Newport Harbor Girls Defend Turf Against Yorba Linda

The fans came out in droves for the NHHS “Game of the Month,” and the Sailors did not disappoint as they defeated league opponent Yorba Linda, 9-5.For the home team, did her best impression, scoring five goals, causing two turnovers, digging up two ground balls, and snagging a draw control. But it was the Newport Harbor defense that stole the show, holding the Mustangs potent 12-goal-a-game offense to a meager five. Still, for Yorba Linda, superstar midfielder Ashlynn Braithwaite was able to park three balls in the back of the net. But the crew of Sailor defenders, led by senior captain Jenna Nulty, battened down the hatches to YLHS. Mia Bagiu, Allana Rockwell, Montana Mattox, and Katelyn Gallegos showed strong for the rowdy Newport fans. Up next, on March 27: Yorba Linda hosts El Dorado, and Newport Harbor welcomes Valencia to Davidson field.