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By Steve Breazeale
The JSerra girls soccer team won its 12th straight game on January 3 after defeating Mater Dei 2-0 on the road in Trinity League play. The streak is the longest in school history.
“I am proud of their accomplishments. They are working hard, scoring goals and have recorded several shut out victories,” head coach Rick Young said in a press release. “It’s a great way to head into league competition.”
The Tartans (4-3, 1-0 league) opened up Academy League play with a dominating 6-0 victory over Whitney on January 8. Allie Frost has been leading the way for the team and has tallied six goals and four assists on the season. The Tartans were set to face Oxford Academy on January 10. Results were not available at press time.
The St. Margaret’s boys basketball team followed the solid preseason campaign with a 59-40 Acadmey League win over visiting Whitney on January 8. The Tartans then took to the road to play against Oxford Academy on January 10. Results were not available at press time.
Capistrano Valley Christian
The Eagles (15-2, 0-1) suffered their first loss since December 4 after falling to crosstown rival Saddleback Valley Christian 67-34 in both teams’ San Joaquin League opener. Both the Eagles and the Warriors (12-5, 1-0) are off to hot starts to their season and figure to be in the running for the league title.
Girls Water Polo
San Juan Hills
After trouncing Westminster by the score of 13-4 on December 21, the Stallions fell to Tesoro 13-1 on January 8 in their Sea View League opener. The Stallions (3-5, 0-1) will hit the road on January 14 to continue league play against Capistrano Valley.
San Juan Hills
As of January 7, the San Juan Hills girls basketball team was ranked No. 16 in the CIF-SS Division 3AA Girls Basketball Coaches Poll. The Stallions (9-6, 0-1) have been led by junior Abby Conklin and sophomore Allie Biederman, who are averaging 14.2 and 12.5 points per game, respectively. Conklin also leads the team in rebounding, and has pulled in 113 total rebounds on the season (7.5 per game). San Juan Hills’ ability to rebound has been a strength all season long. As of January 10, they were averaging 32.9 per contest and they have four different players, including Conklin, averaging over 5 rebounds per game. The other top rebounders include: junior Annika Van Galder (6.5 per game), Biedermann (7.9) and junior Erin Thompson (5.9).