Trabuco Hills Girls Stop Capo Valley

Trabuco Hills girls lacrosse recovered from recent league losses to Tesoro and Laguna Hills in recent weeks by defeating  South Coast League rival Capo Valley 18-5 on Tuesday.  Despite their lofty overall 8-2 record, the losses to Laguna Hills and Tesoro put the Mustangs in a  sink or swim situation on Tuesday if they wanted to compete for a league title. And did they ever respond on Tuesday.

But when the opening draw was taken, the Mustangs immediately went back on their heels and allowed Capo to score a couple of goals but had answers for them. Coach Leong had seen enough dropped balls and missed passes to know it was time to call a time out. Whatever was said in that time out, the girls responded and they never looked back, putting away six unanswered goals to lead 10-4 at halftime.

The Mustangs being able to put losses behind and move forward meant the second half was more of the same. Trabuco’s defense — led by Hannah Moller, Kody Shelton and Audie Schutler — took Capo out of their rhythm allowing goalie Ashley Bell a break, only allowing one goal after the break. Bell finished the game with six saves.

Trabuco had 19 draw controls on the night, a great way to control the game. Kendall Derbyshire lead the team with six draw controls. Hennessey Evans (3), Sierra Knudsen (2), Hannah Moller (2), Gabi Bitting (1), Juliet Mooney (1), Ashley Murillo (1), Audie Schutler (1), Shelton (1) and Shannon Smith (1) also contributed draw controls.

Goal scorers: Evans(8), Derbyshire(3), Mooney(3), Knudsen(2), Schutler(1), Moller(1).

Record: 9-2, 3-1 South Coast League

Next game: San Clemente at Trabuco, Friday

Contributed by Trabuco Hills Girls Lacrosse

Contributed by Trabuco Hills Girls Lacrosse