By Steve Breazeale
Most teams at San Juan Hills are right in the thick of their league schedules. Here’s what you need to know to get you caught up with all the Stallion teams.
Make sure to follow our sports section on Twitter @SouthOCsports for in-game updates, news and more all season long.
After a solid preseason the San Juan Hill girls basketball team now owns a 1-3 record in Sea View League play. The Stallions (10-7, 1-3 league) traveled to Tesoro on January 8 and came away with a 61-47 loss. The team then hit the road to play against Trabuco Hills on January 10 and were stifled by the Mustangs defense in a 32-26 loss. San Juan Hills picked up their first win playing at home against Mission Viejo on January 12. The Stallions outscored the Diablos 19-11 in the second half to claim the victory. The Stallion defense held Mission Viejo to just one point in the third quarter.
A 46-37 loss to first place Dana Hills on January 17 dropped the Stallions down into a two way tie with Trabuco Hills for fourth place in the league standings.
A 2-0 loss to first place Capistrano Valley on January 8 did not rattle the San Juan Hills girls soccer team, which fired off two straight wins before drawing to a tie against El Toro on January 17. The Stallions (8-2-5, 2-1-1) defeated Trabuco Hills, 2-1, on January 10 and beat Laguna Hills, 1-0, on January 15. The Stallions score against the Hawks might have been higher, had it not been for Laguna Hills’ goalie Allie Scott, who recorded 10 saves in the contest.
The draw actually hurt the Stallions in the standings. Capistrano Valley defeated Trabuco Hills 3-0 on the same day, which put them atop the league standings.
A big rematch against Capistrano Valley will be on Janaury 22 at 4:30 p.m. That game is sure to have Sea View League title implications.
Playing in the competitive Sea View League can be a daunting task. With league frontrunners like Capistrano Valley and El Toro in the mix, it proves to be a challenging gauntlet. The San Juan Hills boys soccer team has treaded water so far in league play and currently own a 1-2 record, with their lone win coming against Trabuco Hills on January 11. The Stallions (4-8-2, 1-2) find themselves right in the middle of the pack in fourth place, behind Dana Hills.
The Stallions have had a revolving door situation with their goalkeepers, as four different players have minded the net over the course of the season.
The Stallions will host a non-league match against Laguna Hills on January 18.
As part of a two game home stand the Stallions boys basketball team (7-15, 1-3) will host both Aliso Niguel and Dana Hills on January 18 and January 23, respectively.
The January 23 matchup will provide the Stallions with an opportunity to gain ground on the second place Dolphins. The Stallions are currently fourth in the Sea View League standings.
Girls Water Polo
The Stallions girls water polo team has had a tough go in Sea View League play and currently stand at the bottom of the league standings. San Juan Hills’ (3-7, 0-3) three league loses have come against Tesoro, Mission Viejo and Aliso Niguel. The teams’ next match will be against Tesoro on January 22. The Titans defeated the Stallion 13-1 last time they played, which was on January 8.