In an upset victory Thursday night, El Dorado High School edged out host Newport Harbor on a late-game goal, 8-7.
The game went back and forth early, with an El Dorado Hawk rally leaving the visitors up 6-3 at half. El Dorado’s Catherine Shim led the way with three goals in the first half.
Down 7-4 with eleven minutes to go, the Newport Harbor Sailors got hot; Alex Palmer netted her third of the game to tie it with 4:37 to go. Allana Rockwell and Rylie Siegfried each booked a goal in the comeback.
But with just over two minutes to go, the Hawk’s Savannah Rodriguez broke through the defense to score her second goal of the half—a goal protested by the Sailor bench.
El Dorado held strong in the waning minutes, deflecting a couple late-game scoring chances. The Hawk victory is huge; as Newport currently ranks No. 9 in the California Southern Section, according to Maxpreps.com. No. 38 El Dorado certainly will not let this upset win go unwritten in Hawk history.
Up next: On April 25, El Dorado goes to Rosary; Newport Harbor travels to Esperanza on April 29.
Article Courtesy of Trabuco Hills Girls Lacrosse