Mayfield Beats Flintridge Prep for 1st Time Since 2009

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Photos by Sebastian Moore / Outlook

First published in the Feb. 10 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ soccer team rewrote history by edging visiting Flintridge Prep, 1-0, during a Prep League matchup last Saturday. Junior Kaitlyn Gomez’s second-half goal snapped a 25-match losing streak in league play for the Cubs against Flintridge Prep, dating back to Jan. 31, 2009. It also snapped the Wolves’ remarkable 54-game league winning streak.
The Cubs finished the regular season second in the league standings with an 8-1-1 record (15-2-2 overall). Mayfield is scheduled to host Indio’s Shadow Hills High for the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Earlier last week, Mayfield routed host Burbank Providence, 10-0, to register its second shutout in as many league games. Freshman Maddie Bewick posted a hat-trick while senior Sonja Smeritschnig scored twice. Gomez, junior Elizabeth Goethals, junior Cami Pidoux, freshman Audrey Arias and freshman Julia Salazar completed the scoring by adding one goal each, while junior Sade Falese finished with one assist.
The Cubs shut out visiting Polytechnic, 4-0, during a league game on Jan. 31 as Smeritschnig tallied two goals. Gomez posted one goal and two assists, freshman Tessa Neal scored once and Potter added two assists.
Mayfield tied a league match at Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 2-2, on Jan. 29, as junior Ella Gallo and Smeritschnig each scored in the second half. Gomez was credited with one assist.
Mayfield’s only loss over the past two weeks came at Flintridge Prep when the then-undefeated Wolves narrowly won, 1-0, on Jan. 28.

FLINTRIDGE PREP

Flintridge Prep midfielder Stella Smit (left) and the Wolves were crowned Prep League champions after finishing the regular season with a near-perfect 9-1 league record.

History stopped dead in its tracks as the Wolves were defeated by host Mayfield Senior, 1-0, during a Prep League match last Saturday.
However, the Wolves won the league title despite the loss by finishing the regular season with a 9-1 league record (16-1-2 overall). Flintridge Prep is scheduled to host Canyon High of Canyon Country for the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12.
To kick off February league action, Flintridge Prep shut out host Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 1-0, last Wednesday as senior Kate Fuetterer scored the deciding goal in the first half while junior Nadya Lamarr was credited with her second assist in as many games.
The Wolves defeated visiting Mayfield Senior, 1-0, on Jan. 28, narrowly keeping their league win streak alive as junior Sage Shurman scored the deciding goal late in the second half.
Flintridge Prep shut out visiting Polytechnic, 6-0, during a recent league match as junior Chayse Lim-Ying scored a hat-trick. Shurman, freshman Sarah Rude and freshman Valentina Mancilla each collected one goal, while sophomore Stella Smit and freshman Dagny Marion each recorded one assist.

POLYTECHNIC

The Polytechnic varsity girls’ soccer team includes (front row, from left) Chloe Liversidge, Catie Sabbag, Bianca Howitt, Maddie Gomez, Annika Nelson and Giuliana Nelson. Middle: Siena Jurgensen, Jackie Sabbag, Ella McDonald, Amy Sessions, Emily White, Michaela Sabbag and Ella Wu-Ancipink. Back: Emma Newhall, Willow Breen, Maya Kenny, Natalia Mathias, Samara Mellis and Mia Singla. The Panthers finished regular season fourth in the Prep League standings with a 5-5 record.

The Panthers ended the season by collecting a 3-1 Prep League victory over visiting Chadwick on Sunday. Goalie Vivian Heller was the hero by collecting eight saves while Annika Nelson and Bianca Howitt scored two and one goals, respectively.
Polytechnic ended its four-game road stint by shutting out host Westridge, 2-0, in a league rematch last Wednesday. Poly lost at powerhouse Mayfield Senior, 4-0, to kick off the week.
The Panthers narrowly missed the postseason after finishing fourth in the standings with a 5-5 record (9-7-1 overall).

WESTRIDGE

The Tigers won their final game of the season by defeating visiting Burbank Providence, 3-1, in a Prep League game last Friday. Sarah Yuhan scored two goals, Maddie Garnett added one goal and Sarah Leizman tallied one assist. Meanwhile, goalie Jackie Pearce registered two crucial saves.
Westridge was previously shut out by visiting Polytechnic, 2-0, during a league rematch last Wednesday. To start the week, the Tigers lost at Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 5-1, on Jan. 31 as Sunday Labrucherie scored the lone goal on a pass by Gabby Carre. In the first of two matchups, the Tigers shut out host Providence, 3-0, on Jan. 28. Labrucherie, Pearce and Yuhan each tallied one goal, while Shuli Wong and Maya Calderon each had one assist.
Westridge finished fifth in the league standings with a 1-8 record (2-14 overall).

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs ended the regular season on a two-game losing streak, including a 6-0 setback to West Hills Chaminade in a Mission League game last Friday, Feb. 4. Previously, FSHA held its Senior Night but was shut out by visiting Studio City Harvard-Westlake, 4-0, on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The Tologs tied at Los Angeles Immaculate Heart, 1-1, on Monday, Jan. 31. Senior Sophia Ospina scored the lone goal, while Sachiko Kaneko-Grun was credited with assisting on the play.
Despite a 1-4-1 league record (3-7-2 overall), FSHA is scheduled to visit Long Beach Wilson for the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12.

MARANATHA

The Maranatha High School varsity girls’ soccer team includes (front row, from left) Kasey McCoy, Maria Kefalas, Lauren Garcia, Vauna Derderian, Zoe Sabado, Lola Villa and Madeline Gardner. Back: Emily Samuel, Lisette Parker, Julie Datema, Riley McKoy, Mia Angela Madarang, Bailey Becker, Laila Baer, Maddie Knott and Emmie Hewlett. The Minutemen finished third in the Olympic League.

The Minutemen ended the regular season by losing 6-0 to visiting Cerritos Valley Christian in an Olympic League match last Thursday, Feb. 2. The loss comes on the heels of a 5-0 league victory over visiting Northridge Heritage Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The week prior, Maranatha tied at Heritage Christian, 2-2, and the Minutemen also collected a 3-0 shutout victory over visiting Sun Valley Village Christian. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
Maranatha, which finished third in the league standings with a 2-3-3 record (5-6-3 overall), is scheduled to visit El Monte Arroyo High for a CIF-SS Division 6 wildcard match on Thursday, Feb. 10. If victorious, the Minutemen will advance to the first round and visit Alhambra’s Ramona Convent on Saturday, Feb. 12.

LA SALLE
The Lancers dropped their season finale at La Puente Bishop Amat, 2-0, during a Del Rey League match on Thursday, Feb. 3. The previous day, La Salle defeated visiting Long Beach St. Anthony, 4-1, in a league game on Wednesday, Feb. 2. It was ultimately La Salle’s last victory of the season.
La Salle lost to Lakewood Saint Joseph, 7-1, on Monday, Jan. 31, while previously being edged at Torrence Bishop Montgomery, 2-1, on Thursday, Jan. 27. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
La Salle finished fourth in the league standings with a 2-5 record (3-6-1 overall).

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