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.
Newport Harbor girls’ soccer senior Scout Farmer, the Daily Pilot High School Female Athlete of the Week, has three goals and an assist so far this season. On Thursday, she scored the Sailors’ only goal in a 1-1 Battle of the Bay tie at rival Corona del Mar, assisted by a long throw-in from freshman Alyssa Sims.
Scout Farmer, the feisty senior captain for the Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer team, got a yellow card late in the Best in the West Winter Soccer Classic “ABCD” division title match Saturday. With the game in hand, Farmer didn’t really mind. The position on the bench would actually be advantageous to her moments later after the final whistle.
Newport Harbor’s Emily Johnson has been selected to the Register’s All-County girls soccer team.
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Johnson was a dynamic scorer from the backline. She scored 10 goals and contributed 12 assists while helping the Sailors to six shutouts as they battled through the Sunset League for a CIF-SS playoff berth. Johnson was named All-CIF Division 2.
With both teams undefeated in the preseason, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high school girls’ soccer teams are each already having amazing runs.
Much of the credit can go to an amazing freshman class for each program. Simply put, the class of 2020 can bring it.
Freshmen seemed to be making plays everywhere Tuesday night for the Newport Harbor and Estancia high school girls’ soccer teams.
In the end, though, it was a wily senior who helped make sure the Sailors would come out ahead of their Newport-Mesa district rivals.
The Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer team has new uniforms this season, with more gray than in the past along with the familiar navy blue color.
The uniforms also are long-sleeved, which makes sense to first-year Coach Justin Schroeder. A lot of the Sailors’ games will be on chilly nights like Thursday, when Newport traveled to play Laguna Hills in a non-league game. That’s what happens when you don’t have a home stadium, as Davidson Field is closed for renovations.
As a longtime club coach, high school coach and junior college assistant, Justin Schroeder stays plugged into the world of Southern California youth soccer.
“The way I looked at Newport is that there’s tons of talent there, and they should be winning games,” Schroeder said. “It was definitely on my short list of places I could go and be successful, for sure. I’m on the CIF [Southern Section Girls Soccer Advisory Committee], so I’m aware of teams and places and demographics … It’s a place that I know can win.”