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By Steve Breazeale
The winter sports season is underway for the San Juan schools; here is a recap of the past two weeks’ worth of action to get you up to speed.
Girls Basketball: San Juan Hills traveled to play St. Margaret’s on December 11 and came away with a 43-28 nonleague victory for what was their seventh win in a row. The Stallions (8-3) shot 38 percent from the field and pulled in 32 total rebounds. The Stallions also had a season-high 16 assists in the game and were led by junior Evelyn Fox’s seven. Fox is averaging 3.7 assists per game. San Juan Hills’ win streak was snapped following a 53-42 loss to Pacifica on December 12. The Stallions next match is against Newport Harbor on December 14 as part of the Ocean View Tournament.
Girls Soccer: Capistrano Valley Christian fielded its first full girls soccer team since 2008 on November 28, when the Eagles took the pitch against Classical Academy and came away with a 1-0 non-league win.
Freshman forward Lauren Messore scored two goals for the Eagles (2-1) and Rachel Matranga contributed with an assist.
On December 5 the Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, falling 3-0 to visiting Mission Vista. Mission Vista got off to a quick start by scoring two goals inside the first five minutes of play. Capistrano Valley Christian goalie Mia Wallace tallied 36 saves in the contest.
The Eagles also played against Tri City Christian on December 12 and Messore struck for two goals yet again, giving Capistrano Valley Christian a 2-0 victory.
Boys Soccer: The Saddleback Valley Christian (1-2) and St. Margaret’s (2-3) boys soccer teams squared off in a non-league match on December 4. The Tartans won 4-0.