Loose play is costly California falls to Chadwick

first_imgTuesday’s 16-8 loss to visiting Chadwick was another example of the Condors’ inexperience. “We gave them a lot of open looks (at the goal),” coach Jeff Boline said. “We’re just not picking up the loose player, particularly the one with the ball, and that’s just our inexperience.” A wide-open Katie Hazelrigg then set the tone for the game when she rifled a shot from 7 meters into the left corner while Condors defenders just watched. The Patriots led, 4-2, after one quarter, and although they increased the advantage in the second quarter, California trailed only 7-3 to stay within striking distance at halftime. Chadwick all but slammed the door shut in the third quarter when Hazelrigg scored four of her game-high eight goals and the Patriots led, 12-4, going into the fourth quarter. “We were hot and cold today, which is pretty much the way we’ve been playing,” Boline said. “At times, we’ll not play well, and at other times, we actually look good, like we’re taking care of business. “We have moments when we look like were making strides in the right direction, but we’re definitely not where we want to be, especially with league starting next week. We need to make some improvements.” Carney and Vanessa Justin led the Condors with three goals each. Kern shared the spotlight for Hazelrigg for Chadwick, scoring six goals. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, ext.3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Inconsistency often is the mark of talented but youthful high school athletic teams. That pretty much sums up the California High School girls water polo season. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonChadwick (6-5) outshot the Condors, 29-21, and while California goalkeeper Leslie Mancilla had seven saves, six of them came in the second quarter. She had none in the second half when the Patriots scored on nine of 12 attempts. In fairness, at times it looked like Mancilla was on her own when the Condors’ loose defense allowed the Patriots to make their attempts against little, if any, pressure. In contrast, Chadwick goalie Zoe Naggotte needed to make only three saves. Most of California’s misses were way wide or too high. California (3-9) scored the first goal three minutes into the game when Sarah Fernandez made a soft pass to an open area and Maree Carney collected the ball and beat Naggotte with a throw from 4 meters. Chadwick came right back to tie it when Elia Kern took Carolyn Ela’s feed and whistled a shot past a group of swimmers and Mancilla from 5 meters. last_img

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