Bruins move on, Griffins get upset

first_img“What I thought you saw today is the strength of our depth,” Wilson coach Tony Martinho said. “We came out really strong with our first six players. With the second group, we were able to maintain our lead. The strength you saw today was our speed and depth. We played a ball-control style once we got our lead.” Williams scored the Bruins (15-12)first goal as they jumped out to an 8-3 lead before surrendering two consecutive goals by Jackie Dandan and Alex Gurinee to make the score 8-5 at intermission Wilson responded by turning up its defensive pressure on the perimeter, and out-swam the visitors helping the Bruins opened up the third period with three consecutive goals, one by Kelsey Schafer and back-to-back scores by Kendall Wootten. The Griffins had an up hill battle throughout their contest. They rallied to tie El Toro on five separate occasions. But Kristen Henry’s breakaway goal at 4:47 in the fourth and her shot with 18 seconds remaining finalized the upset victory for the Chargers. “The girls did what I asked them to do,” Los Alamitos coach Dave Carlson said. “They worked hard and they played the whole game. El Toro seemed to hit every shot. They put away a lot of high-percentage shots. We had some good open-look shots, but they just didn’t go in.” In the nightcap of a double-header, freshman Jamie Williams scored four goals to lead Wilson’s balanced attack a 14-7 victory against Mater Dei and propelled the Bruins, ranked No. 6, into a second-round showdown with the winner of the Montebello-Edison game, both of whom defeated Wilson earlier in this season. Los Alamitos, No. 7, didn’t fair quite as well. Although Sarah Brady tallied four goals, the Griffins fell behind by two goals in the closing minutes of the fourth period to El Toro and couldn’t make up the difference losing by a score of 9-7. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ALAMTIOS – For one local high school girls water polo team, the season will proceed to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. For the other one, the road ended much earlier than it expected at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Center on Thursday afternoon. last_img read more

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