Wolfpack wins highlight start of playoff season
Claremont battled the Charter Oak Chargers on Tuesday with playoff implications at the forefront of coaches’ minds. Both Wolfpack soccer teams achieved victories by a wide margin, as did boys basketball. Girls basketball was unable to come up with the win, however. Scores from Claremont’s final regular season games will be featured in the online edition of the COURIER by Monday, and in the print edition by Wednesday. Stay tuned for playoff draws in all sports.
Claremont punctuated a strong second half of the season with another solid win against the Chargers. Goals from Eric Teagle and Ben Santia, and a Charter Oak own goal, gave the Wolfpack the 3-0 win and keeps them joint-top of the Sierra League going into the game against Ayala. A win and a Damien loss would see Claremont take pole position and the top seed.
The Lady Wolfpack put 6 goals past the Charter Oak defense, with a consolation goal being the only blip on Claremont’s performance. Karsyn Jordan scored a hat trick, and Madison Stark, Claire Damon and Savanna Lujan all scored for Claremont. The 6-1 secures the Wolfpack a playoff position going into the Ayala match. A win will clinch second place for the Wolfpack in the Sierra League.
The Wolfpack fell victim to a second-quarter explosion by the Chargers, falling by the final score of 53-30. Claremont will look to end the season on a high note against the Bulldogs.
Claremont held Charter Oak to only 7 points in the first half, eventually winning the game 66-39. The Wolfpack players enjoyed an unusual share of point totals, with not a single player scoring in double figures. As a team, Claremont racked up 12 steals and managed to score 66 points while only shooting 44 percent from the field.