High School Roundup: Newport Harbor opens season with tie

The Newport Harbor High field hockey team began its quest for a fifth straight season-ending championship with a scoreless tie against Harvard Westlake Tuesday at Davidson field.

The action went back and forth, but both defenses and goalies held strong throughout the game.

Harvard Westlake had four shots on goal, while the Sailors had three shots on goal.

Cailynn Smethurst had a great game in goal and made four strong saves, said Newport Harbor Coach Amanday Boyer, whose Sailors have won four straight Los Angeles Field Hockey Assn. Tournament of Champions titles. Midfielders Jill Messersmith and Jordan Blanchfield played well, while Jane Layton, Hannah Vigil and Alex Salai made key contributions on defense, Boyer said.

"The team had a really strong game," Boyer said. "We have some things to work on but overall it was a game they should be proud to kick off their season with."

The Sailors play at Bonita Thursday.



Corona del Mar 18, El Toro 0

CORONA DEL MAR — The Sea Kings improved to 4-0 after their nonleague win Tuesday.

In singles, Lauren Thaxter, Olivia Dajee and Siena Sharf swept, giving up eight games in the sets sets they won.

In doubles Taylor Fogarty and Kimmia Naaseh won, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

CdM' s No. 1 doubles team of Riley Gerdau and Kenzie Purcifull improved to 10-1 by winning 6-2, 6-1 before being subbed out.

The Sea Kings' No. 2 doubles team of Sophia Chen and Shelby Anderson improved to 9-1, winning 6-3, 6-1.

CdM plays at Peninsula on Wednesday.



Aliso Niguel 217, Corona del Mar 224

NEWPORT BEACH – CdM freshman Amy Matsuoka shot three-over-par 38 to share medalist honors with Joo Seo of Aliso Niguel Tuesday at Newport Beach Country Club

Junior Karlie Moses (42), senior Emily Turner (44), junior Ann Kim (49) and junior Katherine Webb (51) also scored for the Sea Kings (0-2).

Aliso Niguel improved to 2-0.

CdM plays against Aliso Niguel again on Thursday at Aliso Viejo Country Club.

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