with Newport, leaving a halftime score of 6-3. But, the second half was all Sailors as senior captain, Alex Palmer took over, netting four goals, scooping three ground balls and a draw control, and causing four turnovers. Siegfried ended with three goals, freshman attacker Katie Hendrix broke the seal on her varsity career with two, and goalie Cailynn Smethurst acted the part of “The Wall”, saving 12 shots (75%).
Up next, on March 25, Valencia travels to Foothill, and Newport Harbor hosts Yorba Linda for the NHHS Game of the Month.
Courtesy of Newport Harbor Girls Lacrosse