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Maass can't miss as Pack beats Ayala

by Steven Felschundneff


Claremont junior Emily Maass was spot on, scoring both of the Pack’s goals in a 2-1 win over Ayala on Tuesday at CHS.

Maass’ first goal came at about the 20-minute mark in the first half when she tricked the Bulldog goalkeeper into jumping, then slid an easy shot under her feet. Freshman Katy Davis got the assist.

A few minutes later, Maass dribbled the ball down the right side, maneuvering to the box, and kicked a solid shot into the corner of the net.

Claremont rode that two-goal lead through the rest of the first half and most of the second, then Ayala’s Mariah Ortega gave her team hope by sinking a beautiful long shot on a penalty kick with ten minutes left in the game. The Bulldogs got a couple of chances to tie, but were not able to connect.

With the win, Claremont is now 5-1 in Palomares League play, just behind Alta Loma at 5-0-1.

The Pack’s only league loss was to the Braves two weeks ago. There will be a rematch on Thursday, so please check for updates on our website.

Boys soccer beats first place Ayala

Claremont handed first place Ayala its first league loss on Tuesday, blanking the Bulldogs 2-0 in Chino Hills. The win puts the Pack just one game behind Ayala and Alta Loma, both with 4-1-1 records.

Claremont hosted Alta Loma on Thursday after press time. A win would propel the Wolfpack into first place, depending on the outcome of the Ayala versus Colony game, which also took place on Thursday.

Girls water polo holds on to second place

Claremont now has a 4-1 record following a convincing, 21-3 win over Ayala on Tuesday in Chino Hills.

The Pack’s only loss came on January 9, when Glendora got a narrow 10-9 win in Glendora. Claremont will get a chance to even the record when they host the Bulldogs on Tuesday at Charter Oak High School.

Vivian Webb girls basketball in first place

The Gauls are solidly in first place in the Academy League, with a convincing 59-43 win over second place Samueli Academy on Tuesday in Santa Ana.

With the win Webb is now 4-0, 11-4 overall, as the girls begin the second round of league play. The Gauls hosted Rowland on Thursday after press time.

Vivian Webb soccer runs over Samueli

Sophomore Taren Duffy scored an amazing seven goals as the Gauls easily defeated Samueli Academy 13-0, on Tuesday in Santa Ana. Freshman Abby Cook had four goals.

With the win, Webb remains in first place with the girls’ only loss to second place Fairmont Prep back in December. Webb’s exact record was not available at press time.


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