SwimCoach wrote:newtothisgame wrote:Newport Harbor 15 Laguna Beach 8
That score is a surprise. Can't remember the last time that a Laguna team gave up 15 goals or got beat by 7. Goes to show how good Newport is.
Traded texts with a very knowledgeable friend who was at the game last night. He said that Newport's center Bia Mantellato was the best player that he has seen all year. She had 5 goals and drew a 5 meter shot. She had 4 goals in the first quarter alone. I had Newport as the top team entering the season with standouts Smith and Netherton, but adding Mantellato takes them to another level.
Looks like Newport has taken a page out of CDM's playbook when Greek transfer students Ioanna and Stephania Haralabidas joined their 2013 team and helped lead the team to their one and only CIF-SS Division 1 title. That was a great CDM team with Papa and freshman Musselmann, but the twin sisters put them over the top, much like Brazilian Bia Mantellato will do this year with Newport.
If I recall correctly, she was committed to Hawaii.
The Big 4 are probably now looking to see if she also has an application in with their schools