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Season ends for girls soccer

Claremont High School girls soccer 2108 season came to an end Tuesday with a disappointing 3-1 loss to visiting Redondo Union High School.

Claremont got on the board first with a goal from junior Sophie Jones, but it was all the Sea Hawks after that.

Redondo’s Carolyn Koutures evened the score just a few minutes after Jones goal when she found the net during a scramble in front of Claremont’s goal

Neither team could muster much of an offense during the rest of the first half and the girls went into the break tied.

The second half started with an invigorated Claremont team but they were never able to get a shot to stick.

Instead the Sea Hawks capitalized on two nifty set ups to seal their victory.

The go ahead goal came at 31:25 when Emma Stanfill centered the ball with two open players directly in front of the net and Elle Marine easily beat Claremont goalkeeper Hollyn Carlton.

Sensing the danger the Pack came alive mustering numerous close calls including a three on one breakaway where senior Savanna Beans shot was blocked. Jones also had a golden opportunity to tie but the shot went wide.

Instead with just 4:49 to go, a throw in near the Claremont net landed at the feet of Sophie Crouts who tapped it over to Koutures who had an open net and got a fairly easy goal.

The loss was a sharp contrast to Claremont’s, 3-0, first round victory last week over Yucaipa that Coach Tim Tracey described as a very well played match. Savanna Beans, Elisabeth Chua and Janelle Gutierrez each scored with assists from Kyra Tisopulos, Oksana Sosnovsky and Gutierrez.