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Daily Pilot: High School Female Athlete of the Week: ‘Peanut’ playing big for Newport Harbor girls’ soccer
Newport Harbor High sophomore Reese Bodas is better known as “Peanut,” not only to her teammates on the girls’ soccer field but also among many of her classmates at school.
Bodas got the nickname on her first club team, as a 7-year-old for Slammers FC. The team was coached by Daily Pilot Cup tournament director Kirk McIntosh and also featured five players — Nicole Laz,
Justin Schroeder had a vision of what Newport Harbor could be when he took charge of the girls soccer program two years ago, and Thursday’s 3-0 triumph in a showdown of unbeaten teams at Corona del Mar High served to confirm that the Sailors are, indeed, for real.
Newport Harbor (9-0-3), ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division 1, was clinical when it counted and flawless defensively in the Battle of the Bay rivalry game en route to its 11th shutout in a dozen outings and ninth in succession. Click here to read more.
With a wink and a nod, the Newport Harbor High set piece was in motion.
Senior midfielder Emily Johnson dropped her right foot onto a free kick, sending the soccer ball into a crowd of bodies to the left side of the net. Click here to read more.
Mackenzee Blaser and Reese Bodas each scored for the Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer team in Saturday’s 2-0 win over visiting Pacifica in the Best in the West Winter Soccer Classic ABCD division championship match. Click here to read more.
The goal came in the very first minute of the match Thursday night.
Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer junior Skylynn Rodriguez played the ball ahead to senior Mackenzee Blaser on the right side. Blaser’s cross went in to sophomore Reese Bodas, who put the shot away.
With the way the Sailors have been playing defense, one goal proved more than enough against visiting Woodbridge. Bodas and senior co-captain Emily Johnson did add goals later on, as Newport Harbor earned a 3-0 nonleague victory at Newport Harbor High.
Coach Justin Schroeder’s Sailors stayed undefeated at 6-0-2. They could have scored several more goals, but did not get frustrated as several shots hit the post or crossbar. Bodas certainly struck early.
“It was cool,” Bodas said. “We’ve been working on building up to goals. It came on a hard and low cross, and that’s one of our big things this season, hard and low crosses. Scoring in the first minute, that just shows how ready we were.” Click here to read more.