POLAHS Girls Soccer Is Ready To Finish What They Started

The Port Of Los Angeles High girls soccer team was that close...

A potential game-tying shot by Alyssa Bristol just crossed harmlessly past the goal at Miguel Contreras High in Downtown Los Angeles with two minutes left in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Small Schools championship against LACES, allowing the Unicorns to escape with a 2-1 win, and a second straight title. That demoralizing loss prevented the Polar Bears not only from winning their first championship, it also ended a potential perfect season.

Seriously, 17-1 is a record not to sneeze at, but POLA is thirsting for more in 2012-2013.

First-year coach Javier Torres, who takes over for the departed Jennifer Kelly, inherits a dangerous team who returns all but two seniors from last year's team that steamrolled through the Crosstown League undefeated, and won several games by shutout.

POLA has two electrifying All-City returning players in Bristol, a senior midfielder, and senior forward Nikki Bonilla, who each both scored 18 goals. These two captains, along with incredible junior goalie Nicole Sierra, will be the anchors that hold the Polar Bears together.

However, it doesn't stop with those three.

Senior forward Melissa Rodriguez, senior defenders Marisa Reyes and Stephanie Torres, sophomore midfielders Ariella Martinez, Samantha Walker and Tiffany Torres, freshman midfielder Amanda Lazo, junior defender Belisaria Mercado sophomore sweeper Isabela Van Antwerp and junior midfielder Samantha Foxworthy are all more than capable players for the Polar Bears, who begin the 2012-2013 season against Foshay of Los Angeles at Daniels Field on Wednesday.

Sophomore forward Connor Wright and defender Alena Higgins are two more newcomers to POLA girls soccer, who is the odds-on favorite to repeat as Crosstown League champions and make another run at the City Section Small Schools Division crown.

Views: 237

Comment

You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


 

Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity


Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post San Pedro High School Football 2017 Preview
19 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

San Pedro High School Football 2017 Preview

The San Pedro High football team started a new era under Corey Miller in his first year as head coach in 2016, and the Pirates exceeded all expectations, going 10-3 overall and reaching the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I semifinals, where it fell to Dorsey of Los Angeles.Only other two losses were to eventual…See More
19 hours ago
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Dark Of The Moon - Thriller at Elysium Conversation Theatre

July 28, 2017 at 8pm to August 27, 2017 at 10pm
Set in the Appalachian Mountain, Dark of the Moon is an immersive thriller that follows John the Witch Boy and Barbara, a human, as they fight for love amongst the terrifying worlds and residents of Buck Creek.See More
yesterday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

City Of Trees at The Garden Church

August 18, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Join us for a series of captivating and compelling documentary films that explore issues of food, social, and environmental justice.This evening's feature will be City Of Trees.Gates open at 7.30pm.  Discussion immediately following film presentation.Suggestion donation $7 per adult, or $10 per family.For, more info, call 424.287.7735.See More
yesterday
Heather Caine promoted Heather Caine's event The Taming Of The Shrew - Shakespeare
yesterday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

The Taming Of The Shrew - Shakespeare at Point Fermin Park

August 19, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
From the first meeting, sparks fly between Kate and Petruchio and the ultimate battle of the sexes ensues.See More
yesterday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Macbeth - Shakespeare at Point Fermin Park

August 18, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Seduced by supernatural prophecy, Macbeth and his Lady embark on an ambitious quest to win the Scottish Throne.See More
yesterday
Heather Caine updated an event
Thumbnail

Fab Friday - Community Art Machine at Community Art Machine

August 18, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Join the San Pedro Art Association for an evening get-together, featuring the works of several local artists.See More
yesterday

© 2017   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service